Cape Town is one of the worlds most recognizable cities and is renowned for its natural beauty and spectacular landscapes.
There are plenty of nice and great things to do in Cape Town and this post will allow you to choose what to do in Cape Town if you have limited time and budget but still crave a very good overview of what the city has to offer.
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Hike Lion’s Head
Lion’s Head, located between Table Mountain and Signal Hill, is one of the more popular hikes in and around Cape Town. When you get to the top, you will have a 360-degree view of the Cape Town city bowl, the Atlantic ocean and Table Mountain. The climb is worthwhile since the views are just spectacular and breathtaking.
Hike Table Mountain
One of the must-do activities, when you visit Cape Town, is going up Table Mountain. The views from the top are impressive. The easiest way to get to the top and back down again is via the Table Mountain cable car. It’s a rotating cable car to provide the best overall view no matter where you stand.
Watch the sunset on Signal Hill
Right next to Table Mountain and Lion’s Head One is Signal Hill. The best time to visit Signal Hill is during sunset, to see the sun slowly disappearing behind the horizon over the Atlantic ocean.
Attend a free concert at the De Waal Park in summer
This is a very popular park for families and dog owners since the park is fenced. It’s a great place for a picnic and to relax in the shade on a hot summer day. The park is also famous for its ‘Concerts in the Park’ during summer time. Those are bi-weekly free concerts supporting mainly local South African bands.
Visit one of the Iziko Museums on a public holiday
The Iziko museums in Cape Town is host to a combination of museums all with a South African heritage collection. The entrance fee is not high, but there are some days you can enter each one of these museums for free.
Go for a walk on the Sea Point Promenade
You will see a lot of people walking, jogging, cycling, roller skating and walking their dogs along Sea Point promenade inhaling the fresh sea breeze and being active. You can also go looking for shells on the beach and take some photos of the various art sculptures.
Take a stroll in the Company’s Garden
The Company’s Garden in Cape Town city centre goes back to 1652 when the settlers needed a place to grow fresh produce so as to supply the ships on their way to the East. It’s currently the oldest garden in South Africa. It’s a nice place to take a walk.
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