Internationally acclaimed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town is host to some of the country's most visited tourist attractions.
Here are some of our most visited attractions:
The V&A Waterfront
At 24 million visitors in 2017, the V&A Waterfront tops the list as Cape Town’s most popular attraction.
Activities for young and old are on offer. From fine dining restaurants to food outlets, a huge variety of stores, great hotels and events such as boat trips, Cape Wheel, Two Oceans Aquarium and Robben Island Museum, it is no wonder that tourists and locals flock to the V&A Waterfront.
Table Mountain National Park
The only National Park entirely within a city's borders. The sheer grandeur of the Fynbos floral kingdom, the drama of the high sea cliffs, the romance of the Cape of Good Hops and the wonder of the colony of penguins living amongst the upmarket homes of Boulders. These and the Mountain itself are some of the attractions that make the Park unique.
Table Mountain National Park received more than 3 million local and international visitors in 2017.
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
This is something for every visitor to Cape Town. It is uniquely a Cape Town experience. Imagine a cable car that revolves as you ascend, giving to 360-degree views of the city. Imagine taking in Cape Town's splendour from a height of over 1000 meters as you walk around the table.
An insider tip - tick the cableway off your list at the first opportunity. The cableway is very weather dependent.
More than 1 million people visited the Cableway in 2017. An increase of 5.3% over 2016.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is rated as one of the world's top botanical gardens. Located on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, the gardens boast approximately 6500 indigenous plant species.
Yearly members of the Botanical Society take tons of flowers to display at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in the Uk. For the past 30 years, they have received a gold medal for their work.
Other popular events at the Gardens are the Summer Outdoor Concerts, the winter concerts, outdoor movie nights and some gorgeous picnic spots.
Just under a million people visited the Gardens in 2017.
A Walk For All:
Organising a tour is an easy way to minimise the stress of travelling and a wonderful opportunity to see all of your destination’s most notable attractions. But instead of just seeing the surroundings, why don’t you experience them? Walking tours are fast becoming a means that travellers from abroad turn to instead of being confined to the seat of a tour vehicle. From beginners all the way through to experts, there is an abundance of walking experiences available for every level of fitness. It’s up to you to take the first step.
Why It’s Good To Try Something New:
First and foremost it’s a way to get some exercise done. Lets just say this, there is nothing quite like experiencing Cape Town when you have the ability to walk its streets and discover the beauty within it. Although we offer exceptional tour packages, we encourage travellers to try their hand (or feet) at a walking tour. If you are worried about your fitness levels, try a small amount of exercise or walking each day before you arrive at your destination to prepare your legs for the trip. Our aim is to make your holiday as unforgettable as possible and we truly believe that this is the way to do just that.
Having the ability to embrace the outdoors is another reason why a walking tour is a great option. Not only will you soak up some vitamin D but you will also feel the wind on your face, breathe the fresh air and ultimately be practicing healthy living. While your mind and body are being rejuvenated, you get the incredible opportunity to take in breathtaking views, plenty of which Cape Town has to offer. Just imagine yourself on the top of Table Mountain or exploring Cape Point. It’s refreshing isn’t it? Having the ability to walk around enables you to find areas that may hold a special place in your heart some day. Cape Town offers a variety of walking tour options that ranges from seeing the ocean to climbing a mountain or even walking in the Cape Winelands. The choice is up to you.
Our tour family will take you to the most beautiful spots and don’t worry; our version of walking tours is not too strenuous. If there are certain locations you would like to explore, we can make that happen with our tailor-made tour packages. Just to clarify, our tours are not too difficult. Let me repeat, they are not too difficult. For those of you looking for something more challenging, we can advise you to the best of our abilities on where to go. Another positive aspect of having a tour planned for you is that it allows us to handle all of the admin on your behalf. You will be told what to pack, you will be given an itinerary and more importantly you will be given a wonderful and memorable experience.
It’s Time To Take The Next Step:
This is a great opportunity for you to create lasting memories and enjoy yourself whilst on holiday. Where are some of the places in Cape Town that you would like to experience on foot?
Cape Town Day Tours are here to help make it happen. Remember, we are here with you every step of the way.