Cape Town Top 15 Bucket list ideas for first time Visitors

Here I have put my top 15 things not to miss when visiting Cape Town but there are plenty of things to experience in Cape Town and sometimes it can be a little bit overwhelming. Hiking lions head, and going to the beautiful beaches should always be on your list.

so check these out and put them on your South African Bucket list..

  1. Hike Table mountain or get the gondola up

Probably one of the top things you have on your list one of the most climbed and popular mountains in Cape town. There are many routes that you can up to the top. I took the Kasteelspoort and pipe track route.

  1. Paragliding off Signal Hill

An Adrenaline activity if your into this sort of blood pumping activity. It’s a very popular thing to do in Cape Town and is very weather dependant so I would book early into trip so you can rearrange it if needed.

  1. Visit the Penguins in Simons Town

You cannot resist such cute penguins with their tuxedos on..( not exactually lol) There is no better place to see them in action than at Boulders beach. Pay the entrance fee and see them in action. There are two entrances one is the beach side where you and relax and can see a few penguins joining you or the side where they mostly hang out and there not just one or two but hundreds of them.

  1. Enjoy a picnic at Kirstenbosch Gardens

Pick a spot in the gardens and enjoy a picnic with the views of Table mountain and the beautiful flowers surrounding you. If you decided a picnic isn’t for you then you can visit Mojo there food and drinks are amazing and you still get to have the same views.

  1. Do a Wine Tram tasting in Franschhoek/ Stellenbosch

If you come to Cape Town then you can guarantee that the wine is going to live up to the name.  There are so many places to explore and can be abit difficult to find the perfect place to do a tasting. Don’t worry Jump on the wine tram were you can stop at 9 places and they all do different  tastings.

  1. Visit the colourful BO- KAAP

Bo- Kaap is known for its brightly coloured homes and cobbles stoned streets where the history goes way back so take some photos next to these bright coloured homes but just rememeber that people still live here so respect that.

  1. Take a drive on the Chapmans Peak

This is one of the most beautiful costal roads in the world. All the way around there are places to stop and look out onto it. These leads to many places and you can make a real day drive of it. So what you waiting for.

  1. Watch the duck Parade at Vergenoegd Wine Farm

If you have time this is such a cute watch question do you have all your ducks in a row? If not don’t worry these duckings do. This is done every Morning and afternoon.

  1. Check out the Colourful Beach Huts in Muzenberg

The cute multi coloured huts in Muzenberg are pretty. While you’re here why not learn how to surf there are many places you can sign up as a beginner.

  1. Have lunch and explore the gardens at Babylonstoren

This place has so much to offer with delightful gardens wine tasting and restaurants this is one of the stops that you can visit on the Wine Tram so make sure you book mark this place as a stop.

  1.  Relax on the beach of Camps Bay 

Its like stepping on to Miami beach with its crystal clear water and its fine sand why not enjoy a cocktail on the beach while topping up your tan

  1. Check Table Mountain From above in a Helicopter

Nothing will beat the view of Cape Town then the view you will get in a helicopter where you will see mountains and the ocean this is a great experience so put this on your Cape Town bucket list

  1. Hike up Lions Head.

Another one of Cape Town’s spectacular mountains with incredible views of Table Mountain and Camps bay. Where you even in Cape Town if you didn’t hike this.. Tip it gets very hard the higher you get up.

  1.  Afternoon Tea at the Silo Hotel

One of the most stylish hotels in Cape Town The Silo. The afternoon tea her is so delicious and not hugely expensive and if you go late afternoon got up to the roof and enjoy some cocktails while watching the sunset. But make sure you book ahead for this.

  1. Visit Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope

The most southwestern point in the African continent and with the stunning views of the south Alantic ocean here there a few mini hikes up.


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