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Table Mountain (Table Mountain National Park)
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$67* and up
Ranked #1 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
The mountain in the middle of Cape Town offers many hikes and magnificent views in all directions.
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Table Mountain National Park (Cape Town Central)
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$67* and up
Ranked #2 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Cape Point Nature Reserve (Cape Town Central)
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$82* and up
Ranked #3 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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$76* and up
Ranked #4 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most... more » Owner description: Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most magnificent botanical gardens in the world. The 528 hectares estate includes a cultivated garden and a nature reserve. The developed garden displays collections of southern African plants including many rare and endangered species. There are also visitor facilities in the garden including restaurants, a nursery, a gift shop, a bookshop and a permanent Zimbabwean stone sculpture exhibition. « less
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Cape of Good Hope (Table Mountain National Park)
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$37* and up
Ranked #5 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Bridges; Geologic Formations; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (Cape Town Central)
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$67* and up
Ranked #6 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Trams; Transportation
Owner description: The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 5 minutes... more » Owner description: The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 5 minutes and the cable car's rotating floor ensure that all visitors get a 360 degree aerial view of the city. The 65-passenger cable car runs from Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain. To date the Cableway has transported more than 23 million visitors to the summit. 850 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually. « less
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Lion's Head (Cape Town Central)
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$116* and up
Ranked #7 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
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Cape Point (Simon's Town)
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$55* and up
Ranked #8 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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$82* and up
Ranked #9 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Castles; National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Hiking Trails; Bodies of Water
Owner description: Comprising nearly 20,000 wild acres of steep cliffs and hiking trails, this legendary peninsula is part of Cape Peninsula... more » Owner description: Comprising nearly 20,000 wild acres of steep cliffs and hiking trails, this legendary peninsula is part of Cape Peninsula National Park. « less
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Extreme Scene Day Trips (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #10 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Tours
Owner description: We are your Cape Town One Stop Adventure Shop. Contact us for all your outdoor adventure needs and rest assured of an... more » Owner description: We are your Cape Town One Stop Adventure Shop. Contact us for all your outdoor adventure needs and rest assured of an experience of a lifetime. Shark cage diving, tandem skydiving, tandem paragliding, quad biking, sand boarding, helicopter flights, safaris or even an awesome abseil from Table Mountain. We will even give good local advice and book your accommodation. Let us make your experience in Cape Town an enjoyable one and contact us as soon as you can. « less
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Ranked #11 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Just up Kloof Nek Road from the center of town is this thriving beach community. Plenty of trendy nightclubs, shops and cafes... more » Owner description: Just up Kloof Nek Road from the center of town is this thriving beach community. Plenty of trendy nightclubs, shops and cafes bring diners and shoppers, while tranquil seas and fine white sand draw sun worshippers and swimmers. « less
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Ranked #12 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Nature and Parks
Owner description: The urban park was one of the legacy projects of the FIFA World Cup 2010. The area is adjacent to the Cape Town Stadium and... more » Owner description: The urban park was one of the legacy projects of the FIFA World Cup 2010. The area is adjacent to the Cape Town Stadium and has stunning views of both the stadium as well as Signal Hill. Lovely place to bring the kids to excercise or to have a picnic. It is also a learning experience for young and old. The garden is separated into ‘People and Plants’, ‘Wetlands’ and ‘Discovering Biodiversity’. The park hours are from 7 to 7 with visible security. « less
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Abseil Africa (Table Mountain National Park)
Ranked #13 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Other
Owner description: Awesome views surround this rappelling experience into vertical space from atop Table Mountain. A must for true adventurers... more » Owner description: Awesome views surround this rappelling experience into vertical space from atop Table Mountain. A must for true adventurers and thrill seekers. « less
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Langa Township (Cape Town Central)
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$47* and up
Ranked #14 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
Owner description: Langa is a suburb of Cape Town that was established and designated for Black Africans before apartheid. It is a culturally... more » Owner description: Langa is a suburb of Cape Town that was established and designated for Black Africans before apartheid. It is a culturally and historically important urban area. « less
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Signal Hill (Cape Town Central)
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Ranked #15 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Signal Hill is so named because it was a site for flying flags to communicate weather conditions, thus providing opportune... more » Owner description: Signal Hill is so named because it was a site for flying flags to communicate weather conditions, thus providing opportune vistas of spectacular views. « less
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Clifton Beaches (Cape Town Central)
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$67* and up
Ranked #16 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches

Clifton has 4 beaches, each of which is a little beach on its own, separated by boulders.  Fourth beach is the most common one.  Although the setting is idyllic, the water is cold... more »

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The Heart of Cape Town Museum (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #17 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Museums
Owner description: Experience the drama of the world’s first human heart transplant performed by Prof. Chris Barnard in 1967 in the fully... more » Owner description: Experience the drama of the world’s first human heart transplant performed by Prof. Chris Barnard in 1967 in the fully restored operating theatres where the surgery took place. The fascinating and very emotional stories of the donor, recipient and medical team involved are told on a fully guided, 2 hour tour with the help of life sized silicone models and replicas of important scenes. Certainly an experience not to be missed! « less
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Ranked #18 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Art Galleries; Shops
Owner description: Socially responsible tourist destination where visitors are introduced to the team that makes functional art out of recycled... more » Owner description: Socially responsible tourist destination where visitors are introduced to the team that makes functional art out of recycled tea bags that are sent to us from far (all over the world) and near!! The tour is free, tea is available (of course)and we have a shop on site. Our heart warming story will make your day. « less
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Boulders Beach (Simon's Town)
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$67* and up
Ranked #19 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
Owner description: The sheltered inlet of Boulders Beach is located in the Cape peninsula near Simon's Town. Here exists a protected colony of... more » Owner description: The sheltered inlet of Boulders Beach is located in the Cape peninsula near Simon's Town. Here exists a protected colony of African penguins which can be viewed in their natural habitat via wooden walkways. There is also an excellent beach for swimming nearby. « less
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Silvermine Nature Reserve (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #20 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Nature and Parks
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Bloubergstrand Beach (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #21 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Twelve Apostles (Cape Town Central)
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$82* and up
Ranked #22 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Geologic Formations; Mountains; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The Twelve Apostles is a range of mountain peaks that runs along the Cape Peninsula south of Cape Town. They form the... more » Owner description: The Twelve Apostles is a range of mountain peaks that runs along the Cape Peninsula south of Cape Town. They form the backdrop of a scenic drive along the coast. « less
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Ranked #23 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Springbok Experience was nominated for the International Award in the 2014 Museum + Heritage Awards in the UK after... more » Owner description: The Springbok Experience was nominated for the International Award in the 2014 Museum + Heritage Awards in the UK after opening on SA's Heritage Day in September 2013. It is a world-class, modern interactive museum telling South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport. It's a fun and entertaining experience for the whole family and is a ‘must-do’ attraction at the heart of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.The museum features more than 60 audiovisual displays where visitors can watch the history of South African rugby unfold, set among cases displaying historic objects such as famous trophies, jerseys, boots and other memorabilia. It makes a perfect venue for exclusive corporate events as well. And there are games for children and adults alike where they can test their kicking, passing, fitness and reaction skills in the interactive ‘Springbok Trials’ games zone.There’s also a flagship Springbok Concept Store for those who just want to shop. The Springbok Experience is a museum – but much more than that.If you’re wondering what to do in Cape Town, you must visit the Springbok Experience. « less
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Ranked #24 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Neighborhoods; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Marinas; Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: The V&A Waterfront is one of Africa's most visited cultural and historical hubs. Set on the edge of a natural working harbour... more » Owner description: The V&A Waterfront is one of Africa's most visited cultural and historical hubs. Set on the edge of a natural working harbour with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop, the V&A offers local and international visitors a cosmopolitan mix of experiences ranging tourism and leisure, retail shopping and exclusive entertainment. Its prime positioning boasts panoramic views of the ocean, city bowl and mountain peaks. The amphitheatre stage hosts a range of free summer entertainment for the whole family, while there are 80 eateries to choose from. Be sure to visit the activities available which include the Cape Wheel, Two Oceans Aquarium and the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum. With 22 official landmarks on-site, it is also part of South Africa's historical legacy. « less
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South African Jewish Museum (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #25 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: ; Specialty Museums; Museums

The South African Jewish Museum narrates the story of South African Jewry from its early beginnings, set against the backdrop of South African history over a period of more than... more »

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Two Oceans Aquarium (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #26 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Aquariums
Owner description: The Two Oceans Aquarium is a window into the spectacular oceans surrounding the southern African coast. Through displays... more » Owner description: The Two Oceans Aquarium is a window into the spectacular oceans surrounding the southern African coast. Through displays ranging from the small and almost fantastical Knysna seahorses, to large ragged-tooth sharks, the Aquarium holds wondrous discoveries around every corner. Be mesmerised by the swaying of the giant kelp in the aptly named Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit- one of only a handful living kelp forest displays in the world. Or come face-to-face with giant spider grabs and have an adventurous tactile experience at the Touch Pool. Be sure to visit the I&J Predator Exhibit, with its 11m long window, to view large ragged tooth sharks and shoals of silvery fish. Qualified divers can also make use of the opportunity to dive with the sharks in the I&J Predator Exhibit and the shimmering fish in the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit. « less
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Scarborough Beach (Scarborough)
Ranked #27 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Beaches
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The Township Sisters (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #28 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: There is something different about this Cape Township. A tangible attitude of self help and determination. Masiphumelele is a... more » Owner description: There is something different about this Cape Township. A tangible attitude of self help and determination. Masiphumelele is a vibrant community worth a visit!Come and join The Township Sisters for a tour...Please note we will be closed 12 Dec to 18 Jan 2015. « less
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Ranked #29 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks

Helderberg Nature Reserve is my favourite place in all the world! It has so much to offer in a comparatively small space, nestling in the foothills of the Helderberg mountain... more »

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Hout Bay (Cape Town Central)
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$3* and up
Ranked #30 of 178 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village offers a country affair with some adventure thrown... more » Owner description: Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village offers a country affair with some adventure thrown in. « less
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