Top 10 Attractions in Cape Town

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We have compiled a list of our ten favourite Tourist Attractions in Cape Town for your enjoyment, which we recommend to travellers visiting Cape Town. Some are a short drive from Camps Bay, while others are a little further afield. These are not listed in order of preference, but rather in order of distance from Camps Bay.
Table Mountain

Undoubtably South Africa's most famous landmark, Table Mountain (1067 metres above sea level) offers outstanding views of the City of Cape Town. It takes 4 to 5 minutes to reach the summit by cable car, or for the more adventurous the Platteklip Gorge is the most direct route to the Upper ...

Tel: +27 (0)21 424 0015

Robben Island

A short ferry ride from Cape Town's V&A Waterfront, will take you to Robben Island, a world heritage site 12kms from Cape Town. Once a prison to polical activists and leaders during the Apartheid years, most famously past president Nelson Mandela, today Robben Island is a living museum ...

Tel: +27 (0)21 413 4200

V&A Waterfront

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is set against the breath-taking backdrop of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Devil’s Peak and Signal Hill, which all loom over this shopping Mecca to create an idyllic setting. This is a hub of boutiques, restaurants, entertainment, curios, markets and one-of-a-kind outlets...

Trading Hours 9am to 9pm

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

To experience the true beauty of Western Cape flora, these national gardens are a must. They showcase the variety, wonder and untainted splendour of the full range of South Africa’s trees, ground cover, flowers, succulents, herbs, and more. There are a number of walks, as well as picnic spots and eateries in which to enjoy this unrivalled beauty.

Tel: +27 (0)21 799 8783

Boulders Beach / Penguin Colony

The naval hub of Simons Town is known for many things, not least of all its nearby resident penguin colony at Boulders Beach. These marine birds can be found in their natural environment, as visitors look on from just metres away and a wooden walkway allows visitors to get up close and personal.

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Cape Point

At the very south-western tip of Africa is the magnificent promontory of Cape Point, where rugged rock faces meet with the icy blue of the Atlantic Ocean. There are trails leading to the very tip of the peninsula, which promise breath-taking views, as well as tourist attractions and facilities.

Tel: +27 (0)21 780 9010/11

Cape Wine Routes

The Cape is known for its ideal conditions for the cultivating and making of world-class wines. In fact, these wines have earned the region international acclaim for their outstanding quality. Touring the Cape Winelands will introduce visitors to these wonderful flavours and exhibit the natural splendour of the region to perfection.

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West Coast National Park

The Cape West Coast National Park offers magnificent wetlands that are frequented by hundreds of local bird species, as well as colourful rugs of wild flowers that blanket the landscape every spring. Spots overlooking the ocean have become very popular amongst whale watchers, making this park the perfect getaway for nature-lovers.

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Cape Whale Coast

With the cool Atlantic on the one side and the imposing, unspoilt mountain faces on the other, the Cape Whale Coast is an idyllic escape for those wanting to immerse themselves in the natural wonders of South Africa. Outstanding whale-watching, a number of small but charming town and villages, including the popular Hermanus and Gansbaai.

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The Cango Caves

Deep in the mountains of the Karoo, just outside the arty town of Oudtshoorn, are the incredible Cango Caves. These massive fissures extend to impressive depths, and showcase some breath-taking stalactite and stalagmite formations. Cunning lighting and well-placed pathways make for a very special exploration of these ancient gems.

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Further recommendations of Cape Town attractions you may enjoy
can be obtained at the luxury accommodation of your choosing in Camps Bay.
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