Besides being one of the most beautiful cities in the world and top global travel destinations, Cape Town is cool, quirky and one-of-a-kind. While there’s no denying her unapologetic natural beauty, the Mother City is bold, authentic and unique. And she sure likes to do things a little differently. We love her all the more for it! There are however a few cool quirks and unique experiences you won’t be able to experience anywhere else in the world than right here in Cape Town. Here are our top 5 things you can only do in Cape Town, all of which will undoubtedly make you fall head-over-heels in love with this vibrant city.
#1 EXPLORE MULTIPLE DESTINATIONS IN 1 DAY
One of the most incredible things about Cape Town is the fact that you get to explore iconic landmarks, world-renowned natural wonders, sought-after attractions & beautiful beaches all in one day! Plus, you can escape to a whole new world entirely without having to travel too far at all.
Let’s be honest, where else in the world can you tick this many iconic landmarks, sought-after destinations and exciting experiences off your bucket-list than right here in the glorious city of Cape Town. Cape Town isn’t known as one of the top travel destinations in the world for just anything. Every year thousands of people travel to the Mother City to discover everything she has to offer. Crowned the best city in the world on countless occasions, Cape Town is filled with beauty, a vibrant cultural diversity and adventure at every corner. All just waiting to be explored and experienced by you. It’s safe to say that in Cape Town, you can truly do it all!
From seeing one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain, up-close-and-personal, exploring Cape Point, taking a sunset drive along the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive, visiting Robben Island, tasting your way through the Cape Winelands and experiencing everything the V&A Waterfront has to offer. To witnessing the majestic beauty of the Twelve Apostles mountain range and Lions Head, taking a road-trip along the vibrant False Bay Coastline, spending the day on one of Cape Town’s world-renowned beaches like Camps Bay and Clifton and so much more, the list is endless.
The fact that Cape Town is home to such an incredible variety of landscapes and natural gems means you can escape to a whole new world entirely. all without having to travel too far out of the city. This means you can pack your bags, load your car and go on a spontaneous adventure any time you choose!
#2 STAND WHERE 2 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 Mother City? Undoubtedly making it one of the top 5 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 awesome opportunity to tick something truly incredible off your bucket list. Taking a super cool Insta-worthy snapshot at the famous stone monument that marks the meeting spot is an absolute must. The beautiful Cape Agulhas is also filled with tons of natural wonders, hidden gems and secret spots all waiting to be discovered. What are you waiting for? A treasure chest of wonder and adventure awaits you!
#3 CAPE TOWN HAS A SEASON FOR EVERYTHING
By far one of the most unique things about Cape Town is that you can enjoy flower season, festival season, whale watching season, wine-drinking season and summer concert season all in one year! Because in Cape Town, we have a season for everything! And if we don’t, we might just create one – so don’t tempt us! Its safe to say that in the Mother City the four-season rule definitely doesn’t apply, and we’re not only referring to her wild and unpredictable weather patterns. Celebrating all the unique seasons the Mother City has become known for, is undoubtedly one of the top 5 things you can only do in Cape Town.
From Cape Town’s colourful spring flower season where the Mother City comes alive with wildflowers, the world-renowned whale-watching season, wild windy season, sought-after wine festival season, hiking season and summer concert season, Cape Town truly has a season suited to every occasion.
While you might not always know exactly what season it is, when it’s happening or why it’s happening, you’ll be sure to celebrate every second of each season anyway. Because who doesn’t love a reason to celebrate? And Cape Town’s vibrant variety of seasons allows you to do just that all year round.
#4 WE GO ON ALL SORTS OF ‘HOPPING’ ADVENTURES
In Cape Town, we don’t limit ourselves to the traditional same-old bar-hopping, we hop wine-farms, cafés, beaches & markets too! Like we said, we like to do things slightly differently in the Mother City. Going on the ultimate ‘hopping’ adventure around the city is definitely one of our favourite things you can only do in Cape Town. While the Mother City’s bar hopping scene is cool and thrilling in every way, going quirky café hopping, beach day exploring or on the ultimate wine farm hopping adventure or city market mission is unique and exhilarating in every way. And definitely deserves to be on everyone’s Cape Town bucket-list.
Hop along, enjoy, celebrate and embrace every second of it! It truly is one of the best, and certainly the most fun and exciting ways to experience everything the cool city of Cape Town has to offer. Plus, the fact that Cape Town has such an incredible variety of cool cafés, coffee shops, rooftop bars, wine farms, markets and beaches to choose from makes it one amazing adventure you won’t soon forget!
#5 WE CONSIDER OUR MARINE LIFE LOCALS TOO!
Cape Town is home to a glorious and thriving marine life. With people travelling from far and wide to witness these charismatic ocean beings in their natural habitat. But, in the Mother City, we not only love and celebrate our marine life, we consider them an integral part of our local community. So much so that spotting a Cape Fur Seal chilling on the Waterfront pier, an African Penguin strolling along the beach, or watching a dolphin doing some cool flips from the beachfront is considered an entirely normal part of our day. And we love every incredible second of it!
In Cape Town, we refer to these beloved ocean locals as the Marine Big 5. The Marine Big 5 includes the Cape Fur Seals, African Penguins, Whales, Dolphins and Mola Mola Sunfish. Besides merely observing the Mother City’s amazing marine life from the shoreline, we take it a step further by enjoying thrilling adventures and experiences with them by our side. From kayaking and swimming with African Penguins, snorkelling with Cape Fur Seals, shark cage diving with Great White Sharks and deep-sea diving in the Atlantic. To boat-based whale watching adventures and enjoying boat cruises and stand-up-paddle boarding experiences where you can spot them all, Cape Town has a bucket-list worthy marine life adventure for everyone!