Top Things To Do In Cape Town

Fondly known as the Mother City, Cape Town is South Africa’s oldest city and one of the world’s most beautiful. It is home to a vibrant port and the soaring, square-topped Table Mountain that dominates and defines it.

You’ll learn of Mandela’s incarceration (and that of his fellow inmates) on Robben Island and get a reminder of the struggles that the country faced in its not-so-distant past. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront serves as the prime spot for your R&R, for shopping, wining and dining. But if you want to learn more about the region’s wines, head out to one of its vineyards for a tour while you tipple. See the city’s proud multicultural spirit in colorful Bo-Kaap, where you can feast on Cape Malay curries.

Summers (Nov-Feb) are hot and dry, and winters (Jun-Aug) cool and wet. The Atlantic Ocean remains icy year round.