Things To Do Cape Town
We have compiled a database of useful links that you can utilise to make your holiday in Cape Town an even better experience. When you are not enjoying our fine Cape tours, there is still plenty to see and do in the city, with world-class shopping, dining, nightlight and entertainment options to suit just above every taste. No matter what your age, Cape Town offers an array of exceptional attractions and activities to enjoy – from leisurely pursuits to fast-paced adventures. Browse our list of resources below for a full list of places to try, and find out what is happening around Cape Town.
The Largest Shopping Mall in Africa with over 400 shops - a bit far from the City but well worth it - Follow the N1 and take the Century City turn off.
Cavendish Square Shopping Centre, the award-winning shopping mall, encompassing more than two hundred of the most elite stores in the country. Customers can look forward to shopping in a trolley-free environment whilst parking undercover.
Situated in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the V&A Waterfront has become South Africa's most visited destination. Set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views, exciting shopping and entertainment venues are intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina
Hemisphere is Cape Town’s most sophisticated and stylish club, bar and cocktail lounge. It is smart but relaxed, the décor is stylish but comfortable, and the stunning oval bar, fiber-optic lighting, and glass-walled VIP area are all unique.
Opium.co.za is your gateway to sites on the Internet for South African night clubs! Browse Opiums resources or just try the search.
La Med transforms itself into a cozy and vibrant experience in winter. There are roaring fires and comfortable lounges for lazing about upon whilst enjoying a bottle of red wine.
Probably the best on-line guides about restaurants in Cape Town.
CSuggestions on a restaurants, venues, or any other occasion that you might be planning.
Looking for the perfect place to dine? Dining-OUT's powerful search engine will find you the restaurant you've been looking for. Listed restaurants are featured complete with Contact Details, Photos, Editorial, Maps and Directions. You can even see the full menu with prices as well as the corkage charge
GOLD Restaurant is a vibrant, eclectic Pan-African experience in the heart of Cape Town. We offer a night of opulent feasting with a unique bouquet of live entertainment in a mystical African setting of trees and tents in an inner city courtyard steeped in ancient history and GOLD.
A valley filled with mystery, romance and rich memories of long ago. Images of a feeble, somewhat tottering bridge are soon forgotten as one crosses the rickety bridge, to this remarkable wine estate.
To find out what is hot in Cape Town and buy tickets for Cinema, Theatre, Opera, Ballet, Concerts in Cape Town.
Enjoy quality movies at reasonable admission prices on our four characteristic screens at 68 Orange Street (Mnet Screen 4 is now equipped with Dolby Stereo sound) and on our additional two trendy screens in the nearby, upmarket, new Lifestyles Centre at 50 Kloof Street, Gardens.
Ster-Kinekor Theatres is the largest cinema exhibitor in South Africa and the only one to operate the only dedicated " art Circuit in the world.
Ster-Kinekor, the largest cinema exhibitor in South Africa, operates the only dedicated "art" cinema circuit in the world under the Cinema Nouveau brand. Experience the different cultures and styles of movie-making that Cinema Nouveau offers through foreign language and alternative content that is not readily available on the commercial circuit.
Ratanga Junction ride park will be open daily open from Wednesday, 23 September to Sunday, 4 October 2009(10h00 – 17h00), for the Western Cape School holidays.
The Two Oceans is one of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town and over 3000 living sea animals, including sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins can be seen in this spectacular underwater nature reserve.
Find out about Biodiversity Conservation. Search for available activities on CapeNature Reserves, get updates on news, keep up to date with the CapeNature calendar, and subscribe to the CapeNature monthly newsletter. You are in the right place for all this and more.
This site hosts details of South African National Parks, their camps and wildlife and community relations. It will help tourists and visitors with planning trips to the parks.
Cape Point is situated within the Southern section of Table Mountain National Park, the Cape of Good Hope entrance. The Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) encompasses the incredibly scenic Table Mountain Chain stretching from Signal Hill in the north to Cape Point in the south and the seas and coastline of the peninsula.
From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom.
Iziko Museums of Cape Town are African museums of excellence that empower and inspire all people to celebrate and respect our diverse heritage.
District Six was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867. Originally established as a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, labourers and immigrants, District Six was a vibrant centre with close links to the city and the port. By the beginning of the twentieth century, however, the history of removals and marginalisation had begun.
Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. From 1678 it was the centre of civilian, administrative and military life at the Cape, until the settlement grew and some functions and activities moved away from the Castle. Today the Castle is the seat of the military in the Cape, and houses the Castle Military Museum and Iziko Museums of Cape Town (William Fehr Collection).
Our unique museum entices visitors to experience the ancient, sometimes mystical relationship that exists between gold and the African continent through state-of-art visual and artistic displays.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.
The Company Gardens is one of the city's premier tourist attractions - a green jewel in the heart of a vibrant, bustling metropolis that is the remaining half of a fresh produce garden planted in the 1650s by the region's first European settlers.
1-2 Cape Town Minstrel Carnival
L'Ormarins Queen's Plate : On Saturday the 7th of January 2012, the Mother City's social scene will awaken to South Africa's most prestigious annual horse-racing event, the 151th running of the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate. Kenilworth race course will be transformed into a setting where haute couture fashion, vintage cars, fine wine and the country's greatest thoroughbreds take centre stage.
6-9 February, 2012 Cape Town International Convention Centre Cape Town, South Africa : For 18 years, Investing in African Mining Indaba has been at the forefront of investing in African mining. Investing in African Mining Indaba is the world’s largest gathering of mining’s most influential stakeholders and decision-makers vested in African mining. Each year the event is well-attended, with more than 4,000 individuals representing more than 800 international companies and approximately 40 government and quasi-government delegations..
28 Jan J&B Metropolitan Handicap : A spectacle of glossy vibrancy and intense exhilaration enveloped in a cauldron of sensual excess that sets the pulse racing. This is the core of J&B Met day at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town on the last Saturday of January of every year. It’s a gathering of the rich and famous, the fashion junkies and the thousands who seek to explore the intensity of life in the hubbub of the milling crowds. It provides the vehicle for dreams as the masses experience the thrill of the thundering hooves and the brute force of the majestic thoroughbreds as they compete for glory in the greatest race on the southern tip of Africa.
24-6 Cape Town Pride Festival : The annual Cape Town Pride Festival is a celebration of our wonderful diversity, and also creates awareness around issues impacting on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities locally and throughout Africa. The 2012 Cape Town Pride Festival is scheduled to commence on 24 February and run until 6 March 2012.
29-4 Design Indaba Expo : See the latest on the catwalks in all-day fashion shows; attend short films, talks and product launches; be enticed to buy from more than 260 exhibitors and hobnob with the designers in person. Above all, be awed by the creative spirit of innovative South Africans.
27 Nederburg Harvest Brunch, Paarl :
03 Pick and Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour
20-28 Out The Box Festival
05-08 Taste of Cape Town
30 & 1 Cape Town International Jazz Festival Africa's Grandest Gathering, will celebrate its 13th year when it opens on Friday 30 March and Saturday 1st April 2012 at Cape Towns International Convention Centre. Once again jazz lovers will be thrilled at the Cape Town International Jazz fith world class music.
6 & 7 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon
29 SA Cheese Festival, Franschhoek
9-12 Cape Times V&A Waterfront Wine Affair
11-13 The Franschhoek Literary Festival
24-27 Good Food & Wine Show
3-6 June Wacky Wine Week-end, Robertson
Early July Pick and Pay Knysna Oyster Festival
Mid-July Bastille Day Festival, Franschhoek
End July Encounters : South African International Documentary Film Festival
30 Cape Town Book Fair
Early August Cape Town Fashion Week
Early Sept Nando's Cape Town Comedy Festival
Mid-Sept Out in Africa SA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Mid-Sept The Crazy Store Table Mountain Challenge
Late October Cape Town International Kite Festival
Late October iTownship Wine Festival
Early November The FNB Whisky Live Festival
Early November Discovery Cape Times Big Walk
Early December Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival