Things You Can Only Do In Cape Town
Beyond Cape Town being one of the most beautiful and exciting cities and travel destinations in the world, there is absolutely no denying that the Mother City is cool, quirky, and one of a kind – and we love her all the more for it. We not only embrace her cheeky nature and unique quirks, we CELEBRATE them!
Let’s be honest, the Mother City never claimed to be boring or predictable, she is however vibrant, diverse, colourful, filled with life, authentic, bold, dynamic, ever-changing, and completely and utterly herself. She forges her own path and loves doing things a little differently, in her own way, on her own terms – Now that’s what we call an independent queen!
Cape Town’s bold, fearless, and independent nature means it has a few cool quirks, unique traits, and one-of-a-kind experiences you won’t find anywhere else in the world – How amazing is that?!
Here are a few of our favourite things you can only do in Cape Town that will undoubtedly make you fall head-over-heels in love with this vibrant city.
#Hang out with Cape Town’s favorite marine life locals in the coolest possible way
In the Mother City, we consider our marine life as a major part of our local Cape Town crew – Because who ever said you should limit your circle of friends to humans only?
Cape Town is home to a thriving and thrilling marine life, including what locals refer to as the Marine Big 5: Cape Fur Seals, African Penguins, Southern Right Whales, Dolphins, and the Mola Mola Sunfish.
Besides merely observing these Cape Town ocean locals from the shoreline, we take our marine life love affair a step further by enjoying a vast variety of exhilarating once-in-a-lifetime adventure experiences right alongside them.
From kayaking, swimming, and chilling on the beach with the cool and charismatic African Penguins, snorkeling with the ever-playful Cape Fur Seals, and going on exciting boat-based whale watching adventures, to deep sea diving, exploring the vast and wonderful kelp forests, going shark cage diving, enjoying a bucket-list worthy stand-up-paddle boarding adventure through the canals, and so much more – There is without a doubt a marine life adventure experience for absolutely everyone.
#Experience the full mighty force of Table Mountain – One of the New7Wonders of Nature
Standing tall at a staggering 1,086 meters above sea level, Table Mountain is deemed the all-mighty giant of the Cape Town skyline. This tall-standing mountainous giant is not only one of the New7Wonders of Nature, but one of Cape Town’s most iconic landmarks, sought-after attractions, magnificent natural wonders, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and our pride and joy too!
Witnessing the glorious Table Mountain, taking an exciting Aerial Cableway ride to the summit, and / or going on a thrilling adventure-filled hike up one of Table Mountain’s hiking trails – all of which are bucket-list worthy experiences in itself – is something you can only do in Cape Town. How lucky are we? And boy oh boy are you in for one unforgettable adventure to say the least!
#Go on a road-trip & escape to a whole new world entirely
By far one of the very best things about Cape Town is that you can escape to a whole new world entirely all without blowing the bank or spending a fortune and tons of time getting there.
With the captivating Cape Winelands, charming coastal towns and fishing villages, remarkable nature reserves and wilderness areas, beautiful beachside escapes, mountainside hideaways, off the beaten path hidden gems, and so much more right at your doorstep, means you can pack your bags, load your car, and go on a spontaneous road-trip any time you choose. And if you don’t mind roughing and toughing it, a tent and sleeping bag will do just fine too – it’s all about the adventure right?!
Whether you’re looking to enjoy an epic one-day adventure or linger a little longer to experience everything the Western Cape has to offer, Cape Town (and its vast diversity of destinations) is the perfect place to do just that!
#Experience all four seasons in one day & have a good time anyway!
YES its true, the Mother City’s weather patterns really are every bit as bold, boisterous, and blissfully unpredictable as her personality. You may have heard a time or two what Capetonians lovingly refer to as ‘lucky-packet-weather’, and that’s exactly what you can expect – Anything and everything!
Much like the Mother City herself, her seasons march to the beat of their own drum. While a beautiful Cape Town day may bring with it sunshine, blue skies, and a clear view of Table Mountain, it can just as easily throw a strong South Eastern wind, dark clouds, and gloomy drizzle your way. Don’t be surprised if you experience a scorching hot summer’s day in the dead of winter, a sudden downpour on a beautiful summer’s day, or a wild windstorm completely out of the blue either – This is Cape Town after all, which means you can chuck the weather handbook and seasonal rule guide right out the window!
It doesn’t end there! Don’t you dare rule out the possibility that you can experience all four of Cape Town’s seasons in one single day, or even in the space of a few hours – because chances are, you DEFINITELY will – but hey, that’s the Cape Town way as they say!
Even though you never really know what you’re going to get, the best thing to do is to just embrace it. Oh, and always be prepared for everything and anything Cape Town’s wild weather patterns throws your way!
#Enjoy a glass of wine any time of the day without any judgement
Only in Cape Town is it considered perfectly acceptable to celebrate and enjoy just about every occasion (no matter how small), festivity, breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and everything in between with a glass of Cape vino in hand – regardless of the time of day! Best of all, absolutely no one will judge you or throw a disapproving glare your way – what a WIN!
The Western Cape is home to the largest and most unique wine producing region in Africa after all. So, it only seems fitting to explore, discover, taste, and drink your way through as much of the Cape Winelands’s Wineries and globally renowned Wine Estates as possible right? RIGHT!
Even if you don’t consider yourself to be much of a wine lover at first, trust us, you will be soon! The Mother City’s wine charm is hard to resist, and before you known it, you’ll be a head-over-heels wine lover at heart and convince who ever will listen of your newfound wine love affair.
The only thing left to do is jump on Cape Town’s wine trend, with a full glass of exceptional wine in hand (OF COURSE), and completely immerse yourself in all things wine and wonderful – Cause that’s EXACTLY how it’s done in the Cape!
#Capetonians go on ALL sorts of ‘hopping adventures!
In Cape Town, we don’t limit ourselves to the same-old bar-hopping escapades, we hop wine-farms, cafés, restaurants, rooftops, hiking trails, beaches, and markets too! Like we said, we like to do things slightly differently in the Mother City. Going on the ultimate ‘hopping’ adventure around Cape Town and its surrounding areas is definitely one of our favorite things you can only do in Cape Town.
While the Mother City’s bar hopping scene is cool and exciting in every way, going quirky café hopping, beach day exploring, sunset chasing, or on the ultimate wine farm hopping adventure or city market mission is something else entirely.
Not only is it fun and thrilling, it is by far one of the best ways to experience everything the city of Cape Town has to offer. Plus, the fact that Cape Town has so much to see, do, explore, and experience makes it one incredible adventure you won’t soon forget!
#Stand where two oceans meet at Cape Agulhas
Where else in the world can you stand at the exact point where two oceans meet than right here in the Western Cape? Undoubtedly making it one of the top things you can only do in Cape Town.
Cape Agulhas, located at the southernmost tip of Africa, is the place where the Indian and Atlantic Ocean meet. Not Only does a visit to the beautiful Cape Agulhas make for an exciting Cape Town road trip, but gives you the opportunity to tick something truly incredible off your bucket list.
The beautiful Cape Agulhas is also filled with tons of natural wonders, hidden gems, and secret spots, all waiting to be discovered by you. What are you waiting for? A treasure chest of wonder and adventure awaits you!
#Explore multiple destinations in one day
Iconic landmarks? World-renowned natural wonders? The most beautiful beaches in the world? Sought-after attractions? Spectacular coastal drives? The captivating Cape Winelands? Magnificent mountain ranges? And so much more! Cape Town has it ALL! Better yet, you can explore as many (or all – if you’re up for it) of these remarkable wonders, stunning destinations, and sights all in the space of a day – How unbelievable is that?
Where else in the world can you explore, discover, and experience such a vast diversity of extraordinary destinations than right here in the glorious city of Cape Town?