Top 10 Activities in Cape Town

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We have compiled a list of our ten favourite Activities in Camps Bay and surrounding Cape Town for your enjoyment, which we recommend to travellers visiting Cape Town. Some are just a short drive away, while others are a little further afield. These are not listed in order of preference.
Go to the beach - Camps Bay, Glen Beach, Clifton, Bakoven or Sandy Bay (Cape Town's only nudist beach) on the Atlantic Ocean (therefore cold) or Muizenberg, St. James, Fish Hoek and Boulders (swim with penguins) on the Indian Ocean (warmer).
Go up Table Mountain by Cable Car - have a meal there, go for a walk, or watch the sunset. Prices reduced in low season ...
Take a scenic drive and marvel at the views - the road to Signal Hill, the coastal road from Bantry Bay (through Camps Bay) to Hout Bay, Chapmans Peak Drive from Hout Bay to Noordhoek, Boyes Drive from Muizenberg to Kalk Bay, and many more.
Go for a walk at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, world-renowned for its indigenous plants. Enjoy a picnic under the trees, have breakfast or tea at the Kirstenbosch Tea Room, or take in an open-air concert on Sundays (summer only).
Visit the V&A Waterfront, South Africa's most popular tourist destination, and visit the Two Oceans Aquarium, take a ferry to Robben Island (allow for a 3,5 hour journey), cruise the harbour in a water taxi, go shopping and eat and drink to your heart's content.
Visit Stellenbosch and Franschhoek for a wine-tasting journey. Franschhoek is also the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, with a host of world class restaurants. Enjoy Le Piqnique at Boschendal between the two towns.
Visit the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest building in South Africa, and erected between 1666 and 1679.
Take the Cape Town Explorer Bus from Camps Bay, which has a Hop-off service at the V&A Waterfront, City Centre and Camps Bay. This two hour trip gives you a wonderful introduction to the most beautiful city in the world!
Visit a Museum or an Art Gallery - the South African Museum, South African National Gallery, the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, District Six Museum, Bo-Kaap Museum, William Fehr Collection in the Castle, the Old Slave Lodge (South African Cultural History Museum), and many more.
Go whale watching in Simonstown or in Hermanus (120km south east of Cape Town, and world-renowned for the best land-based whale watching in the world.) Southern Right whales love our coastal waters, and can be seen from May to December.
Further recommendations of activities you might enjoy in the area
can be obtained at the luxury accommodation of your choosing in Camps Bay.
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