by Karisa

How to get around

  • Your best option by far is Uber – there’s coverage across all areas in Cape Town, it’s reliable & prices are competitive.
  • Meter taxis:  If you prefer a traditional taxi service, you can try Excite Taxis. Call them on: 021 448 4444
  • MyCiti busses:  For all their route info and more, check out the MyCiti website.  The key thing is that you’ll need to get yourself a MyCiti card at one of the MyCiti stations and then load money onto that. You can’t use cash on the busses.

Where to stay

Things To Do

  • Take a cableway ride up to the top of Table Mountain – voted as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world.
  • Climb Lion’s Head – it should take approx 40 to 60min to get up and another 30min to get back down.  The views from up there are incredible.  Try to do it at sunset or sunrise. 
  • Visit one of Cape Town’s gorgeous beaches – I would recommend Camps Bay if you want to be close to restaurants/bars, any of the 4 Clifton beaches if you’re happy to pack your own snacks for the day, and then Lllandudno if you’re willing to head a bit further out.
  • Walk/run/cycle the Sea Point promenade – ocean views, happy dogs, public art, an outdoor fitness area, ice cream stands, bike rentals, and a pretty great public pool complex.  You can get all of this here.
  • Afternoon Tea at the Mount Nelson (affectionately referred to as the Nellie).
  • Visit the V&A Waterfront – this is a hot spot for shopping, eating, drinking, and more. Take a boat trip, book a helicopter ride, visit a market, watch a movie, there really is so many options.  Kids will also love the Two Oceans Aquarium & for the art lovers, the Zeitz MOCAA in the Silo District is a must see.
  • Market exploring – Capetonians LOVE a market.  The most popular weekend markets are:  Oranjezicht City Farm (aka OZCF) market or the new Time Out Market (must try:  The Melting Pot Seafood stand)- both in the V&A Waterfront , the Neighbourgoods Market in the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, and the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay.
  • Constantia winelands touring – You don’t necessarily need to drive out to Stellenbosch or Franschhoek (although those are amazing outings to do as well), the Constantia wine route is a quick 20min from the city centre and there’s plenty of great wine farms to visit.  My favourites are:  Groot Contstantia, Constantia Glen, Eagles Nest & Beau Constantia.
  • See all the sights with the City Sightseeing Red Hop on / Hop off bus – there are a couple of different routes as options, but my top tip would be:  Take the blue route as it takes you past 3 of the Constantia wine farms mentioned above.
  • End Oct to end April only:  Enjoy a movie under the stars with The Galileo Open Air Cinema (various locations in & around Cape Town)
  • Then for a bit of local vibe, shopping, strolling, eating and general merriment, hit either Bree St, Kloof Street or Long Street. Just watch out for pickpockets, keep your phone & wallet safely stashed away at all times.

Where To Eat & Drink

Page Last Updated

October 2023