#01 Table Mountain cableway
The cable car is the most spectacular way to ascend Cape Town’s famous peak.
#02 Ocean safaris
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.
#04 Township tours
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.
#06 The Bo-Kaap
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.
#08 Cape Point
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.
Addo Elephant National Park, the world-famous reserve at the end of the Garden Route, has some three hundred pachyderms to marvel at.
#11 Mother City Queer Projects
The biggest and most outrageous ball of the year – Cape Town’s straight-friendly gay party.
#12 Cape minstrels
Every January 2, minstrel bands hold an unmissable carnival through the streets of Cape Town.
#13 Chapman’s Peak Drive
Take a spin along the precipitous cliff edge of the Atlantic seaboard for the most sublime views on the peninsula.
#14 Canopy Tours
Swing through the treetops among the arboreal giants of South Africa’s tallest indigenous forest.
#15 V&A Waterfront
Find out why a huge harbourside shopping mall is Cape Town’s most popular tourist destination.
#16 Robben Island
Visit the notorious offshore jail where some of South Africa’s most famous figures, including Nelson Mandela, were incarcerated.
#17 Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Local musos come into their own at the most important jazz event of the year.
#18 De Hoop Nature Reserve
Monumental dunes, zebras, bontebok and whales by the dozen make this one of the most compelling reserves in the Western Cape.