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Things to do in Cape Town Central

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Ranked #1 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
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Ranked #2 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #3 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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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Ranked #4 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Trams; Outdoors
Cape Town Mountain’s cable cars are a popular way to see some panoramic views.
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Ranked #5 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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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Ranked #7 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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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Ranked #9 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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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Ranked #10 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
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Category: Beaches; Outdoors

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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Ranked #11 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Geologic Formations; Mountains; Outdoors
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 #12 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Flea/ Street Markets; Other
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Ranked #13 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
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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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Ranked #14 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
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Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #15 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
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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 #16 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
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 #17 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
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Category: Zoos/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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Ranked #18 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
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... « less
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Ranked #19 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Owner description: The African Dance Theatre is a one hour show filled with well known African songs, fused with the distinctive beat of drums,... more » Owner description: The African Dance Theatre is a one hour show filled with well known African songs, fused with the distinctive beat of drums, zulu war dances, gumboots dances, jazz and pantsula. This energetic hour long show will take you on an African Musical journey through time. « less
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Ranked #20 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Owner description: Explore the Cape Peninsula and surrounding mountains on foot with Irene; (an experienced, qualified mountain walking guide... more » Owner description: Explore the Cape Peninsula and surrounding mountains on foot with Irene; (an experienced, qualified mountain walking guide and an active member of the Mountain Club of S.A.) She knows the mountain paths, fauna and flora. Offers half-day and full-day walking tours that are tailored to suit your fitness level and accommodate birdwatchers and photographers. « less
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Ranked #21 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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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Ranked #22 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
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Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Neighborhoods; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The apartheid nationalist government destroyed District Six in the 1960s. This memorial museum contains maps, photographs and... more » Owner description: The apartheid nationalist government destroyed District Six in the 1960s. This memorial museum contains maps, photographs and other reminders of this old vibrant neighborhood. Site walks and tours in the Museum with ex-resident storytellers are also offered. « less
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Ranked #23 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world's most precious gem, the diamond.Discover a 3 billion year old story... more » Owner description: The Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world's most precious gem, the diamond.Discover a 3 billion year old story unfold from a diamond's formation to the final polished stone. Explore the origins of South Africa's famous diamond industry, and get introduced to some of the great names in diamond history, including Cecil John Rhodes, Barney Barnato and the Oppenheimer family. The Cape Town Diamond Museum also pays homage to the most famous South African diamonds and showcases specimens of Kimberlite rock dating billions of years old. Situated in the bustling heart of the Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Town Diamond Museum is a must-see for any visitor to Cape Town. « less
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Ranked #24 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Convention Centers; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
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Category: History Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
Owner description: The Iziko South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections... more » Owner description: The Iziko South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections now range from fossils almost 700-million years old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by people 120 000 years ago, traditional clothes from the last century, and T-shirts printed yesterday.The Planetarium, which is housed in the South African Museum building, is a celestial theatre in the round, utilising the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. The ultimate in armchair travel.Inside the domed auditorium, we can recreate the night sky, so whatever the weather outside, the Planetarium sky is always clear, an extraordinary audio-visual experience for old and young. « less
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Ranked #26 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #27 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #28 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Owner description: Though the beach is still popular, the elegant splendor that once graced this seaside resort community barely shows through... more » Owner description: Though the beach is still popular, the elegant splendor that once graced this seaside resort community barely shows through the paved-over streets, fast-food eateries and shopping centers. « less
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Ranked #29 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
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Ranked #30 of 95 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
Owner description: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away.” We are the only... more » Owner description: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away.” We are the only colour-coded Tourist Information Center in South Africa.We do personalised itineraries to suit every budget. Our mission statement "we make your dream holiday a reality"Activities, Accommodation, Car hire, daily sightseeing of the cape hot spots, safaris, Adrenaline activities, adventure, local and trans Africa adventures, where to shop etc... etc... etc... « less
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