101 Things To Do In Cape Town

101 Things to do in Cape Town

Cape town is full of fun and interesting activities. Even if you have been living here your whole life like me there is always something awesome to do! I definitely know that most people ( even if you have lived in Cape Town your whole life ) have not done all of these. If you are planning on visiting Cape Town then print this and I dare you to tick off as many as possible!

Here are some EPIC things to do in Cape Town

Things to do in Cape Town

  1. Have a sunset picnic on Signal Hill and watch the ocean turn golden
  2. Climb up the famous Lions Head at full moon.
  3. Drive on one of the worlds most scenic coastal roads, Chapmans Peak Drive
  4. Have high tea at the beautiful Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
  5. Go in search of shipwrecks at Cape Point National Park
  6. Spend the afternoon taking photos of the colourful houses in the Bo-Kaap.
  7. Ride a bicycle on the Sea Point promenade
  8. Blend your own wine at Middelvlei wine estate in Stellenbosch
  9. Shop for records at Mabu Vinyl in Gardens
  10. Go horse riding on the vast and beautiful Noordhoek beach
  11. Watch the runner ducks in their morning or afternoon parade at Vergenoegd Wine Estate

  1. Eat a granadilla lolly on Clifton 4th beach
  2. Enjoy a gourmet picnic at Boschendal wine farm
  3. Hike up to the reservoirs on top of Table Mountain
  4. Walk along the “Boomslang” in Kirstenbosch Gardens
  5. Go VIP on the Cape Wheel at the V&A Waterfront and drink champagne while enjoying the views.
  6. Do a free walking tour in town
  7. Watch the noon gun ceremony on Signal Hill
  8. Have a cocktail and do people watching at Cafe Caprice in Camps bay
  9. Watch a show at the Cape Town Comedy Club
  10. Shop for veggies at the Oranjezight farmers market
  11. Visit the Zeitz museum of contemporary art
  12. Have a fine dining experience at the Round House in Camps Bay
  13. Experience Tuning the Vine and the #InnerCityWine Route
  14. Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain and savour the views while enjoying a beer
  15. Walk up and down The Glen in Camps Bay
  16. Enjoy the Two Oceans Aquarium at the Waterfront

  1. Do a garden walk at Babylonstoren wine farm
  2. Go tobagganing at Cool Runnings
  3. Watch the key ceremony at the Castle of Good Hope

Some more things to do in Cape Town

  1. Enjoy a show at the Theatre on the Bay in Camps Bay
  2. Lose yourself for the day at World of Birds in Hout Bay
  3. Do a craft beer tasting at CBC at the Spice Route
  4. Eat organic vegan food at Scheckter’s Raw in Sea Point.
  5. Have a champagne breakfast at JC Le Roux in Stellenbosch
  6. Go on all the wine tastings with the Franschhoek Wine Tram


  1. Take a leisurely walk around the base of Lions Head
  2. Go on a yacht cruise to Clifton and live your best life
  3. Go on a urban safari with Kiff Kombi tours
  4. Eat Authentic Cape Malay food at the Bo-Kaap Kombuis
  5. Lose yourself in the stars at the Planetarium and digital dome
  6. Book a table at Clay Cafe in Hout Bay and get creative
  7. Go antique shopping in Simons Town
  8. Take a boat cruise to Seal Island in Hout Bay
  9. Spend the day on Llandudno beach
  10. Hike to Oudeschip island
  11. Go to the Cape Point Vineyards market
  12. Watch a show at the Fugard performing arts theatre
  13. Get a treatment at the 12 Apostles Spa
  14. Enjoy a game of Putt Putt in Mouille Point
  15. Do a SUP Yoga class at the Camps Bay Tidal Pool
  16. Visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach
  17. Learn how to kite surf in Blouberg
  18. See Cape Town from above on a helicopter flight

  1. Take a swim in one of the many tidal pools around Cape Town
  2. Take a drive to the West Coast National park
  3. Pack lunch and go for a walk to the Woodstock cave
  4. Take the flying dutchman funicular to the top of Cape Point
  5. Have a photo shoot at the colourful beach huts at Muizenberg
  6. Take a walk around Woodstock to look at all the graffiti

And some more things to do in Cape Town

  1. Watch a Summer concert at Kirstenbosch gardens
  2. Jump out of a plane with Mother City Skydiving
  3. Do a food tour of Bree street
  4. See awesome views of the city from Rhodes Memorial
  5. Visit the beautiful company gardens and feed the squirrels some nuts
  6. Eat fish and chips at Fish on the rocks in Hout Bay
  7. Go snorkelling in a kelp forrest
  8. Have a braai at Oudekraal
  9. Enjoy a day of swimming and sun tanning at Bakoven beach
  10. Sip sundowners with a view at Chinchilla in Camps Bay


  1. Watch a soccer game at the Cape Town Stadium
  2. Take a drive to Misty cliffs beach
  3. Drink a mojito at Cape to Cuba in Kalk Bay
  4. Go sans clothes at Sandy Bay nudist beach
  5. Grab a pizza and a drink at the Blue Peter
  6. Run on the pipe track in Camps Bay
  7. Go indoor climbing at City Rock
  8. Go for drinks and dinner in Kloof Street and soak up the vibe
  9. Do a cupcake and wine pairing at Delheim wine estate in Stellenbosch
  10. Book a meal at The Pot Luck for a delicious food experience

Even more things to do in Cape Town

  1. Spend the day on a hop on hop off bus
  2. Go for a hot air balloon ride in the Cape Winelands
  3. Take an iconic photo of table mountain from Blouberg beach
  4. Go camping in Kommetjie at the Slangkop tented camp
  5. Have sunset drinks on the rooftop at the Radisson Red hotel
  6. Go paragliding off Signal hill and see Sea Point from above
  7. Take in the best views of Camps Bay from Maidens cove
  8. Explore Cape Point on a bicycle with a guided tour
  9. Watch an outdoor movie with Galileo cinema
  10. Enjoy some gin at the Secret Gin Bar in town
  11. Climb up Little Lions Head

  1. Have some foodie fun with Food Jams cooking courses
  2. Go out for a morning kayak session and maybe spot some dolphins
  3. Get a day pass and hike to the Crystal Pools in Gordons Bay
  4. Explore Cape Town city at night with First Thursdays
  5. Take a seaside walk from Camps Bay to Mouille point
  6. Grab an ice-cream from the insagram worthy Moro Gelato in Long Street
  7. Soak up the beach club vibe at The Grand Africa
  8. Take a walk down to the incredibly gorgeous Smitswinkel Bay
  9. Spot Eland, Zebra, Baboons and other wildlife at Cape Point National Park
  10. Go shipwreck diving off the coast of Cape Town
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5 Comments

  1. March 24, 2018 / 8:57 am

    You have some amazing photos! They make this destination look very dreamy… And I love the geese, very photogenic!

  2. March 24, 2018 / 9:21 am

    That is a pretty insane list! How many of these have you done? It seems like only a few are linked….but that’s pretty bad teasting to mention a secret gin bar and not tell us where it is! 😉

    • Carlinn
      March 24, 2018 / 10:29 am

      Haha it’s called the secret gin bar ( the name ) haha it’s actually listed and everything

  3. March 24, 2018 / 9:42 am

    I was supposed to get to Cape Town last month and never made it. Looking forward to that trip in the future and using a bunch of you suggestions! 🙂

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