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The Best Things to Do in Cape Town

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Top attractions in Cape Town

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Cape Point , Table Mountain National Park
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Take a tour of Cape Point, a dramatic seaside promontory and part of Table Mountain National Park, known for its scenic landscape and hiking
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Garden
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Boasting a scenic setting on the slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden remains one of the most popular Cape Town a
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Marina
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront , Cape Town Central
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Take a relaxing walk along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a scenic harbor promenade designed in a Victorian style and featuring a variety of s
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Meet African penguins at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, a series of sandy coves separated by granite rocks. Part of Table Mountain National P
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World heritage site · Island
Robben Island Museum , Cape Town Central
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Visit the World Heritage Site of Robben Island Museum, a spit of land just off the Cape Town coast. The island's main claim to fame is rather
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Cape Town

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Mountains · Beaches · Marinas
From windy beaches providing excellent surfing conditions, to imposing mountains offering winding hiking trails and sweeping views of the city, there are plenty of interesting things to do in Cape Town. You can stroll along the coastline at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a charming promenade featuring a variety of shops and restaurants. Nature lovers flock to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, where they can admire local and exotic plants. A visit to Cape of Good Hope, the discovery of which marked a turning point in Europe's sea-traveling endeavors, will satisfy not only history and maritime enthusiasts, but also bird-watchers and nature buffs.

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Where to stay in Cape Town

This sprawling city boasts a staggering range of lodging options, from lavish to budget friendly. Opt for a cozy guesthouse or bed and breakfast in a verdant garden setting, pick from one of the numerous backpacker hostels, or establish yourself in an oceanside top-end hotel. If you're visiting Cape Town in December or January, remember to book ahead as popular accommodations fill up easily during these months.
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