On 31 May 1961, the country became a republic following a referendum in which white voters narrowly voted in favour thereof (the British-dominated Natal province rallied against the issue). Queen Elizabeth II was stripped of the title Queen of South Africa, and the last Governor-General, namely Charles Robberts Swart, became State President. As a concession to the Westminster system, the presidency remained parliamentary appointed and virtually powerless until P. W. Botha's Constitution Act of 1983, which (intact in these regards) eliminated the office of Prime Minister and instated a near-...

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Table Mountain

"Iconic location be prepared for a long wait."
Oct 3, 2016 by Liz5004
I visited here by myself, and waited 2 hours in a queue for the cable car. At 1st glance this place is pretty disorganised it's essential to buy a ticket which I did before you get here either on... Read More
"Exceeded expectation in spite of the Queues!"
Oct 4, 2016 by Ralph R
Clear blue sky meaning the cable car to the top of Table Mountain will be open! We had pre booked tickets, but the queue snaked back from the entrance to the cable car, over the road and there the... Read More
"Great Views, Weather Finicky, Too Many Tourists"
Oct 4, 2016 by honestcustomer1981
The title should say enough. Cape Town is a lot like San Francisco in that it can be cold and cloudy one minute and hot and sunny the next, which makes it difficult to plan for outdoor tourist... Read More
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

"Out of Cape town"
Oct 3, 2016 by Poker589
Visited at sunny Sunday but not overcrowded (morning, at the afternoon more and more people having their picnics). Oasis of silent. Sold map does not describe terrain good, numbered point on map You... Read More
"Amazing!"
Oct 2, 2016 by Wasessa
Visited today with hubby on our free day in Cape Town whilst on a Titan "Tracks of Africa" tour. We used the great City Sight Seeing Cape Town Hop On/Hop Off bus service & the gardens are stop... Read More
"How many ways can you say "spectacular". "
Oct 4, 2016 by paulori
Wonderful gardens. Our volunteer guide, Moira, was gracious and incredibly knowledgeable. Magnificent experience. Can appreciate why these gardens are considered amongst the best in the world. Should... Read More
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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

"A way to get to the view"
Oct 4, 2016 by Pedro S
It's the easiest way to get to Table Mountain e for sure a good one. The only complain was that who didn't went with ticket bought managed to get in quickly then the ones that got the tickets before. Read More
"Amazing views"
Oct 4, 2016 by GinaLoto
We did not buy our tickets beforehand which was a mistake as the we queued for over an hour just to get tickets!!! The system they have in place to get a ticket is really poor and is just up to the... Read More
"Awesome day out"
Oct 3, 2016 by aBlondeandaBeard
Amazing views from all angles. We bought annual cards and go up the mountain as often as possible, there are also lovely hikes on top of the mountain. Otherwise, you can walk up Platteklip Gorge and... Read More
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Table Mountain National Park

"Buy ticket online"
Oct 3, 2016 by Papagayo12
Fantastic views but huge queues remember to book ticket online before you arrive at cable car station then you will not have to queue as long. We went on a Sunday an hour up with a ticket and at... Read More
"Great views"
Oct 4, 2016 by Robert B
Be sure to go.It was windy but worth the effort standing in line . It opened at 8:30 am. Try to go early. The cable car to get to the top is great. Read More
"The view over Cape Town"
Oct 4, 2016 by Pedro S
For sure is the place to go if you want to have the perfect overview for Cape Town, it´s simply perfect. Read More
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

"For fun"
Oct 4, 2016 by Pedro S
For sure the place to have some fun, food, views, tourists, attractions... Everything in a single place in Cape Town. Read More
"Lots to do!"
Oct 4, 2016 by GinaLoto
We visited the Waterfront many times during our stay in Cape Town, to eat out in the evening, to buy souvenirs and just to have a stroll. It has a very vibrant and modern feel to it and felt very... Read More
"Great home for our tourists"
Oct 4, 2016 by Alberto D
The V&A waterfront is a great destination to see and smell the sights of Cape Town. To think that this location was the den of iniquity many years ago and to experience what it is now is simply... Read More
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Willoughby & Co

"Great Sushi"
Oct 4, 2016 by Owen C
Went to Willoughby for a second time to make sure the first visit was not pure luck. My sushi was really good, Spider rolls was fantasic. I will defnetly be making a return trip when I am back in... Read More
"Always good!"
Oct 3, 2016 by TheSmithTribe
You know the food is exceptional when you see this restaurant is full, all day, every day. We eat here at least once a month and we always have to wait for seat. The locals love it and so do the... Read More
"High quality"
Oct 4, 2016 by TomFor9
Not cheap but excellent sushi, very fresh. Super nice staff. The long queue is a good sign... I guess the best sushi in Cape town. Read More
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Belthazar Restaurant and Wine Bar

"The best steak in town!"
Oct 1, 2016 by Valerie P
If you are visiting Cape town for the first time, this is a restaurant you have to visit before leaving. The service was wonderful and friendly. The food was scrumptious, the steaks are tender and... Read More
"Wonderful steaks."
Oct 1, 2016 by Sharon S
We visited this restaurant on 16 September 2016, our first night in Capetown.What can I say - probably the best ribeye steak I have ever had!! My husband and friends tried the kudu and ostrich and... Read More
"Good food"
Sep 29, 2016 by Diner2612
Nice retaurant on the waterfront. Food was good and great wines. We had meats rather than seafood, and that was excellent. great service too. Read More
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La Colombe

"Birthday lunch "
Oct 2, 2016 by Monique K
Wow wow wow. I loved everything about this experience. The food, the setting, the service. Still one of my favorite experiences this year. Read More
"Wonderful food with lovely ambiance"
Oct 1, 2016 by Culas
Celebrated my birthday with a group of friends here a few nights ago. Chose the 5 course menu with wine pairing. It was a good way to sample more South African wines. Each course was very well... Read More
"Five stars is not enough"
Oct 4, 2016 by ciradj
We did this restaurant as our splurge, but it may also have been one of the best values. For the quality of wines, food, and service, I would have easily spent far more. My wife and I both had the... Read More
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Beluga

""Good food and service""
Oct 2, 2016 by buddytravels
We were here as a tour group of 40 people. The food was tasty and hot and the crews service for such a large group was very good. The restaurant was full and seemed to be in a good location. Read More
"Decent Sushi in Capetown"
Oct 2, 2016 by Kwan_Nyom
A large restaurant and the outside area was full when I dropped in for lunch on Sunday, I got a table inside that started off empty and was filling up. First up some Won Tons which were tasty... Read More
"Always had a good meal here but the place has lost its sparkle."
Oct 3, 2016 by TheSmithTribe
I've eaten here a couple of times this year and we have always had a good meal. The service and the food is good, but thats it. The place seems to have lost its sparkle. Their winter specials are... Read More
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The Test Kitchen

"There are no words..."
Sep 26, 2016 by Anna C
This is, hands down, the best food I and my family have ever eaten. The standard is out of the world, and an absolute steal for what you get - restaurants like this in the UK cost at least 3x. You... Read More
"Great food and hot spot"
Sep 19, 2016 by Samanthaabelson
My husband and I went while on our honeymoon. We sat at the bar, as we decided to try to get in last minute. Excellent experience, delicious good and drinks! I would highly recommend! Read More
"Don't leave Cape Town without eating here"
Oct 2, 2016 by InezzPatel
It was our second visit and we were a party of 6. It will be very difficult to explain the very intriguing combinations of food we ate here actually it's more art for the mouth. A thoroughly exciting... Read More
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Baia

"Poor beginning becomes pleasant evening "
Oct 3, 2016 by hongkongtravelled
Very strange start, we hadn't booked so walked in to try our luck. A table for two was assigned but it was inside and we wanted to sit in the open. The 'table controller' at the front desk... Read More
"Wonderful meal"
Oct 3, 2016 by Doris R
This restaurant was recommended to us by another couple and it lived up to their praise. Located in the V&A shopping mall but with a view of the Cape Town Harbour. It specializes in seafood but... Read More
"Excellent Seafood in a great location in the Cape Town Waterfront"
Oct 4, 2016 by Terence S
We had an excellent meal with a great wine to suit, delivered with warm service along the way. My wife had the Queen Prawns which she enjoyed and I had the Tiger Giants. These were really giants and... Read More
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Miller's Thumb

"Expensive but good"
Oct 2, 2016 by CPTcityGuy
Been eating here for years, and the food has been consistently good. But I have found prices becoming too expensive for locals. It seems to be priced for people who has Euro or Dollars in their... Read More
"Fabulous Find"
Oct 1, 2016 by Margaret L
In a visit of eight nights we ate here three times and each time the standard of the food was the same - excellent. The waiting staff were able to recommend the appropriate wines too. Go here you... Read More
"Family Friendly"
Oct 1, 2016 by anonas27
The owner came up to our table and spoke of the specials, explained the menu and made great suggestions. The food was so fresh and delicious and the atmosphere was vey friendly. Read More
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Den Anker

"Great view service food"
Oct 7, 2016 by Jennifer L
Say no more really but can't help elaborating .. Really good casual restaurant with good service in a prime location and nothing wanting in the service either Lunch and dinner is recommended Not... Read More
"Great place!"
Oct 5, 2016 by PG2478
We found the place by chance, and went back every night for 4 nights ...that in itself says something, doesn't it?...The menu is good, and the service excellent.... Read More
"Awesome"
Oct 6, 2016 by Alison M
One of my favorites over the years and still as great as the first viist. Be warned they do not do cocktails but will definately have a designer ale to suit your taste buds (and i am not a beer... Read More
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Mama Africa

"Amazing resturant"
Oct 6, 2016 by Slee1314
Wow,stumbled across this resturant and was asked if we had booked(sadly no) but the doorman went inside came back and said ok if your happy to sit and eat at bar then ok so we did the decor fab,the... Read More
"Wish we'd planned ahead"
Oct 6, 2016 by Gareth E
Checked out Company's Garden, then Green Market Square, then hit Mama's for lateish lunch. Very welcoming, super African food. Game kebabs, ostrich, springbok and kudu. Bobotie and a Zimbabwean... Read More
"Good vibe"
Oct 7, 2016 by Thabo N
A friend of mine told us about this place so we decided to drive from sea point to long street. We parked out car down the road on long street and walked while looking for the restaurant. And I... Read More
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Fork Restaurant

"We LOVED Fork"
Sep 30, 2016 by Mia L
We stopped in Fork after shopping at the market and loved it! Great food and drinks and the staff was equally as great. The tapas are perfect portions to get a few things and share. Overall great... Read More
"Bit of a find"
Oct 6, 2016 by Douglas R
Dont go out much in Cape Town, and through sheer luck found Fork. Staff were good, friendly, and professional. But the food was really the star. Every meat course was extremely flavoursome, and all... Read More
"Nice cocktails"
Oct 5, 2016 by Michel P
Very nice place, with great selection of cocktails. The Pinchos menu (smaller portions of tapas) is elaborate and affordable. Count between 35 to 70rd per items. The service was quite fast and... Read More
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Old Biscuit Mill

"Great market "
Oct 1, 2016 by Jan-Hugo R
Give variety of markets that any good lover will enjoy. Come early as parking is not always easy to find. There is something for every taste. Read More
"A MUST"
Sep 29, 2016 by Ozzy-Kunnu
Although known for the Saturday morning market, we went there on a weekday and thankfully, had a good time. After having Coffee and Breakfast in a nice Cafe (forgot the name) we chanced upon a... Read More
"A must visit!!!!!!!!!"
Oct 4, 2016 by Julia R
In my opinion one of the best spots in Cape Town! Delicious food! Paradise for everyone who's interested in unique, arty and fancy stuff! To sum up, the best market I ever visited in my life! Thumbs... Read More
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Langa Township

"Private township tour"
Apr 3, 2016 by Vera S
This was a really special trip and experience during our stay. We made an individual township tour and I can really recommend to those people who are really interested in the "other side" of life... Read More
"A must if you want a complete view of Cape Town"
Apr 4, 2016 by Mark V
The tour by Ubizo was a real eye opener. It shows the other side of Cape Town. The tour was not only entertaining, but also educational, showing the challenges and successes of the Langa community. Read More
"This is how the majority lives"
Apr 9, 2016 by moniker11
There are excellent tours that are sensitive and meaningful and show you how most of the population still suffers from economic injustice. Do see the great and beautiful places but go and see what is... Read More
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District Six Museum

"Worthwhile visit"
Oct 10, 2016 by Nina U
Even though it is a small museum, it is definitely worth a visit. The curators have treated the affected people and brutal history with such respect. Read More
"Very interesting small museum"
Oct 10, 2016 by zenia10
A delightful insight into what it was like for the inhabitants of District 6 during apartheid. I particularly liked the use of suitcases with bits and pieces iluustrating what they had been able to... Read More
"Well presented"
Oct 10, 2016 by ogerkan
A bit more of a memorial than a museum, I found the venue to be well presented with many first hand accounts of the events that lead to the demolition of District 6. The historical photographs... Read More
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Bo-kaap

"Great Community Spirit"
Oct 10, 2016 by Anita T
We were visiting Cape Town in a small tour group and our guide showed us the colourful street whilst driving by. Later in the tour we asked if we could take a walk through the area. The Malay Quarter... Read More
"Colorful and interesting neighborhood."
Oct 12, 2016 by Susan B
We took the free walking tour (pay what you think) of the Bo-Kaap neighborhood. Our guide was knowledgeable and well paced. Lots of spots for pictures. We only did half the tour as it was a 2 hour... Read More
"Colourful Photo Ops"
Oct 13, 2016 by BrennaSmith15
Other than attracting tourists for photos, this neighbourhood did not seem to have much else going on. There are no restaurants, shops or other attractions in that area. It is bright and colourful... Read More
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South African Jewish Museum

"Formerly the Holocaust Museum now re-christened"
Oct 2, 2016 by Jane W
A truly interesting, and at times, harrowing walk through Jewish Holocaust history. It gives one an idea as to the suffering of the Jewish people, which, through the ages, has been rife, but... Read More
"Worth A Visit"
Oct 5, 2016 by Atlantan1972
The museum complex includes the museum, one of the older synagogues of Cape Town, a lovely gift shop and a cafe. In both the museum and synagogue we had a very nice docent show us around and provide... Read More
"Visit to South African Jewish Museum"
Oct 7, 2016 by sheldon g
Being Jewish, I thought it would be interesting to see how Jewish men and women have integrated into the South African culture. It was enlightening and very interesting, and it was a good choice to... Read More
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Long Street

"A Little Seedy"
Sep 20, 2016 by MidwestAlpinist
Long Street reminds me a little of Bourbon Street in New Orleans. There are a lot of colorful shops, markets, restaurants, and bars. It's fun to walk it during the day or at dinner time. It's a... Read More
"come here to feel the beat of the city"
Sep 19, 2016 by podrozniczka60
I realize that street is a street but this one is interesting and touristy. We walked it a few times and drove its length. The hop on hop off bus hub is here. Souvenir stores, restaurants... Read More
"Great Vibe!"
Sep 20, 2016 by FlyGuy737
This is the place to be in the evening. A lot of restaurants from which to choose, budget to luxury. Read More
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Castle of Good Hope

"A bit overhyped "
Oct 14, 2016 by rjain2029
Undoubtedly the view is good. But you could find these views easily on the other locations too. I felt it was littler overhyped. Read More
"It's an icon so you have to go."
Oct 16, 2016 by Welsh_Bev
Trip advisor had warned us that there was a lot of renovation going on, and when we went the ticket office also advised us of this. However there was no reduction in the admission price! You have to... Read More
"Not very impressive, but still worth seeing"
Oct 16, 2016 by Catalin D
For those Europeans used to huge castles and fortresses this is clearly a huge dissapointment. However, for those interested in south african culture and architecture this is the place to go. It's... Read More
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Greenmarket Square

"Lots of stalls in a small square; closes around 4+pm"
Oct 8, 2016 by mpenzakc
It's a nice place to visit for African wares and curios. There are lots of different stalls selling paintings, bags, clothes, souvenirs, etc, to browse. It's a good stop to visit in Cape Town... Read More
"Buzzing"
Oct 11, 2016 by johnmcb123
Usual tourist market offer but good atmosphere. Lovely setting with shade and interesting buildings. Sellers not too pushy . Live buskers. Good cafes . Read More
"Colourful and happy cheap shopping"
Oct 9, 2016 by Giorgiaef
I am passionate about markets and I must say that this is a great one, for variety of products that you'll find there and for some vendors which are chatty and with who you can negotiate and get... Read More
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Canal Walk Shopping Centre

"Half day shopping "
Oct 16, 2016 by Eyal S
Quite big shopping center about 10 km from down town Cape Town with many shops, food and coffee shops. You could find something to do for anyone less expensive than Waterfront shopping mall in the... Read More
"Best Mall in Cape Town"
Oct 15, 2016 by Mia_Fourie
There is a lot to see and do - some great restaurants and stores. Would highly recommend. You cannot visit Cape Town without going to Canal Walk Read More
"The variety of shops is very good"
Oct 17, 2016 by Marksthought
this is a Big mall and I would recommend looking at a map if you don't have all day. The food offering is very good and the different shops to the usual malls makes for an interesting day. Read More
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The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum

"Great if you're a Springbok fan"
Oct 6, 2016 by Gareth E
Pretty informative about the history of SA rugby and the successes over the years. For the most part you'd need to be Springbok fan to fully appreciate it all Read More
"History"
Oct 13, 2016 by DianaG51
Very interesting history of rugby. Not only South African history. You need quite a lot of time to go through and listen and read everything. Not just for a quick visit and walk around Read More
"Needed more time!"
Oct 1, 2016 by travelpassion
This is an excellent museum for anyone interested in Rugby; we did not have enough time to really enjoy it and would love to return some day. Read More
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Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium)

"One of the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup benefits!"
Oct 12, 2016 by Tzoro1
This is one of the most beautiful stadia that South Africa invested in as part of the World Cup infrastructure. It stands out and has amazing facilities beyond football/soccer. The Cape Argus Cycle... Read More
"The Best Stadium in Cape Town"
Oct 11, 2016 by BobbyNic23
Western Province fans will hate me for saying this, but the CT Stadium is in a different class to Newlands. Its spacious & the views are perfect from anywhere! As a capetonian, I really wish this... Read More
"Great architecture"
Oct 2, 2016 by Jane W
The Stadium lends itself to all sporting and musical promotions and, if one can cope with crowds, is a wonderful place to experience the entertainment on offer. Read More
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The Heart of Cape Town Museum

"Interesting learning experience"
Sep 30, 2016 by Agent_matthew
A history lesson of the hospital and doctor who performed the first heart transplant. It was very interesting to learn what the doctor had to go through to perform the operation, and how he got the... Read More
"Family museum visit"
Sep 27, 2016 by Belinda A
Wow. Best layout I have every seen in a museum.Loved the idea of booking a private tour. Excellent portrayal of the first heart transplant. Let informed staff walk you down the road of this... Read More
"Fun and informative visit."
Sep 25, 2016 by Laura A
By visiting this museum we not only learnt a lot about the first successful heart transplant but about the history of medicine in general. We were travelling with a doctor who was the reason we... Read More
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Cape Town Diamond Museum

"So interesting "
Sep 22, 2016 by jinnie62
A very interesting and injoyable museum, our guide was very informitive and friendly, it was great to hear all the history. Read More
"very impressive"
Sep 25, 2016 by Beliz M
we were greeted with champagne and enjoyed our visit very much. Displays of famous diamonds and information on the history of diamonds. not to be missed. Read More
"Journey through History!"
Sep 26, 2016 by Crownan911
Nice to see how it was done in the old days and also the replicas of the biggest diamonds mined! Easy to access from the V&A Waterfront Read More
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Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium

"Amazing place to visit"
Oct 2, 2016 by Jane W
This museum and Planetarium give great options and for family visits is ideal. Children can get to see and understand much of the culture of South Africa and of course budding astronomers are in... Read More
"Beautiful gallery..."
Oct 7, 2016 by Travelling_LindaG
Very peaceful gallery, not many people when I got there and could wander around looking at some historic, history making displays. Various old and new art works. Highly recommend you go, the tickets... Read More
"Seems to be not finished, was a little dull to see at this stage."
Oct 2, 2016 by Kwan_Nyom
Overall I found the museum a little dull, the African part was very small and the animal section had a bunch of plastic looking fish, etc with a lot of rooms closed off and walkways that actually... Read More
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Rhodes Memorial

"Away from the tourist trap"
Sep 15, 2016 by Andy Y
Rhodes memorial is out of the city a little (10 minutes only) but enough to be fairly quiet. Great views across the Cape flats and to the north. The memorial cafe is a very very good spot for lunch. Read More
"Iconic, controversial but a nice place to visit"
Sep 20, 2016 by saswcpr
An interesting place to visit when one is touring. You will find very few local people that come here. The name is controversial, Rhodes is now very much disliked by local youth especially indigent... Read More
"Amazing place"
Oct 2, 2016 by Jane W
I love the Rhodes Memorial. I consider it sad that Cecil Rhodes has been so vilified as he was a leader of men, whilst, admittedly also exploiting many. I find the place peaceful and calming and... Read More
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Bay Harbour - The Market

"Great to hang out, browse, eat and chill"
Sep 1, 2016 by badger1977
Love this place to come with friends and hang out. Really nice to choose food from stalls and sit listening to the live music and shop at the little stalls. Always a pleasant experience and I prefer... Read More
"Support of worthy causes....all at the Harvest Centre next to the Harbour Market"
Sep 7, 2016 by 9HoutBay8
Although I have been a frequent visitor to the Harvest Centre I was most surprised to find the chance of supporting 'save the rhino' within it's boundaries. The gold smith and jewellery designer... Read More
"Bay Harbor Market - Lots of Crafts & Food"
Sep 10, 2016 by ctm7944
We walked here from Mariner's Wharf (Hop On Hop Off - Blue Line Bus stop #24) The Market is located in an enclosed warehouse and is open on Friday evenings 5-9PM, Saturday and Sunday 9:30AM... Read More
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Iziko Slave Lodge

"History which should not be forgotten - ever."
Sep 5, 2016 by podrozniczka60
It is a very important site to visit while in Cape Town. The museum is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. It was built as the slave lodge of the Dutch East India Company. Now the museum has... Read More
"Needs investment to modernise and increase the content"
Sep 29, 2016 by Pippa65
I went here expecting a history of slavery but the ground floor is given over to an exhibition about apartheid - interesting but limited in scope. There was no booklet or information about the... Read More
"Pretty basic with not much to see"
Oct 2, 2016 by Kwan_Nyom
I found the building and area a little empty and basic with not much to see. We went inside a couple of rooms but overall it was just a stop on a larger tour and not really worth the side time. If... Read More
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University of Cape Town

"An iconic and historic place of education. Now a place of mayhem and reverse racism"
Sep 28, 2016 by saswcpr
Many of us former South African residents studied there. A great seat of education. Now, overtaken by radical elements it is currently a place to avoid. Hopefully the current problems will be sorted... Read More
"Only driven by, but I regret not visiting it again"
Sep 19, 2016 by trollreign
We have driven through the university campus a couple of times so I have had a chance to admire the architecture and the way it's built on the side of the hill. It's well worth a visit, and I regret... Read More
"''Great campus ''"
Jul 3, 2016 by devinder s
You can fall in love for this place I have done my college 40yrs ago but when I saw the campus I felt like joining the place again an d going to the class room again it was nice to... Read More
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Noon Day Gun

"Fun to watch the gun fire."
Sep 14, 2016 by wlk902
We went up to visit Signal Hill and were lucky to get there about 11:45, in time to see the gun be fired. Besides the beautiful view, you learn about the history of the gun and it's firing. Plus a... Read More
"We hiked to this location from the city"
Aug 31, 2016 by podrozniczka60
Small protected area with the cannons and daily noon cannon salute is accessible via car or on foot. The hike is delightful and you can just follow the road leading to the place admiring the... Read More
"Wow!"
Oct 7, 2016 by Ted S
Such a great tradition! We went with a group of people and had such a wonderful time. The canons are in wonderful shape and you would never really know they are as old as they are. How wonderful... Read More
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Simon's Town Museum

"Just Nuisance statue"
Apr 20, 2016 by Adventurers049
This review is only about a statue. It commemorates the Great Dane that welcomed troops during the second world war. He had an official rank of Able Seaman and was given a full military funeral when... Read More
"Learnt a lot about Simon's Town - worth a visit."
Jul 20, 2016 by geoffelske
I have visited Simon's Town for many years - and never realised that they had a museum (suggest better signage - maybe a billboard approaching town - encouraging visits to the various museums), and... Read More
"Simon's Town visit not just museum, market and resturant area"
Aug 30, 2016 by davegrammer
Simon's Town visit not just museum, market and resturant area By sharing your experiences, you're helping travellers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you! Read More
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Nobel Square

"A relaxing place to think"
Oct 8, 2016 by RIDINGAROUND
We sat in this square having a snack being watched over by the statues of the 4 great men who brought freedom to South Africa. It is situated next to the marina, the V&A food market and the Hop on... Read More
"Loved It"
Oct 2, 2016 by Wasessa
Visited whilst staying in the area this week. A really interesting square to visit and contemplate on these 4 Noble Peace Prize Winners. There is an information plaque explaining what each of the 4... Read More
"Nice"
Oct 1, 2016 by travelpassion
A nice square outside the V&A food market; a nice place to enjoy your lunch on a sunny day with good views of Table Mountain. Read More
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SAS Assegaai Museum

"Impressive!"
Aug 8, 2016 by Lindsay S
Wow, this place has everything! We were impressed by the full helicopter inside, the submarine, and so many other things. And the staff at the front were so welcoming and had a wealth of information... Read More
"Fantastic opportunity"
Jun 20, 2016 by Jo S
Not sure if this is still open to the public, so I would check with the Simons Town Navy office first. This was an active hunter submarine in the SA Navy from the 70's until 2003 and did war time... Read More
"Great tour!"
Jul 20, 2016 by 1saintgp
It's not often you get a chance to experience what life must have been like on a submarine. The tour guide was very informative and made the tour very interesting. Even our 5 and 7 year old boys had... Read More
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Cape Quarter Mall

"Small mall with a piazza"
Oct 5, 2016 by cvdminbath
Lovely little mall with the beautiful African Nova shop, in the old section. Also don't miss La Petit Tarte and the gift shop next to them. The new section has a great coffee shop called Bootleggers... Read More
"Amazing place offering everything."
Aug 3, 2016 by Daniel S
Defiantly a place to visit. Full of things to do. There are amazing restaurants and shops to visit. never once has this place proven to be a disappointment as it is always up to standard. Jam packed... Read More
"Cute Smallish mall in two sections"
Oct 5, 2016 by MaryfromConnecticut
A lovely small open mall devided in the bigger Square section with a good Spar, and a lovely setting in the Square with Bootleggers coffee, and some designer stores like Spitfire. Don't miss the... Read More
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Adderley Street

"Welcome to Africa. Be aware. Be very careful"
Sep 28, 2016 by saswcpr
Adderly Street when we in our earlier days used to live there was fantastic. Huge and booming department stores, lovely shops, banks, newspaper houses and such. Law abiding. Now Adderly Street has... Read More
"Adderley Street - still going strong after all these years!"
Sep 27, 2016 by Jilldutoit
Capetonians can be justifiably proud of Adderley Street as their main road, for it is neat and clean, no visible signs of urban decay or inner city blight and it has been well maintained over the... Read More
"Visit only during the day."
Oct 9, 2016 by podrozniczka60
Very nice street full of former glory disturbed at times by the influx of other aspects of life. The buildings reflect the changes in architectural styles over the decades. Still fun to experience... Read More
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Southern Suburbs

"A host of Activities and things to do and see"
Mar 25, 2016 by hoosainnarker
The Southern Suburbs of Cape Town probably has the distinction of being an area with a plethora of things to do and see. From Gardens such as the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens to the Arderne Gardens... Read More
"South and Proud"
Feb 11, 2016 by Liepollo Leboha... P
Amazing views, central to all the freeways, malls and amenities and family friendly amenities.Young families and professionals may enjoy a visit or may like to stay for good.I prefer to visit or... Read More
"no view of the sea, really but a fabulous forest and the home of Kirstenbosch, Newlands Forest, cricket and rugby"
Sep 13, 2016 by Kanbash
This is where I was born and spent the first 50 years of my life. The Southern Suburbs of Cape Town have very little to do with the sea and everything to do with tranquil forests, cricket and rugby... Read More
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City Hall

"Magnificient historic building."
Oct 9, 2016 by podrozniczka60
A bit of former glory feel about it. Over century old graceful and distinctive Edwardian architecture. Its limestone was imported from Bath in England. It is known for its mosaic floors, old stained... Read More
"Cape history in concrete"
Sep 23, 2016 by MwateC
Rushing hurriedly as I was late for a "welcome ceremony" planned by my group, I walked into the City hall and immediately noticed the elaborate, old but well preserved walls and floors of the... Read More
"Nice Building "
Sep 23, 2016 by Steve R
Walked by the building a few times last week and very much enjoyed the architectural design. The building is very unique in comparison to the other ones surrounding it. Definitely enjoyed walking and... Read More
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Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

"Great view"
Sep 25, 2016 by ARUN63512
Historic buildings very close to the company gardens in the heart of Cape Town, inside is not allowed. Read More
"Beautiful Architectural Design "
Sep 23, 2016 by Steve R
Got the chance to walk near by the building and really liked the vice surrounding it. Sadly it was closed when we went, but we still enjoyed the views of it and what it means to thd South African... Read More
"Historical Significance"
Dec 21, 2015 by hoosainnarker
Visits to Parliament is rare and when one is afforded an opportunity, one must certainly grab it with open hands ... Read More
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Iziko Bo Kaap Museum

"Small museum, probably best with a guide."
Sep 8, 2016 by YvySurrey_UK
Very small museum. Photo's on display. Film to watch and some odd few pots etc. without any information. We didn't stay long but walked around the area and looked at the painted houses. Read More
"Ask for a guided tour."
Oct 9, 2016 by podrozniczka60
Museum is in the old 18th century urban Cape Dutch architecture house that precedes even Bo Kaap itself. It showcases the Muslim Cape Town culture. It is informative and tourists particularly... Read More
"Tiny museum"
Jul 26, 2016 by ChicoRanMan
The Muslim residents of Cape Town have a rich history and seek to preserve their culture. This small museum is inexpensive (R20 for adults, R10 for kids). The self guided tour begins with a 20 minute... Read More
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Khayelitsha Township

"Mandatory"
Jun 18, 2014 by Daniellach
How can you take in Cape Town's glitz and luxury without passing through the other half, where thousands of people are still struggling for the right not to relieve themselves in buckets? I visited t... Read More
"a huge place"
Jun 25, 2014 by larslindbeck
khayelitsha is a like a city in the city. not sure how many people live here. but probably close to a million. there is so much to see and learn from people living here so get a guided tour with any ... Read More
"Township Tour of Khayelitsha - Eye Opener!"
Dec 28, 2015 by yvonne K
We visited the Township as a half day tour. Khayelitsha is the largest township in Cape Town. We decided to do this as a private tour and this cost us R550 (£24). I wanted to take some of my unused c... Read More
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Slangkop Point Lighthouse

"A view from the top"
Oct 6, 2016 by Luc V
If with time and when driving along the scenic coastal road, this is one place you might want to visit. Although tucked in a corner, the lighthouse is visible from the side of the road and is not... Read More
"Stunning walk to a beacon of lights"
Oct 12, 2016 by Mauveen G
There is an enchanting boardwalk approach to this Totem, this beacon of light, approached by a wandering boardwalk along the rugged coast which is always a delight of the blend of sea and rocks which... Read More
"Good views"
Sep 28, 2016 by Chous7
Good views and nice to see inside of lighthouse. Would benefit from some information boards or someone to provide information on history of the lighthouse. Worth a visit if you are in the area but... Read More
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South African Naval Museum

"Highly recommended for little boys"
Sep 14, 2016 by Tortues
We went to the museum with our three boys aged 8, 6 and 3. Some of the museum is geared towards adults but they loved looking at the boat replicas and submarines. The best came near the end when you... Read More
"Revamp required"
Aug 23, 2016 by Dylan V
Exhibitions feels like it has not been updated the last 20 years or so. Still interesting & I'm sure that if this is your area of interest, you will find countless gems hidden here. Read More
"Interesting "
Sep 19, 2016 by Skippietjie
Great museum, good upkeep, very interesting and absolutely free. The staff was eager to help, had a quick chat and learned a lot. Though there were little errors here and there, the museum was... Read More
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Warrior Toy Museum

"Turns every man back into a boy"
Sep 14, 2016 by HorizonsNoordhoek
Amazing collection of scale model cars, trains, soldiers and even dolls. You are bound to think how careless you were not to look after your old Dinky Toys now that they have become so valuable... Read More
"Very simple Toy Museum yet very interesting for Dinky and Corgi lovers"
Sep 8, 2016 by miguel f
This is a simple museum run by pleasant and friendly collectors for Dinky and Corgi lovers, as well as those interested in old toys. A place to visit in Simon's Town. Read More
"Quirky but definitely worth the trip down memory lane..."
Jun 20, 2016 by Jo S
Super cheap to visit. It's not very big but crammed full of toys, model cars and model trains of days gone by. Was awesome to see so many of the toys I grew up with there too...but that might be... Read More
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The Township Sisters

"Get the real authentic township tours, this was brilliant!"
Jun 28, 2016 by daisyo123
We really didn't fancy doing a bus based township tour- apart from anything it seemed offensive to the residents! So I found 'the township sisters' and we're so glad we did! Parking isn't a problem... Read More
"The real Township experience"
Jul 28, 2016 by nigel_dj
The kids are so lovely, tour is verry personal and informative. We went to 2 schools where we sang songs with the kids. The comunity has the goal to succeed, I think they definetely do. Onforgetable... Read More
"When visiting the Cape, please join Mandy and her team."
Feb 4, 2016 by RoelR
At first we wanted to book a township visit in Johannesburg, be found them all to be a bit commercial. Whilst browsing the Internet I stumbled upon the Township Sisters and decided to book a tour for... Read More
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Irma Stern Museum

"great museum"
Apr 20, 2016 by mcarrick2016
I loved the art work and enjoyed meeting the artist Tyrone Appollis who was setting up his exhibit of excellent paintings. Read More
"so worth a visit to this little jewel of a collection"
Apr 9, 2016 by Sylvia R
This museum of Irma Stern's work and of the many objects she collected to inspire her art is really a hidden gem. Situated in the house of the artist, it feels like a home that was lived in by a... Read More
"interesting small art gallery"
May 21, 2016 by 546james
The museum is situated in Irma Stern's house. The gardens are beautiful and the collection of Stern's paintings is remarkable. A must if you visit Cape Town. Read More
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Meerendal Wine Estate

"Cycle or hike with great view"
Sep 13, 2016 by Thyskas
Quite a strenuous cycle to the top but great single track down hill makes it worth it, have also done it with a hike but then don't get the advantage of the downhill cycle. Beautiful view to Table... Read More
"Business meetings"
Aug 29, 2016 by Suzette d
All our accommodation, conference and special requests were professionally seen to. Rita and her team at Meerendal were very professional and our reception was fabulous. We felt very welcome. The... Read More
"Great for sportsman and families"
Aug 27, 2016 by Jenny W
There are cycling tracks for those who are cycling. Great trees for families to relax and play with their kids. Plenty wine for the adults to indulge in. Read More
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Let's Start From Here

See All Things to Do

African Craft Market of Rosebank
The Test Kitchen
Wanasa World Children Activity Center
Fusion Restaurant
Cube Tasting Kitchen
Mo-Zam-Bik Linksfield
City Hall
Arts on Main
Table Mountain National Park
Franschhoek Art House
Clearwater Mall
Gaboli Chocolates

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Azamare Luxury Guest House

City of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 102 up

City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront Cape Town

City of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 90 up

The Commodore Hotel

City of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 100 up

New Kings Hotel

City of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 85 up

Marina Waterfront Apartments

City of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 165 up

The Table Bay Hotel

City of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 240 up

A Sunflower Stop Backpackers

City of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 11 up

Sugar Hotel

City of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 76 up

Atlantic Affair Boutique Hotel

City of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 59 up

City Lodge Hotel Fourways Johannesburg

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
USD 83 up

Arum Place Guest House

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
USD 45 up

Sandton Boutique Hotel ?28a On Oxford

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
USD 99 up

Villa Simonne

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
USD 84 up

Sunnyside Park Hotel

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
USD 74 up

Acacia Guest House

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
USD 59 up

Chez Hotel Inn

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
USD 44 up

Protea Hotel Fire and Ice Melrose Arch

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
USD 161 up

Village Green Guest House

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
USD 51 up

Vine Guesthouse

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 62 up

Lanzerac Hotel and Spa

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 145 up

Weltevreden Estate

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 49 up

Onze Rust Guesthouse

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 48 up

The Ivy Apartments

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 72 up

Fynbos Villa Guesthouse

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 79 up

Rickety Bridge Manor House

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
ZAR 1870 up

Rusthuiz Guest House

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 63 up

Sugarbird Manor

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 132 up

Mosselberg On Grotto Beach Boutique Villa

Overstrand, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 126 up

Pelagus House

Overstrand, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 46 up

The Marine-Hermanus Hotel

Overstrand, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 273 up

Blue Gum Country Estate

Overstrand, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 74 up

Hermanus Apartments

Overstrand, Western Cape, South Africa
ZAR 1540 up

Anha Casa Guest House Hermanus

Overstrand, Western Cape, South Africa
ZAR 510 up

Ocean Edge Apartments

Overstrand, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 0 up

On the Cliff Guest House

Overstrand, Western Cape, South Africa
USD 70 up

Bamboo Guest House

Overstrand, Western Cape, South Africa
ZAR 900 up

Protea Hotel Fire and Ice Menlyn

Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa
USD 114 up

12 On Brecher Guest House

Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa
USD 39 up

Ciara lodge

Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa
USD 30 up

Constantia Guest Lodge

Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa
USD 35 up

Kievits Kroon Country Estate and Spa

Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa
USD 92 up

Accommodation @ Van's

Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa
ZAR 750 up

Protea Hotel Hatfield

Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa
ZAR 592.5 up

Peters Guesthouse

Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa
USD 38 up

Farmers Folly Guest House

Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa
USD 36 up

The Milkwood Beach Apartments

eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
USD 55 up

Albany Hotel

eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
USD 43 up

Florida Park Hotel

eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
USD 72 up

Calabash Inn Guesthouse

eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
USD 70 up

Premier Hotel Pinetown

eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
USD 52 up

34 on Milkwood Guesthouse

eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
USD 82 up

City Lodge Hotel Durban

eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
USD 74 up

Lighthouse Mall

eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
USD 132 up

La Loggia Bed and Breakfast on Portland

eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
USD 92 up

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