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What to do

Cape Town is considered one of the most varied tourist destinations in the world - with an almost endless variety of leisure activities and nature experiences. We can only present a small selection of our personal highlights here. Neither complete nor conclusive. But what is more fun on holiday than discovering and exploring your favourite places yourself?


Somerset West has a very varied gastronomy - from regional cuisine to sophisticated gourmet cuisine. In Cape Town you will find countless excellent restaurants with a wide variety of culinary flavours. The wine estates in the area also offer many recommendable restaurants, nestled in the rolling hills of the Cape Winelands.

Bars and Clubs

Cape Town's bars and clubs are nowadays spread throughout the city. In the past, Long Street, Kloof Street and Bree Street, as well as the adjoining smaller side streets, were the clear centre of nightlife. And even today, many good bars and clubs can be found here.

Walking / Hiking

An extensive network of hiking trails and mountain bike routes is on your doorstep: For example, the Helderberg Nature Reserve , the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve or the Wannabees Mountain Bike Trail. For a very special hiking tour, we definitely recommend the area around Table Mountain or an early morning hike up Lions Head.


Cape Town is known for its lively markets, which usually open on weekends. Our "favourite markets" are the Oranjezicht City Farm Market on the Waterfront, the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock and the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay. You can also discover great markets on the surrounding wine estates, for example the Lourensford Market and the Blaauwklippen Family Market. All this is just a small sample to inspire you to find and experience your own favourite market!


Cape Town's art scene is colourful, motley. Countless galleries offer works of art in a wide variety of styles. On the first Thursday of every month, "First Thursday", many galleries in the city centre open their doors and gates to visitors in the evening. Without a doubt, a highlight of any trip to Cape Town is a visit to the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art.


It is impossible to recommend the one most beautiful beach in Cape Town. We can only suggest: Let yourself drift. Sorted geographically, without any claim to ranking, we will name just a few: Bloubergstrand, Clifton Beach 1 to 4, Camps Bay Beach, Llandudno Beach, Boulders Beach, Muizenberg, Strand, Gordons Bay and Betty's Bay Beach.

Suggestions for other activities in Cape Town and the surrounding area can be found, for example, on the following pages:

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