Top 10: Fun experiences in the Western Cape

Two Oceans Aquarium The awe-inspiring Two Oceans Aquarium

1 Go to the top of Table Mountain

Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain and take in 360 degree views over Cape Town, the ocean, Robben Island and the harbour. more

2 Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium

Dive with ragged-tooth sharks, large predators, rays and turtles in the predator exhibit tank or feed the fish in the fascinating Kelp Forest. more

3 Enjoy a Kirstenbsoch summer sunset concert

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Spend a Sunday afternoon from listening to the best of local music in this beautiful botanical garden at the foot of Table Mountain. more

4 Go horse-riding on the beach

Noordhoek beach stretches seemingly forever so book a ride with a local stable and explore it on horseback. more

5 Spend a day out wine-tasting in Stellenbosch

A university town blessed with attractive Cape Dutch heritage architecture, oak trees, restaurants and cafés, it also offers the opportunity to taste local wines at numerous wine estates. more

6 Enjoy a culinary tour of Franschhoek

Take a day to explore the restaurants, wine estates, chocolate shops and deli outlets of this food haven – just 90 minutes from Cape Town. more

7 Get the adrenalin flowing on the Garden Route

Walk the scenic Otter Trail, go abseiling, kayaking, gorge swinging, quad biking, you name it – it’s all up for grabs. more

8 Try kite surfing at Langebaan

Take lessons with a local operator and try this fun sport that requires wind, water and open spaces, which Langebaan has aplenty. more

9 Have cocktails in Camps Bay, Cape Town

Enjoy a crazy colour cocktail at sunset in one of the trendy Camps Bay cafés overlooking the beach with its body beautiful people. more

10 Take a Rastafarian township tour in Knysna

Get to know a little bit more about this Rasta community in this laid-back township just outside Knysna. more