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10 fantastic things to do in Cape Town

I have lost my heart in so many places but there is one place where I lost it just a little bit more. Can I say that? I believe I can say that wholeheartedly. When I get asked “what is the best thing about Cape Town?” or “what is it we really have to see?” I can never decide since there are so many fantastic things to see and do in this city. I will start right at the very beginning, assuming you would have never been to South Africa or Cape Town in your whole life. Here is my list for Cape Town beginners.


Cape Town for Beginners


1.Go on a cable car ride on Table Mountain. There are magnificent views to have and with a little bit of luck you are going to meet dassies (they don’t belong to the big five but are the elephant’s closest living relative).

2. Visit District Six and the District Six Museum to learn about the forced removal of people from this inner city area during Apartheid. 


3. Visit Camps Bay and Clifton. For the ultimate wow feeling have sunset drinks in Camps Bay after a long and exhausting day on the beach (or I might better say at one of the many beaches). 






4. Visit Kirstenbosch Gardens to marvel at the flora galore set against Table Mountain.


5. Visit the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront to go to the Nelson Mandela Gateway to hop on a ferry to Robben Island and also for a little bit of retail therapy, music or a ride on the wheel.


 

6. Beach walk from Sunset Beach to Bloubergstrand, you surely won't believe your eyes. Most of the time, the table cloth (cloud) formation over the mountain will change within moments.



7. Try Koeksisters and drink coffee at one of the many Cafes. This sugar coated delicacy is just as sweet as a balmy summer day in Cape Town.




8. Make your way to Streetwires  to visit the design studio, talk to the artists and take a souvenir back home.  




9. Go on a wine tasting tour and have a picnic at a Winery if weather permits. Make your way to the Franschhoek, Constantia or Stellenbosch region. 


10. Visit Cape Point over the following route: Drive along Chapman’s Peak Drive for a magnificent experience. Stop in Hout Bay for some village feel. Stop in Noordhoek for a dream beach and country life. Stop in Kommetjie for the light house. Stop in Scarborough for the mist over the ocean. Visit Cape Point National Park for the views of the ocean and to meet baboons and most probably turtles. Make your way back: Stop in Simon’s Town for the penguins. Stop in Kalk Bay for Antique stores. Stop in Constantia for dinner at a winery. Go back to Cape Town to go to sleep totally overwhelmed but most certainly in love with South Africa.










What is your favourite thing to do in Cape Town? Looking forward to hear from you. Check this out if you look for excellent restaurants in Cape Town or if you dream of going to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

From Berlin with love

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Greetings stranger. I always try to be myself and to be a tourist as often as I can. I would love to get in contact with lots of hard travelling tourists who love to be out and about as much as I do. I am looking forward to all your comments. Thanks so much in advance.