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Travel Special: 6 Exciting Things To See And Do In Cape Town

Travel Special: 6 Exciting Things To See And Do In Cape Town


Are you planning a special getaway anytime soon? Then South Africa’s Cape Town should certainly be a destination to explore! In 2016 alone, the top tourist attractions in the city welcomed an estimated 28 million visitors in total from numerous countries around the world, and this number has grown steadily. Of course, this comes as no surprise as the region is famous for its incredible sights and sounds, as well as its delicacies and bubbling nightlife. Surely, they’ll be no shortage of things to do in Cape Town if you ever paid it a visit!

Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa and accounts for 9.9%  of SA’s overall GDP. In addition, the region is also responsible for 11.1% of SA’s total formal employment. What does this mean? In simple terms, the province is bursting with a strong economy that makes it self-sufficient and resourceful enough to not only accommodate its citizens but also a large number of tourists. Plus, a good economy often translates to a strong social life, and when on a vacation, that’s certainly a thing to consider. 

Okay, business talk aside, what else makes Cape Town a must-visit? The region boasts striking scenic views that make for a perfect #Insta-worthy moment. Think waters, mountains, gardens, and of course, vineyards. In order words, regardless of the kind of vacationer you are, Cape Town will surely offer something you’d never forget. Plus, its strong economy also means you get to enjoy the best yet spend so little while doing it. Talk about vacationing on a budget!

Wondering what exactly you’ll get to do in Cape Town?

Here are 6 things to do in Cape Town for an unforgettable experience…

 #1. Visit Table Mountain

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There’s a beautiful, large, flat-topped mountain called Table Mountain for your viewing pleasure in Cape Town, and there are dozens of ways to enjoy this natural feature. The adventurous ones try hiking the rugged slopes on all sides but there’s a cable car that’ll get you to the summit for the less adventurous ones. Whether you choose to explore this incredible mountain on foot, by cable car, or simply by watching it from the city center, there’s no denying that it’s almost worth visiting Cape Town for this singular reason.

#2. Splash at the beaches

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Who doesn’t like a day or night at the beach? Cape Town has got you covered! Being that the city is set between two bays, each shoreline offers something different depending on what you want. From surfing to those seeking the perfect tan, and even sunset watching, there’s always something to do on the beach by day or night.

#3. Explore the awesome marine scenery

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Cape Town has a wide range of thriving marine life and is also home to the famous Marine big five namely; The Cape Fur Seal, The African Penguin, Dolphins, Whales and The Mola Mola Sunfish. Asides from spotting these magnificent oceanic creatures from the shoreline, there are also a number of ocean activities for adventure lovers. From snorkeling with Cape Fur Seals to kayaking with African Penguins and watching whales, the marine life here is a sight to behold and experience. You can explore these sights either by boat or deep-sea diving, but whichever you choose, the experience is always unmatched!  

#4. Taste the wine!

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The wine in Cape Town is among the best and cheapest in the country and this is all thanks to the climate which is perfect for grape-growing. There are dozens of beautiful estates that are worth visiting, even if you’re not a huge fan of wine. But those who enjoy wine tasting are in for a treat: Cape Town wines punch well above their weight, and they often cost considerably less than those from other parts of the world.

#5. Binge on art

Photo: Zeitz MOCAA/Instagram

Art lovers are not left out of this awesome city, thanks to the Zeitz Mocca, a contemporary art museum that was opened in September 2017 in the heart of the city. It has since catapulted the city onto the global art scene. While this new museum matches up to the world’s best standard, there are also dozens of other smaller galleries that provide an impressive yet cost-friendly foundation to the city’s creative scene.

#6. Party

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What’s a vacay without getting your groove on? Nothing! Cape Town boasts of an unforgettable nightlife experience. The clubs and bars satisfy all classes and budgets. There are dozens of hangout spots that would merit a place in any big international city. In addition, you’ll also find a number of fancy spots serving cocktails and craft beers — a few actually have truly unbeatable views and prices to match and others in between that offer a great atmosphere and reasonable prices.

Here you have a location that would not only fit any travel budget but one filled with adventures and breathtaking scenery. You’ll definitely need a good camera because the memories would be worth saving. What happens in Cape Town doesn’t have to stay in Cape Town. Geniet!

Featured image: Zeitz MOCAA | Instagram

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