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10 Fun Things to Do in Cape Town, South Africa [2024]

Lions Head Fun Things To Do In Cape Town

From hanging out with penguins to climbing Table Mountain, here are some awesome, fun things to do in Cape Town, South Africa.

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On top of Lions Head, Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is an incredible city. So much so that it captivated me into staying weeks longer than I intended to. With beautiful beaches, parks, wineries, wildlife, and mountains, there are no shortage of fun things to do in Cape Town.

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The Best Things To Do In Cape Town

Here are 10 awesome things to see in Cape Town, South Africa:

1) Visit Table Mountain

Looming high above Cape Town is its most recognisable backdrop – Table Mountain. Visiting Table Mountain is a must when in Cape Town and can be achieved by cable car or hiking to the top. Locals will tell you that if there is no “tablecloth” then you should head up ASAP, meaning if you can see the summit don’t delay!

The weather can change quickly and can even cancel the cable car so if the sky is clear on your first day in Cape Town, go. From the top you get an amazing view of the city and nearby Camps Bay. There are several hikes that you can do on top Table Mountain as well as restaurants, bars, and wildlife to enjoy.

It’s one of the best places to visit in Cape Town if you’re an avid hiker!

Price: R100 – R290 return and R70 – R150 one way (depending on the time)
Hours: 8:30 am to 6 pm during most of the days but check their official website for detailed information.

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The view from Table Mountain in Cape Town.

2) Visit The Penguins At Boulder Beach

Next up on this list of best things to do in Cape Town is paying a visit to the penguins at Boulder Beach. Known as “jackass” penguins, these cute locals are anything but. At the beach you will find a penguin resort of sorts with man-made penguin condominiums and an elevated walkway for guests to enjoy the wildlife from a safe distance.

If you want a closer look head to nearby Foxy Beach beach where you may be lucky enough to swim next to these penguins.

Seeing them up close and personal is an amazing experience as well as one of the most unique Cape Town attractions!

Price: R60
Opening hours: every day from 8 AM – 5 PM

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Penguins at Boulder Beach.

3) Tour The Wine Lands

What to do in Cape Town but tour its rich vineyards?

South Africa is home to some of the best wine in the world and there is no shortage of vineyards to visit just outside of Cape…

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