This world has truly a lot to offer. There are lots of tourist spots, travel-worthy destinations, unique food, inspiring culture and of course, very wonderful people. One of the places that has seemingly everything that you want is Cape Town, South Africa.
It is the country’s second most populous urban area as well as its capital and primate city, branded as one of South Africa’s most historically important cities. This place was heralded by The New York Times as the best place in the world to visit, in 2014, and announced in some other choice awards as the top traveller’s choice. You’d better book your trip now, so you can make the most out of what the city has to offer. Here are the best things to do in Cape Town you need to try.
Enjoy scenic views
If you are into breath-taking views that will blow your mind away, Cape Town will never disappoint. Take the Hop on Hop off sightseeing bus and enjoy a fun way of viewing the city’s attractions. On weekends, and the first Thursday of the month, stroll the night away with city lights, art galleries and restaurants. You could also witness Cape Town’s paradise, Chapman’s Park and see the perfect views. Each place has something unique to offer, but they are all worth visiting.
Soothe your taste buds
Cape Town offers some of the best dishes and beverages to soothe your hunger. You could go wine tasting in Western Cape where over 2000 vineyards are located. You can make reservations so you can have the best possible experience. Check out as well the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock where its markets showcase some of the most popular food and drinks produced locally. Lastly, you could visit Bay Harbour market topped up with 80 stalls offering different products and services. The market also has live band performances during some days.
Go for an extreme ride
Adventure awaits you in Cape Town. It is just up to you if you are going to grab the chance to take the plunge. Start by seeing the place through a bird’s eye view by paragliding. You can enjoy the collective beauty of the entire place while you are up there. You need not have prior experience to do it. You might think it is scary at first. The truth is that you only need time and courage to get it done.
If you are afraid of heights, you could go diving with the sharks. Gansbaai is a place known as the Great White Shark capital of the world. Surely, this place is a great spot for your adventure fantasies. You can also try surfing at the Muizenberg Beach, the prime spot for surfing. Other activities include using the parataxis within view of Signal Hill, taking a helicopter ride using the famous Cape Town Helicopter or simply, having a blindfolded haircut in Swordfern and being surprised with the outcome.
These are some of the best things to do in South Africa. You will surely decide to come back once you have tried doing all these things.