12 Unmissable Things to Do in Cape Town

A beautiful cosmopolitan city, Cape Town is well worth visiting – especially if you combine it with a Sabi Sands safari in South Africa.

From beaches and epic mountains to botanical gardens and cool art, the Mother City has lots to offer.

Try to spend at least 3 days in Cape Town – though you could easily spend a week. Here’s our guide to the best things to do in Cape Town.

Visit Table Mountain

One of the most popular Cape Town attractions, Table Mountain rises above the city, dominating the views.



Admire the creative street and public art

Cape Town boasts some fantastic cutting-edge public art and design.


Browse the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Eye everything from cowhide sculptures to oil paintings, photography, needlework and other very cool art pieces.


Stroll Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

With more than 7,000 plant species, many unique to this part of the world, they rightly rank as one of the world’s most beautiful gardens.


Visit Langa township

Visiting a township is one of the more unusual things to do in Cape Town. But it can give you real insight into South African life and culture.

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