Here are some of Cape Town’s top, unmissable tourist attractions:
1 – The breath-taking Table Mountain
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Table Mountain is arguably Cape Town’s most iconic tourist attraction. If there’s one thing people will remember best or easily recognise when it comes to the Mother City, it’s this impressive mountain.
What’s more, since its opening in 1929, Table Mountain’s aerial cable way has attracted over 25 million visitors. While that’s a pretty staggering number, there are also ways to hike up the mountain in two main routes called Indian Venster and Platteklip Gorge.
So, if you’re not willing to splash out a bit on a return cable way ticket, then you could take a leisurely, but careful, hike up…
Up on top of this phenomenally flat mountain, you will find the Table Mountain Cafe, a gift and curio shop known as Shop at the Top, and some fun guided walking routes to enjoy.
From 1 October 2017, you can expect to pay between R150-R290 (adults) and R70-R140 and (children) for a cableway ticket.
For more information, visit: http://www.tablemountain.net.
2 – Wild and wonderful Cape Point
Still referred to as the Cape of Storms, Cape Point has a rich, though fearsome history. Its tendency to claim and wreck many a ship has earned it an enduring, formidable reputation.
Nowadays, you will find curio shops, cafes and one awesome lighthouse on high (there are two but only one is accessible) for you to explore… and you can count on seeing hordes of visiting tourists and locals too!
Forming part of the Table Mountain National Park and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape Point is a place of startling beauty, wild weather and a host of cool sights to see!
Expect to pay R70 (children) and R135 (adults) for entry into the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
For more information, visit: http://capepoint.co.za.
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3 – Stylish V&A Waterfront
The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, found along the Atlantic Seaboard, is one of the city’s pearls. Although it offers its fair share of retail therapy, food and excitement, the V&A Waterfront is also a wonderful place to head if you wish to soak up some true Cape Town atmosphere.
With the Cape Wheel, museums (including the newly-opened Zeitz MOCCA), Silo District, the Market on the Wharf and Oranjezicht City Farm Market, numerous restaurants and hundreds of shops spanning every shopping category, you won’t be left wanting in terms of entertainment or enjoyment.
For more information, visit: www.waterfront.co.za.
4 – Bustling Greenmarket Square
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This historic square forms part of the bustling, vibrant inner city heart. Along with its fascinating, long-standing history, Greenmarket Square is famed for its market stalls, charming cafes and beautiful wares. Thanks to its vibrancy, it’s also the ideal way to experience the coming together of a variety of cultures, races and people.
Here you will find everything from African artworks, colourful clothing, beaded goods and paintings for sale. As you shop for your slice of Cape Town (and Africa), haggle with merchants and reach an agreement over the fairest price.
Afterwards, enjoy a light meal at one of the cafes or pop into Food Lovers for a quick grocery shop.
Conclusion: If you’re planning a visit to Cape Town, be sure to check out each of these top tourist attractions and experience first-hand what makes this South African coastal city so unique!