5 Things so see and do in Cape Town

26 March 2014

Cape Town is where man and nature harmoniously meet to form one of the most seductive tourist hotspots in the world. This city is blessed with natural wonder and beauty and it is a cosmopolitan melting pot of diverse cultures. On one side the ocean stretches deep into the distance, kissing the horizon. On the other side Table Mountain proudly watches over her city as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Of all the places in the world, there is no other place I would rather call home than Cape Town. It is the one of the greatest and most affordable getaway experiences one can enjoy. Let’s take a look at some of what makes this city such a magnet for travellers from all over the world.

A View of Cape Town A View of Cape Town

Table Mountain

Table Mountain is a monument to the natural beauty and splendour of Cape Town. This natural wonder is host to more indigenous plant species than, for instance, the entire British Isles and since 2011 has been considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world. You can make your way to the top by either cable car or by taking one of many breathtakingly beautiful hiking trails. Once on top you can marvel at the astonishing views over Cape Town and the Atlantic Ocean. Those with an adventurous spirit can get their fix of adrenaline by taking a 112 meters abseiling descent down to the foot of the mountain.

Longstreet

Longstreet is the heart beat of Cape Town, a street that never sleeps. Whether you find yourself there at day or night, it will fill you with energy and excitement. Throughout the day you can enjoy a wide range of art galleries, restaurants and unique Capetonian shops. When night falls a brilliant array of colours fill the streets and the night becomes alive with a variety of bars and clubs that will serve any party animal’s needs.

Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch is praised as one of the greatest botanical gardens on Earth. Within the 36ha of mind-blowing nature there are hundreds of trails to explore and a generous variety of restaurants and shops to visit. There is also an outdoor stage area where many concerts and events are hosted, making Kirstenbosch a must see for almost anyone visiting Cape Town.

Golden Beaches

If there is one thing that Cape Town is renowned for it is its selection of sunny and sandy beaches. Enjoy a long day of lazing out on the beach and swimming in the ocean. Then you can walk across the street into one of the many vibrant and high quality shops, restaurants, bars or clubs and watch a mesmerising sunset of fiery red and orange hues.

Cape Winelands

Take a mere 15 minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre and you will find yourself in the picturesque region known as the Cape Winelands, a place of tremendous beauty and home to some of the best wines and restaurants in world. This is the perfect opportunity for those who want a laid back Cape Town experience away from the busy buzz of the city. Your senses will be overloaded with the breathtaking sights, sounds and tastes of the Cape Wine Route and you will be regularly pinching yourself to make sure you aren’t dreaming.

Wiehahn Diederichs

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” Travel has opened my mind and soul and has filled me with an insatiable thirst and curiosity for life. My passion for travel is fuelled by my love for photography and writing. Through these mediums of expression I hope to inspire people to follow their hearts and see the world. There is an entire planet filled with a variety of people and experiences waiting for us to meet them.