While there may be many reasons why Cape Town would be the ideal holiday destination I shall highlight these five. This is especially for people that are by no means adrenalin junkies, but who prefers a laid-back atmosphere. This list is by no means exhaustive and neither is it in order of preference at all. It just acts as a “starter” to tickle your taste buds.
1. The Beaches
It doesn’t matter where you may find yourself staying in Cape Town you will not have to drive very far to get to the nearest beach. Capetonians are spoilt for choice as both the Indian and Atlantic ocean surrounds Cape Town at certain points. Camps Bay, Muizenberg, Strand, Llandudno, and Bloubergstrand are only a few of the many beaches you can choose from.
Bloubergstrand has the perfect view of the beautiful Table Mountain, which brings me to the second reason.
2. The Mountains
Table Mountain has to be one of the easiest recognised icons on the internet and probably synonymous with Cape Town by now.
Hikers love to hike up the mountain, but just take special precaution and care to hike up with a responsible group. The views you get from the mountain is nothing short from amazing.
If you are not keen on hiking then you may purchase a ticket from Table Mountain Aerial Cableway at tablemountain.net.
3. The City Sightseeing experience
Many locals have become tourists in their own city by sitting back and relaxing on the City Sightseeing Bus. This bus offers different routes to choose from. Find out more by visiting their website at http://www.citysightseeing.co.za/. This bus also acts as a key that unlocks many other experiences. You can hop on and hop off at any of the allocated stops and visit places like Houtbay Beach, Kirstenbosch Gardens, The World of Birds, Table Mountain, depending on that route you decide to take.
4. The Wine Farms
Cape Town is also known for its wine farms and there are so many to choose from. It is easy to social distance in the openness of the wine farms and at many wine farms you may enjoy a picnic by booking a picnic basket. The City Sightseeing bus also offers a wine route tour, but it is best to visit their sight for details.
Enjoy a Franschhoek Valley hop-on, hop-off experience by visiting different wine farms as an alternative. Their website is https://winetram.co.za
5. More wide, open spaces
There are many gardens to choose from in and around Cape Town. The Company Gardens in the city centre is a popular one and is free to enter. The Green Point Biodiversity Garden is also free to enter. Kirstenbosch Gardens has a R80 entry fee for locals upon presenting their ID and R200 fee for international visitors or visitors without a South African ID. Other than that, you will find smaller gardens like the Stellenbosch University Botanical Gardens also very pleasant to visit.
Whatever your choices are when visiting Cape Town, always make sure that you do proper research about the area that you are planning on visiting first and make sure that your phone is charged so that your GPS won’t fail on you and make sure to take lots and lots of photos and make a whole lot of memories to last a lifetime.