Reasons To Visit Cape Town

Cape Town. The glorious Mother City. A world-renowned and wildly beloved travel destination. A vibrant melting pot of people, cultures, backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities. A place where people from all walks of life come together to celebrate life, discover, explore, experience, and immerse themselves in the pure unspoiled beauty of one of the most magnificent places in the world – CAPE TOWN!

Reasons to visit Cape Town

There is absolutely no denying that the Mother City’s unbelievable lust for life, unapologetic natural beauty, incredible diversity, and bold sense of adventure will leave you spell-bound and wanting more every day you spend in her wake. Getting to explore and discover all her spectacular hidden gems, best kept secrets, remarkable landmarks, exciting attractions, beautiful beaches, and glorious natural wonders is a fate that will forever keep Cape Town locals, tourists, globe trotters, avid explorers, and eager travelers completely hooked, head-over-heels, and utterly enchanted by the city’s undeniable charm and captivating spirit.

Cape Town is EVERYTHING you can imagine and so much more. While there are a million reasons why the Mother City should be at the very top of your travel destination bucket list, here are some of the top reasons to visit Cape Town and why you won’t regret a single second of it!

#1 Cape Town is BEAUTIFUL!

Reasons to visit Cape Town

There is absolutely no denying Cape Town’s pure unapologetic natural beauty. In fact, the Mother City’s captivating beauty, vast and varied landscapes, and spectacular scenery has played a pivotal part in positioning the glorious city of Cape Town on multiple top 10 global travel destination lists on a regular basis.

From rugged coastlines, magnificent mountain ranges, breathtaking beaches (some of which are deemed to be the most beautiful in the world), glorious natural wonders, the picturesque Cape Winelands, sensational sherbet-coloured sunsets, lush nature reserves and natural forests, endemic fynbos regions, rivers, lakes, incredible marine life, caves, cityscapes, secret spots, hidden gems, and of course, the iconic outline of the renowned tall-standing flat-topped mountain and one of the New7Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain, there is truly no end to the Mother City’s beauty.

It’s no surprise that she has stolen the hearts of millions of people world-wide.

#2 Cape Town was named the ‘3rd Greatest City on Earth’

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Named the third greatest city on Earth by the flagship UK newspaperThe Telegraph, out ranking major global heavy hitters and top-of-their-game international travel destinations like Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, and Venice – to mention a few – as well as voted the ‘Greatest City in the World’ by the Telegraph Travel Awards for more than 7 years in a row, Cape Town is at the very top of its game and people are loving every single second of it! Further cementing the Mother City’s status as a top bucket-list travel destination and sought-after location for visitors, travelers, avid globe trotters, daring thrill seekers and eager adventurers from around the world.

#3 Year-round mild Mediterranean climate

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The Mother City’s beautiful year-round mild Mediterranean climate and her one-of-a-kind seasonal changes is by far one of the top reasons to visit Cape Town. As each Cape Town season brings with it something unique and exciting to be enjoyed by all, it doesn’t quite matter what time of year you choose to visit Cape Town, you’re bound to love every second of it! While Summer in Cape Town means glorious sunny weather, late sunsets, blue skies, and blissful beach days, Winter (also known as the ‘Green Season’) transforms the Mother City into a lush green paradise perfect for adventuring and exploring.

Spring season is not only a wonderful time of year to visit Cape Town, it is also world-renowned and widely known as being the Mother City’s fabulous flower season. Spring is the time of year when the Mother City becomes the most glorious floral escape, with Cape wildflowers and a vibrant diversity of flora covering every inch of the Western Cape’s vast and varied landscapes in blankets of flourishing florals, vivid colors, and pure unapologetic beauty that stretches far and wide. Not to mention Autumn, when the weather is perfect for just about everything and anything. Regardless of what time of year or season you visit Cape Town, it promises to be filled with beauty and splendor all around!

#4 The glorious Table Mountain

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Of course we’re adding the glorious tall-standing mountainous giant of the Cape Town skyline and one of the New7Wonders of Nature – Table Mountain – to our list of top reasons to visit Cape Town. In fact, this incredible Cape Town natural wonder is reason enough to pack your bags and book your trip to the Mother City, or, at the very least, make you fall head over heels in love with the glorious city of Cape Town and its spectacular natural wonders. Regardless of whether you’ve seen Table Mountain once or a hundred times before, it will never fail to amaze you. It will forever sweep you off your feet and make your heart skip a beat – It’s all part of the magical Table Mountain charm.

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Besides admiring the all-inspiring natural beauty of Table Mountain from below, the view from the top is nothing short of jaw-dropping. There are two ways to get to the Table Mountain summit – You can either choose to take an exciting ride on the famous Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, or, on the flip side, if you’re feeling adventurous and super amped up, you can choose to hike your way to the top of Table Mountain via one of its many amazing, adrenalin pumping, and down-right thrilling hiking trails. Regardless of which option you choose, it promises to well worth every second!

  • If you decide to take an Aerial Cableway ride to the top of Table Mountain, be sure to Bookyour Table Mountain Aerial Cableway ticket right now from WebTickets.
  • If you’re an adventurous thrill seeker eager to hike your way to the Table Mountain summit, check out our ‘Hiking Trails in Cape Town’ blog for everything you need to know about Table Mountain’s various hiking trails. That way you can be certain that you are picking the perfect hiking trail for you.

**Important Note: Before you embark on your Table Mountain hiking adventure, be sure to check out our ‘A Guide To Hiking in Cape Town’ blog for all the need-to-know information, important hiking safety tips, and essential hiking guidelines. This way you’ll not only be properly prepared but enjoy every second of your hiking experience.

#5 Beautiful Cape Town Beaches

There is nothing like being sun-kissed, sandy-toed, and salty-haired while soaking up all the Mother City sunshine as you enjoy a blissful day on one of Cape Town’s beautiful beaches.

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Reasons to visit Cape Town

Life’s a beach, a Cape Town beach that is! Home to some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world, it’s no surprise that people travel from far and wide to experience Cape Town’s beach magic first-hand. Undoubtedly making it one of the top reasons to visit Cape Town.

Whether you’re looking for a stunning secluded beach escape, long stretch of white sand, something a little cooler and quirkier, a great fun-filled family beach, the ultimate surfing hotspot, or a beautiful beach gem where you can simply sit back, relax, and soak up the glorious Cape Town sunshine, the Mother City has the perfect beach for every head-over-heels beach lover at heart.

While some of our beach favorites are Clifton Beach, Llandudno Beach, Bloubergstrand, Big Bay, Boulders Beach, Beta Beach, Bakoven, Water’s Edge, Camps Bay, Muizenberg Beach, Sunset Beach, and Windmill Beach (to mention merely a few), we’ve put together the Ultimate Cape Town Beach Guide to ensure you find the ideal beach for you. Click here to check it out!

#6 The captivating Cape Winelands

In Cape Town, any time is wine time!

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The wonderful Cape Winelands is without a doubt one of the top reasons to visit Cape Town. The Western Cape is home to the largest, and certainly the most beautiful and unique, wine producing region in Africa. Its no surprise that visiting and exploring the captivating Cape Winelands and all of its remarkable Wine Estates is one of the best things to do in Cape Town all year-round for locals and tourists alike.

The Western Cape is truly spoiled for choice when it comes to exceptional Wine Estates and Wine Farms, its abundance of highly sought-after Wine Routes, and, of course, its award-winning wines and pristine wine tasting and pairing experiences. To top it off, the Western Cape is said to produce among the very best wines in the world – How incredible is that?! It’s all this and so much more that makes Cape Town and the Western Cape as a whole the ultimate destination for wine lovers and avid vino aficionados from all around the world.

Even if you don’t consider yourself to be much of a wine enthusiast, you’ll undoubtedly fall head-over-heels in love with the stunning Cape Winelands, its beautiful surrounding scenery, its remarkable vineyards, its charming allure, as well as its excellent wine selection. The Western Cape Winelands just has a way of converting us all into wine lovers, somehow, someway, but hey, who are we to complain?!

Here are some of the most popular & renowned wine routes in the Western Cape:

  • Stellenbosch wine route
  • Wellington wine route
  • Franschhoek wine route
  • Helderberg wine route
  • Breedekloof wine route
  • Constantia wine route
  • Durbanville wine route
  • Elgin Wine Route
  • Little / Klein Karoo wine route
  • Tulbagh wine route
  • Darling wine route
  • Walker Bay wine route
  • Cape Agulhas wine route
  • Cape Point wine route
  • Olifants River Valley wine route
  • Paarl Vintners wine route
  • Robertson wine route
  • Swartland wine route
  • Worcester wine route

Check out our ‘10 of the best wine tasting experiences in Cape Town’ blog for all your wine tasting pleasure.

#7 Cape Town’s vibrant cultural diversity

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The neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap

Boasting a vibrant cultural diversity, eleven official languages, a rich and intricate history, and an incredible variety of cultures and ethnicities, South Africa ranks among the 10 most culturally diverse countries in the world with its population being one of the most complex and diverse.

Known as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, the Mother City is a magnificent melting pot of people, cultures, ethnicities, religions, and traditions – Each of which is deeply rooted within Cape Town’s own culture, history, and heritage and has had a MAJOR impact on the city we know and love today.

It is in this spirit that all Capetonians and South Africans are encouraged to not only embrace, share, and celebrate their own culture, traditions, beliefs, and heritage, which ultimately makes up our glorious ‘Rainbow Nation’, but each other’s too!

Exploring the Mother City’s vibrant cultural diversity through her various renowned historical landmarks, museums, heritage sites, attractions, and colorful cuisine is by far one of the best and most rewarding experiences for both locals and tourists alike. In fact, fully immersing yourself in Cape Town’s vivid, vibrant, and diverse culture and heritage should most definitely be at the top of your bucket-list – Trust us, you won’t regret a single second of it!

#8 Exciting culinary landscape & beloved local dishes

Named the best food city in the world in 2016 by Conde Nast Traveller in its Readers’ Choice Awards survey as well as dubbed the culinary capital of Africa, the Mother City is at the very top of her culinary game with avid foodies travelling from all around the world to experience Cape Town’s exciting and thriving culinary scene first-hand.

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In addition to the Mother City’s multiple world-renowned award-winning restaurants, trendy cafés, hip hangouts, amazing eateries, artisan bakeries, and exclusive rooftop bars, trying, tasting, and immersing yourself in Cape Town’s unique local food culture and array of delicious and authentic traditional dishes is an absolute MUST when visiting Cape Town. Because in Cape Town, there’s NO experience quite like the local food experience.

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Traditional Cape Malay Cuisine

Some of Cape Town’s must-try local dishes include the ‘Great’ Gatsby Sandwich, traditional Cape Malay Bobotie and Waterblommetjie Bredie, Bunny Chow, local harbour-front fish and chips, ‘Koesisters’ or ‘Koeksisters’, boerewors, biltong, malva pudding, traditional west coast cuisine and sensational seafood, to mention merely a few. Cape Town has no shortage of incredible local dishes to try and has something for everyone to enjoy.

#9 Cape Town is one of the top cultural destinations in the world

Reasons to visit Cape Town - Zeitz MOCAA

Photo credit: Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Beyond its unapologetic beauty, vast natural wonders, beautiful beaches, and breathtaking landscapes and mountain ranges, Cape Town has loudly and proudly established itself as one of the top cultural destinations in the world. Not only is the Mother City home to an incredible variety of renowned historical landmarks, museums, art galleries, theatres, heritage sites, and multi-cultural destinations of great significance, it is also the location of the highly acclaimed Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art Africa – Crowned the Best overall Cultural Destination of the Year at the 2018 Leading Culture Destinations Awards, the Zeitz MOCAA has become one of the most sought-after Cape Town attractions for art and culture enthusiasts from around the world.

In addition to claiming this prestigious title, the Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art Africa also won the award for ‘Best New Culture Destination in Africa and the Middle East’ as well as was named one of TIME Magazine’s Top 100 destinations of 2018. Undoubtedly making visiting this artistic and architectural stroke of genius one of the top reasons to visit Cape Town.

Situated in the iconic Grain Silo building, the Zeitz MOCAA is one of the grandest displays of contemporary African art in the world. Making it a must-visit destination for any head-over-heels art lovers. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be much of an art fanatic, the Zeitz MOCAA has something for everyone to admire and enjoy.

#10 Ultimate destination for thrill seekers, adventurers & adrenalin junkies

Avid adventurers, daring thrill seekers, die-hard adrenalin junkies, and anyone & everyone eager to take a walk on the Mother City’s wild side – This is for you!

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If you’re keen to get your blood pumping, Cape Town is DEFINITELY where it’s at! Deemed the adventure capital of Africa, the Western Cape is any die-hard thrill seeker’s dream come true. Beyond Cape Town’s obvious natural beauty, electrifying energy, vibrant diversity, and endless array of things to do, see, and experience, the Mother City is every bit as adventurous, bold, and daring as she is stunning – and oh how she loves showing off her wild adventurous side!

Home to such a vast diversity of natural wonders, National Parks, mountain ranges, beaches, the ocean, exhilarating hiking trails, and endless stretches of untouched wilderness, you better believe the Mother City has an adventure experience for absolutely everyone.

Reasons to visit Cape Town

From shark cage diving, cave exploring, skydiving, paragliding, sandboarding, surfing, deep-sea scuba diving, snorkelling with Cape Fur Seals, kitesurfing, windsurfing, and kayaking with African Penguins, to surfski paddling, kloofing / canyoning, stand-up paddle boarding, free diving, cliff jumping, coasteering, shipwreck and reef diving, abseiling down Table Mountain, waterfall exploring and adventuring, going river-rafting & tubing in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, or embarking on one of the Mother City’s most daring and adrenalin-inducing hikes, Cape Town has the perfect adventure and ultimate thrill seeking experience for absolutely EVERYONE!

Check out the following blogs for some epic adventures and thrilling adrenalin-pumping experiences you’ll NEVER forget!


#11 Thriving & thrilling night life scene

Are you ready to experience Cape Town by night?

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Photo credit: Tjing Tjing House

The Mother City truly comes alive once the sun sets. Not only does she love letting her hair down, she knows exactly how to have a great time, and you better believe you will too!

Boasting a truly exciting night life scene, Cape Town promises to have you on your feet, loving life, and dancing the night away right into the early morning hours. From vibrant beachfront sundowner spots, incredible rooftop bars, hip hangouts, cool clubs, wine bars, exclusive whisky bars, epic dive bars, and absolutely everything in between, Cape Town has something for absolutely everyone to enjoy!

Cape Town also boasts some of the best, world-renowned, global chart-topping hotspots – how cool is that? Named one of the 50 most Instagrammable bars in the world, the sought-after ‘Secret’ Gin Bar has gin lovers flocking from far and wide to see what all the hype is about, and trust us, it doesn’t disappoint one bit.

If you’re not much of a gin lover and cool dive bars are more your scene, you’re in luck! Cape Town is home to the ‘19th Best Dive Bar in the world’ as rated by Big 7 Travel, SurfaRosa. From cool rustic interiors, a laid-back vibe, and witty bar staff, to ice-cold beers on tap, lively music, and an everyone is welcome atmosphere, this hip Mother City hangout has become a real fan-favorite among locals and tourists alike.

To top it off, if you’re looking to have a good time both during the day and night, you should definitely check out some of the Mother City’s trendiest city center streets – Kloof Street, Bree Street, Longmarket Street, Long Street, Loop Street, Lower Main Road, and Buitenkant Street. Each of which is jam-packed with everything from quirky and cool dive bars, trendy rooftop spots, must-visit bars, amazing restaurant hotspots, epic night clubs, laid-back hangouts, and several secret spots and hidden gems. Best thing is, if you’re not into your chosen spot, you can just hop on over to the next, how cool is that?!

#12 Cape Town has a little bit of EVERYTHING!

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By far one of the top reasons to visit Cape Town is the fact that it has a little bit EVERYTHING! Yes, we know that’s a pretty bold statement to make – Let’s be honest, how is it possible that one place can have absolutely anything and everything your heart desires? But what can we say, Cape Town is just one of those magical cities that has it ALL!

To make it even better, it’s all right at your finger-tips, simply waiting to be discovered, enjoyed, explored, and experienced by you whenever and however you please – How absolutely incredible is that?! Stunning mountain ranges, beautiful beaches, the ocean, magnificent natural wonders, nature reserves, gardens, parks, and sensational flora, the captivating Cape Winelands, unbelievable marine life and wildlife, fantastic food, exceptional restaurants, and pristine culinary gems, extraordinary art, culture, history, and heritage, world-renowned landmarks, highly sought-after attractions, spectacular sherbet-coloured sunsets that will sweep you off your feet, an endless array of exhilarating and unforgettable bucket-list worthy experiences and thrilling adventures, and SO much more – the list truly is ENDLESS!!

What are you waiting for – Pack your bags right away – GO, GO, GO!

#13 The cool & charismatic Cape Town marine life

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African Penguin at Boulders Beach

The Mother City’s vast and wonderful marine life is without a doubt one of the top reasons to visit Cape Town. Home to the incredible Cape Town Marine Big 5, which includes the African Penguins, Cape Fur Seals, Dolphins, Whales, and the Mola Mola Sunfish, along with a glorious (and often intriguing) diversity of marine life species, there really is nothing like seeing the Mother City’s amazing ocean locals in their natural habitat.

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Snorkelling with Cape Fur Seals

WAIT! It gets even better! Not only do you get to witness spectacular sightings of Cape Town’s marine life from the shoreline, but enjoy awesome bucket-list worthy experiences with them too! From snorkelling with Cape Fur Seals at Hout Bay’s famous Duiker Island (also known as ‘Seal Island’), revelling in every second of a boat-based whale watching adventure, and going shark cage diving in Gansbaai (one of the only destinations in the world where you can actually get up close and personal with the ocean’s most daring predator, the Great White Shark), to thrilling scuba diving endeavours, going shipwreck and reef diving, snorkelling among Cape Town’s fascinating Kelp Forests, and kayaking, swimming, and even chilling on the beach with Cape Town’s coolest ocean locals, the African Penguins, at Boulders Beach, the Western Cape boasts an endless variety of ocean adventures and experiences to be enjoyed by all!

#14 Stunning sherbet-coloured sunsets

There is no sunset quite as magical as a Cape Town sunset!

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Cape Town’s sensational sunsets and beautiful sunset watching spots is undoubtedly one of the top reasons to visit Cape Town – hands down! Known for her stunning sherbet-coloured sunsets that set the sky alight in a glorious celebration of colours, there is no denying that the Mother City is pure sunset bliss.

Home to some seriously spectacular sunset spots, it’s no surprise that going on the ultimate sunset chasing adventure has become one of the best and most exciting things to do in Cape Town all year-round among sunset lovers from across the world. However, sometimes you need to wander a little off the beaten path to find the real sunset hidden gems – That’s when the real sunset adventure begins!

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**Here are our top secret sunset and overall best sunset spots in Cape Town, all of which deserve a prime spot on your Cape Town sunset bucket-list:

  • Look-out Cave on Chapman’s Peak Drive | *Secret Sunset Spot
  • The Clifton Ridge Rocks | *Secret Sunset Spot
  • Lions Head
  • Table Mountain
  • Signal Hill
  • Llandudno Beach
  • The ‘Sunset Rock’ | *Secret Sunset Spot
  • Diaz Beach | Cape Point | *Secret Sunset Spot
  • Kloof Corner
  • Camps Bay | Camps Bay Beach | Camps Bay ‘Sunset Strip’
  • Camps Bay Tidal Pool
  • Chapman’s Peak Drive
  • Clifton Beach
  • Sunset Beach
  • Bakoven Beach Boulders
  • Bloubergstrand / Blouberg Beach
  • Victoria Road
  • Tafelberg Road
  • Hout Bay
  • Glen Beach
  • Boulders Beach
  • Big Bay
  • Noordhoek Beach
  • Kommetjie
  • Sea Point Promenade
  • Kalk Bay
  • Muizenberg Beach
  • Paarl Rock
  • The Pipe Track hiking trail
  • Oudekraal Road
  • Kloof Road
  • Beach Road (Sea Point)
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Cape Point & all of it’s beautiful beaches

Check out our ‘Best sunset spots in Cape Town’ blog & our ‘Top 5 Secret Sunset Spots in Cape Town’ blog for everything you need to know about Cape Town’s magnificent and magical sunset spots.

If you’re keen for a bit more of an adventure, in addition to watching the magnificent Mother City sunset from one of these incredible sunset spots in and around Cape Town, pairing an exhilarating hike with some of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll ever encounter makes for a truly unforgettable bucket-list worthy experience. Check out our best sunset hikes in Cape Town’ blog for everything you need to know. What are you waiting for? Do it right now!

**If you’re looking for an awesome family-friendly hike to do with the kiddos, check out our ‘Best kid friendly hikes and walks in Cape Town’

#15 There is ALWAYS an exciting adventure & beautiful destination just around the corner

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Another one of the top reasons to visit Cape Town is the fact that there is always something new to experience, an adventure to tick off your bucket-list, or a beautiful destination to explore – allowing you to discover and experience everything the Mother City has to offer without having to travel too far out of the city at all.

From quick one-day adventures, weekend breakaways, amazing getaways, or exciting extended holidays, Cape Town has the perfect destination for you to explore and experience. Cape Point, Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Ceres, the beautiful Cape Town west coast, Hermanus, the Cape Winelands, Riebeek Kasteel, Stellenbosch, Betty’s Bay, the Cederberg Wilderness, and the magnificent Cape of Good Hope, to mention a few, are just a few getaway destinations that should be on your Cape Town travel bucket-list.

#16 Cape Town’s thrilling & thriving hiking scene

Time to hike – Cape Town style!

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The Cape Town hiking scene is thriving, thrilling and like nothing you’ve experienced before. There is no better way to explore all the scenic beauty, landscapes, mountain ranges, fauna and flora, and natural gems the Mother City has to offer than by going on the ultimate hiking adventure.

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The best thing is, Cape Town boasts an extensive and exciting variety of hiking trails to choose from, catering to all fitness and experience levels.

Here are some of the top hiking trails in Cape Town:

Lion’s Head Devil’s Peak Hiking Trail Chapman’s Peak
The Pipe Track Tranquillity Cracks Hiking Trail Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
Kloof Corner Nursery Ravine Hiking Trail Krom River Trail
Platteklip Gorge Hiking Trail Woody Ravine Hiking Trail Waterfall Hike
Kasteelpoort Hiking Trail India Venster Hiking Trail Little Lion’s Head
Skeleton Gorge Hiking Trail Constantia Corner Hiking Trail Lion’s Head Loop Hiking Trail
Suicide Gorge Hiking Trail Constantia Nek to Kirstenbosch Table Mountain Contour Path
Maclear’s Beacon Tygerberg Nature Reserve Cape Point Hiking Trails

To add a bit more thrill to Cape Town’s already exhilarating hiking scene, here are a few exciting overnight hiking trails avid hikers can look forward to.

If you’re a beginner hiker looking to experience and explore some of Cape Town’s best and beautiful hiking trails, the Mother City has an incredible array of hiking trails for you too (even if you’ve never hiked a day in your life). Here are some of the best Cape Town hiking trails for beginners that you should absolutely add to your Cape Town hiking adventure bucket-list.

Whether you’re a first-time hiker, eager mid-level enthusiast, or a die-hard highly experienced hiker at heart, click here for a few tips and tricks to keep in mind when going hiking in Cape Town.

#17 Markets, markets, MARKETS!

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The MOJO Market | Photo credit: The MOJO Market

Are you ready to go on the ultimate Mother City market adventure? In Cape Town, it’s all about the cool market vibes and good fun-loving times. With an exciting variety of markets in virtually every neighbourhood across town, the Mother City is at the very top of her market game. Whether you’re into thrifts, arts, crafts and one-of-a-kind finds or delicious food, fresh produce, live music and a ‘lekker’ vibe, Cape Town has just the market for you.

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The Bay Harbour Market | Photo credit: The Bay Harbour Market

Here are some of the best markets in Cape Town, all of which deserve a prime spot on your Cape Town market bucket-list!

  • The Oranjezicht City Farm Market | Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront
  • Bay Harbour Market | Hout Bay
  • Earth Fair Market | Tokai
  • V&A Food Market | V&A Waterfront
  • Watershed at the V&A | V&A Waterfront
  • Franschhoek Village Market | Franschhoek
  • MOJO Market | Sea Point
  • The Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill | Woodstock
  • Old Biscuit Mill Market | Woodstock
  • Milnerton Flea Market | Paarden Eiland
  • Elgin Railway Market | Grabouw
  • Lourensford Market | Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West
  • ROOT 44 Market | Stellenbosch
  • Cape Point Vineyards Market | Cape Point Vineyards, Noordhoek
  • Blue Bird Garage Food & Goods Market | Muizenberg
  • Noordhoek Farm Village Market | Noordhoek Farm Village, Noordhoek
  • Blaauwklippen Family Market | Stellenbosch
  • Boschendal Friday Night Market | Boschendal Estate, Franschhoek

Check out our ‘Best Markets in Cape Town’ blog for everything you need to know about these awesome Mother City markets.

#18 Most culturally diverse neighbourhoods in the world

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One of the most interesting things about travelling to Cape Town is discovering that every Cape Town neighbourhood is vastly different to the next, but they all have something unique to offer. This without a doubt makes exploring the Mother City an exciting adventure.

A few of Cape Town’s neighbourhoods have even earned themselves some coveted global status. The cool, quirky, and charismatic sea-side town of Kalk Bay was named the coolest neighbourhood in the world by Forbes in 2018. Besides its cool neighbourhood status, Kalk Bay has become one of the top must-visit destinations for travellers from around the world. Situated along the vibrant False Bay coastline, Kalk Bay is jam-packed full of secret spots, hidden gems, cool quirks, and local treasures you won’t find anywhere else in the world – Making it well worth the visit.

In addition to Kalk Bay, another Cape Town neighbourhood that is worth all the global hype and praise is Bo-Kaap. Known as one of the most colourful and culturally diverse neighbourhoods in the world, Bo-Kaap is jam-packed with culture, history, and a vibrant energy that is unlike any other. Not to mention the down-right delicious traditional Cape Malay cuisine which the region has become widely known for. Bo-Kaap was also named one of the most ‘Instagrammable’ spots in Cape Town. It’s therefore safe to say that exploring the Mother City’s vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods is certainly one of the top reasons to visit Cape Town – And promises to be an enriching, rewarding, and exciting day out exploring the city of Cape Town.

#19 Its ALL about that Cape Town feeling!

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It really is ALL about that Cape Town feeling! That cool and captivating Cape Town vibe. There is a certain magic to this city. An unexplainable electricity in the air that’s pretty hard to put into words – you have to FEEL it! And once you do, it will have you hooked, head-over-heels, completely captivated, and utterly love struck by the glorious Mother City, her energy, beauty, charm, and everything in between.

It’s no surprise that Cape Town’s vibrant energy, everyone-is-welcome atmosphere, bold lust for life, desire for adventure, and fun-loving spirit has stolen the hearts of locals and travellers from all around the world.

All we can say is, move over Justin Timberlake, Cape Town most definitely can’t stop the feeling! You’ll be flying up, no ceiling, when you’re in the zone. The Cape Town zone that is!