We have compiled a database of useful links that you can utilise to make your holiday in Cape Town an even better experience. There is plenty to see and do in our city, with world-class shopping, dining, nightlight and entertainment options to suit just about every taste. Cape Town offers an array of exceptional attractions and activities to enjoy – from leisurely pursuits to fast-paced adventures.
Browse our list and follow the resources below for a full list of places to try, and find out what is happening around Cape Town.
Lifestyle On Kloof – your convenient, one-stop shopping destination in the heart of Cape Town.
Vibrant, cosmopolitan and as colourful as the Mother City herself, Gardens Shopping Centre continues to attract locals and visitors to its lively atmosphere.
Set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views, exciting shopping and entertainment venues are intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina.
The Cape Quarter is the most unique retail experience in Cape Town. Come over and wonder between our rare delights as you fall in love with the boutique shopping experience in the historic De Waterkant district.
The Largest Shopping Mall in Africa with over 400 shops – a bit far from the City but well worth it – Follow the N1 and take the Century City turn off.
Cavendish Square Shopping Centre, the award-winning shopping mall, encompassing more than two hundred of the most elite stores in the country. Customers can look forward to shopping in a trolley-free environment whilst parking undercover.5 Camp Street offers personalised shopping prior to your arrival to ensure basic items are available, please contact us for more information on this service
A mere 350m from 5 Camp Street Luxury Self-Catering. Along this shopping street there’s a bit of everything for everyone – from Long Street’s hippies to Bree Street’s hipsters – but most importantly, an abundance of great restaurants. These, too, cover all the bases, from burger spots, coffee shops and chic cafés to pubs, pizzerias and sushi joints.
Nature Reserves & Gardens
In the middle of the City Bowl, beneath the majestic Table Mountain, lies an oasis of greenery. Every day this beautiful space acts as a meeting ground for dogs and their walkers, children, picnickers, slack rope walkers, tree and bird enthusiasts, runners and everyone in between.
Company’s Garden is a large public park and botanical garden set in the heart of Cape Town, home to a rose garden, Japanese garden, fish pond and aviary. Company’s Garden is the oldest garden in the country. It has its origins in Jan van Riebeeck’s vegetable garden, which he grew to feed the original colony as early as 1652, but a little closer to the coast.
Find out about Biodiversity Conservation. Search for available activities on CapeNature Reserves, get updates on news, keep up to date with the CapeNature calendar, and subscribe to the CapeNature monthly newsletter.
Boulders Beach; a popular tourist stop because of a colony of African Penguins which settled there in 1982. Boulders Beach also forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.
Currently holding a spot in the 7Wonders of the world; Table Moutain is one of the major attractions that attract visitors to South Africa, specifically Cape Town.The hight of the mountain is about 1065m and the top can be reached by either a cable car or hiking.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.
Camps Bay Beach 4.7km
Clifton Beach 5.6km
Llandudno Beach 13.9km
Sea Point Beach 5.4km
Blouberg Beach 19.5km
Out of Cape Town
If time allows, venture out of the city to visit some of the extraordinary places around Cape Town. All listed below within an hours drive of Cape Town.
Franschhoek is a town in South Africa’s Western Cape with centuries-old vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture. Trails wind through flowers and wildlife at Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve to views over Franschhoek Valley. The Huguenot Memorial Museum and neighboring monument honor the area’s French settlers, who arrived in the 17th and 18th centuries. Franschoek Motor Museum displays vintage cars amid mountain farmland.
Discover and explore the more than 150 wine farms and estates where both connoisseurs and novice wine-drinkers can enjoy the fruit of the vine. Sample award-winning wines, relax and drink in the atmospheres of the winelands. The Stellenbosch Winelands, undisputed Gourmet Capital, offers something for all tastes. From the most discerning of diners to those who enjoy relaxed honest faire or celebrating the best of “local is lekker”.
Paarl is the third-oldest town in South Africa. Its attractive Cape Dutch homes, famous vineyards and glistening mountain range beckon year-round. The town’s rich fauna and flora forms part of the numerous attractions of the region
The West Coast offers charming fishing villages and delectable seafood to be enjoyed between whale watching outings, hiking and golf. Visitors can also enjoy vast carpets of flowers in spring, ancient San cave paintings in the Cederberg Mountains and fantastic bird watching, to name only a few activities.
Greater Hermanus is situated only 90 minutes drive from Cape Town on the southern coast of the Western Cape along the Cape Whale Coast Route. The seaside village of Hermanus, promises to enchant visitors all year round.
Contact us to discuss our tour options to the above towns.
Markets abound in the Cape. Whether it’s holistic therapies, hand-made crafts or gourmet treats you’re looking for, there’s a market that provides it. Our market guide will help you find a market near you, or locate a specific kind of market and find out when it’s on.
Please note Airport Transfers can be arranged with us prior to your arrival at an additional charge.