The Town

The Town – what to see

Cape Town offers so much to see and do you’ll need to spend at least a couple of weeks here . . . or come back often! But many top sights and attractions are weather-dependent, so you’ll need to be weather-aware to maximise your time. This is especially true of Table Mountain: the cable car doesn’t run when it’s too windy, and you don’t want to make the trip up when the tablecloth is heavy as it spoils the view. Go as soon as its clear and open – or hike up and down in the wind!

Robben Island is also better done in calm conditions, especially for those who suffer from motion sickness . . . Gardens and beaches also look better in sunshine!

But there are also plenty of refuges around town, great places to spend time out of the elements, whether exploring the city’s history in one of the many fabulous museums, shopping ‘til you drop at the Waterfront, or sipping wine in Constantia, coffee at the world’s best coffee shop (really!), or enjoying a leisurely meal at one of the city’s countless gourmet eateries.

You won’t have a chance to get bored in the Mother City!

For more tips, ideas and specific itineraries, check out Cape Town Tourism’s website for lots of great content, or download the great Visitor’s Guide or mobile App from Google Play or the iStore:

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