Visiting Cape Town is arguably one of the most popular items on any adventurer’s bucket list. It is, after all, known as the Mother City, and is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in South Africa. But, it can be difficult to choose between the many Cape Town tours by locals on offer, especially when you are not really sure about what experience you are after for your trip.
You can choose from several Cape Town tours and transfers that will provide exciting experiences across the board. Some of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town can be seen on these tours, such as hiking or taking a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, going wine tasting in the Cape Winelands, or even seeing the whales in Hermanus.
Below we look at some of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town to help you choose the best tour to suit your needs.
Table Mountain is one of the most photographed landmarks in the country, rising at just over 1,000 metres tall. It lies within the Table Mountain National Park which protects an amazing number of indigenous plants. The layer of cloud that sometimes covers the top of the mountain is known by locals as the “table cloth”.
When the days are clear, the views from the top of Table Mountain are breathtaking. You are able to see spectacular views of Cape Town as well as the Cape Peninsula. Be sure to bring along a jersey, as the wind and weather at the top of the mountain can be extremely cold, even in warmer weather. You can choose from either hiking up the mountain or a cable car if you are not in the mood for a strenuous walk.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is part of the Cape Floristic Region UNESCO World Heritage site and was established in 1913 in an effort to maintain the indigenous flora of the country. The flowers, trees, bushes, and shrubs are arranged so that there will always be fresh, vibrant foliage on display throughout the year.
The Cape Town tours and transfers on offer will allow you to spend time strolling through the grounds, experiencing the different attractions, such as the protea garden, the scented garden, as well as the greenhouse showcasing plants from, particularly arid regions. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is a popular destination for those who enjoy plants, wildlife, and who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.
The Victoria And Alfred Waterfront
Some of the Cape Town tours by locals include a day out exploring the Victoria And Alfred (V&A) Waterfront. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations and a hub of entertainment and excitement for locals and international alike. Many of the old, original buildings have been restored and maintained, and there is a fantastic shopping mall to spend time in too.
There is the Two Oceans Aquarium to explore, as well as the Springbok Rugby Museum, ideal for those who are interested in the history of the game and the team. You can also choose to go on a tour to Robben Island from a ferry that leaves from the V&A waterfront at certain times of the day. The V&A Waterfront is also ideal for those who would like to spend time soaking up the culture of inner Cape Town and seeing the sights.
The Cape Winelands
If there is one activity that you need to have on your bucket list while visiting Cape Town, it is taking a tour of the Cape Winelands. It stretches from the quaint suburb of Durbanville through to Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Paarl, and further. For wine lovers, it is a special treat to experience one of these Cape Town tours.
The Winelands can become extremely busy during peak seasons, so be sure to book your tours and transfers ahead of time to ensure that you don’t miss out. The Franschhoek Wine Tram is arguably one of the most popular tours available, allowing you to taste some of the best wine that South Africa has to offer while also drinking in the scenery of the Cape Winelands. There are some quaint towns to stop off in along the way where you can experience true Cape Town hospitality.
Explore The Mother City
Seeing the true splendour of Cape Town is one of the highlights of any South African adventure, but it can be difficult to choose what to do on your trip. If you are interested in one of these Cape Town tours, you will not go wrong with choosing one of the main tourist attractions that are popular in this sunny and spectacular province.
If you are interested in seeing more of Cape Town, you can contact Kaydre transfers And Tours to find out about our tour and transport services.