The ultimate list of things to do in Cape Town

This is my bucket list for Cape Town and surrounding areas. All the things I still want to do. Few of them I’ve done. Some are awesome apprarently and some are less awesome (if you can use the term less awesome:-) Either way, here it is. Feel free to add anything I might have missed?

– Origini coffee shop, de Waterkant, Hudson Str (Bo-Kaap)

– Eatern Food Bazaar, cheap eastern food, Darling street

– Starlings Coffee Shop, Claremont. Belmond road (Milner road extension)

– Rhodes Memorial (sunrise, picnic, late night coffee ect.)

– Diaz Beach, Cape Point

– World of Birds, Houtbay

– Boulders Beach, Simonstown (go see the Penguins)

– Bonzai nursery, Houtbay

– Kirstenbosch

– Cafe Sofia, cheap breakfast

– Dale Brook beach in Kalbay. In low tide you can se sea urchids, seastars ect. It is apparently the most biodiverse beach.

– Sloppy Sam, Persian restaurant in Greenpoint, Mainroad

– Mineral World, Simonstown

– Woolworths bakery (Campus bakery), cheap woolies outlet store, Mainroad, Kommetjie

– Silver mine nature reserve, braai next to the dam in the winter (no braaing in summer due to fire hazard)

– Elephant Eye’s Cave, Kommetjie road

– Slanghoek/kop lighthouse in Kommetjie

– Misty Cliffs, Scarborough (nice to drive through)

– Noordhoek beach

– Llundudno beach

– Next to Sacks (school in Newlands) there is a farm villiage (in Klipper rd)

– Climbind Lion’s head in the moonlight

– de Hussar grill, great steak house (Campsbay and Rondebosch)

– Cecilia forest on the way to Houtbay

– Tokai forest

-Wijnhuis restaurant

– Some deli in Tamboerskloof but you need my friend Dewald to take you there because I’m not sure where it is 🙂

– Hippie farm in Tamboerskloof

– Jonkershoek nature reserve in Stellenbosch (waterfalls, hiking trails exc)

– Navy and toy museum in Simonstown

– High tea at the Mount Nelson hotel

– Irma Steyn art gallery near UCT

– Snow in Ceres in the winter

– Surfing in Muizenberg

– Greyton (small town 2.5 hrs from CT)

– Jardines restaurant (I think) between Bree en Loop street in town

– Taking pictures of the Bo-Kaap

– Observatory in Ob’s (he he yay…)

– Two Oceans Aquarium in waterfront

– Ob’s Cafe theatre

– Beluga sushi place in town with specials Friday evenings apparently

– Queen of Tarts coffee shop in Observatory

– Milla, coffee shop with awesome cakes in Stellenbosch

– Mzoli’s in Gugulethu (resturant where you can choose your own raw meat and then they braai it for you)

– Fairview wine and cheese tasting in Paarl

– Butterfly world in Klapmuts

– Maynard Theatre, Wynberg (Chelsea villiage)

– Charly’s Chicken Pie in the city, awesome restaurant, Commisioner street

– Companje gardens in the city (national art gallery, SA museum, St. George’s cathedral and planetarium)

– Trafalgar square flower market (off Adderley street)

– Hadida (Mexican shop) in gardens

Okay who has something to add? Also let me know if you’ve done some of the above and how it was

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11 Responses to “The ultimate list of things to do in Cape Town”


  1. 1 Handsome Mei 31, 2010 om 11:10 vm

    Truth coffee.
    Sand-boarding at Atlantis dunes

  2. 2 carrie Mei 31, 2010 om 11:32 vm

    i will join you on:
    Origini coffee shop, de Waterkant, Hudson Str (Bo-Kaap)
    Eatern Food Bazaar, cheap eastern food, Darling street
    Rhodes Memorial (sunrise, picnic, late night coffee ect.)
    Dale Brook beach in Kalbay. In low tide you can se sea urchids, seastars ect. It is apparently the most biodiverse beach.
    Sloppy Sam, Persian restaurant in Greenpoint, Mainroad
    de Hussar grill, great steak house (Campsbay and Rondebosch) (a friend works at the Camps Bay one!)
    Hippie farm in Tamboerskloof
    Snow in Ceres in the winter
    Surfing in Muizenberg

    have already done and recommend:
    Boulders Beach, Simonstown (go see the Penguins)
    Kirstenbosch
    Cafe Sofia, cheap breakfast
    Llundudno beach
    Climbind Lion’s head in the moonlight
    Wijnhuis restaurant (expensive!)
    Taking pictures of the Bo-Kaap
    Observatory in Ob’s (he he yay…)
    Ob’s Cafe theatre
    Beluga sushi place in town with specials Friday evenings apparently
    Companje gardens in the city (national art gallery, SA museum, St. George’s cathedral and planetarium)

  3. 3 karliendupreez Mei 31, 2010 om 3:59 nm

    I did Beluga today, omw LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT!!!

  4. 4 vabond Junie 9, 2010 om 12:46 nm

    Daar’s ‘n paar van daai wat ek al gedoen het en baie wat ek nog wil doen. Dankie – ek gaan dit sommer uitprint en gebruik 🙂

    Wat ek wel kan aanbeveel is Mzoli’s. Dit rock! Moet dalk net nie in die aand gaan nie en definitief nie in die aand oor ‘n naweek nie 🙂

  5. 5 heather Augustus 16, 2010 om 11:08 vm

    Have done Sophea, Kirstenbosch, Companje Gardens & as I live in Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek.
    Will keep list & try to persuade husband to try others.
    District 6 museum is a must.
    In Andrings Street Stellenbosch try Manouche Lebanese Restaurant.
    Interesting food,very popular and not very big. Better book.

  6. 6 karliendupreez Augustus 16, 2010 om 12:34 nm

    Heather, thanks! Haven’t done any of those you did. I have done Manouche it’s AWESOME, I love that place! Mmmm…walk past district 9 musuem regularly, want to still do that!
    Thanks:-)

  7. 7 David Oktober 24, 2011 om 4:52 nm

    Great list! I’ve been here for years, and lots that’s new to me. Thank you so much.

    – I’d add the drive along Baden Powell from Muizenberg to Khayelitsha and Stellenbosch (best in morning) and back (best in evening). It’s really spectacular – I think it’s ignored in the tourist itineraries because it goes past Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha.

    – Friday evening market opposite the station in Muizenberg.

    – And alternative walking routes up Table Mountain – India Venster, Diagonal Ravine, Cecilia Ridge, Corridor Ravine.

    Just for starters…

  8. 8 sterrekind Oktober 24, 2011 om 10:31 nm

    David, yes that is a lovely road to drive on, I also forget about it 🙂
    Didn’t know about the friday evening market, will add that to my itinerary.
    🙂
    Add more as you think of them!

  9. 9 Stephane Stef Juncker November 9, 2012 om 12:11 vm

    We at Parapax Tandem Paragliding challenge your Cape Town bucket list with another item – paragliding from Lion’s Head and landing on Camps Bay beach! We have a small picture and video gallery on our site;
    http://www.parapax.com
    where you can first check what it may be like 🙂

    Regards,
    Stef Juncker

  10. 10 sushi rock columbus ohio April 28, 2013 om 1:35 vm

    I’m really impressed with your writing skills and also with the format on your weblog. Is this a paid subject or did you modify it your self? Either way stay up the excellent high quality writing, it’s uncommon to peer a nice blog like this one nowadays.
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  11. 11 sterrekind Mei 2, 2013 om 10:10 nm

    Thanks 🙂 This is not a paid subject I just did it when I moved to Cape Town and heard of all the cool places to go. Thanks for the compliments!


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