Are you ready to unlock the best of the Mother City? This year, Ute Hermanus—an expert in unlocking the beauty of Cape Town—will explore the Cape Town Big 6 Attractions.

Follow Cape Town Big 6 on our social media platforms during May, June, July, August and September to see what Ute discovers while unlocking each of our iconic attractions and stand a chance to win tickets for yourself and a friend to experience these six attractions: Cape Point – Table Mountain Cableway  – Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden – Groot Constantia – V&A Waterfront – The Robben Island Museum. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey and make unforgettable memories!

Who is Ute Hermanus?

Ute has a sparkling zest for life and lives it colourfully. She has the belief that you should always live life like an adventure. When she’s not on air, presenting her show, Kfm Late Nights on Kfm 94.5, she’s exploring the Cape. One thing you should always know is that each adventure is accessorised with a smile.

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Unlock Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: The Most Beautiful Garden In Africa

Unlock the vibrant and enchanting Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Immerse yourself in a floral paradise and witness the flaming colours of the strelitzias and aloes in bloom. This garden, recognised as the most beautiful in Africa, will captivate your senses and provide an oasis in the heart of Cape Town. Explore beyond the usual paths by venturing onto the Boomslang, the famed tree canopy walkway that offers a panoramic view of the surrounding flora and the majestic Table Mountain. For those who enjoy a more active visit, tackle a hike along one of the garden’s numerous walking trails. The Fynbos Walk, in particular, leads towards Castle Rock, showcasing a spectacular display of native blooms. Visit the garden’s restaurants or enjoy a picnic on the lawn in the morning sun.

Additionally, take advantage of the daily free guided tours to gain deeper insights and stories behind the magnificent flora and fauna. To enhance your experience, arrive and depart Kirstenbosch via the City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off red buses. 

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden operating hours:

  • 08h00 – 18h00 (April – August)
  • 08h00 – 19h00 (September – March)

Buy Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden tickets here:

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Unlock Groot Constantia: South Africa’s Oldest Wine-Producing Farm

Easily unlock Groot Constantia by arriving with the City Sightseeing Red Bus, where you can spend the day indulging in the history of South Africa’s oldest wine-producing farm. As you explore, don’t miss the Groot Constantia Wine and Gift Shop for a selection of local crafts and estate-produced wines—perfect for taking a piece of this heritage home. Cosy up to the warmth of the crackling fireplaces found throughout the wine-tasting rooms and restaurants on the Estate. Let the enchanting atmosphere of this historic attraction propel you to a bygone era. Discover the tastes of award-winning wines and immerse yourself in the charm that only Groot Constantia can offer.

Exploring the Visitor’s Route at the iconic wine estate is a delightful way to spend the day. This self-guided tour allows you to immerse yourself in the Estate’s rich heritage, beginning with the stately Manor House Museum and the historic Cloete Cellar. Take a leisurely walk through the lush Muscat vineyards, from which the famed Grand Constance is produced, nestled right next to Cloete Cellar. Indulge in a wine-tasting session, where you can select from five exquisite wines to sample. For those with a love for sweets, consider adding the chocolate-tasting option, perfectly complementing your wine selection and rounding off the visit with a luxurious touch.

Groot Constantia operating hours:

  • Cloete Cellar and Production Cellar: 10h00 – 17h00
  • Wine and Gift Shop: 09h00 – 18h00 

Buy Groot Constantia tickets here:

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Unlock Cape Point: One Point. One Million Points Of View

Prepare to be mesmerised as you unlock Cape Point, where one point offers a million points of view. Experience misty dawns and the sun breaking through the clouds, creating a theatrical display that flickers on the ocean below as you make your way up to the old lighthouse. Take a memorable ride on the Flying Dutchman, the only commercial funicular in Africa, savour the culinary delights at the Two Oceans Restaurant and enjoy the convenience of the takeaway Food Shop. With over 1,100 native plants, 250 species of birds, and an abundance of other wildlife, you’ll be amazed at the sheer beauty of the natural world around you. Take a breathtaking hike through the stunning fynbos and wander along the pristine sandy beaches on one of the many scenic trails available. This is your chance to experience the ultimate outdoor escape and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature like never before!

Cape Point operating hours:

  • 07h00 – 17h00 April – September
  • 06h00 – 18h00 October – March

Funicular operating hours:

  • 09h00 – 17h00 April – September
  • 09h00 – 17h30 October – March 

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Unlock V&A Waterfront: Always More To Explore

Looking for both indoor and outdoor entertainment? Look no further than Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront! This bustling hub offers a plethora of activities that cater to all tastes and preferences, creating the world’s most inspiring neighbourhood. Unlock the local culture at The Watershed, home to over 150 shops featuring locally designed goods, or indulge in a culinary adventure at Makers Landing. For those who enjoy vibrant scenes, the Amphitheatre regularly hosts fun shows that are sure to entertain. Art enthusiasts will appreciate free admission to the Zeitz MOCAA on Wednesdays from 10h00 – 13h00 for African citizens with a valid SA ID. For a unique perspective of the city, take a ride on the Wheel and soak in panoramic views of the Mother City. Don’t miss the Two Oceans Aquarium for an underwater experience, right next to the City Sightseeing Ticket Office, which can help you maximise your visit with the City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off red bus, connecting all the Cape Town Big 6 Attractions. 

V&A Waterfront operating hours:

  • Makers Landing: 10h00 – 21h00 (Friday – Saturday), 10h00 – 18h00 (Sunday), Closed (Monday – Thursday)
  • OZ Market: 17h00 – 21h00 (Wednesday), 08h15 – 14h00 (Saturday), 09h00 – 14h00 (Sunday)
  • Watershed: 10h00 – 19h00 (Monday – Sunday)
  • Time Out Market Cape Town: 11h00 – 22h00 (Sunday – Wednesday), 11h00 – 23h00 (Thursday – Saturday).
  • Battery Park: 09h00 – 18h00 (Monday – Sunday), Rollercade: operating until 21h00 (Monday – Sunday)
  • Victoria Wharf: 09h00 – 21h00 (Monday – Sunday)
  • Alfred Mall: 10h00 – 19h00 (Monday – Sunday)
  • Zietz MOCAA: 10h00 – 18h00 (Monday – Sunday)

Find all upcoming events at V&A Waterfront here:

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Unlock Robben Island Museum: A Living Memory Of Resilience

Unlock the unforgettable Robben Island Museum, a gateway to a profound historical voyage and a living memory of resilience. Here, visitors can immerse themselves in the poignant stories of those who battled for democracy in South Africa. This journey through the museum is not only educational but profoundly moving, offering a unique perspective on the reconciliation and resilience that shaped the nation. The Robben Island Museum encapsulates a rich cultural and natural heritage narrative dating back to the 1400s, extending to the 1900s when ex-political prisoners forged the pillars of modern democracy. 

Visitors can explore significant landmarks, including the Maximum Security Prison, Robert Sobukwe Complex and Visitor’s Center. Each site provides a deeper understanding of the sacrifices made by courageous leaders who played big roles South Africa’s struggle for freedom like Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, and Robert Sobukwe. The Visitors Center, situated in the Nelson Mandela Gateway building and on the island itself, features a gift and curio shop where gifts, curios, and books related to the rich history of Robben Island can be purchased. 

Robben Island operating hours:

  • 08h00 – 17h00 (Monday – Sunday) 

Buy tickets for Robben Island here:

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Unlock Table Mountain Cableway – Journey Up Table Mountain, an official New 7 Wonder Of Nature

Unlock the magic of Table Mountain Cableway, your gateway to breathtaking vistas that promise to elevate your visit to Cape Town. As you journey up this official New 7 Wonder of Nature, prepare for unparalleled views off Cape Town, offering a spectacular start or end to your day. To make your journey up more quick and efficient, get yourself a Fast Track ticket to bypass the queue. Once at the summit, explore the walking trails, including wheelchair-friendly routes, ensuring everyone can soak in the natural beauty. Take advantage of the daily free guided tours available at the top, where you can immerse yourself in the rich history and flora of the area, all while breathing in the crisp, fresh air. This is a unique opportunity to experience the grandeur of Table Mountain in a way that’s both awe-inspiring and accessible. 

Book a bespoke experience with Table Mountain Cableway. Unlock stunning venues for company gatherings or special celebrations with VIEWS and the Twelve Apostles Terrace, each offering stunning panoramic views that promise to make any event memorable. Discover meals and refreshments at TEN 67 Eatery or enjoy a unique Aperol spritz on tap at the KLOUD Bar—the only place in the world atop a mountain offering this refreshing cocktail. If you’re still hungry once you’ve taken the cablecar down, visit the TAP Bar for a relaxed atmosphere and moreish bites. 

Buy Fast Track tickets here:  

Cableway Daily operating hours:

  • 08h30 – 17h00 (1 May – 31 August)
  • 08h30 – 19h00 (1 September – 14 December) 
  • 08h00 – 21h00 (15 December – 15 December)
  • 08h00 – 20h30 (16 – 31 January) 

Note: The Cableway will be closed from 15 July 2024 to 1 September 2024 for their Annual Maintenance Shutdown. 

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#UnlockCapeTownBig6 Competition

Don’t miss out on our exciting competition! Follow and share with us on @ctbig6 why you would like to visit one of our iconic attractions using #UnlockCapeTownBig6 on Facebook and Instagram and stand a chance to win entrance tickets for you and a friend. Follow our social media platforms for updates on this competition and unlock the opportunity to create beautiful memories in Cape Town.

#UnlockCapeTownBig6 Competition Terms and Conditions: 

  1. The competition will run on both Facebook and Instagram.
  2. There will be one winner per Cape Town Big 6 Attraction.
  3. To enter the competition, participants must follow @Cape Town Big 6 and like and comment on the #UnlockCapeTownBig6 competition post.
  4. The competition will take place from 24 May 2024 – 3 September 2024.
  5. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  6. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  7. Winners will be selected via online software from a random draw of all valid entries throughout the competition period.
  8. Winners will be announced on Cape Town Big 6 Facebook and Instagram pages.
  9. Cape Town Big 6 will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected/delivered.
  10. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Cape Town Big 6, not Facebook.
  11. Cape Town Big 6 shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions; such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.
  12. Cape Town Big 6 also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances outside of its control arise.

Share your top Cape Town Big 6 moments with us!

The Mother City’s treasures await—share your experiences with Cape Town Big 6 as you ESCAPE, EXPLORE, and EXPERIENCE Cape Town’s top attractions using the hashtag #CapeTownBig6. Buy tickets to all Cape Town Big 6 attractions here and follow our Facebook, Instagram, X, and LinkedIn accounts to stay in the loop, let your Cape Town Big 6 adventure begin! 


There is no one way to explore all of the Cape Town Big 6, and much of what makes each of them so special is the variety of things to see and do at each. So if possible, take your time to explore each of the city’s most visited tourist attractions in as much depth as possible – as any local will tell you, you can spend a lifetime at each of the Big 6 and still not tire of them. Find the 3 and 4 day itineraries and tips here.

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