Cape Town is home to many and the tourists who visit the world renowned destination, goes home feeling like part of the family. Even if you’re not a tourist, the city of Cape Town is sure to make you feel like one. The nightlife has been compared to that of Paris and the locals are as friendly as they come. There are many hidden gems in the City and for those who aren’t in the know, finding them will be like going on a treasure hunt.
Cape Town and its beaches
The Cape is filled with iconic beaches for your every desire. There are cold water beaches along with scenic routes, perfect for picture taking moments and then there are warm water beaches that will keep you splashing in the water for hours on end. If the icey Clifton seashore is not your cup of tea then Gordon’s Bay offers a warmer option with lots of flea market shopping to do afterward.
The night life
The hot summer nights brings out all the locals to splurge in the City. The most trendy place to be at at night is the V&A Waterfront. The romantic atmosphere, plus the jazzy feel of the bars and cafe’s will leave you looking over the sea as the moon glistens on water. Be sure to be in Cape Town when the City hosts their annual Cape Town parade which will be the hosts of performing artists, Mumford & Sons.
Get in touch with nature
If you want to get away from the buzzing city, head up Lion’s Head for an epic hike that will leave you mesmerized. Take a drive away from your hotel in Greenpoint and come and experience Ou kaapse Weg. It will take you to Silvermine where you will find many trails, hikes and magnificent views of the mountain, fauna and flora and clear mountain streams.
Cape Town’s garden
The Cape flora of Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is a magnificent garden and one to behold as it displays the breathless setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. The estate covers 528 hectares and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest. The cultivated garden (36 hectares) displays collections of South African plants, particularly those from the winter rainfall region of the country. The garden can be explored and is welcomed to picnics on the grass.