Cape Town Attractions
Okay, so you have made your mind up, and you are coming to Cape Town, your accommodation and tours are booked (hopefully with us :) ) now the question arises - what can I do and see? Well, hopefully, this is where this page comes into play.
It is here on this page and below links that you will find photographs, prices and information for a few of Cape Town's "Must Visit" Attractions and destinations. All photographs are by us here at Uyaphi.com, so please enjoy.
We are still in the process of adding more attractions to this page, but as a general rule of thumb these are the most popular/ must visit destinations in and around Cape Town.
NOTE: are the attractions below are of the paid variety, i.e. there is an entrance fee or a toll when visiting. Things to do in Cape Town that is on the free side of life can be found on our "Discover Cape Town" Page.
- Table MountainTable Mountain, that old flat-topped landmark that dominates the city of Cape Town from all angles is without question Cape Town's most photographed feature. A few interesting facts; she is +- 600 million years old, she offers up 2200 species of plants, and she sits 1086 metres above sea level.
- Kirstenbosch Botanical GardensKirstenbosch Botanical Gardens just 10 minutes drive from the city was the first Botanic Garden in the World to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. On offer are perfectly manicured lawns, 7000 plant species and pathways that take one on a journey through a floral kingdom like no other.
- Cape Point Nature ReserveCape Point South Africa is a must visit destination, whether you self-drive here or are part of a tour, this is one destination (other than Table Mountain) you just cannot miss out on. The reserve is home to over 250 species of bird, 1100 plant species, 26 shipwrecks and the Flying Dutchman funicular.
- Chapman's Peak DriveChapman's Peak Drive is one of the most iconic drives anywhere in Africa; this 9km is all about scenery with the Atlantic Ocean below, Hout Bay in the distance and Table Mountain National Park above. It is not uncommon to see whales and dolphins from the vantage points as well as some amazing sunsets.
- Boulders Beach PenguinsBoulders Beach near the coastal town of Simon's Town is one of the very few spots on the planet where one can get up close and personal with Penguins. So close in fact that one does not need a good camera with a big lens, we have in the past used just a simple cell phone camera to photograph these little beasties!
- Two Oceans AquariumTwo Oceans Aquarium located within the V&A Waterfront is one of the better destinations for families or those adults interested in all things fishy. The Aquarium offers 88 aquatic species with over 3000 sea creatures from both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans all within 7 distinct exhibits.