Things to do in Cape Town

Edit This
Table Mountain from Blouberg

Table Mountain from Blouberg

Mike Eaton

Cape Town is located in the beautiful West Cape area. There are many opportunities for day trips and hikes. And if you have seen enough, you can relax on one of the many beaches.

The Cape Town Things to Do list seems unending, so exhaustive is the range of recreational activities that can be pursued in this exotic South African city. Cape Town offers both, indoor and outdoor activities. Further, the city has witnessed international visitors for many years and hence, it is able to play the perfect host. There are many things that a visitor can explore, including:

Exploring Classical Music & Theater

If you are into classical music, Cape Town has lots to offer, including the famous local theaters like Artscape and the Baxter Theater. These theaters constantly showcase the best in operas, ballets and other forms of orchestrated performances. Some orchestras like the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra have become a perennial hit with the classically-inclined crowd. Further, the Cape Town Orchestra also offers the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens that are ideal for spending a lazy afternoon in the company of other music aficionados and locals who often picnic here. Sundays are particularly busy at the Twilight Concerts that are held during the evening at the Cape Town Orchestra. Not as popular but equally delightful is the St. George's Cathedral Choir. There is no entry fee at the Cathedral. Those wanting to see the native performance artists should visit the Oude Libertas Open Air Theater, located at Stellenbosch.

Exploring Art

Cape Town has some of the best galleries that showcase contemporary and historic art. Many classic collections like that of William Fehr are permanently featured in the art gallery of Cape of Good Hope Castle.

Exploring Outdoor Activities in Cape Town

Those who are physically-inclined and look forward to an adrenaline rush should explore the vast range of adventure sports and similar activities that are found in Cape Town. The city has a serious sporting background and there is no dearth of sport enthusiasts. As a result, the range of outdoor activities worth mentioning is extensive, including:

  • Bungee-jumping - The professional bungee set-up at the Western Cape offers some of South Africa’s highest bungee zones. Other high-jump zones are along the Bloukrans, near the Garden Route. These zones are equally-suited to novice jumpers as the entire set-up professionally-handled.
  • Watersports—Canoeing & Rafting - White-water sporting events are very popular in Cape Town. The white-water rivers provide the ideal opportunity for watersport-lovers to test their rafting or canoeing skills. Even first-time rafters can explore the slightly placid parts of river by taking part in an organized trip. The most popular zones for such activities include the Orange River coast, the area around the harbors of Breede and Berg, along with some trips that are arranged from Dorings.


Contributors
March 15, 2010 change by ak1980

[Add Activity]

Cape Peninsula National Park

Edit This

The CPNP is a small but beautiful nature reserve right on the tip of the Cape Peninsula. This small area has one of the worlds highest densities in plant species. It is home to 2,285 plant species (by comparison, the British Isles have 1,492 species). There are large areas covered in fynbos (fine bush, characterised by proteas, grasses and erica), patches of grassland, strandveld (hardy beach vegetation) and evergreen forest.

Apart from the many plants and flowers, there is also a fair amount of wildlife to bee seen. Baboons, ostriches, different types of bok and otters still more..

type:general
World66 rating: [rate it]

CAPE TOWN GALLERIES - Galleria Gibello

Edit This

A good place to visit when you find yourself in Cape Town is Galleria Gibello. To enter Galleria Gibello, is to take a step into a world of adventure, mystery, passion and travel. Situated in the increasingly trendy Bo Kaap, Galleria Gibello offers visitors a brief escape from reality. A new photo gallery, the space is filled with visually captivating moments of life on the African continent.    

Caroline Gibello, owner of the gallery and a photographer herself, has selected images that will captivate and inspire you. Little boys delightfully immersed in play more..

type:Other
World66 rating: [rate it]
tel:+27 21 422 1144
url:www.carolinegibello.com
address:67 Rose Street, Bo Kaap
email:caro@carolinegibello.com

Chapman's Peak drive

Edit This

For the most stunning coastal views you have ever seen. This 10 kn. drive takes you along the sheer cliffs between colorful sedimentary rocks facing Chapman's bay. This coastal drive from Hout Bay to Noordhoek will take your breath away.

type:Spa and Sauna
World66 rating: [rate it]

Surfing

Edit This

Cape Town has many exellent surf spots. About 48 spot lie within an hours drive from the city. Most of these can be found on the west side of the Cape Peninsula, facing the Atlantic Ocean, but the east side, facing the Indian Ocean, also has its places. A small selection:

Glen Beach: one of the most established surf spots in Cape Town. Many South African top surfers are locals here. It's a shortish ride, but can deliver superlative form when the banks and conditions are right. Works best at 2-5' and is sheltered from the Southeasterly gales that howl down from the Twelve more..

type:Spa and Sauna
World66 rating:[rate it]

Top 10 Things To Do in Cape Town

Edit This

These are my ten Absolute Best Things To Do In Cape Town!

  Air

1.  Paragliding

Cape Town – Signal Hill and Lions Head

Two of the most popular launch sites for paragliding are located right near the Cape Town CBD. Signal Hill and Lion’s Head are both favourite local paragliding launch spots, which offer stunning views of the local mountain ranges right across to Hout Bay. more..

type:Other
World66 rating:[rate it]
tel:021 422 5092
url:www.bookcapetown.com
address:Cape town, South Africa, Gardens
email:stephan.marais@yahoo.com

Top 10 Things To Do in Cape Town

Edit This

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE more..

type:Spa and Sauna
World66 rating:[rate it]
url:www.bookcapetown.com
email:stephan.marais@yahoo.com
Where World66 helps you find the best deals on Cape Town Hotels

Destinations in Cape Town