An Alphabetical Journey of Things to do in Cape Town

Finding things to do in Cape Town is as easy as ABC during your stay in self-catering accommodation. Here’s the list.

Atlantic Ocean
Apart from the seafaring options available to you during your Cape stay, you can enjoy a showcase of the oceans marine life at the Two Oceans Aquarium.
Beaches
Sunbathing, surfing, kite-surfing and tidal pools are just some of the awesome activities you can enjoy at the many beaches to choose from in the Mother City.
Cape Point
See towering stone cliffs, indigenous wildlife, endemic fynbos, beautiful beaches and bays as well as hills and valleys at this pristine nature reserve on the tip of the Western Cape.
Dramatic Arts
You’ll find no shortage of places to catch a show among Cape Town’s many theatres, cinemas and arts festivals.
Eating
Wherever you go you get a chance to enjoy local and international meals all over the city. Take a Bo-Kaap cookery tour, find a restaurant with a view, or head to a deli and stock up for a seaside picnic during your stay.
Fynbos
Over 70% of the flora indigenous to The Cape Floral Region is found nowhere else on earth. Take a hike around Table Mountain or visit one of the local nature reserves or the Botanical gardens to see some of these unique blooms.
Gardens
Green spaces abound town. Kirstenbosch is the scene of summer concerts, lush gardens and the towering Boomslang walkway. Company’s Garden or a wealth of public parks are other options you’ll find close to your Cape Town self-catering accommodation.
Iziko Museums
The Iziko Museums of Cape Town open up a world of exploration into the heavens, history and the life and times of Cape Town’s first inhabitants.
Jazz
Cape Town is the self-proclaimed Jazz headquarters of South Africa and plays host to the annual International Jazz Festival. You’ll also find several excellent restaurants and pubs showcasing the talents of local musos.
!Khwa ttu
Visit !Khwa ttu to find out more about how this organisation is uplifting Cape Town’s indigenous Khoi and San inhabitants.
Live Music
Cape Town plays hosts to major international acts throughout the year and celebrates local talent regularly with events and festivals centred on music. The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts is just one example, but you’ll find up and coming artists showcased at many live music venues in Cape Town.
Markets
From clothing to fresh fare and handmade curios, you’ll find a market in Cape Town that’s selling it. Check out some of the city’s markets and food markets.
Nightlife
In Cape Town you’ll find bars and clubs catering to all tastes. From rooftop bars to cellar club, it’s up to you how you’d like to party in Cape Town.
Outdoors
If your tastes lean more toward natural pursuits, you’ll find a wealth of mountains, beaches, forests and other pretty places to spend time during your Cape Town stay.
Penguins
Boulders Beach is the place to go to see endangered African penguins in their element. Not only does the beach provide a pleasant place to watch the antics of this endearing birds, it is also an important sanctuary for them.
Quagga
The Quagga zebra is making a comeback thanks to the The Quagga Project which has reintroduced a similar species to the hills above Hospital Bend. Keep a look out for them while travelling on the M3.
Robben Island
Once the scene of incarceration, Robben Island provides valuable insight into the life of Nelson Mandela and is one of Cape Town’s most visited attractions.
Street Art
Take to the streets on a guided tour of Woodstock to make the most of the colourful creative efforts of Cape Town’s informal artistic community.
Table Mountain
You simply have to make the most of iconic Table Mountain during your stay in Cape Town. Take the aerial cableway or head out on a hike, but make sure you get to the top.
Universal Access
No matter who you are, Cape Town would like to welcome you. This means that the city is proudly able to offer excellent accessibility to differently-abled people as well as a range of wheelchair-friendly activities.
Vineyards
Exploring the wine routes is a wonderful way to experience Cape Town’s excellent wines at the source as well as participate in various countryside activities.
Wildlife
You don’t have to venture up country to see some of South Africa amazing wildlife. Cape Town is within easy reach of safari experiences, such as those on offer at Aquila Private Game Reserve.
Xhosa
isiXhosa is one South Africa’s 11 official languages and the lingua franca of one of the city’s fascinating local cultures. Get an idea of some basic phrases here.
YOLO
If you’re visiting Cape Town you’re already embracing the spirit of YOLO, here’s how to make the most of it. You’ll find no shortage of excellent adventures and enriching experiences in the Mother City.
Zeitz MOCAA
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is the hub of the city’s art scene and showcases an enormous amount of African talent within its architecturally fascinating walls. You’ll find the museum in Silo District of the V&A Waterfront.

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