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Fun Things To Do In Cape Town

The City of Cape Town is an adventurous wonderland for locals and tourists alike. No matter where in the city you are, a ride as short as 10 minutes can put you on the precipice of an exciting new adventure, especially when you’re staying at one of the two conveniently located The Capital Hotels and Apartments.

Whether you’ve got tons of energy to burn or just want to kick back and take it easy, here are some fun ways to spend your time in and around the Mother City.

 

Table Mountain

There are countless reasons why Table Mountain is always found at the top of every “What To Do in Cape Town” list. This official Wonder of Nature is filled with activities for pretty much everyone. The fitness fundi will love the various hiking and running trails that vary in intensity, while others may prefer getting to the top of this iconic landmark via the cable car.

Whichever route you take, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views of the city. If you looked really, really hard (and probably through binoculars), you could see both of The Capital Hotels and Apartments.

Hop On Hop Off Bus

Once you’ve descended Table Mountain, hop onto any one of the various City Sightseeing buses to get a closer view of Cape Town. The activity is in the name – simply hop on (after you’ve bought a ticket!) and enjoy being whisked around town to see all the local attractions the city has to offer.

If you think a bus tour is better suited to the elders, think again – these buses are one of the best ways to see the city, and when you’re seated on the upper deck, it feels even more like an adventure! You’ll most likely see both of The Capital Hotels and Apartments on your drive, too.

Red Bus Cape Town

Image Source: City-Sightseeing

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

After seeing all the wonderful sights around the city from Table Mountain and the sightseeing bus, you might think you’ve seen all there is to see. Except, that is merely a snippet of the trailer of what you can expect to see here.

Although located just 13 km from the city centre, Kirstenbosch feels like an entirely new world. With its fauna, views, lush greenery and art installations, Kirstenbosch is an oasis in the city and living proof that Cape Town is an urban paradise. Once you’ve walked around this UNESCO Heritage site, you can find an idyllic spot in the garden to sit down and enjoy a much-needed picnic to rest your legs and settle your rumbling tummy.

 

Wine Tasting Along The Wine Route

South African wine has a history dating back to 1659 when Jan van Riebeeck produced the first bottle in Cape Town. Outside of Europe, our country is one of the oldest wine regions and the 8th largest wine producing region in the world. It’s safe to say, we know what makes a good wine and you’ll find the best along any of the TEN wine routes located in this city alone! A fan-favourite is Groot Constantia which simply translates to Great Constantia, a vineyard with 300 years of wine production.

Here you’ll find expertly crafted local wine varietals like Pinotage and Sauvignon Blanc. The best part? You can also enjoy these wines at The Capital Hotels and Apartments as we only stock the best at our in-house restaurants.

 

The V&A Waterfront

If you’re in the mood for some shopping and more adventure, the complimentary shuttle at The Capital Hotels and Apartments will happily transport you to the V&A Waterfront located just a couple of minutes from your accommodation. We recommend you wear your most comfortable shoes as you’ll want to explore every inch of this 123-hectare wonderland!

The V&A Waterfront, short for Victoria and Alfred, offers the best in fashion, homeware, and curios, along with jewellery, leather goods, and audiovisual equipment from both local and international brands. Everyone shopping in Cape Town, regardless of taste or budget, will find something to their liking.

 

Our Iconic Beaches

Without a doubt, the best time to visit Cape Town is during the warm summer months. From December to March (and even further than that), you’ll find many locals and tourists relaxing under the hot African sun on the beaches across the city. If you’re craving an ice-cold dip, we recommend the cool water beaches along the Atlantic seaboard such as Clifton, Camps Bay, Bakoven, and Llandudno, to name a few.

Not a fan of the chilly water? Make your way to the Southern Peninsula and take a dip in the warmer and more tolerable waters of Muizenberg, Glencairn, St. James, Fish Hoek, Simonstown, and more. Although the heat of a South African summer can get pretty intense, you can always count on the welcoming coolness of your air-conditioned room at The Capital Hotels and Apartments.

Robben Island

From one buzzing beachfront to another, Robben Island offers a different view of Cape Town. Since the 17th century, the oval island has served as a jail for political dissidents, predating Apartheid. This is also where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years during Apartheid and as such, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cape Town. Former convicts lead many of the excursions, which adds a distinct flavour. You can visit the island via a boat trip that departs from the V&A Waterfront. Remember to get to the V&A Waterfront via the complimentary shuttle at The Capital Hotels and Apartments.

 

Now that you know what you’ll do when you visit Cape Town, get started on making a booking at The Capital Hotels and Apartments to secure your accommodation.

While you’re here, make sure to take advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities like our luxurious lounge restaurant and bar, cafe, designer spa, retail centre, pool, gym and more.

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