A top destination in the world all year round, Cape Town offers a true smorgasbord of incredible sights, unforgettable experiences and unique adventures.
Trying to fit in the top attractions in a single trip can seem impossible, which is why we have compiled the best things to do in Cape Town just for you.
10. Truth Coffee in town
Maybe not necessarily making the “top” attractions list in Cape Town, Truth Coffee gives you an experience of Cape Town like no other – topped off with some cappuccino foam!
As the top-rated coffee shop in the world as of 2015, Truth is located in the heart of Cape Town’s city centre, which is perfect for starting a day of Cape Town sightseeing or souvenir shopping.
The coffee shop is known by locals for not only being very busy on weekends and for having an incredible secret-ingredient iced coffee, they also show off a quirky side of Cape Town culture with steampunk aesthetics and unparalleled friendly customer service.
Experience their unrivalled coffee beans for yourself from this truly unique Cape Town attraction.
9. Touring the wine lands
Cape Town is a favourite among locals and tourists alike because it offers a bit of everything – city, mountain, beach and country.
The ideal escape from the city is to explore the surrounding countryside and, particularly, the wine lands. A mere 30 minutes’ drive from Cape Town offers an incredible array of wine farms in the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek areas.
A perfect choice is touring with an experienced guide who will fetch you from Cape Town and take you to the top wineries in Stellenbosch.
8. Kitesurfing in Blouberg
From paragliding to kitesurfing, you’re never short of adrenaline-pumping activities in Cape Town.
Cape Town’s Blouberg area is one of the world’s top spots for kitesurfers, and so make the most of your trip by staying in one of the best kitesurfing hostels out there.
Taking to the waters by kitesurfing not only offers some Cape Town sightseeing, but also a highly unique activity you won’t experience anywhere else.
7. Cape Point’s scenic views
Another way to get out of the city is to visit Cape Point. Hailed as one of South Africa’s most beautiful reserves, Cape Point is an hour’s drive from Cape Town and the ideal way to spend a day.
It is a top sightseeing attraction looking out at incredible panoramic vistas and breathtaking surroundings, and is also home to one of Cape Town’s best restaurants.
The ideal way to explore this natural wonder is with an experienced tour guide.
6. History at the Castle of Good Hope
When it comes to exploring the history of Cape Town or South Africa, you’re a bit spoilt for choice in Cape Town.
From the District Six Museum to the Iziko South African Museum, there’s a number of ways to get your historical fix.
One of the best things to do in Cape Town, however, is the Castle of Good Hope. A short stroll from our earlier-mentioned Truth Coffee, this oldest castle in South Africa gives an excellent view into how Cape Town came to be as it is and how it was in the past.
A special treat at the castle is the Key Ceremony and Cannon Firing, which happens six days a week. Even if you don’t get a chance to witness these events, exploring the architecture and history of the castle is a treat in itself.