Best activities in Cape Town

Check out the top activities in Cape Town, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. V & A Waterfront

1. V & A Waterfront

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445 local reviews
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Brett , Ryan And Shirley
One of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront evokes images of the early activities of the ha…
Matson Property Management
Certainly one of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions and most visited destinations, the V&A Waterfront bri…
Nicholas
One of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront evokes images of the early activities of the ha…
1. V & A Waterfront

1. V & A Waterfront

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445 local reviews
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
Brett , Ryan And Shirley
Brett , Ryan And Shirley
One of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront evokes images of the early activities of the harbour. Much of its charm lies …
Matson Property Management
Matson Property Management
Certainly one of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions and most visited destinations, the V&A Waterfront brings to mind the early activiti…
Nicholas
Nicholas
One of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront evokes images of the early activities of the harbour. Much of its charm lies …
2. Chapman's Peak Drive

2. Chapman's Peak Drive

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138 local reviews
1 Chapmans Peak Drive, Cape Town
021 790 9163
Establishment
Corne
Stunning drive and easy route to Cape Town City activities
Sylvia
The most beautiful coastal drive you have ever seen with a magnificent view over the Atlantic and Hout Bay. A …
Jenny
A very beautiful drive that hugs the cliffs on the way down the peninsula. Definitely worth a couple of stops …
2. Chapman's Peak Drive

2. Chapman's Peak Drive

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138 local reviews
1 Chapmans Peak Drive, Cape Town
021 790 9163
Corne
Corne
Stunning drive and easy route to Cape Town City activities
Sylvia
Sylvia
The most beautiful coastal drive you have ever seen with a magnificent view over the Atlantic and Hout Bay. A lovely sundowner activity or t…
Jenny
Jenny
A very beautiful drive that hugs the cliffs on the way down the peninsula. Definitely worth a couple of stops on the way to look for whales,…
3. Table Mountain

3. Table Mountain

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267 local reviews
Table Mountain, Cape Town
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Gail
Whether on the many walking trails on offer or going up on the aerial cableway, Table Mountain offers a view t…
Kate and Ross
This beautiful iconic spot is only a 5 minute drive away. Call ahead on the day, to avoid disappointment as, i…
Matson Property Management
South Africa's iconic landmark the much loved Table Mountain is a floral region world heritage site and member…
3. Table Mountain

3. Table Mountain

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267 local reviews
Table Mountain, Cape Town
Gail
Gail
Whether on the many walking trails on offer or going up on the aerial cableway, Table Mountain offers a view that's hard to beat. Tandem par…
Kate and Ross
Kate and Ross
This beautiful iconic spot is only a 5 minute drive away. Call ahead on the day, to avoid disappointment as, if it it too windy, they may su…
Matson Property Management
Matson Property Management
South Africa's iconic landmark the much loved Table Mountain is a floral region world heritage site and member of the New 7 Wonders of Natur…
4. Sea Point Promenade

4. Sea Point Promenade

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138 local reviews
Sea Point Promenade, Cape Town
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Carla
A hive of activity at any time of the day or evening. Rent a bicycle, grab your roller blades, jog or walk wit…
Danny
Magic sunsets, bustling outdoor activities. 3 mins walk from the house
Darren
Early morning run along the promenade, slow afternoon strolls, romantic evening sunset walks..... The promenad…
4. Sea Point Promenade

4. Sea Point Promenade

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138 local reviews
Sea Point Promenade, Cape Town
Carla
Carla
A hive of activity at any time of the day or evening. Rent a bicycle, grab your roller blades, jog or walk with the Atlantic Ocean alongside…
Danny
Danny
Magic sunsets, bustling outdoor activities. 3 mins walk from the house
Darren
Darren
Early morning run along the promenade, slow afternoon strolls, romantic evening sunset walks..... The promenade is a hive of activity from d…
5. Greenmarket Square

5. Greenmarket Square

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69 local reviews
Greenmarket Square, Cape Town
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Mary
Greenmarket Square is such a buzz of activity where you could browse or buy those wonderful African Curios. Th…
Tray
A hub of activity - restaurants, shops, open air curio market. Watch Cape town go by while having coffee.
Mike & Liliane
Open African market, surrounded by cafes and bars. Great place for people watching.
5. Greenmarket Square

5. Greenmarket Square

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69 local reviews
Greenmarket Square, Cape Town
Mary
Mary
Greenmarket Square is such a buzz of activity where you could browse or buy those wonderful African Curios. The stall seller are friendly an…
Tray
Tray
A hub of activity - restaurants, shops, open air curio market. Watch Cape town go by while having coffee.
Mike & Liliane
Mike & Liliane
Open African market, surrounded by cafes and bars. Great place for people watching.
6. Imhoff Farm

6. Imhoff Farm

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35 local reviews
Kommetjie Road, Kommetjie
Open now
021 783 4545
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Jenni
A warm, country welcome to Imhoff Farm! Our historical Cape farmstead offers something special for everyone i…
Melanie and Arno
A warm, country welcome to Imhoff Farm! Our historical Cape farmstead offers something special for everyone i…
Gerald
Good restaurant (Blue Water Café); outdoor activities for children including camel rides and snake park. Loca…
6. Imhoff Farm

6. Imhoff Farm

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35 local reviews
Kommetjie Road, Kommetjie
Open now
021 783 4545
Jenni
Jenni
A warm, country welcome to Imhoff Farm! Our historical Cape farmstead offers something special for everyone in your family to enjoy. It’s o…
Melanie and Arno
Melanie and Arno
A warm, country welcome to Imhoff Farm! Our historical Cape farmstead offers something special for everyone in your family to enjoy. It’s o…
Gerald
Gerald
Good restaurant (Blue Water Café); outdoor activities for children including camel rides and snake park. Local cheeses.
7. Two Oceans Aquarium

7. Two Oceans Aquarium

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79 local reviews
Dock Road, Cape Town
Open now
021 418 3823
AquariumEstablishment
Jenna-Louise
Create activity for the little ones and the whole family
Yolandi
Ideal activity for the whole family, especially on rainy days. If you have a open water scuba license you can …
Martin
One of the city's attractions with underwater passages and shark cage diving or predator feeding. Great for ki…
7. Two Oceans Aquarium

7. Two Oceans Aquarium

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79 local reviews
Dock Road, Cape Town
Open now
021 418 3823
Jenna-Louise
Jenna-Louise
Create activity for the little ones and the whole family
Yolandi
Yolandi
Ideal activity for the whole family, especially on rainy days. If you have a open water scuba license you can dive with ragged tooth sharks…
Martin
Martin
One of the city's attractions with underwater passages and shark cage diving or predator feeding. Great for kids on a rainy day! Dock Rd, V&…
8. Waterfront

8. Waterfront

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44 local reviews
Waterfront
Bus stationTransit stationEstablishment
Andrew & Penny
Welcome to life on the edge of Cape Town's charming historical harbour. Discover shopping, dining, entertainme…
Isabela
This bustling shopping, dining and entertainment area neighbouring the Table Bay harbour is almost as synonym…
Daniel
High end retail shopping area with many activities / restaurants and international brand name stores.
8. Waterfront

8. Waterfront

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44 local reviews
Waterfront
Andrew & Penny
Andrew & Penny
Welcome to life on the edge of Cape Town's charming historical harbour. Discover shopping, dining, entertainment and a host of leisure activ…
Isabela
Isabela
This bustling shopping, dining and entertainment area neighbouring the Table Bay harbour is almost as synonymous with a visit to Cape Town,…
Daniel
Daniel
High end retail shopping area with many activities / restaurants and international brand name stores.
9. Cape Town City Centre

9. Cape Town City Centre

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18 local reviews
Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
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Lisa
Cape Town City Centre is a hive of activity and is great to experience night or day. Long street to Bree Stree…
Lize-Mari
Take the MyCiti into town and walk the city - there are endless activities, places to see and amazing restaura…
Morne
City Centre, Sightseeing , Shopping
9. Cape Town City Centre

9. Cape Town City Centre

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18 local reviews
Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Lisa
Lisa
Cape Town City Centre is a hive of activity and is great to experience night or day. Long street to Bree Street are a good place to Start.
Lize-Mari
Lize-Mari
Take the MyCiti into town and walk the city - there are endless activities, places to see and amazing restaurants and coffee shops.
Morne
Morne
City Centre, Sightseeing , Shopping
10. Sea Point

10. Sea Point

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11 local reviews
Sea Point, Cape Town
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Rochelle
Head to Sea Point Pool and Promenade, hire a bicycle or go for a walk or a run. Buy and ice cream, stop at a r…
Mike & Liliane
Promenade from the V & A through to Bantry Bay - join the strollers, joggers, rollerbladers, hire a bike or ju…
Kgomotso
Location in Cape Town.
10. Sea Point

10. Sea Point

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Sea Point, Cape Town
Rochelle
Rochelle
Head to Sea Point Pool and Promenade, hire a bicycle or go for a walk or a run. Buy and ice cream, stop at a restaurant for a coffee or cock…
Mike & Liliane
Mike & Liliane
Promenade from the V & A through to Bantry Bay - join the strollers, joggers, rollerbladers, hire a bike or just sit and watch the activity …
Kgomotso
Kgomotso
Location in Cape Town.
11. Green Point Park

11. Green Point Park

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98 local reviews
ParkEstablishment
Okhela
A little piece of paradise in the middle of the Mother City. For a fun day out, school tours, family picnics, …
Candice
For a fun day out, family picnics, outdoor exercise, romantic walks and healthy activities; this is beautiful…
George
The stadium is home to Green Point Park; a little piece of paradise in the middle of the Mother City. For a fu…
11. Green Point Park

11. Green Point Park

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98 local reviews
Okhela
Okhela
A little piece of paradise in the middle of the Mother City. For a fun day out, school tours, family picnics, children’s birthday parties, o…
Candice
Candice
For a fun day out, family picnics, outdoor exercise, romantic walks and healthy activities; this is beautiful natural place to get some fre…
George
George
The stadium is home to Green Point Park; a little piece of paradise in the middle of the Mother City. For a fun day out, school tours, famil…
12. Tygerberg Nature Reserve

12. Tygerberg Nature Reserve

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7 local reviews
Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Cape Town
Open now
ParkEstablishment
Otto
The reserve protects the critically endangered renosterveld vegetation. Activities include hiking trails, pic…
Kolbe
Close by (6 km) is the 300ha Tygerberg Nature Reserve where bontebok once again roam freely after a 100 year a…
Otto
The reserve protects the critically endangered renosterveld vegetation. Activities include hiking trails, pic…
12. Tygerberg Nature Reserve

12. Tygerberg Nature Reserve

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7 local reviews
Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Cape Town
Open now
Otto
Otto
The reserve protects the critically endangered renosterveld vegetation. Activities include hiking trails, picnic areas, views of Cape Town,…
Kolbe
Kolbe
Close by (6 km) is the 300ha Tygerberg Nature Reserve where bontebok once again roam freely after a 100 year absence. The name “Tygerberg” …
Otto
Otto
The reserve protects the critically endangered renosterveld vegetation. Activities include hiking trails, picnic areas, views of Cape Town,…