Best things to do in Cape Town

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. The Company's Garden
19 Queen Victoria St
230local recommendations
Matthew
Matthew says “'The Company’s Garden is situated in Queen Victoria Street, at the top of Adderley Street, and adjac...” ·
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2. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Rhodes Dr
436local recommendations
Isabela
Isabela says “Kirstenbosch is a famous botanical garden nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town...” ·
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3. The Old Biscuit Mill
375 Albert Rd
208local recommendations
Sarah
Sarah says “A vibrant, warm-hearted little village in the heart of Woodstock where talented people come together...” ·
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4. Truth Coffee Roasting
36 Buitenkant St
155local recommendations
Morne
Morne says “Cape Town - The sexy steampunk Truth Coffee Roasting shop in Buitenkant street, Cape Town, has been ...” ·
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5. Boulders Beach
Kleintuin Rd
168local recommendations
Alexis
Alexis says “Cape Town and her surrounding coastline offers the visitor some wonderful beaches, but none are more...” ·
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6. Green Point Park
1 Fritz Sonnenberg Rd
132local recommendations
Totalstay
Totalstay says “Beautiful urban park that is perfect for picnics, nature walks and fresh air. The park is relatively...” ·
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7. Bay Harbour Market
31 Harbour Rd
123local recommendations
Morne
Morne says “Bay Harbour Market Another one of Cape Town’s popular markets is Hout Bay’s Bay Harbour Market. Loca...” ·
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8. The Power & The Glory
13d Kloof Nek Rd
118local recommendations
Heidi
Heidi says “In an ideal world, a neighbourhood bar is the place where the bartender addresses you by name, pours...” ·
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9. Two Oceans Aquarium
Dock Rd
112local recommendations
Joanne
Joanne says “Called the Two Oceans Aquarium because the vast Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet here at the southern...” ·
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10. Groot Constantia
Groot Constantia Rd
106local recommendations
Lorien And Matthew
Lorien And Matthew says “Constantia Valley is the oldest wine-growing area in S and features superb wine estates, fantastic s...” ·
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11. Jason Bakery
185 Bree St
115local recommendations
Totalstay
Totalstay says “Jason Bakery is the perfect for breakfast or a bite to eat. Chic, bustling and open Monday to Saturd...” ·
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12. Kloof Street House
30 Kloof St
106local recommendations
Nicole & Phill
Nicole & Phill says “The restaurant is set in a Victorian house so there are several separate rooms to create intimate di...” ·
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13. Café Caprice
37 Victoria Rd
98local recommendations
Heidi
Heidi says “Café Caprice combines artisan cocktails, a café-style menu, relaxing lounges and sidewalk seating to...” ·
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14. Willoughby & Co
Breakwater Blvd
96local recommendations
Frank
Frank says “One of the best sushi places in Cape Town. Best for fish dishes and you cannot get better. I buy all...” ·
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15. Yours Truly
73 Kloof St
95local recommendations
Raquel
Raquel says “Yours Truly is a unique & magical spot. A trendy vibe with a rooftop bar offering live music, the b...” ·
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16. Chapman's Peak Drive
1 Chapmans Peak Dr
173local recommendations
Alexis
Alexis says “Chapman’s Peak Drive is affectionately known as “Chappies” and is a must for anyone who is passionat...” ·
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17. The Labia Theatre
68 Orange St
104local recommendations
Tania
Tania says “A very old movie house, selling cheap movie tickets and art nouveau style movies. Film festivals oft...” ·
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18. Harbour House - Kalk Bay
Main Rd
94local recommendations
Sharon
Sharon says “Harbour House is perhaps one of the best places to go for Seafood in Cape Town. Although a little pr...” ·
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19. Sea Point Pavilion
0I Beach Rd
102local recommendations
Alan
Alan says “Regarded by many as the most breathtaking public swimming pool in the world, the Sea Point Pool comp...” ·
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20. Posticino Italian Restaurant
323 Main Rd
91local recommendations
Wendy
Wendy says “Excellent pizza and pasta... my favourite is their seafood pasta! The owners are authentic Italians...” ·
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21. El Burro Greenpoint
81 Main Rd
88local recommendations
Totalstay
Totalstay says “Always a great spot for dinner and drinks, El Burro is a popular Mexican restaurant and bar in the h...” ·
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22. Greenmarket Square
92local recommendations
Rudi
Rudi says “In the heart of Cape Town’s business district, you’ll find Greenmarket Square. The square has quite ...” ·
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23. Cafè Paradiso
110 Kloof St
91local recommendations
Wane
Wane says “The daily special lunch table draws in busy regulars: think a Mediterranean feast of fresh salads, p...” ·
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24. Grand Africa Café & Beach
Granger Bay Blvd
90local recommendations
Talga
Talga says “Set within a restored warehouse, paying tribute to our eco policy, positioned on a private beach in ...” ·
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25. The Pot Luck Club
373-375 Albert Rd
89local recommendations
Jaco & Charl
Jaco & Charl says “In a glass box on the top floor of the silo in The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, the Pot Luck Club ...” ·
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26. District Six Museum
Buitenkant St
107local recommendations
Heather
Heather says “District Six was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867. Originally established as ...” ·
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27. Black Sheep Restaurant
104 Kloof St
86local recommendations
Wane
Wane says “Situated on the ever growing, culinary hub that is Kloof Street, Black Sheep offers an uncomplicated...” ·
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28. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Pipe Track
135local recommendations
Joanne
Joanne says “Undoubtably South Africa's most famous landmark, Table Mountain (1067 metres above sea level) offers...” ·
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29. Clarke's Bar & Dining Room
133 Bree St
81local recommendations
Lee
Lee says “Clarke’s is our favourite burger joint but it also does a mean breakfast (Huevos Rancheros or the Ma...” ·
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30. Bootlegger Sea Point
39 Regent Rd
74local recommendations
Brenden
Brenden says “Free WiFi and a good place to catch up on the news or send an email. If you are looking for some of ...” ·