Cape Town's most iconic landmark, and one of the oldest mountains in the world. The quickest and easiest way to the top is on the Aerial Cableway. Take the five-minute cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain, 1 089 metres above Cape Town, and explore the summit, hit one of three hiking trails that start at the Upper Cable Station and explore the summit further. Table Mountain is part of a World Heritage Site, an important part of the Cape Floristic Region and the single richest floristic area in the world. There is a lot of fynbos vegetation on the mountain, with over 1 460 different species of plants. There are also plenty of dassies, lizards, insects and birdlife to be seen. Thirty-minute guided tours happen on the hour from 09:00 to 15:00 daily, departing from the Twelve Apostles Terrace (below the Café). If you're looking to be more adventurous, then take a guided hiking tour up one of the beautiful trails that lead to the summit of Table Mountain it's more strenuous, but the rewards are definitely worth it!
Hike Up Lion's Head
Lion’s Head forms part of the Table Mountain range and provides a scenic backdrop to the City of Cape Town. It falls within the Table Mountain National Park and rises to a height of 669m (2195ft) above sea level. Lion’s Head is best known for its stunning views of the Mother City and Table Bay on one side, and the Atlantic shoreline on the other, which makes the hour-long walk to the top really worth the effort. Add a little mystery to the walk by tackling it during full moon and be rewarded with a glittering view of Cape Town by night. To hike up and down Lion's Head can take anywhere from 1.5 - 3 hours depending on your fitness and pace.
Cape Point Tour
Explore the beautiful Cape Peninsula with a guide who loves the region, knows his history and won’t get lost! First, you visit the stunning Clifton and Camps Bay beaches and head towards Hout Bay with an optional boat trip to Seal Island. Wind over Chapman’s Peak Drive, a spectacular scenic route with fynbos-covered mountain on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Visit the beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve and marvel at the dramatic Cape of Good Hope. On the other side of the peninsula, you stop off at Boulders Beach and its fascinating penguin colony. After the historic naval village of Simon's Town we break for lunch and then wind through the gracious Constantia Valley en route to the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, to cap a rather marvellous day out.
Table Mountain & City Bowl Tour
The itinerary commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting). The state-of-the-art cable car rotates 360º on its way to the top, offering a panoramic view of the city and harbour below. In the city itself, visit the Company Gardens, the SA Museum, the Castle of Good Hope, the vibrant and arty flea market & Greenmarket Square. Take a trip through the picturesque and extremely colourful streets of Bo-Kaap and the tour comes to an end with the last stop at the V & A Waterfront.
Visit Constantia Wine Valley
The Constantia Wine Valley is the most spectacular wine experience in the world offering a unique blend of centuries-old established wine homesteads and new stylish boutique wineries in a setting of unsurpassed beauty and heritage. It is a city escape into magnificent mountain countryside, producing a wide range of iconic, premium wines of world class quality, only 15 minutes from Cape Town city centre. Come and experience the magic and beauty of the Constantia Valley; sample the award winning wines, take a stroll through its beautiful greenbelts, enjoy a sensational taste experience at any one of the many restaurants, wander through the beautiful local stores, enjoy champagne on the lawns of the wineries or in the magnificent boutique hotels, join us for music in the vineyards in the summer season, view beautiful fine art from local artists while tasting wines from the valley. Feeling adventurous? Add a biplane trip onto your tour, screaming along high above the Constantia Valley.
Visit The Foodie Markets
There are too many great markets in Cape Town to list them all here, but if you would like to find out where they are the best place to look is Cape Markets they list all of the markets in the area and any special events that are taking place. A few of our local favourites are: OZCF (Orangezicht City Farm Market @ V&A Waterfront), The Biscuit Mill (Woodstock) and the Hout Bay Harbour Market (Hout Bay).
Township and Robben Island Tour
Enjoy a full day cultural tour of Cape Town and get to grips with the new South Africa. Proceed through the historic Malay quarter, drive through the remains of what was a vibrant community - District Six - and visit its living museum. After this momentous experience, enjoy a walking tour of the townships. Return to the city for lunch before departing on the ferry for Robben Island and see the infamous cell where Nelson Mandela spent the majority of his 27 years in prison.
Shark Cage Diving
We use Marine Dynamics, as they have an emphasis on Eco-Tourism. Going Great White Shark Diving in South Africa and more specifically a trip on the Slashfin, is a combination of goosebump thrills, education and relaxation on a luxury boat in the company of experienced experts and researchers! They will show you how to distinguish between a male and female shark and how to identify a specific shark by its unique dorsal fin and scars. The 20 - 25 minute boat trip to where the activity is to take place, is by itself an exhilarating adventure. Marine Dynamics is not only THE South African shark cage diving company best geared to give you a once in a lifetime adrenaline-packed close-up encounter, we are also a multidimensional and multi-awarded Ecotourism and Conservation Enterprise guaranteed to rock your boat in more than one way!
Bo-Kaap Cooking Class
The Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour takes you on a voyage into the life, food and culture of the Cape Malay's in Bo-Kaap whilst offering you a hands-on, practical lesson on how to cook like a real Cape Malay 'Auntie'! Learn how to fold samoosa's and mix masala for that perfect pot of Cape Malay Curry! Zainie will host you at her home, where you will not only learn secret cooking techniquies, but also get an insight into daily life in the Bo-Kaap. The workshop ends with lunch where you can share your experiences with the group whilst indulging in a mouth-watering traditional meal. Bo-Kaap is situated strategically at the foot of signal hill in the heart of Cape Town, and is home to several historic and Islamic sites, with its cobbled roads and colourful houses has preserved a people and culture through community, the practice of religion and tradition.
Shop at The V&A Waterfront
With over 450 retail outlets selling everything from fashion, homeware and curios, to jewellery, leather goods and audiovisual equipment, the V&A Waterfront is South Africa’s most popular shopping destination. Consolidating this position is our diverse offering of local and international brands that guarantee something for everyone shopping in Cape Town, irrespective of taste or budget.
Run off the side of a mountain, Lion's Head and soar high above the city of Cape Town, taking in the view of Signal Hill, the CBD and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the flight, whilst gaining height then gliding over the top of the houses of Sea Point to land on the promenade.
Hire a bicycle and ride along the promenade
A casual cyclist can rent a bicycle and enjoy a gentle, relaxing ride along Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard. Just arrive at one of UpCycles stations to grab your bike and go. From the station on the Sea Point Promenade you can easily ride along the coast and enjoy a day on the beach, a meal or drink at one of the many bars and restaurants in the area. You can pedal along the Promenade all the way to the shopping and dining mecca of the Waterfront, into the world class eco-hub at the Green Point Park and Cape Town stadium precinct, or you can explore the CBD.
We think a ride along our route is one of the Mother City’s simple pleasures!
Hop On The City Sightseeing Tour Bus
Your ticket gives you access to all our bus tours in Cape Town, which means it's valid across the Red City Tour, Blue Mini Peninsula Tour, Yellow Downtown Tour and the Purple Wine Tour. Hop on and hop off the double-decker red bus and discover Cape Town. The easiest way to get your bearings around Cape Town, these family-friendly buses offer informative audio commentary about Cape Town's major attractions in 15 languages.
Take A Champagne Sunset Boat Cruise
Cape Town has one of the best locations to see the Sunset from the Sea. Fabulous Table Mountain and city views while the sun dips into the sea at sunset. Follow the wind for this cruise, as no specific destination offered. Typically you'll motor out of the Harbour and sail across Table Bay towards Milnerton lighthouse, then return to the protection of Granger Bay in the lee of Table Mountain to watch the sun set, and then motor back to the Waterfront.