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Ten Top Things To Do In Cape Town

 

 

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“How’s it? We’re Mark and Alex – the Vaga brothers – and this week we’re talking about Cape Town, South Africa.
Cape Town is one of our favourite cities in the world so we are super stoked to share our top 10 things to do in Cape Town South Africa.

 

Number 1
Table Mountain – Table Mountain is the symbol of Cape Town. A massive plateau overlooking the city below. Take the cable car up and enjoy a sunset cocktail at the mountain top bar.

 

Number 2
Lion’s Head – For an active option hike up Lion’s Head, Table Mountain’s little sister. This 45 minute hike is really popular with locals and it’s a healthy way to start your trip.

 

Number 3
Llandudno – Next, spend the afternoon in Llandudno – a gorgeous beach town with beautiful people and great waves. But keep your eyes peeled because the waters are sharky.

 

Number 4
Cage Diving – Sharks have a bad rep; dispel the myths and learn about Great Whites first hand by hopping in the water with them. Dives take place 3 hours from Cape Town at Shark Alley, which is the highest concentration of great white sharks in the world.

 

Number 5
Wine Tasting – Cape Town’s Mediterranean climate makes it perfect for cultivating wine, especially South Africa’s own Pinotage grape. Many wineries have been around for centuries and most offer tastings paired with incredible food.

 

Number 6
Chapman’s Peak Road – Take the long way back to Cape Town with a drive down the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive – home to some of the most gorgeous coastline in South Africa. For extra fun and style points, rent a ride and do it in a motorcycle side car.

 

Number 7
The Old Biscuit Mill – Grab lunch at the old biscuit mill – a renovated space where artisan food stalls serve top quality cuisine to a stylish and beautiful crowd. It’s quite “lekker my china”!

 

Number 8
Nightlife – When night falls it’s time to grab a drink down town. Now, most of the bars are located on Long Street but less touristic option is just two streets over on Bree Street.

 

Number 9
Mzoli’s Place – Downtown Cape Town’s nice but to experience more of the city, head to Mzoli’s Place in the township of Guguletu for a Sunday braai. It’s basically a backyard barbeque meets a street party. And trust us, if there’s one experience you gotta have it’s Sunday braai at Mzoli’s Place.

 

Number 10
Robben Island – For a more sobering experience pay a visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned from 1964 to 1990. It’s a good place to learn about the history of apartheid and South Africa’s continuing struggle for racial and social justice.

 

Well, those are our recommendations on Cape Town…..”

 

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