Cape Town

Packed with beauty, history, and contrasts, Cape Town has developed into Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

When you look beyond the breathtaking Table Mountain backdrop, you will discover a city filled with an active outdoor lifestyle that invites people to explore the peninsula and all it has to offer - beaches, forests, mountains, and wildlife. Due to the city’s unique location, it is possible to visit several different beaches in the same day, each with a distinctive setting and atmosphere. This vibrant international destination has something for everyone and will not be a trip soon forgotten.

Cape Town’s Essential Experiences

Must do’s in this destination city

  • Hike or take the cableway to reach the top of Table Mountain
  • Tour the Cape Winelands on one of the 17 wine routes
  • Sightsee at Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope

Cape Town’s Extraordinary Encounters

Add some of these truly outstanding local experiences to build your perfect visit

  • Catch the open-top double decker Cape Town City Sightseeing Bus and enjoy a guided Hop-on Hop-off Bus tour of the city—17 stops to choose from
  • Explore the popular Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront to shop, have a bite to eat or explore the Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Travel south to Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town, home to one of the few land-based penguin colonies in the world
  • Explore the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden on one of the several walking trails
  • Take the ferry to Robben Island, a World Heritage Site, for a guided tour of the historic prison where former South African president Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned
  • Shop at the local Green Market Square to pick up local art, crafts, fabrics, and artifacts from almost every country on the continent at this open-air gathering place
  • Head to Gansbaai, the Great White Shark capital of the world, to go cage diving for an up close and personal encounter with the feared sharks
  • Spend the night at a township in the Cape Flats to better understand how most Cape Town’s workers live
  • Enjoy a night at the theater to gain insight into the culture of Cape Town