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Things to do in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa’s Romantic and Beautiful Getaway

Cape Town is the provincial capital of the Western Cape and enjoys a Mediterranean climate complete with mild, sometimes wet winters and dry, warmer summers.

 

Things to do in Cape Town

 

Cape Town Safari

If you are adventurous and want to see the wildlife of Africa, such as lions, zebras and elephants, go on a Cape Town safari for the day. Some are conducted on quad bikes while some are even done on horseback.

 

Cape Town Aquarium

If you’d rather see wildlife in captivity, head over to the Cape Town Aquarium where you can dive with sharks or watch hundreds of other species of fish, birds, reptiles and more.

 

Cape Town Beaches

If you enjoy swimming or other water related activities, check out the Cape Town Beaches. The area boasts two types of beaches since there is both the Indian and the Atlantic Ocean to choose from. The Indian Ocean beaches are three or four degrees warmer on average, but the Atlantic beaches have longer sunlight hours. So take your pick, as both are beautiful and offer many delights.

 

When to go to Cape Town

In Cape Town one can enjoy a Mediterranean climate complete with mild, sometimes wet winters and dry, warmer summers. Regardless of when you visit during the year, there will be a wide range of things to do in Cape Town, but for tourists who are looking to visit events like the Cape Town Jazz Festival or to take part in the Cape Town Marathon some extra planning is good.

 

Cape Town Jazz Festival

Music lovers should come to Cape Town in March or April to enjoy the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, the 4th biggest of its kind in the world. It is a real treat for those who appreciate the fantastic selection of jazz music. Loose yourself in the great atmosphere and enjoy the food and other festivities of this musical event.

 

The rest of the year is also filled with various types of music, arts, and other festivities to enjoy in Cape Town, aka the Mother City.

 

Things to do in Cape Town

Cape Town Facts

Population3 740 026
CountrySouth Africa
LanguageEnglish, Afrikaans
CurrencySouth African Rand
Longitude18.423889
Latitude-33.925278
AirportCape Town Intl, South Africa (CPT)

Cape Town average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
24~29 °C 24~30 °C 28 °C 25 °C 19~20 °C 17~18 °C 16~17 °C 17~18 °C 18~20 °C 20~23 °C 22~27 °C 23~28 °C

GOLF

Golf in Cape Town

There are a couple of great courses close to Cape Town and even more if you are up for a car ride down south. The course that is the most centrally located is called the Rondebosch Golf Club, an 18 hole course rated as a must-play course amongst golfers. Also central but a little bit further south you will find the Royal Cape Golf Club, known for its great scenery with the natural wonder Table Mountain as a backdrop while you play. Last but not least, also a bit further south at the foot of the Muizenberg Mountains you will find the Westlake Golf Club.

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OPERA

Cape Town Opera House

Artscape Theatre Centre

Located near the Cape Town harbor, this multi-purpose performing arts complex is home to Cape Town Opera, the main opera company of Cape Town formed in 1999. The company is however not exclusive to the Artscape Theatre Centre but it is there they spend most of their time. The building features three auditoriums where the opera house is the biggest seating 1487 people. Don't miss visiting this cultural center when you are in Cape Town!

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UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Cape Town - Robben Island

Robben Island is known for having been used as a high-security prison between the 17th and 20th centuries, and also as a hospital and military base, until the Apartheid regime was rejected in the 1990s. Among the imprisoned, the former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela spent 18 years behind bars in this site. The historical importance of the site is the reason why Robben Island is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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MARATHON

Cape Town Marathon

The Cape Town Marathon is an annually held marathon event in the month of September. The race features many different distances that you can run, including a full marathon, a half-marathon a 10k and a 4k. The race will take you through the beautiful port of Cape Town into the busy inner city down south to the outskirts of the town and then back again. It is a challenging race, with a couple of climbs late in the race, so be sure to save your energy! Put a dot in your calender in September and remember to drink a lot of water in the warm climate!

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THEME-PARKS

Theme Parks in Cape Town - The Cobra at Ratanga Junction

Ratanga Junction is an amusement park located in Cape Town. This place is filled with fun attractions and the most popular rides are “the Cobra”, “the Slingshot” and “the Tarantula” where “the Cobra” wins the fight in which of them is the most challenging. If you’re feeling hot and want to cool down just take a ride in their flume ride, one of the highest in the world.

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