Table Mountain National Park defines the city. The flat-topped mountain is the headline act, but there are many other equally gorgeous natural landscapes within the park’s extensive boundaries. Cultivated areas, such as the historic Company’s Garden, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Green Point Urban Park, also make exploring the city a pleasure.
Follow the lead of locals by taking full advantage of the abundant outdoor space: learn to surf; go hiking or mountain biking; tandem-paraglide off Lion’s Head; abseil off the top of Table Mountain – just a few of the many activities on offer.
Here you can experience a handful of really awesome and exiting activities that are hard to find anywhere else. Great White Shark Cage Diving, or on the Cape Peninsula you could free dive with Seven Gill sharks, to snorkelling with the playful seals at Seal Island in Hout Bay. We have great hiking spots and highly recommend escaping and exploring our mountains. For those who like to relax and chill we have award winning Spa’s and the perfect spots for sunsets. Cape Town is all about views, human creativity its one of the things that made Cape Town win the Design Capital in 2014. We have art, brightly coloured houses in a suburb called Bo Kaap to the beach huts in Muizenberg and St James. East City and Woodstock are famous for food markets and gin tastings with walls filled of local graffiti.
Beyond the City of Cape Town are magnetic mountains, the Cape Peninsula, hip Kalk Bay and Simonstown, a naval town jutting out at almost the tip of South Africa. Along this route you will be amazed at the food, wines and wildlife you will see. On the other side of the Cape you get the funky main road of Camps Bay a road full of restaurant and beautiful beaches.
But within an hour you can exchange urban landscapes for the charming towns, villages and rustic estates of Winelands destinations, such as Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Hermanus is a prime whale-watching location, and also a base from which to organise shark-cave diving. Further afield, the delights of the Garden Route unfold, with more inspiring scenery to be viewed on thrilling drives down the coast and over mountain passes. The beauty never ends.