Top Things To Do In Cape Town, South Africa (Part I)
Enjoying The Beauty Of The Table Mountain

Are you looking for the top cities in Africa to add to your bucket list? Then the city of Cape Town in South Africa should be on the top of that list.

Cape town
Beautiful View From The Table Mountain

To begin with, the flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town has an impressive panoramic view across the mountains, the wine lands, and great sandy beaches.

Cape Town
At The V& A Waterfront While Enjoying The Cape Wheel

Why The City of Cape Town

Cape Town is the most beautiful city in South Africa and in Africa as a continent. This city is known for its harbor and for the landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point, just to mention but a few.

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront
The Cape Wheel

✦ Top Attractions In Cape Town

✦ Table Mountain

Table Mountain
Table Mountain

After unpacking your luggage and familiarising yourself with this city, this could be your first thing to do. To go for a picnic at a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town; the Table Mountain.

This mountain is easily recognized by its main feature of a flat top or a leveled plateau from side to side, edged by impressive cliffs.  This forms a backdrop to the city of Cape Town.

Table Mountain
Cable Car

In this adventure, you can choose either the cable car or hike to the mountain. The best choice is the cable car because it is modern and it rotates giving the visitors incredible views of the city as they make their way to Table Mountain.

Table Mountain
The Cable Car

Undoubtedly, this mountain hides many surprises. 

Groot Constantia Wine Estate

 Groot Constantia Wine Estate
Groot Constantia Wine Estate

After the picnic, a decision to go for the wine tasting at Groot Constantia Wine Estate will not be a bad idea.

This is a wine firm in Cape Town that is known internationally for its handcrafted wine.

 Groot Constantia Wine Estate
Groot Constantia Wine Estate

This wine estate has an outstanding wine tasting experience. And to say the least, it is a great experience.

✦ Practical Information

  • The estate also has two restaurants
  • Booking beforehand is highly recommended at these restaurants

Robben Island

Robben Island
Robben Island

An adventure that you can’t miss out while in Cape Town is the excursion to Robben Island.

This is one of South Africa’s most important historical sights. In the old days, it was used as a penal colony. Although the prisons have been closed, the island remains famous for incarcerating former South African President and the Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela for 18 years before the fall of apartheid.

In 1997 the island was turned into a museum, and in 1999 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nelson Mandela’s Cell

Robben Island
The Prisons At The Robben Island

In the cell where Nelson Mandela served his term, there is a thin mattress lying on the ground and a metallic bucket. This is where he wrote the book The Long Walk to Freedom.

Robben Island
Nelson Mandela’s Cell

In addition,  this includes a visit to the lime quarry where all the prisoners worked.

✦ Practical information

The ferry ride to the island takes around 30 minutes. Then, there is a Bus Tour of the island with the guides


YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:

Top Attractions in Cape Town (Part II)