Aviella's Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town

Aviella’s Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town

All things food, beautiful scenery, and creativity! – by Aviella Rose

Being born and bred in the beautiful city of Cape Town, there really is beauty all around us, and with so many options of where to explore and new places to discover, the possibilities of new beauty is endless!


Nikkei is a gorgeous Peru meets Japanese inspired restaurant, a perfect harmony between delicious flavours in an almost fine dining setting. I found no faults at Nikkei ~ Everything is created beautifully!

Jerry’s Burger Bar

For the best, juiciest, most delicious burgers in the city Jerry’s Burger Bar is where its at! When I say Jerry’s never disappoints, this is my go-to burger bar and having been going here for years, I am still left drooling for more!


Fable was rated in the top 50 cocktail bars in the WORLD ~ How could it possibly not be one of my favourite Bree Street go-to spots!

Right here in our neighbourhood, this is such an accomplishment, and I definitely understand why. Think cocktails such as: dropping an effervescent tablet into gin for a peachy experience, being handcuffed to your drink, sipping on a cocktail while getting a tattoo, when perfume tastes as good as it smells, and the list goes on!

VUE Shortmarket Restaurant

VUE Shortmarket Restaurant is one to beat with the picture-perfect Table Mountain scenery, delectable dishes to enjoy, and impeccable service! A beautiful location for a romantic dinner with loved ones.

Pizza Shed

Last, but certainly not the least, I love an authentic Italian cheesy pizza, and Pizza Shed ticks all the boxes for me. Thick crusts, thin bases, the best tomato base, lots of cheese, YES PLEASE!

6. Seal snorkelling with Cape Fur seals which has been one of the biggest highlights!

Aviella's Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town

Have you ever dreamt of snorkelling up close and personal with Cape Fur Seals? Well, this daydream became a reality for me when I went on a once-in-a-lifetime seal snorkelling experience in Cape Town!

Having grown up in Cape Town, I have always heard about tourists visiting our city to go on fun and unique experiences, whether shark diving, paragliding, and so on. However, seal snorkelling was something that had always been something I longed to try but remained unchecked on my bucket list.

I loved how this adventure was fully equipped with wetsuits, snorkels, and fins, so you don’t need to worry to bring anything except for a swimsuit and a towel. If you struggle with motion sickness like me, make sure you dose up the night before and the morning of so that you can enjoy the experience.

The adventure was filled with excitement, from start to finish! It was amazing to be so up close in our Cape Fur Seals habitat, where they swim and twirl around you. Despite the freezing waters and learning to navigate how to move around with flippers, I had such a fun time outside my comfort zone!

**You can book your own seal snorkelling experience with Secret Cape Town today – [email protected]

Article written by: Aviella Rose