10 Things you must do in Cape Town, South Africa

With so many things to do in cape town south Africa sometimes it can be overwhelming, but out of everything I did here are ten things you must do when you visit cape town.    

 

 

1. SAFARI

 

[learn_more caption=”MY EXPERIENCE” state=”open”] The safari I went to in the video above (posted here soon) was the Aquila Game Reserve which was two hours outside of capeTown so lots of time in the Van with others, although i made friends you still want to bring stuff for the ride… and besides that you wanna be sure to bring stuff for the safari itself. Keep in mind the things to bring list is for Aquila Games reserve because that the one I went to. This place is like a pretty nice resort with places to stay from a hotel kind of place to a cabin over looking the reserve. there is a pool, and the price of the safari includes two meals. Both breakfast and lunch… which both where amazing.[/learn_more] [box] THINGS TO BRING:

  •  Camera –  To Find the right camera for you click here
  • Good shoes – while you will not be hiking, you will get out for a little champagne in dirt so be aware of that
  • External battery for charging cell phone in the Van, or safari truck
  • shades — its will . be sunny if you go in southern summer
  • Swimming gear – WHAT?? swimming on a Safari? Yes, the resort has a pool so bring swimming suit, sunblock, towel… maybe some floats if you need to .LOL.

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  • NAME: AQUILA GAME RESERVE

  • INFO: Beautiful resort with rooms ranging from hotel type to cabins over looking the reserve. The animals are will feed, so not much to worry
  • LOCATION: closest to cape town (2 hours away) (they have pick up and drop off service)
  • LINK: http://www.aquilasafari.com/

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  • NAME: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
  • INFO: Proclaimed to be the ultimate South African safari destination, this is considered one of the best and most authentic Safari’s in South Africa.
  • LOCATION: Almost on the complete other side of South Africa from Cape Town is Kruger National park. Although far from Cape Town (around 17 hours drive or a 4 hour flight)
  • LINK: https://www.krugerpark.com

2. SHARK CAGE DRIVING

 

shark underwater2201 [tabs slidertype=”simple” fx=”slide”] [tab]Jump in and take a dive into Great white infested waters, just don’t forget It will be early and cold so make sure to dress warm or better bring a backpack with a jacket and maybe a small warm blanket. Some people get sick, even when you do think you will so it might be a good idea to pack some motion sickness medication.[/tab] [/tabs] [box] THINGS TO BRING:

  •  Camera  – Canon 70D … http://amzn.to/2biT9AG 2nd Camera 3rd camera (iPhone 6) … http://amzn.to/2biUd7Q
  • Underwater Camera -(Go pro)  … http://amzn.to/2biU0Bj
  • Jacket  – There is a long time between you getting to the place, and in the water. Its early and windly from the boat so you will get cold.
  • External battery for charging cell phone to make sure you have power to take pictures.
  • Shades — its will . be sunny if you go in southern summer
  • Swimming suit to be wore under the water suit.

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  • NAME: Shark Cage diving

  • INFO: They have pick up and drop off service. light breakfast Food and coffee/tea is provided.
  • LOCATION: No. 8 Swart Street, Kleinbaai, Gansbaai, South Africa (2 hours from cape town)
  • LINK:  www.sharkcagediving.net

 

3. Table Mountain

 

I Give you, one of the Seven wonders of the world. TABLE MOUNTAIN. [box] THINGS TO BRING:

  •  Camera – Amazing shots to capture here.
  • Hiking shoes – If you decide to hike from the bottom to the top, or along the top make sure you have good shoes.
  • External battery for charging cell phone
  • shades — its will be sunny if you go in southern summer

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  • INFO: One of the new 7 wonders of the world, beautiful mountain over looking the ocean, gift shop on bottom and cafe with a buffet on top. You can take the cable cars or hike up

  • LOCATION: In the heart of cape town

  • LINK: http://www.tablemountain.net/

4. Winery

 

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There are actually lots of wineries around Cape town. Each with a beauty of its own and worth see for yourself.     [box] THINGS TO BRING:

  •  Camera – beautiful open lands waiting for your camera click
  • External battery for charging cell phone
  • shades — its will be sunny if you go in southern summer

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  • Name: Cape point Vineyard

  • INFO: the view is unforgettable,

  • LOCATION: Cape Point Vineyards; SILVERMINE RD, Noordhoek. 7979

  • LINK: www.cpv.co.za

 

5. Wildlife

[tabs slidertype=”simple”] [tab]There are many places in Cape town to experience the wildlife. The places I enjoyed was Money town (where the video above is from) and the cheetah outreach. [/tab] [/tabs] [box] THINGS TO BRING:

  •  Camera – lets just say without it you will be kicking yourself.
  • Good shoes – while you will not be hiking, you will get out for a little champagne in dirt so be aware of that
  • External battery for charging cell phone in the Van, or safari truck
  • shades — its will . be sunny if you go in southern summer

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there are many places to go to see the wildlife, i will give to you the ones I did.

  • Name: Monkey Town
  • INFO:  Monkey! yes there are lots and lots of different types of monkeys and even snakes as you see in my video.
  • LOCATION: Mondeor Rd, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7130, South Africa
  • LINK: http://www.monkeys.co.za/
  • Name: cheetah outreach cape town

  • INFO: This place not only has cheetahs but also all kind of other wildlife animals totally worth visiting.

  • LOCATION: Firgrove, Cape Town, 7110, South Africa

  • LINK: www.cheetah.co.za/

 

 

 

6. Penguin Beach

 

Image result for penguin beach in cape town [tabs slidertype=”top tabs”] [tabcontainer] [tabtext]THE EXPERIENCE[/tabtext] [/tabcontainer] [tabcontent] [tab]The beach shore is covered with pengins you can’t actually go on the beach and touch them but its a pretty cool sight to see all them hanging out. [/tab] [/tabcontent] [/tabs] [box] THINGS TO BRING:

  •  Camera – I use the Canon 70D
  • External battery for charging cell phone in the Van, or safari truck
  • shades — its will . be sunny if you go in southern summer
  • sunblock – its just a smart thing to have in the summer in cape town.

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7. Waterfront

 

Image result for waterfront cape town [tabs slidertype=”top tabs”] [tabcontainer] [tabtext]THE EXPERIENCE[/tabtext] [/tabcontainer] [tabcontent] [tab]While this is a very touristy place to visit it is worth the visit. So many different reasons, from the seals, to the dancing, the street shows, and this is where you can sign up to do the safari and shark cage. [/tab] [/tabcontent] [/tabs]   [box] THINGS TO BRING:

  •  Camera – sure why not?
  • External battery for charging cell phone
  • shades — its will . be sunny if you go in southern summer
  • An eye for entertainment – If you go during peak season street shows are everywhere, and the are free.

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  • INFO: Be sure to check out a few free shows and when you do hook up the performers with some money.
  • LOCATION: V&A Waterfront Head Office, 19 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • LINK:     www.Waterfront.co.za

 

 

 

8. Meet locals

 

 

[tabs slidertype=”top tabs”] [tabcontainer] [tabtext]THE EXPERIENCE [/tabtext] [/tabcontainer] [tabcontent] [tab]There is nothing like meeting new people while traveling, and if you are lucky they are local and show you around. Now of days with the internet its a bit easier to find people in a place you are traveling to. [/tab] [/tabcontent] [/tabs] [box] THINGS TO BRING:

  •  Outgoing personally : be friendly say hi, have a talk… but be safe!
  • Download Meet local travelers app: Flip the trip, Couchsurfing, AirBNB 
  • Stay in an AirBnB: Its a great way to meet people and already know someone there, In fact just for checking out my site here is a link to save you money on airbnb (Click here)

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  • INFO: There are many ways to meet good people all over if you have ideas i didn’t say please message me and let me know.
  • LOCATION: ANYWHERE!
  • LINK: Flip the trip, Couchsurfing, AirBNB

 

9. Beaches

 

 

[tabs slidertype=”simple”] [tab]From cape point to sunset beach (pictured above) with the Table mountain in the back drop. The beaches are stunning. Boulders beach with its pengins, strand beach has an interesting beach near mountains. Clifton beach which is best for sheltered sunbathing, seeing and being seen, sunset picnics. Camps bay with a great view of loin head mountain you can do beach volleyball, sunset cocktails[/tab] [/tabs] [box] THINGS TO BRING:

  •  Camera – these beaches are to good to miss
  • shades — its will . be sunny if you go in southern summer
  • Swimming gear – Trunks, sunblock, towel.

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    • INFO: Be sure to check out the will know beaches like camps bay and Clifton beach as will as less known ones like Sunset beach and Llandudno beach 
    • LOCATION: search google maps for locations for each beach
    • LINK: N/a

 

 

 

 

10. Local food

 

Image result for gatsby food cape town [tabs slidertype=”images”] [imagetab width=”undefined” height=”undefined”]This dish above is called Gatsby. Cape town is full of amazing dishes and unique food. you can go to a restaurant, maybe try the street food… Or with the power of the inter try eating a home cooked meal with the apps like MEAL SHARING https://www.mealsharing.com/[/imagetab] [/tabs] [box] THINGS TO BRING:

  • Smart Phone – To track down there places or find reviews and directions.
  • Appetite – There is some amazing dishes out there so come hungry.
  • An open mind – Try something new you might like it.

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  • INFO: Use apps like yelp to find restaurants, use apps like meal sharing to find people cooking home cooked meals.
  • LOCATION: Everywhere
  • LINK: Meal Sharing , Yelp 

I hope you found this page helpful and useful in your travels please if I left anything out or you wanted to add something let me know and leave a message below. I will be undated this as information comes it. Thanks for your time,

  • Shawn Hewitt


1 thought on “10 Things you must do in Cape Town, South Africa

  1. Shawn Hewitt says:

    Thanks so much, so kind of you to check it out. Can i ask how you found it?

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