Where to go in while in Cape Town
Cape Town is a sprawling city with a number of places to see and even more things to do.
With all of the options, choosing which areas to spend your time in while in the city could potentially become quite confusing. To help ease the decision-making process, we have highlighted the areas that are worth a visit.
The city bowl is the area that most visitors to Cape Town choose to base themselves in. This is due to the abundance of hotels in the area as well as the fact that it is central and provides easy access to a number of attractions.
While in the city bowl area, visitors can easily access the city center; the V& A Waterfront, and the historic Bo Kaap neighborhood. Bordering the city center near the N2 is the trendy Woodstock area where the Neighborgoods market is open every Saturday at the Old Biscuit Mill.
Luxurious beaches and spectacular sunsets are what make the Atlantic Seaboard so popular with visitors to the city. Take a scenic drive from the city center along the beach road and take in the beauty of Green Point, Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Clifton Beach, Camps Bay, and Llandudno Beach; all nestled beneath the striking Twelve Apostles mountains.
The Cape Peninsula is the area that stretches from Muizenberg on False Bay, around to Hout Bay on the Atlantic Seaboard side.
If you begin your trip at Muizenberg, head towards the Cape Point and visit some beautiful places including Boulder’s Beach and Simons Town- the capes Naval Base. Moving towards Cape Point you will come to the Cape of Good Hope which is the most south-western point on the continent. Pass through the eerily beautiful Misty Cliffs and then onto Noordhoek and Chapman’s Peak. The drive over Chapman’s offers beautiful views of the final point in the peninsula – Hout Bay.
Spreading out from the base of the Constantiaberg Mountains and Table Mountain Reserve in the Southern Suburbs are the Constantia Winelands. This area- a mere 20 minute drive from the city center- is South Africa’s oldest wine making region. Further out from Cape are the well-known wine areas of Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch, but having Constantia so close to the city makes it a definite stop for wine-lovers visiting the city.
While the city center receives a lot of attention (and deservedly so), the Northern suburbs are not to be forgotten.
Take a trip north to experience scenic views of Table Mountain from Table Bay beach in Table View; a photographers paradise.