Cape Town is surely one of the most iconic travel destinations in the world. Popularly known as the Mother City, it holds a picturesque location on the South African coast. There are a lot of things to do and see in this stunning city. It has a plethora of options from charming neighborhoods and museums to scenic beaches and mountains to excellent shopping centers and happening nightlife. You can have any experience you think of while at this place, be it romantic, solo and adventurous or a family packed holiday.
Below we have created an ultimate list mentioning some of the best attractions in the city
The list has to start with this most iconic and incredible place in the city of Cape Town. Leave the place, the kind of journey you experience while reaching the pinnacle of the mountain is thrilling in itself. The hike provides you with a great sense of achievement. The place is situated within a national park with Robben Island to the north, and the Atlantic seaboard to the west and south. Perfect for nature lovers, it offers amazing and phenomenal views of the city with several nature-surrounded walking trails and lots of native flora and fauna to spot. Witness a dazzling sunset from the vantage point of the peak.
Next comes on the list yet another interesting place located in the colorful neighborhood of Malay Quarter not too far from central Cape Town. It is one of those places that is extremely catchy with plenty of character and soul. Bo-Kaap is a multicultural area with houses painted with vibrant and bright colors like pink, green, blue, purple, and orange. Some of the homes even date back to the 18th century and the museum over there showcases the life of early Muslims in the area. Take an audio tour to know about the history of the place if interested.
This place is unique due to the fact that it gives you the opportunity where you can walk on the beach, sunbathe or swim with penguins as companions. Isn’t it a fascinating thing to do?
It hosts a delightful African penguin colony also known as “Jackass penguins” because their chirps sound like that of a donkey’s bray. You can have access to the penguin area with the help of a wheelchair throughout the year. But the best time to visit the place is in January as that is the time when you will see plenty of young penguins waddling along the beach.
Castle of Good Hope
This oldest surviving colonial building of South Africa was constructed in 1666 to replenish supplies for ships by the Dutch East India Company. This strong symbol of the colonial past of the city is now a Cape military Installation. It is also home to the Castle Military Museum and the Iziko Museums of Cape Town. If you want to know the history of the place, you can easily get to know from its museums. Have a walk around the place to admire its awesome views.
The list would be incomplete if we don’t mention this beautiful and spectacular place in the city. Located just off the coast of Cape Town, you can reach this place by a ferry from the V&A Waterfront. This place has a very interesting history to its background and has served for various purposes in the past. It has been used as a military base, a hospital for those with socially unacceptable diseases and even as a prison for political prisoners. The most famous prisoner has served an 18-year sentence here is the great Nelson Mandela.