CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE
The Castle of Good Hope – the oldest building in South Africa – was once a fort, but today functions as a showcase of the Cape’s early days. Built by Jan van Riebeeck and the Dutch East India Company, the building, which is an example of a 'star fort', was completed in 1679. The building’s 18th-century décor has been restored and it now functions as a popular museum.
Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town, and is featured in the Flag of Cape Town and other local government insignia. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top. The mountain forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.Table Mountain and the Back Table have an unusually rich biodiversity.
One of the highlights of your time in Cape Town will undoubtedly be a visit to Robben Island. Situated around twelve kilometres offshore from the city, the once infamous island is today a powerful symbol of freedom and the transformative power of forgiveness.
This bustling shopping, dining and entertainment area neighbouring the Table Bay harbour is almost as synonymous with a visit to Cape Town as Table Mountain that looks down on it from up high. Developed from redundant docklands, this vast property now blends seamlessly and attractively with the working harbour.
KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS
Kirstenbosch Gardens lives up to its reputation as one of the greatest botanical gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. Kirstenbosch was established in 1913 to promote, conserve and display the extraordinarily rich and diverse flora of southern Africa.
Boulders Penguin Colony in Simonstown is home to a unique and endangered land-based colony of African Penguins. This colony is one of only a few in the world, and the site has become a famous and popular international tourist destination. This beach is ideal for children as immense boulders shelter the cove from currents, wind and large waves but please always take care not to touch or feed the penguins, they can be dangerous.
TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM (V&A)
With more than 3000 marine creatures on view including sharks, turtles and penguins, the Two Oceans Aquarium is one of the finest aquariums in the world. Situated in Portswood Square at the V&A Waterfront, the aquarium showcases the unique marine life of the Atlantic and Indian oceans which lie on either side of the Cape of Good Hope.
GROOT CONSTANTIA WINE ROUTE
Groot Constantia’s revered history tells us how a man’s love of wine established the first wine farm in South Africa. By going back 330 years, we come to understand how 891 morgen of land created the origins of the South African wine industry.
LONG STREET . CAPE TOWN
If you’re looking for fun vibes and an excuse to stay out all night, visit Long Street - party capital of the Mother City. Long Street has a buzzing energy and it’s one of Cape Town’s best spots for browsing shops during the day, or a big night out on the town.
SIMONSTOWN NAVAL MUSEUM:
The SA Navy Museum is housed in, and around, the original Dockyard Magazine/Storehouse (1743/44) which, from 1810 when the Royal Navy moved its headquarters from Cape Town to Simonstown, was extended to become the three-storey building it is today.
HOP ON HOP OFF RED BUS TOURS:
Explore the best of Cape Town’s world-famous attractions aboard an open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing bus! With two routes to choose from, this hop-on hop-off tour of Cape Town is the easiest way to get around the city and see all the sights in just one or two days.
FREE CITY WALK
City Sightseeing offers you an opportunity to explore the city on foot in three different tours – and they're free.All our tours start and end at stop 5, our Long Street tour office, where you'll sign up before meeting your guide and venturing out.