Things to Do in Cape Town

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Cape Town, South Africa travel guide.
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Cape Town, South Africa is my absolute favorite city in the world! Follow along this guide to discover some of my favorite things to do and places to eat and drink.

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Where to stay in Cape Town

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The Silo Hotel

An unmistakeable architectural gem on the V&A Waterfront, with a prized modern art collection and, in many rooms, Table Mountain views.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

One&Only Cape Town

A tranquil enclave surrounded by mesmerizing waterways and a traditional harbor featuring utmost service well-known to the One&Only brand.

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  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

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Ellerman House Cape Town

On the cliffs over Cape Town, this 13-room mansion never disappoints, with a spectacular ocean-facing pool.

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  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

  • A paired chocolate and South African Brandy tasting with the hotel sommelier ($150 value) in the Wine Gallery and 10% discount on first spa treatment at EH Spa.

  • OR Complimentary round-trip private airport transfers (must have a minimum value of $100 USD equivalent).

  • OR in lieu of the above\*, a donation towards Click Foundation, to support the education of a South African child for one year.

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Things to do in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa travel guide

The Victoria and Albert Wharf: Come down here for people watching, waterfront dining, shopping and live music. You can also take a sunset sail out of the Victoria and Albert Wharf as you watch the sun go down over Cape Town and the surrounding mountains.

African Shark Eco-Charters- Shark Cage Diving: Get up close and personal with nature's fiercest ocean predators.

Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch: Hire a private driver to chauffer you through the dramatic mountains while you taste wine through vineyards sprinkled throughout the world-renowned South African wine country.

Hike up Table Mountain: During the summer months, take a hike up Table Mountain for breathtaking views, sometimes above the clouds.

Explore Cape Point: Explore a central landmark used during wars, while hiking or driving through a protected nature reserve.

Places to eat & drink in Cape Town

Where to eat and drink in Cape Tow, South Africa.

Pier: An intimate, multi-course fine-dining experience at one of the world's most-loved destinations, the V & A Waterfront.

Iron Steak and Bar: Enjoy a range of world-class dishes including mouth-watering steaks flame grilled to perfection. This restaurant boasts a great selection of wine, beer and classic cocktails.

La Colombe Restaurant: One of Cape Town's most well-loved and awarded restaurants, this venue features contemporary French-meets-Asian fine dining.

The Pot Luck Club: Find sophisticated tapas served in a chic, buzzy locale with glass walls and views of Table Mountain.

The Test Kitchen: Nouvelle Latin cuisine with a South African touch at inventive restaurant with contemporary decor.

Fyn Restaurant: An amazing gastronomic experience heightened by a first-class wait staff and manager. The attention to detail here is remarkable! 

Thali: Authentic Indian restaurant with excellent flavors and a warm atmosphere.

Need to Know

Looking for more international travel recs? Check out my Guide to a Luxury Long Weekend Getaway in Dublin and my guide for Things to Do on Three-Day Adventure in Lisbon.

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