Cape Town's landscape is dominated by Table Mountain, and upon its expansive, flat top frequently rolls a "tablecloth" of clouds. If weather permits, ride a cable car to its top, where you'll see the sprawling metropolis, Atlantic waters and peaks of Signal Hill and Lion's Head. If you're up for exercise, hiking up Lion's Head is worth the view, or explore the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden on Table Mountain's eastern side.
Nature surrounds you in Cape Town, whether in the mountains or on the beaches. Visit Clifton and Camps Bay beaches on the city's western coast they're highly rated for views of the mountains and water. Use a Cape Town car hire from Wotif to reach the Cape Point Nature Reserve, about 40 km away, where you can see penguins, baboons, ostriches and more in their native habitat. There, climb the old lighthouse at Cape Point and explore the trails. You’re bound to get some fantastic snaps to share on social media!
If you'd rather stay in the city, no trip is complete without stopping at the Victoria and Albert (V& A) Waterfront on the city's northern edge. It's loaded with shops, restaurants and sights, including the Two Oceans Aquarium, so make friends with some of the local sea life while you’re out and about.
You can find quality clothing, home and jewellery items throughout Cape Town, but most people want to leave the city with traditional, African-made gifts. For that, visit Green Point Market in Cape Town City Centre, but don't forget to haggle on price. Greenmarket Square is similarly flush with local goods, namely fabrics, crafts and jewellery. While you're in the neighbourhood, stop into Long Street's many unique stores.
Cape Town is acclaimed for its international cuisine and African fare. At the waterfront, you'll find game meats, seafood and both European and African cuisine. Downtown and in Greenmarket Square, African food stars alongside European fare such as French and Spanish tapas. Away from downtown, Main Road in Sea Point and Victoria Road in Camps Bay are flush with seafood and sushi choices. Or, sip and bite your way through a wine tour featuring South Africa's celebrated wineries. Many tours leave from Cape Town hotels.
The same neighbourhoods that feature the city's top dining choices also house a stellar nightlife. Enjoy cocktails at sunset and beyond in Camps Bay's bars, while further north the waterfront contains both clubs and bars. For a mix of comedy venues, jazz clubs and bars, head to Cape Town City Centre, Greenmarket Square or De Waterkant.
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