Top 10: Urban experiences in the Western Cape

V&A Waterfront V&A Waterfront, entertainment mecca

1 Shopping at V&A Waterfront

Situated in a working harbour, under the watchful eye of Table Mountain – this waterfront establishment contains fantastic shops, restaurants, hotels and entertainment options. more

2 Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

For the most incredible views of Robben Island, the city of Cape Town, Signal Hill and the ocean, take a ten minute ride up Table Mountain in the aerial cableway. more

3 Long Street

For fantastic nightlife, visit Long Street after dark. Situted in the heart of Cape Town’s city centre, here you’ll find pubs, restaurants, jazz bars and clubs. It’s a blast from start to finish! more

4 Picnic at Kirstenbosch

One of the finest botanical gardens in the world, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a great place to picnic. During summer, enjoy the sundowner concerts under the watchful gaze of Table Mountain. more

5 Bo-Kaap

Take a stroll through Bo-Kaap, also known as Cape Town’s Malay Quarter. Here you’ll find colourful homes, a fascinating museum and a few wonderful eateries serving up authentic Cape Malay meals. more

6 Greenmarket Square

Not your ordinary market, Greenmarket Square sits in Cape Town’s CBD and is a delight for shoppers with time on their hands. Fabric, arts and crafts, jewellery, curios are all up for grabs. more

7 The Castle of Good Hope

If architecture and history do it for you, then you’ve got to pop into the oldest surviving building in South Africa, the Castle of Good Hope (built between 1666 and 1679). more

8 Camps Bay Cocktails

Head out to Camps Bay for cocktails on long summer evenings. Have a drink at one of the many sidewalk cafes and toast the good life! more

9 District Six Museum

This fantastic museum takes one on a journey back to the vibrant days of District Six, before apartheid destroyed a thriving multi-racial Cape community. A look into urban life in Cape Town during apartheid. more

10 Iziko South African National Art Gallery

This fantastic art gallery boasts art from colonial times to contemporary times, and is not to be missed when visiting the city of Cape Town. more