Cape Town, a city renowned for its natural beauty, rich culture, and vibrant energy, has once again been recognised as a global gem. Read more about it here…

Cape Town Crowned ‘The Greatest City on Earth’ In 2023 Telegraph Travel Awards!

2023 – In the recently announced 2023 Telegraph Travel Awards, Cape Town was voted ‘The Greatest City on Earth’, cementing its position as the top travel destination. 

For Cape Town Big 6, a collection of iconic tourist attractions, this accolade is a testament to the city’s allure and the experiences it offers, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share this exciting news with you all. Keep reading to find out why Cape Town truly deserves this prestigious title!

Natural beauty that will take your breath away

No visit to Cape Town is complete without experiencing the majesty of Table Mountain! Take a ride on the Table Mountain Cableway car to the top, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the Mother City and the Atlantic Ocean.

Cape Point is located at the southern tip of the Cape Peninsula, where the mighty Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Take a scenic drive along the coast to reach this natural wonder, with dramatic cliffs and awe-inspiring views. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the iconic lighthouse and the abundance of wildlife that calls this area home.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a botanical paradise nestled at the foot of Table Mountain. The expansive Garden feature a vast array of indigenous plants, including the unique Fynbos vegetation, and offers visitors the chance to relax and enjoy tranquil surroundings with a brilliant selection of dining options.

A city of rich history and culture

For an authentic experience of Cape Town’s diverse culture, there is no better place than the lively and dynamic V&A Waterfront. This iconic destination is not just a shopping haven or a place to grab a bite to eat, but a true melting pot of art, history, and tradition.

Take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque vineyards at Groot Constantia, dating back to the late 1600s, and learn about the time-honoured winemaking process. Indulge in a wine-tasting session, savouring the unique flavours that have made South African wines renowned across the globe.

To gain a deeper understanding of Cape Town’s past, visit Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and museum. This island holds significant historical importance, serving as a symbol of the country’s struggle for freedom. Hop aboard a ferry and sail across the enchanting turquoise waters to this hauntingly beautiful island. Embark on a guided tour led by former political prisoners, who share their first-hand experiences of life in the maximum-security prison.

At each of the Cape Town Big 6 attractions, you’ll find a unique lens through which to explore this marvellous city. Set your sights on Table Mountain, delve into the depths of history at Robben Island, lose yourself in the colours and flavours of Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden and Cape Point, step back in time at Groot Constantia, and wander the neighbourhood that’s V&A Waterfront, where the past mingles with vibrant modernity. 

Explore the Cape Town Big 6 attractions:

Table Mountain

Groot Constantia

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Cape Point

V&A Waterfront

The Robben Island Museum

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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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