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Cape Town Central Guide

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Best of Cape Town Central

3 days in Cape Town Central
3 days in Cape Town Central

Cape Town's climate and spectacular scenery make it so inviting, that 3 days seem scarecely enough. Here are some Cape Town highlights that you'll not want to miss, but be warned -- you might just wish to stay longer! Note that the second and third day require driving or transportation outside the city, so plan accordingly.

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Family-friendly Cape Town Central

Cape Town Central for young kids
Cape Town Central for young kids

Families love Cape Town, and with good reason: plenty of beaches and nature reserves for the kids to explore outdoors, and a fantastic aquarium that the whole family will enjoy.

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Cape Town Central on a budget

Cape Town Central for free
Cape Town Central for free

Stroll the Victoria & Albert Waterfront, hike a scenic trail, or relax at any of the fine beaches. Visit the National Gallery, or come face to face with a cheetah.Cape Town on a budget offers some interesting choices!

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Insiders' Cape Town Central

Cape Town Central off the beaten path
Cape Town Central off the beaten path

Off the beaten path means a taste for adventure in South Africa - for these options, you'll want to seek out reputable operators and knowledgable locals. Learn to surf or abseil, go cage-diving with sharks, or visit a shantytown for a glimpse of another side of Cape Town.

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Getaways from Cape Town Central

Daytrips from Cape Town Central
Daytrips from Cape Town Central

Cape Town is an ideal base from which to explore the best of South Africa. Wineries, scenic coastal drives, and wildlife reserves all make for enjoyable day trips to explore beyond the city.

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EveryTrail
Cape Town Art Tour
Cape Town Art Tour

Unlike the world’s established design capitals—Amsterdam, Copenhagen, or London—Cape Town, and by extension South Africa, lacks almost entirely the traditions of teaching and sponsoring modern...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Highlights of Cape Town
Highlights of Cape Town

From the iconic Table Mountain (recently selected as one of the official seven "New World Natural Wonders"), to the historic Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, few cities in the world can compete with...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
A Photographer's Tour of Cape Town
A Photographer's Tour of Cape Town

Few cities have it all, but Cape Town comes close with a bustling, modern urban center surrounded by some of the planet's most striking landscapes. Sometimes it feels as though the city is always...

Cape Town for Families with Young Children
Cape Town for Families with Young Children

Cape Town is one of Africa's most tourist- and family- friendly destinations. The city is safe, navigable, and there is no end to the activities kids can do, most of which are equally as entertaining...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Cape Town: A Culture and Arts Tour
Cape Town: A Culture and Arts Tour

Visitors who delve into Cape Town's culture and arts are in for an indelible experience. With 11 official languages, a multiplicity of religious and ethnic groups, and a political and social history...

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Perfect Day

Cape Town - Top Attractions (BradJill, 11 Nov 2012)
5.0 of 5 stars 19 Votes

Perfect Weekend

Cape Town Jazz Festival (Segametsi, 5 Apr 2013)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes
Adventures in Cape Town (lunajia, 10 May 2010)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes

Best Of

Let the Western Cape inspire you! (Velvet_escape, 21 Jul 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 10 Votes
My Trip Reports - Capetown. (Ellemay, 2 May 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 27 Votes
Cape Town with small kids (DLMCC, 1 Mar 2007)
4.0 of 5 stars 6 Votes

Recent Trip

Central & Southern Africa (Slobina, 24 Dec 2009)
4.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote
game viewing in South Africa (FabianaK, 10 Mar 2008)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote