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20 Fun Things to Do in Cape Town in 2023

Cape Town, a destination that seamlessly blends stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture, is a must-visit for travellers worldwide.

Whether you’re an adventure enthusiast, a nature lover, or a history buff, this South African gem offers an abundance of exciting activities and experiences to make your visit truly memorable.

Discover the top 20 things to do in Cape Town in 2023, all conveniently accessible from the luxurious 15 on Orange and The Mirage, two of our exceptional hotels in Cape Town.

List of the top 20 things to do in Cape Town

  1. Hiking up Table Mountain
  2. Exploring the V&A Waterfront
  3. Immersing in history at Robben Island
  4. Witnessing the penguins at Boulders Beach
  5. Enjoying scenic views from Chapman’s Peak Drive
  6. Discovering culture at Bo-Kaap
  7. Indulging in the Cape Winelands
  8. Surfing the waves at Muizenberg Beach
  9. Admiring art at the Zeitz MOCAA
  10. Taking a boat trip to Seal Island
  11. Exploring Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  12. Experiencing the thrills of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  13. Strolling through Greenmarket Square
  14. Encountering wildlife at the Two Oceans Aquarium
  15. Diving into history at the Castle of Good Hope
  16. Unwinding at Clifton Beaches
  17. Embarking on a township tour
  18. Sampling local delicacies at markets
  19. Exploring Constantia vineyards
  20. Tour the Cape Point Nature Reserve
City of Cape Town with Table mountain in the background

Hiking Up Table Mountain

Whether you choose to hike the trails or take the cable car, the panoramic views of the city and ocean will enchant you.

Exploring the V&A Waterfront

After a day of adventure, unwind at the hotel and spa in Cape Town, The Capital 15 on Orange, and plan your visit to the V&A Waterfront, a hub of entertainment, shopping, and dining. Enjoy fresh seafood while overlooking the harbour.

Immersing in History at Robben Island

Delve into South Africa’s history by visiting Robben Island. Learn about the nation’s fight against apartheid and the stories of political activists like Nelson Mandela. Return to one of our hotels in Cape Town and unwind after a long day of sightseeing.

Witnessing the Penguins at Boulders Beach

Get up close to African penguins at Boulders Beach. These charming creatures offer unique encounters so be sure to bring a camera to capture these moments.

Enjoying Scenic Views from Chapman’s Peak Drive

Drive along the stunning Chapman’s Peak Drive, soaking in the coastal beauty. Capture the breathtaking views of the ocean and cliffs then be sure to unwind at the pool with an ice-cold beverage at one of our Cape Town hotels

Discovering Culture at Bo-Kaap

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Bo-Kaap. Wander through the vibrant neighbourhood’s colourful houses, and mosques, and relish in Cape Malay cuisine. 

Indulging in the Cape Winelands

Wine enthusiasts staying at 15 on Orange or The Mirage will relish a visit to the Cape Winelands. Enjoy world-class wineries, picturesque vineyards, and mountain views.

The Multicoloured Huts on Muizenberg beach Cape Town

Surfing the Waves at Muizenberg Beach

Experience the vibrant beach culture and famous waves of Muizenberg Beach. Return to the comfort of 15 on Orange or The Mirage and rejuvenate after a day of surfing adventures.

Admiring Art at Zeitz MOCAA

Dive into contemporary African art at Zeitz MOCAA. Discover the impressive collection housed in a transformed grain silo. 

Taking a Boat Trip to Seal Island

Embark on a boat trip to Seal Island from the V&A Waterfront. Witness thousands of seals in their natural habitat and enjoy the scenic coastline. Afterwards, you can be sure to have a great place to freshen up at one of our hotels and spa in Cape Town.

Exploring Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Nature enthusiasts will find solace in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Discover diverse flora, walking trails, and open-air concerts at the base of Table Mountain.

Experiencing the Thrills of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront offers entertainment, shopping, and dining near 15 on Orange or The Mirage. From the Cape Town wheel to luxury yacht cruises, immerse yourself in excitement and then unwind in luxurious accommodations in Cape Town.

Strolling Through Greenmarket Square

Explore the vibrant culture and local craftsmanship of Greenmarket Square. Experience history through handcrafted goods, art, and jewellery before returning to the comfort of 15 on Orange or The Mirage.

Encountering Wildlife at Two Oceans Aquarium

For families, the Two Oceans Aquarium is a must-visit. Learn about marine conservation while getting up close to sharks, turtles, and colourful fish. Relax at 15 on Orange or The Mirage, sharing tales of your underwater adventure.

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town with Children looking at the tank

Diving into History at Castle of Good Hope

Step into history at the Castle of Good Hope, South Africa’s oldest colonial building. Uncover colonial stories through guided tours before retiring to the luxury of 15 on Orange or The Mirage.

Unwinding at Clifton Beaches

Rejuvenate on the white sands of Clifton Beaches. With crystal-clear waters, it’s the ideal spot for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking. After a long day at the beach, you can cool off at one of our Cape Town hotel’s pools.

Embarking on a Township Tour

Immerse yourself in local culture through a township tour. Experience the vibrant spirit of the townships and gain insight into the lives of residents. 

Sampling Local Delicacies at Markets

Savour Cape Town’s culinary delights at markets like the Old Biscuit Mill or Oranjezicht City Farm Market. Indulge in local dishes, fresh produce, and artisanal products.

Exploring Constantia Vineyards

Elevate your wine experience in the Constantia Vineyards. Enjoy elegant estates, wine tastings, and exquisite dining while surrounded by historical charm. 

Captivated by the Cape Point Nature Reserve

Conclude your journey at the Cape Point Nature Reserve, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Hike to the iconic Cape Point Lighthouse for a breathtaking view.

Bonus Activities 

Indulging in Luxury at the Grotto Spa in 15 on Orange

Elevate your relaxation by treating yourself to the Grotto Spa at 15 on Orange. Immerse yourself in a haven of tranquillity, where expert therapists offer rejuvenating treatments.

From soothing massages to revitalising facials, the Grotto Spa promises an escape into pure bliss. After your spa experience in Cape Town, retire to the comfort of your lavish accommodation at 15 on Orange, feeling renewed and pampered.

Experiencing Unparalleled Comfort at The Mirage

As part of the esteemed The Capital Hotels group, The Mirage offers an experience of unparalleled comfort and sophistication.

Cape Town’s allure lies in its captivating blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and boundless adventures. Whether you’re scaling mountains, savouring culinary delights, or immersing yourself in history, the city offers an experience like no other.

Choose between the opulent 15 on Orange or The Mirage, both are hotels in Cape Town part of the esteemed The Capital Hotels group, for a luxurious and convenient base to explore this captivating destination when travelling to Cape Town. Pack your bags and embark on a journey of exploration, fun, and memories that will linger for a lifetime.

 

The Capital 15 ON ORANGE

Bonus Activities 

Indulging in Luxury at the Grotto Spa in 15 on Orange

Elevate your relaxation by treating yourself to the Grotto Spa at 15 on Orange. Immerse yourself in a haven of tranquillity, where expert therapists offer rejuvenating treatments.

From soothing massages to revitalising facials, the Grotto Spa promises an escape into pure bliss. After your spa experience in Cape Town, retire to the comfort of your lavish accommodation at 15 on Orange, feeling renewed and pampered.

Experiencing Unparalleled Comfort at The Mirage

As part of the esteemed The Capital Hotels group, The Mirage offers an experience of unparalleled comfort and sophistication.

Cape Town’s allure lies in its captivating blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and boundless adventures. Whether you’re scaling mountains, savouring culinary delights, or immersing yourself in history, the city offers an experience like no other.

Choose between the opulent 15 on Orange or The Mirage, both are hotels in Cape Town part of the esteemed The Capital Hotels group, for a luxurious and convenient base to explore this captivating destination when travelling to Cape Town. Pack your bags and embark on a journey of exploration, fun, and memories that will linger for a lifetime.

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