Things To Do In Cape Town
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Top Things To Do In Cape Town

Are you ready to tick some thrilling adventures off your bucket list? Known as one of the most beautiful, exciting, vibrant, lively, and culturally diverse cities in the world, Cape Town has no shortage of incredible things to do, see, explore, and experience. With a city that has so much to offer, WHERE exactly do you start?

Well, the simple answer to your question is, absolutely ANYWHERE – Wherever and whatever draws you in, piques your interest, and ignites that fire within you – That is EXACTLY where you should START!

**Tip: Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone when exploring Cape Town – in fact, its highly encouraged. Awaken your inner thrill seeker and avid adventurer and do something you never thought you would, you might be surprised just how liberating and potentially life-changing it could be. That’s the beauty of Cape Town, it inspires you to step away from ‘what you know’, try something new and down-right thrilling, and experience the adventurous side of the Mother City in full force.

Cape Town isn’t known as one of the top adventure capitals in the world for nothing. There is no better way to fully immerse yourself in Cape Town’s wild and adventurous side than by exploring, discovering, and experiencing EVERYTHING it has to offer. Plus, with such a vast diversity of exhilarating adventures, thrilling experiences, bucket-list worthy activities

There is no denying – irrespective of how cheesy this may sound – Cape Town is your Ultimate oyster, in fact, it’s SO much more than that – And its entirely up to you to explore, discover, and experience as much of this glorious city as possible.

Cape Town is one of the most charismatic, culturally diverse, beautiful, bold, vibrant, lively, and captivating cities in the world. Globally recognized as one of the best cities in the world, it is renowned for its unapologetic natural beauty, its pure and unwavering lust for life, remarkable cultural diversity, awe-inspiring Natural Wonders, magnificent hidden gems and secret spots, top global tourist attractions, and some of the most beautiful and highly-acclaimed beaches and mountain ranges in the world – and that’s merely scratching the surface of what this spectacular, adventurous, and full of life city has to offer.

To ensure you get the full Cape Town experience – Not missing a single beat, adventure, experience, magnificent site, and absolutely EVERYTHING this world-renowned city has to offer, we’ve put together the ultimate bucket list of the top things to do in Cape Town all year round.


#Go Hiking

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Time to hike! 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. Cape Town boasts an extensive and exciting variety of hiking trails to choose from, catering to all fitness and experience levels.

Some of the top hiking trails in Cape Town include: The Pipe Track; Lion’s Head; Kasteelpoort Hiking Trail; Maclear’s Beacon; Platteklip Gorge; Kloof Corner; Devil’s Peak; Nursery Ravine Hiking Trail; India Venster; Tygerberg Nature Reserve; Constantia Corner Hiking Trail; Constantia Nek to Kirstenbosch; Skeleton Gorge; Chapman’s Peak; Krom River Trail, Watrefall Hike; Cape Point Hiking Trails; Jonkershoek Nature Reserve; Little Lion’s Head and so much more! Cape Town truly is the ultimate hiking paradise. To add a bit more thrill to Cape Town’s already exhilarating hiking scene, here are a few overnight hiking trails avid hikers can look forward to.

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

**Bonus: The Mother City’s wonderful mild Mediterranean climate and incredible year-round day-time temperatures makes it possible to go on the ultimate hiking adventure any time of the year. This gives keen hikers and adventurers the opportunity to enjoy a sunrise, mid-day, sunset, or moonlight hike.

#Enjoy a Beach Day

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There is nothing better than being sun-kissed, sandy-toed, and salty-haired while soaking up the glorious Cape Town sunshine. Enjoying a blissful beach day on one of the Mother City’s beautiful beaches is by far one of the top things to do in Cape Town. Thanks to Cape Town’s lovely year-round mild Mediterranean climate, beach season can be enjoyed right throughout the year.

Whether you’re looking to have some beach fun in the sun, sunbathe, go sandcastle building, learn to surf, enjoy a sunset stroll or beach sundowner, Cape Town’s variety of sensational beaches caters to all your beach-loving desires.

Here are some of our favorite beaches that all deserve to be on your Cape Town beach bucket-list: Camps Bay, Clifton, Muizenberg Beach, Bloubergstrand, Llandudno, Bakoven, Glen Beach, Boulders Beach, Big Bay, Oudekraal Beach, Long Beach in Kommetjie, Noordhoek Beach and Water’s Edge.

#Aerial Cable Way ride up Table Mountain

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Going on an Aerial Cable Way ride up the world-renowned Table Mountain is without a doubt one of the top things to do in Cape Town year-round.

While admiring Table Mountain from below is every bit as beautiful, there are few things that compare to the view from the top of one of the New7Wonders of Nature. Plus, you get to tick something truly thrilling off your Cape Town bucket-list. Whether you’re young or young at heart, going on an Aerial Cableway Ride up Table Mountain is one adventure that will be thoroughly enjoyed by all!

What are you waiting for? Book your Table Mountain Aerial Cableway ticket right now from WebTickets.

#Go on a Red Bus City Sightseeing Tour

Going on a famous Red Bus City Sightseeing Tour around the Mother City should be on everyone’s Cape Town bucket list. The iconic Cape Town Red Bus Tour is the ultimate hop-on-hop-off experience. Stopping at some of the city’s top landmarks, hidden gems, and sought-after attractions, it is one of the best, and certainly the most exciting, ways to explore everything the beautiful and vibrant city of Cape Town has to offer. Plus, its tons of fun for the whole family.

**Tip: There are a variety of Cape Town Red Bus City Sightseeing tours to choose from, visit their website to find out more.

  • Contact details: [email protected] | 021 511 6000 (07:00–18:00)
  • Cape Town Tour Office Location: V&A Waterfront (Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town) | Long Street (63 – 69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town)
  • For more information visit the City Sightseeing website:

#See the African Penguins at Boulders Beach

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Seeing the African Penguins in their natural habitat is by far one of the top things to do in Cape Town all-year round. Home to a thriving population of African Penguins, Boulders Beach is one of the only places in the world where you can get up close and personal with these cool and charismatic ocean locals. This makes visiting the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach a bucket-list worthy experience in every way.

Besides seeing the African Penguins from the African Penguin Viewing Site in Boulders Beach, you can enjoy a variety of other once-in-a-lifetime adventures such as swimming, kayaking or enjoying a laid-back beach day with them right by your side.

In addition to Boulders Beach, Stony Point Nature Reserve in Betty’s Bay is home to an African Penguin viewing site as well as one of the largest successful breeding colonies of African Penguins in the world. 

**Note: Visitors will need to pay an entrance fee (which forms part of a conservation project) to gain access to the African Penguin Viewing Site and Boulders Beach. Your ticket is valid for the entire day. You can choose to exit and re-enter as it suits you (this only applies to the day your ticket was purchased).**Visit the SANParks website for more information regarding Boulders Beach’s Conservation Fees.

#Visit Cape Point

Cape Point is one of Cape Town’s most magnificent natural wonders and sought-after attractions. Located approximately 60km south west of the city of Cape Town, at the very tip of the Cape Peninsula, Cape Point is the ultimate mecca for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Besides its unapologetic natural beauty, Cape Point boasts a rich diversity of fauna and flora, secret beaches, endless adventure experiences, and some of the most thrilling hiking trails in the Western Cape. With so much to do, see, and experience, visiting the renowned Cape Point should be on everyone’s bucket-list.

Check out our blog to find out more about ‘The Top 5 Things To Do At Cape Point Anytime Of The Year’If you’re an avid hiker, we’ve put together everything you need to know about the ‘Best Cape Point Hiking Trails’.

#Watch a movie under the stars at the Galileo Open Air Cinema

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Photo credit: The Galileo

The Galileo Open Air Cinema invites both the young and young at heart to enjoy a memorable outdoor movie experience underneath a canopy of stars. Known as Cape Town’s first and finest outdoor movie experience, the wildly popular Galileo Open Air Cinema is all about bringing movie magic to majestic venues across Cape Town. But, that’s not all – besides enjoying an open air movie screening under the Mother City moonlight, you can also enjoy a local artisanal market, music, and a lovely picnic on the lawns before the start of the movie at sunset.

In addition to The Galileo’s local fan-favourite outdoor movie experience, The Galileo Picnic, The Galileo Open Air Cinema has introduced two more dazzling concepts and cinematic events to their repertoire, namely The Galileo Royale, and The Galileo Drive In.

Click here to find out more about The Galileo Open Air Cinema Picnic experience or to view the upcoming movie screening schedule or visit The Galileo Open Air Cinema website for everything you need to know.

#Visit Cape Town’s markets

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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 neighborhood across Cape Town, visiting one (or all) of the Mother City’s amazing markets is definitely one of the top things to do in Cape Town any time of the year.

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.

**Some of Cape Town’s top markets include: The Bay Harbour Market; Oranjezicht City Farm Market; Neighbourgoods Market; Old Biscuit Mill; V&A Food Market; Watershed at the V&A; Earth Fair Market; MOJO Market; Milnerton Flea Market; Elgin Railway Market; Lourensford Market; ROOT 44 Market; The Cape Point Vineyards Market; Blaauwklippen Family Market.

To find out more about all of Cape Town’s incredible markets, check out our ‘Best Markets in Cape Town’ blog.

#Muizenberg Beach & Its Colorful Beach Huts

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Located along the vibrant False Bay coastline, Muizenberg Beach’s laid-back beach vibe, surf’s up approach to life and vibrant energy has made it one of Cape Town’s coolest coastal towns. Known as one of Cape Town’s top blue-flag swimming beaches, Muizenberg Beach is perfect for enjoying a lovely laid-back beach day with the whole family.

Besides its blissful beach status, Muizenberg Beach is home to the famous Muizenberg Beach huts, also known as the retro wooden bathing boxes. These cool and colourful works of art have not only become one of the most sought-after attractions for travellers and photographers from around the world, but it has claimed the title as one of the most ‘Instagrammable’ spots in Cape Town too. This makes Muizenberg Beach and its colourful beach huts a must-visit destination on any trip to Cape Town.

**Tip: Muizenberg Beach’s famous Surfers Corner is the best place in Cape Town for surfing first-timers to learn how to surf. If you’ve got ‘Learn how to surf’ jotted down on your Cape Town bucket-list – It’s time to seize the surfing day and surf your very first wave at Muizenberg’s Surfers Corner!

#Sunset Drive Along Chapman’s Peak

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Named one of the most magnificent marine drives in the world, taking a drive along the picturesque Chapman’s Peak Drive should be on everyone’s bucket-list. Affectionately known as ‘Chappies’ by Cape Town locals, this captivating coastal road ribbons along the Atlantic coastline between Hout Bay and Noordhoek. Besides showcasing some of the most sensational panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll pass rugged mountains, picturesque white-sand beaches, and vibrant fishing harbours on your way.

If you’re looking to experience something extra special, a sunset drive along Chapman’s Peak promises to sweep you off your feet and capture your sunset-loving heart all at the same time. It isn’t known as one of the best sunset spots in Cape Town for nothing.

**If you’re eager to add some adventure and thrill to your Chapman’s Peak Drive experience, here are a few things to look out for:

**Tip: Chapman’s Peak Drive is known for its amazing hidden gems scattered along the route. Two of which include the waterfall walk and the secret Look-out Cave.

The waterfall walk is perfect for nature lovers and adventurers and is found just before you reach the toll gate on your way towards Noordhoek.

The Chapman’s Peak Look-out Cave is not only one of its most beautiful hidden gems, but one of Cape Town’s top secret caves and best sunset spots too. Like all of the Mother City’s best kept secrets, you may need to wander a little off the beaten path to find it. Make your way along Chapman’s Peak Drive until you reach the famous Chapman’s Peak Lookout Point – This is where the real adventure begins!

Positioned just below the pass, you’ll have to climb over the railing and carefully make your way down the mountainside to reach the Lookout Cave. Once you’ve reached this cool secret hideaway and stunning sunset spot, it’s time to sit back, relax and soak it all in. The sheltered sand-stone cave boasts the perfect view over Hout Bay and Atlantic Ocean. An extra bonus is that it has enough space to enjoy a picnic and a few sundowners paired with one hell of a view.

Besides these two must-visit secret spots, there are a variety of look-out points and picnic sites located at various points along the drive. Chapman’s Peak Drive is also known as one of the best places to spot the beloved members of Cape Town’s Marine Big 5. Make sure to keep a look-out for Cape Fur Seals, Dolphins, Southern Right Whales, and African Penguins.

** Important note: Chapman’s Peak Drive may be closed during severe weather, or because of road maintenance. Contact the customer service line (021 791 8220) or visit their Facebook page or website to check the current status.

  • Location: M6 | Chapmans Peak Drive, Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town
  • Best time: Best during daylight hours | Particularly beautiful at sunset
  • Cost: Chapman’s Peak Drive is a toll road, and as such requires as toll tariff fee. Each category of vehicle pays a different tariff and the tariff is applicable in each direction.
  • Toll Details: Click here to find out more about the Chapman’s Peak Standard Toll Tariffs | Click here to find out more about Chapman’s Peak Day Passes | Click here to find out more about Chapman’s Peak Frequent User Benefits

#Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

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A visit to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is undoubtedly one of the top things to do in Cape Town any time of the year. Located right at the base of the glorious Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch boasts one of the most beautiful displays of indigenous natural beauty you’ll find anywhere in the city.

Home to a spectacular diversity of plant life and endemic Cape Fynbos, many of which you won’t find anywhere else in the world, visiting this Cape Town natural gem promises to be an unforgettable experience. While the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden’s natural beauty is absolutely undeniable, it’s certainly not all looks. It boasts an endless variety of thrilling adventures, hiking trails, nature walks, beautiful garden landscapes, cool picnic spots, fun-filled family activities, hidden gems, and secret discoveries – The fun, beauty and adventure truly never ends at Kirstenbosch!

Here are some of the top things to do at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens:

  • Walk along Kirstenbosch Garden’s famous Centenary Treetop Canopy Walk (also known as the ‘Boomslang’).
  • Meander through the various trails, paths, and routes through the garden.
  • Explore Kirstenbosch Garden’s rich biodiversity & fauna & flora.
  • Visit Kirstenbosch’s many beautiful Gardens. Some of which include the Botanical Society Conservatory, art at the Sculpture Garden, the Protea Garden, and the Cycad Amphitheatre which features life-size models of dinosaurs – this is a real winner with the kids!
  • Use Kirstenbosch as a starting point for a hike up Table Mountain – there is access to Skeleton Gorge and Nursery Ravine.
  • Keep a lookout for the vast number of birds, including breeding owls, guinea fowl, and sugarbirds.
  • Enjoy a meal at one of the various restaurants and cafés, including Moyo Restaurant Kirstenbosch and the Kirstenbosch Tea Room.
  • Take a FREE Guided Tour with a Kirstenbosch volunteer to learn incredible facts about South Africa’s famous flora.
  • Discover several of Kirstenbosch Garden’s hidden gems. From secret caves and glorious waterfalls, to gurgling streams and hidden trails, there are so many secret spots to discover and explore.
  • Pick up great souvenirs and Kirstenbosch memorabilia at the on-site stores.

Important information:

  • Location: Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town
  • Operating times: Summer (September – March): Monday – Sunday, 8am – 7pm | Winter (April – August): Monday – Sunday, 8am – 6pm
  • Contact details: Ticket Office: 021 799 8782 / 021 799 8602 | Information Office: 021 799 8783 / 021 799 8773 | Email: [email protected] |For more information visit their website
  • Website:
  • Tickets: Buy garden entry tickets online at WebTickets
  • Click here for more information regarding all the COVID-19 measures at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

#Surf The Cape Town Waves

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In the Mother City, we like to keep the laid-back beach vibes and good surfing times alive right throughout the year! It’s therefore no surprise that Cape Town is deemed the ultimate mecca for both local and international surfers. However, this doesn’t mean you need to be a surfing pro to join in on all the surfing fun!

Cape Town is home to an incredible variety of surfing beaches, each catering to different experience levels. This means that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Here a few of Cape Town’s top surfing spots:

  • Muizenberg’s famous Surfer’s Corner (Known as the best place to learn how to surf for keen surfing first-timers).
  • Llandudno Beach (Intermediate – Advanced)
  • The Dunes at Noordhoek Beach (Advanced)
  • Bloubergstrand (Intermediate)
  • Long Beach in Kommetjie (Intermediate – Advanced)
  • Big Bay (Intermediate)
  • Dungeons (Advanced)
  • Crayfish Factory (Advanced)
  • Scarborough (Intermediate – Advanced)
  • Glen Beach (Intermediate)
  • Off the Wall – Just off the coast of Sea Point and Mouille Point (Intermediate – Advanced)

Have a look at our ‘Top 5 Coolest Surfing Beaches in Cape Town’ blog to find out everything you need to know about Cape Town’s coolest local surfing hotspots.

#Go on the ultimate Sunset Chasing Adventure

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There is NO sunset quite like a Cape Town sunset! The Mother City features some seriously spectacular sunset spots with her stunning sherbet-coloured sunsets that set the sky alight in a beautiful celebration of colour. It goes without saying that Cape Town is true sunset bliss!

If you’re a head-over-heels sunset lover, going on the ultimate sunset chasing adventure across the Mother City is not only one of the top things to do in Cape Town, but a bucket-list worthy experience in every way.

While some of Cape Town’s best sunset spots are fairly obvious and easy to get to, 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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The Blouberg Rock Pools at sunset

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

  • Lion’s Head
  • Signal Hill
  • Table Mountain’
  • Camps Bay Tidal Pools
  • Bloubergstrand Beach & the Blouberg Rock Pools
  • Kloof Corner
  • Victoria Road
  • Clifton Beach
  • Llandudno Beach
  • Chapman’s Peak Drive
  • Kloof Road
  • Bakoven Beach boulders
  • Look-out Cave on Chapman’s Peak Drive
  • The Clifton Ridge Rocks
  • The ‘Sunset Rock’ (one of Cape Town’s best and most beloved secret sunset spots)
  • Diaz Beach (Cape Point)

Have a look at our ‘Best Sunset Spots In Cape Town’ blog to find out everything you need to know about Cape Town’s top sunset spots and glorious sunset hidden gems.

Happy sunset chasing fellow sunset lovers!

#Explore & taste your way through the Cape Winelands

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Stellenbosch Winelands

In Cape Town, any time is wine time! This makes exploring and tasting your way through the beautiful Cape Winelands one of the top things to do in Cape Town all year-round. Home to the largest, and certainly the most unique, wine producing region in Africa, the Western Cape is any wine lover’s dream come true.

Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a die-hard wine enthusiast at heart, you’ll undoubtedly fall head-over-heels in love with the stunning Cape Winelands, its beautiful surrounding scenery, its remarkable vineyards, its captivating charm and allure, as well as its excellent wine selection.

Besides its highly acclaimed and award-winning wine collection, the Cape Winelands is known for its incredible wine routes, exciting food and wine pairing combinations, pristine wine tasting experiences, and world-renowned culinary pursuits. This ensures that you have everything you could possibly want and need to enjoy a fun, magical, and memorable day out exploring the wonderful Cape Winelands.

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.

#Go on a Cape West Coast Roadtrip

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Paradise Beach in Langebaan

Why not go on a cool Cape Town adventure and explore the coastal beauty of the Cape west coast? Charming fishing villages, sensational sea views, white sandy beaches, and some of the best seafood in the world are just some of the incredible treats the West Coast has in store for you – And that’s merely scratching the Cape West Coast surface!

Considered somewhat of a Cape Town hidden gem, the Cape West Coast is jam-packed with unapologetic natural beauty, a treasure chest of secret spots and hidden gems and some of the most picturesque beaches. It will almost feel like you’ve escaped to a whole new world entirely without really leaving the city at all.**Tip: Here are some of the most beautiful Cape west coast coastal towns and attractions you absolutely have to visit on your west coast road-trip: Bloubergstrand; Langebaan; Paternoster; Jacobsbaai; Saldanha Bay; Elands Bay; Yzerfontein; Darling and the West Coast National Park. Visit our ‘Top 5 Places to Visit on the Cape West Coast’ blog to find out more about these must-visit west coast destinations.

#Visit Cape Town’s Museums

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Photo credit: District Six Museum

Immerse yourself in Cape Town’s history, and heritage by visiting some of its iconic museums. Not only does it give you the opportunity to learn more about the city’s deeply rooted history, culture, heritage, struggles and triumphs, but its thriving art scene and sporting prowess too.

Here are merely a few of the top museums to visit in Cape Town:

#Go on the Franschhoek Wine Tram

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Photo credit: Franschhoek Wine Tram

Known as one of the Western Cape’s most highly acclaimed Wine Routes, a visit to the renowned Franschhoek Wine Route undoubtedly deserves to be on every wine lover’s bucket-list.

By far the best, and certainly the most exciting, way to experience everything Franschhoek has to offer is by going on the famous Franschhoek Wine Tram. It combines the breath-taking scenery of Franschhoek with the region’s exceptional range of world-class wines for a truly unique and unforgettable hop-on-hop-off Cape Town wine experience.

The Franschhoek Wine Tram is a combination of a double-decker bus and tram ride that allows you to hop on and off at the various wine farms on your chosen itinerary. All you have to do is pick your chosen wine route, sit back, and enjoy the sweeping vineyard and mountain vistas as you make your way to your destined wine farm.

This exciting Cape Winelands experience offers approximately 8 different routes / lines to choose from with each route including anywhere from 6 – 10 Franschhoek wineries that you’ll get to visit. Click here to find out more about the various Franschhoek Wine Tram lines / routes.

You are free to hop on and off at the various wine estates on your chosen route. Once you hop off at one of your chosen wine estates, you have a 35 – 60-minute time window before the next bus or tram arrives. You are more than welcome to stay for an additional hour or two at any of the wineries, however, this means you’ll need to forfeit another winery along the way – it’s completely up to you!

One thing is for certain, the Franschhoek Wine Tram is one Cape Town bucket-list adventure everyone should get to experience at least once in their lives.

  • Location: Franschhoek Square, 32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek, Western Cape
  • Contact details: 021 300 0338 | [email protected] |
  • Tickets: You can book the tickets online here| Or visit their website for more information and everything you need to know
  • Click here to find out more about ticket pricing, bookings, hop-on-hop-off tour tips, and all other need-to-know information.

#Visit the Two Ocean’s Aquarium

#Visit the Two Ocean’s Aquarium
Photo credit: Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Where: Two Oceans Aquarium, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Contact details: [email protected] | 021 418 3823 | 021 418 3952
  • Website:
  • Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 6pm | Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays, 9:30am – 6pm
  • Tickets: Click here to buy your Two Ocean’s Aquarium tickets online

If you’re looking to enjoy a fun-filled, family-friendly experience in Cape Town, going to the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront is definitely worth it!

Home to several (if not all) of the Western Cape’s magnificent marine life species, amazing exhibits, and a variety of exciting experiences, visiting the Two Ocean’s Aquarium promises to be tons of fun for both the young and young at heart.

Some of the Two Ocean’s Aquarium exhibits you can look forward to include: The Penguin Exhibit; Kelp Forest Exhibit; I&J Ocean Exhibit; Save Our Seas Foundation Shark Exhibit (experience up-close encounters with some of the most misunderstood species in South Africa’s oceans, such as ragged-tooth sharks, giant yellowtail, and yellowbelly rockcod); The Diversity Gallery (the Diversity Gallery aims to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans); The Touch Pool & Microscope Exhibits (this remarkable exhibit gives you the opportunity to look through a microscope and see marine life species like you never have before).

** Click here to buy your Two Ocean’s Aquarium tickets online or to find out more about the Two Ocean’s Aquarium, the various exhibits, thrilling experiences, and vast diversity of species you’ll be able to see.