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Cape Town, South Africa: A Short Travel Guide

Updated: Mar 10

Located at the southwestern tip of South Africa, Cape Town is a diverse city known for its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. Surrounded by the iconic Table Mountain and the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town offers a unique mix of urban sophistication and outdoor adventure. In this travel guide, we share our top things to do in Cape Town as well as great places to stay, eat, and drink.

View of Cape Town from Robben Island
View of Cape Town from Robben Island


Check out our video about Cape Town to see the best things to do through our camera!

Best Things To Do In Cape Town

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Lion's Head at sunset

Places To Stay In Cape Town

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Bakoven area

Places To Eat And Drink In Cape Town

  • Biesmiellah Restaurant: traditional Cape Malay cuisine in the heart of Bo-Kaap

  • Bo-Kaap Kombuis: another traditional Cape Malay restaurant

  • Burger & Lobster: originally from London (UK), this is our favorite burger restaurant in the world

  • Col'Cacchio Camps Bay: great pizza place at Camps Bay

  • Dapper Coffee Co: good coffee in downtown area

  • Den Anker: Belgian restaurant with great breakfast, lunch, and dinner at V&A Waterfront. Also try the Belgian beers!

  • Foresters Arm: local pub serving Castle beer from the tank

  • GOLD Restaurant: for an authentic African experience with performances

  • Groot Constantia: great wine tasting and lunch near Cape Town

  • JARRYDS Brunch & Bistro: best brunch in Sea Point

  • Kanéla Café: lovely coffee shop in Sea Point (great lunch too)

  • Long Street: This street is known for its nightlife with lots of bars and restaurants

  • Mantra Cafe: lovely, cozy restaurant in Camps Bay with a variety of delicious food and wine

  • Mojo Market: great food market in Sea Point

  • Oranjezicht City Farm Market: our favorite market with fresh local produce and delicious treats near the V&A waterfront, it's only open on weekend mornings until 2PM and Wednesday evenings.

  • Prashad Café (Kloof Street): delicious vegan and vegetarian Indian food

  • The Raj: Indian restaurant in Camps Bay that offers a wide variety of curries, biryanis, and other Indian dishes

  • Scheckter's RAW Sea Point: healthy breakfast and lunch options, the vegan burgers are delicious

  • Timbuktu Coffee: quiet coffee shop in heart of downtown

  • Time Out Market: lots of different gourmet dishes at affordable prices

  • Vivaldi Restaurant: South Africa restaurant with delicious meat and local delicacies

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colorful Bo-Kaap

Map Cape Town

Find all the places to go, eat, drink, and stay in Cape Town on Google Maps. To follow and save the list, do the following:

  1. Tap on the link to open it (click button below)

  2. Tap Follow. This list will now be added to the group of lists you follow.

  3. Optional: To unfollow a list someone shared with you, tap the list Saved.

If you follow the list we made, all our saved places of Cape Town will show up in Your Places. The places will also appear as suggested locations in Google Maps.

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