Garden Route

The nearly 180-mile (300 km) Garden Route between Mossel Bay to Storms River is South Africa's famous country road. Scenic Route 62 travels among high mountains with...

  • Excursions
  • Cultural & Historical

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Table Mountain

The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens has plant life you can only see in South Africa. Because it is at the heart of the Cape Floristic Region - Cape Floral Kingdom, it...

  • Hiking
  • Food & drink
  • Eco Tourism
  • Walking

Greenmarket Square

City Centre

Dating from 1696, the cobblestoned Greenmarket Square was originally a slave market. These days it is an outdoor flea market with street entertainers in a...

  • Market
  • Cultural & Historical
  • 4.3
  • 1

Cape Diamonds

Green Point

The GIA-certified Cape Diamonds sells only conflict-free diamonds, and platinum Jewelry is handcrafted on site, designed by South Africa-born, UK-trained Joel...

  • Specialty Shop
  • 4
  • 1

Cape Point

Cape Peninsula

Cape Point is that bit of rugged rock and sheer cliff that sticks out into the Atlantic at the southeast corner of the Cape Peninsula, a little north of the Cape of...

  • Natural Attraction
  • Food & drink
  • 4.5
  • 1

Long Street

City Centre

Long Street has a Bohemian flavor, filled with youth hostels, Victorian buildings, theaters, bookstores. ethnic restaurants and bars. It's a good place to catch live...

  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink

V&A Waterfront

The Victoria and Albert Waterfront is on South Africa's oldest working harbor and one of the most tourist-friendly waterfronts anywhere with some 23 million visitors...

  • Food & drink
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Neighborhood
  • Museum
  • Performing arts

Cango Caves

Oudtshoorn

On the Garden Route (R62), Cango Caves offer vast limestone halls, spectacular stalactites and stalagmites and dripstone caverns. The standard tour takes an hour,...

  • Excursions
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Natural Attraction

Sea Kayaking

Simon's Town

Even landlubbers can enjoy a guided sea kayaking excursion to Boulders Beach that includes close up views of penguins, seals and an occasional whale. The two-hour...

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Excursions

Table Mountain

The flat-topped Table Mountain, Cape Town's most recognizable landmark, provides incredible views, rich biodiversity and challenging recreational opportunities for...

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park

Fish Hoek

With one of the best swimming beaches in Cape Town, Fish Hoek is a pleasant commuters' suburb and tourist destination on False Bay midway between downtown and...

  • Neighborhood
  • Water sport & adventure

Mangwanani Boutique Spa

V&A Waterfront

Mangwanani Boutique Spa is a wellness retreat with African-inspired massage therapies, beauty-inspired treatments and a line of spa products. Founded in 2002, the...

  • Wellness

Clifton Beach #3 (Gay Beach)

Clifton

All four Clifton beaches, separated by protective giant boulders, offer sheltered sunbathing on soft white sand, but #3 is predominately gay. It's a good spot to...

  • Public beach
  • Various
  • 4
  • 2

Sandy Bay

Llandudno

Sandy Bay is a clothing optional beach on the Atlantic Ocean about a half hour south of the city. A good cruising spot, it offers some sheltering rocky outcrops, but...

  • Nude beach
  • Other
  • 4
  • 1

Muisenberg

The beach at Muizenberg is where surfing began in South Africa. About 12 miles (nearly 20 km) of beach stretches from the Cape Peninsula eastward around False Bay,...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun
  • Sports

Clifton Beach #4

Clifton

National Geographic collectively dubbed the four white-sand Clifton Beaches the second most beautiful beach in the world. The most popular section is #4, the...

  • Public beach

Kalk Bay

False Bay

Kalk Bay, which began as a fishing village, is now a suburb about 20 miles (30 km) from downtown with service by train and auto route. Its picturesque harbor on...

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink

Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch, 31 miles (53 km) east of Cape Town in the Cape Winelands, is an oak-shaded university town rich in Dutch colonial architecture and the center of South...

  • Food & drink
  • Excursions
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Camps Bay

The Blue Flag beach at Camps Bay is a palm-fringed stretch of platinum sand and sexy thongs where the rich and famous come to sun. Overlooked by millionaires'...

  • Public beach
  • Sports
  • Food & drink

Graaff's Pool

Sea Point

Graaff's Pool - a rock tidal pool - once was where men traditionally swam and sunned in the nude on concrete steps between Marais and Oliver Roads. Local pressures...

34 Fine Art Gallery

Woodstock

Founded in 1999, 34 Fine Art Gallery specializes in cutting edge international and South African art for serious collectors. It moved in 2010 and also has a branch

  • Store
  • Art

Llandudno Beach

Llandudno

A local favorite for beach picnics, surfing and body boarding, Llandudno is about 12 miles (20 km) south of the city. A bit off the beaten track, it is accessible by...

  • Public beach

A Store

Tamboerskloof

A contemporary lifestyle and culture store In the Mooikloof Center, A Store is a destination for urban cowboys in search of limited-edition and unusual sports...

  • Store

Africa Nova

De Waterkant

Africa Nova sells tribal artifacts and African fine art and sculpture. It also offers contemporary designs in ceramics, jewelry and textiles. In addition to the shop

  • Boutique

African Image

City Centre

African Image, an independent tribal art dealership, was established in 1989 and specializes in authentic African artifacts selected by the owner Harry Sitole from...

  • Specialty Shop
  • Cultural & Historical

African Music Store

City Centre

The African Music Store is where to find African CDs and traditional music instruments as well as DVD documentaries, crafts, curios and clothing. Opened on busy Long...

  • Specialty Shop
  • Cultural & Historical

Beta Beach

Bakoven

Only a 10-minute drive from the center of the city, Beta Beach is a tiny, secluded beach between big boulders. Its setting on sheltered waters encourages swimming...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun

Bo-Kaap Museum

Malay Quarter

The Bo-Kamp Museum, managed by Iziko Museums, is on the slopes of Signal Hill in the center of Cap Malay culture. Established in 1978, it has permanent exhibits on...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical

Boulders Beach

False Bay

Famous for penguin watching, Boulders Beach on the Indian Ocean is good for family fun, safe swimming and snorkeling. It is just beyond the Simon's Town naval base

  • Public beach
  • Sports
  • Eco Tourism

Boyzone Adult Shop & Lifestyle Shop

De Waterkant

Tucked between the Amsterdam Action Bar and the Backroom Bar, Boyzone Adult Shop and Lifestyle Shop are the two little emporiums stocking aromas, lubes, vitamins,

  • Boutique