TWENTY "MUST-DO" TO BRING FIRST-TIME VISITORS CLOSER TO CAPE TOWN
Cape Town is a city that you can visit a thousand times and discover something new every time. However, nothing will ever come close to your first visit. That's why we've put together a list of things to see on your first visit to get an impression of the different faces of the "Mother City".
This beautiful stretch of road between Noordhoek and Hout Bay is an outstanding technical achievement and one of the most scenic roads in Cape Town. Your jaw will fall off driving between mountains and the sea with a view where you will want to stop and take photos all the time. Unfortunately, there is a toll, and the road is closed in adverse weather conditions. Therefore, check whether it is open before departure.
Legendary Table Mountain has to be number one on every to-do list in Cape Town. The Table Mountain Cable Car's gondolas rotate 360 degrees, giving you the best view you can imagine as you ride the 1,000+ to the top of the mountain. Once at the top, you can send a postcard, buy gifts, enjoy a coffee and a piece of milk cake and enjoy as much as possible from the "tabletop". Here you will meet one of Cape Town's most famous animals - the Dassie. Next, visit the WiFi Lounge for delicious snacks and free WiFi. It doesn't go without saying that you can enjoy WiFi on one of the seven natural wonders of the world!
Hipsters, visitors and city slickers meet at this common watering hole on Kloof Street. The craft beer and pizza are very appealing, but it's the atmosphere that gives you a taste of life in Cape Town. There are other great places to jump into the bar in the area, such as Jerry's Burger Bar, Fat Cactus, or Tiger's Milk. If you'd rather end your evening sweetly, the nearby Myog Frozen Yoghurt Joint and other artisan ice cream makers are open late into the night.
This wonderful coastal district is a great place to enjoy fish and chips, take a stroll along the beach, or shop for gifts. If you walk down the main street, you will find many very good restaurants to eat in (Brass Bell, Kalkies and Cape to Cuba have fantastic views, great food and special drinks too). The view of the sea is fantastic!
With live entertainment, an active harbour, plenty of great restaurants, and a wide variety of shops, the V&A Waterfront is a destination in itself. Take a ride on the "Cape Wheel" for a bird's eye view of the surrounding area and enjoy a "Red Anchor Harbor Cruise" from the perspective of a seal. In the small streets, you will find impressive gifts from handicrafts, fashion and décor. You should go to the V&A Waterfront food market hungry and with a big appetite as it offers a wide range of delicious foods, drinks and snacks. If you have the time, a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium right next door is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon learning about local marine life.
Camps Bay is the best place for a sundowner overlooking one of the most beautiful beaches in Cape Town. It's also great for a Sunday Jol (local slang for "party"), especially in the Chinchilla or Café Caprice. Finally, stay in the mood for a drink with a view at the nearby Shimmy Beach Club or The Grand & Café.
Enjoy unforgettable township cuisine and a visit to Khayelitsha when visiting the 4Room Ekhasi Culture. The restaurant's founder and former candidate at Master Chef SA, Abigail Mbalo, has updated the township food she grew up on for the modern palate, adding old favourites like umngqusho (polenta and beans) with trendy new ingredients like coconut cream and tarragon combined.
Home to Cape Town's colourful beach huts and surfer-friendly waves, Muizenberg is a great place for the whole family. Get a coffee, craft beer, or falafel. Do you fancy browsing and shopping? Take a stroll down Palmer Road into the village and visit Made in Muizenberg, a cooperative of local creatives.
FRANSCHHOEK WINE TRAM
A visit to Cape Town would not be complete without a tour of the nearby Winelands. The Franschhoek Wine Valley offers one of the most beautiful landscapes around Cape Town. From the double-decker Franschhoek Wine Tram you have a spectacular view