Visit Mandela's former cell, then down some Karate Water
Tour Mother City from its dramatic coastline to the iconic Table Mountain
Everything from old-world charm to latter-day luxury
Many visitor's fall in love with South Africa's multifaceted 'Mother City'
Hipster hangout, gourmet burgers
Restaurants & cafés
Experience burger heaven in an Amélie-inspired wonderland of antique props and sheet-music wallpaper.
A favourite for celebrity-spotting
Bars & pubs
A spot particularly fabulous in summer when you can enjoy the lush garden while sipping champagne.
Stock up on Pan African folk art
One of the most beautiful and architecturally interesting city squares in the southern hemisphere.
Robben Island has become synonymous with Nelson Mandela, who spent 18 years in its maximum security prison. Fascinating and inspirational.
A meander through the colony's breeding ground is a joy. Watch as the birds waddle about and play peekaboo from their twiggy burrows.
This grandiose shrine, dedicated to imperialist Cecil John Rhodes, was built on his favourite lookout point in 1912 and features an inscription by his friend Rudyard Kipling.
Crowds gather for an evening's entertainment - © Kirstenbosch Sundowner Concerts
Cape Town's calendar is full of fantastic festivals celebrating everything from wine-tasting to kite-flying to whale-watching.