Cape Town and Peninsula

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  • Robben Island

    1. 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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  • Two Oceans Aquarium

    2. 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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  • 3. 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

  • 4. Chavonne's Cannon Battery Museum

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Museum/Gallery

    An archeological sight housing the remains of Cape Town's oldest cannon battery, this museum, which opened in 2008, reconstructs the outer...Read More

  • 5. One&Only Spa

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Spa–Sight

    This artfully designed spa exudes pampered exclusivity of the type intended for the rich and famous. On a private island and part of a swank...Read More

  • 6. San Marco Bistro

    Waterfront | Restaurant–Sight

    San Marco Bistro offers a wide variety of options from sandwiches and salads to pasta, meat, and seafood entrées. Although it's expensive for...Read More

  • 7. Shimmy Beach Club

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Beach–Sight

    A bit of vibey Ibiza in laid-back Cape Town, this beach club is well regarded as a fun and stylish place to hang out, and it's even family-friendly...Read More

  • 8. South African Maritime Centre

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Museum/Gallery

    Inside the Union-Castle House, this museum explains the Cape's long history with the sea. Recently renovated, the center documents the history...Read More

  • 9. Spa at Cape Grace

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Spa–Sight

    Impeccable service and professionalism are the hallmarks of this intimate spa in the Cape Grace, whose paprika-and-saffron-hued spice-route...Read More

  • 10. Willoughby's

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Restaurant–Sight

    For what many would argue is Cape Town's best sushi, head to Willoughby's, which is in the V&A's shopping mall, with seating both inside...Read More

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