Plan Your Cape Town Bucket List with These Little-Known Attractions

If Here are 5 lesser-known things to do that deserve a place on your Cape Town Bucket List:

you’re a regular guest in luxury Cape Town self-catering accommodation, you’ve probably ticked quite a few amazing attractions and activities off your list already. This time, it’s time for something different during your stay.

Taking the Plunge

Forget the Great whites, the latest wild watery adventure is swimming with the crocodiles at Le Bonheur. This activity works on the same principle as shark-cage diving, except you’ll be face to face with another one of South Africa’s most frightening predators.

Going Gangster

The 18 Gangster Museum in Khayelitsha showcases a little-known side of Cape Town culture. Not only does this venue provide interesting insights to the phenomenon of gangsterism, but it serves a good purpose too. The centre takes part in regular outreach programs with the youth in the area and helps them to understand the risks of getting involved in this lifestyle.

Hit the Rails

A luxury train ride is a rare treat itself, but taking the train to Matjiesfontein is like rolling back to a simpler time. This tiny village boasts nothing more than a post office, a hotel, a bar and 1 restaurant. It’s the perfect escape from the realities of modern life, with a host of tasting and sipping treats along the way.

Visit the other Botanical Garden

On the Cape South Coast, just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town you can explore the Cape’s botanical bounty sans the crowds. At Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, you discover gorgeous fynbos, waterfalls and lush forests. This intimate slice of the Western Cape Floral kingdom is the perfect place to shake out your picnic blanket and lap it all up.


If you’ve already admired Cape Town from motorbike, open-topped bus, limo, horseback or on foot, it’s time for something totally different.

Scootours offer an eco-friendly way to explore your surroundings. Tours are offered around Table Mountain, through the Bo-Kaap, and in Franschhoek and they’re perfect for sightseers of all ages.

See More in Cape Town

There’s plenty more to add to your Cape Town bucket list during your stay in Cape Town self-catering accommodation. It all starts when you make your booking, get in touch to set your adventure in motion.


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