The cable car is the most spectacular way to ascend Cape Town’s famous peak.
Take to the waves for incomparable encounters with South Africa’s whale and dolphin species.
Relax with a tipple as the sun turns into a glowing orb and sinks into the ocean.
Touch the reality of daily life for most Capetonians in one of the city’s sprawling townships.
One of the newest and most exciting rides for adrenaline junkies – boarding at speed down the peninsula’s dunes.
Meander through the city’s oldest and brightest quarter.
Teeming with African penguins, Boulders Beach offers a surreal landscape of enormous sea-worn rocks and fine, safe swimming.
Roam the treacherous rocky promontory south of Cape Town and experience one of the most dramatic viewpoints in the country.
The Western Cape's wine estates combine stunning scenery, Cape Dutch architecture and some fine and affordable vintages.
Cape Town also boasts a couple of great restaurants, to find out more about them and other restaurants in the South African regions - explore our guide to the the amazing food and drinks of South Africa.
Addo Elephant National Park, the world-famous reserve at the end of the Garden Route, has some three hundred pachyderms to marvel at.
The biggest and most outrageous ball of the year – Cape Town’s straight-friendly gay party.
Every January 2, minstrel bands hold an unmissable carnival through the streets of Cape Town.
Take a spin along the precipitous cliff edge of the Atlantic seaboard for the most sublime views on the peninsula.
Swing through the treetops among the arboreal giants of South Africa's tallest indigenous forest.
Find out why a huge harbourside shopping mall is Cape Town’s most popular tourist destination.
Visit the notorious offshore jail where some of South Africa’s most famous figures, including Nelson Mandela, were incarcerated.
Local musos come into their own at the most important jazz event of the year.
Monumental dunes, zebras, bontebok and whales by the dozen make this one of the most compelling reserves in the Western Cape.