Cape Town and Peninsula

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  • 1. Blouberg Beach

    Blouberg | Beach–Sight

    Blouberg is divided into two parts: Big Bay, which hosts surfing and windsurfing contests, and Little Bay, better suited to sunbathers, rock...Read More

  • Boulders Beach

    2. Boulders Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This series of small coves lies among giant granite boulders on the southern outskirts of Simon's Town. Part of Table Mountain National Park...Read More

    Boulders Beach
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  • Cape Point

    3. Cape Point

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Cape Point is a dramatic knife's edge of rock that slices into the Atlantic. Looking out to sea from the viewing platform, you feel you're at...Read More

    Cape Point
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

    4. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

    Newlands | Garden/Arboretum

    Spectacular in each season, these world-famous gardens showcase stunning South African flora in a magnificent setting, extending up the eastern...Read More

    Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
  • Robben Island

    5. Robben Island

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Jail

    Made famous by its most illustrious inhabitant, Nelson Mandela, this island, whose name is Dutch for "seals," has a long and sad history. At...Read More

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  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

    6. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

    Table Mountain National Park | Tour–Sight

    This is a slick operation. Two large, wheelchair-friendly revolving cars that provide spectacular views take three to five minutes to reach...Read More

    Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
  • Two Oceans Aquarium

    7. Two Oceans Aquarium

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Zoo/Aquarium

    This aquarium is widely considered one of the finest in the world. Stunning displays reveal the marine life of the warm Indian Ocean and the...Read More

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  • 8. 12 Apostles Spa

    Camps Bay | Spa–Sight

    Given its stunning situation, you'd expect more—as in a view. Thanks to its unique location as the only development past Camps Bay on the pristine...Read More

  • 9. Adderley Street

    Cape Town Central | Neighborhood/Street

    Originally named Heerengracht after a canal that once ran the length of the avenue, this street has always been Cape Town's principal thoroughfare...Read More

  • 10. AGFA Amphitheatre

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Arts/Performance Venue

    If the scattered benches looking out at the harbour activity are full, this open-air space is a good spot to eat your take-way lunch—if there...Read More

  • 11. Angsana Spa

    Newlands | Spa–Sight

    Spas are obviously big business these days, with most top hotels outsourcing this service, and the wellness element at the elegant Vineyard...Read More

  • 12. Bo-Kaap Museum

    Bo-Kaap | Museum/Gallery

    Built in the 18th century, this museum was originally the home of Abu Bakr Effendi, a well-known Turkish scholar and prominent leader in the...Read More

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  • 13. Boulders Beach Lodge and Restaurant

    Restaurant–Sight

    Don't be fooled by its low-key, casual atmosphere, Boulders Beach Lodge and Restaurant serves seriously good food, worth a visit even without...Read More

  • 14. Buitenverwachting

    Constantia | Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Once part of Dutch governor Simon van der Stel's original Constantia farm, Buitenverwachting (which means "beyond expectation" and is roughly...Read More

  • 15. Buitenverwachting

    Constantia | Restaurant–Sight

    Buitenverwachting serves great picnic lunches during the summer months (November–April) under the oaks on the estate's lawns. It's an idyllic...Read More

  • 16. Café Roux

    Noordhoek | Restaurant–Sight

    Nestled behind Chapman's Peak—and minutes away from Noordhoek Beach—Café Roux is an unpretentious outdoor café with great homemade food and...Read More

  • 17. Camelot Spa at Mandela Rhodes Place

    Cape Town Central | Spa–Sight

    In the center of Cape Town's downtown business district, above the commerce of St. George's Mall, Camelot Spa sparkles with crystal light fixtures...Read More

  • 18. Camps Bay Beach

    Camps Bay | Beach–Sight

    The spectacular western edge of Table Mountain, known as the Twelve Apostles, provides the backdrop for this long, sandy beach that slopes gently...Read More

  • 19. Cape Town Holocaust Centre

    Gardens | Museum/Gallery

    The center is both a memorial to the 6 million Jews and other victims who were killed during the Holocaust and an education center whose aim...Read More

  • 20. Castle of Good Hope

    Cape Town Central | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Despite its name, the castle isn't the fairy-tale fantasy type but rather a squat fortress that hunkers down as if to avoid shellfire. Built...Read More

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