Sights & Attractions in Cape Town

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Name Category Location
 
Adderley Street
Originally named Heerengracht after a canal that once ran the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Cape Town Central
 
AGFA Amphitheatre
This popular outdoor space mounts performances ranging from concerts...
Arts / Performance Venues Waterfront
 
Bo-Kaap Museum
Built in the 18th century, this museum was originally the home...
Museums / Galleries Bo-Kaap
 
Buitenverwachting
Once part of Dutch governor Simon van der Stel's original Constantia...
Wineries / Breweries Southern Suburbs
 
Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope
Once a nature reserve on its own, this section of Table Mountain...
Parks Table Mountain National Park
 
Cape Town Holocaust Centre
The center is both a memorial to the 6 million Jews and other...
Museums / Galleries Gardens
 
Castle of Good Hope
Despite its name, the castle isn't the fairy-tale fantasy type...
Castles / Palaces Cape Town Central
 
Chapman's Peak Drive
Rock slides and unstable cliff faces mean this fantastically...
Scenic Drives The Peninsula
 
Chavonne's Cannon Battery Museum
An archeological sight housing the remains of Cape Town's oldest...
Museums / Galleries Waterfront
 
Church Square
Church Square bore witness to much of Cape Town's dark history...
Neighborhoods / Streets Cape Town Central
 
Church Street Arcade
The center of Cape Town's art and antiques business, this section...
Stores / Malls Cape Town Central
 
City Hall
Though this attractive Edwardian building constructed in 1905...
Government Buildings Cape Town Central
 
Company's Garden
These are all that remain of a 43-acre garden laid out by Jan...
Gardens / Arboretums Cape Town Central
 
District Six Museum
Housed in the Buitenkant Methodist Church, this museum preserves...
Museums / Galleries Cape Town Central
 
Gold of Africa Museum
This museum in the historic Martin Melck House chronicles the...
Museums / Galleries Cape Town Central
 
Grand Parade
Once a military parade ground, this is now just a bleak parking...
Markets / Bazaars Cape Town Central
 
Groot Constantia
The town of Constantia takes its name from the wine estate established...
Wineries / Breweries Southern Suburbs
 
Hoerikwaggo Trail
A great way to get acquainted with Table Mountain and all its...
Trails Table Mountain National Park
 
Irma Stern Museum
This small but wonderful museum is dedicated to the works and...
Museums / Galleries Southern Suburbs
 
Kalk Bay
This small, fascinating harbor, which shelters a weathered fishing...
Towns The Peninsula
 
Klein Constantia
Klein (rhymes with "stain") means "small" in Afrikaans and indicates...
Wineries / Breweries Southern Suburbs
 
Kommetjie
A pleasant, somewhat isolated village, Kommetjie has a scenic...
Towns The Peninsula
 
Lion's Head and Signal Hill
The prominent peak to the right of Table Mountain is Lion's Head...
Viewpoints Table Mountain National Park
 
Noordhoek
This popular beach community has stunning white sands that stretch...
Towns The Peninsula
 
Rhodes Memorial
Rhodes served as prime minister of the Cape from 1890 to 1896...
Memorials / Monuments Southern Suburbs
 
Scarborough
This tiny vacation community has one of the best beaches on the...
Towns The Peninsula
 
Simon's Town
Picturesque Simon's Town has many lovely old buildings and possibly...
Towns The Peninsula
 
South African Jewish Museum
Housed in the Old Synagogue—South Africa's first synagogue, built...
Museums / Galleries Gardens
 
South African Maritime Centre
Inside the Union-Castle House, this museum explains the Cape's...
Museums / Galleries Waterfront
 
South African Museum
This museum has some excellent examples of rock art that will...
Promenades / Boardwalks Cape Town Central
 
South African National Gallery
This museum houses a good collection of 19th- and 20th-century...
Museums / Galleries Gardens
 
St. George's Cathedral
This cathedral was once the religious seat of one of the most...
Religious Sites Cape Town Central
 
St. George's Mall
This promenade stretches from the city center almost all the...
Promenades / Boardwalks Cape Town Central
 
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
This is a slick operation. Two large, wheelchair-friendly revolving...
Tours Table Mountain National Park
 
Tafelberg Road
This is a very popular walking road for locals, especially when...
Neighborhoods / Streets Table Mountain National Park
 
Tokai Arboretum
This gorgeous and tranquil national forest is planted with hundreds...
Houses / Mansions The Peninsula
 
World of Birds
Here you can walk through aviaries housing 450 species of indigenous...
Zoos / Aquariums The Peninsula
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