Thousands of tourists make their way to Cape Town each year, making the Mother City a prime destination for a holiday no matter the season – with World Tourism Day upon us we thought we’d share a few reasons why we think our city is special.

1. Unique Landmarks


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Memorable landmarks are part of what makes a destination unforgettable and Cape Town has no shortage of them.

Whether it is the iconic Table Mountain and Lions Head or the lesser-known Chapman’s Peak and Boomslang trail at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, visitors are certainly spoilt for choice.


2. The Cape Winelands

No visit to the Cape is complete without an adventure in the winelands.

When it comes to wine there’s no better place to sample the sweet nectar of the grapes than Cape Town.


3. Coastlines & Beaches


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The Western Cape coastlines are exceptionally spectacular. This photo captured in Walker Bay resembles a painting. ? @jaredincpt

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Basking in the sun and enjoying the serene coastal scenes is an exceptional experience in Cape Town.

Our waters may be a little chillier than most but our coastlines are so beautiful you may have a hard time believing they’re real, and some even offer unique experiences like a chance to snap a cute picture with a curious little penguin on Boulders Beach.


4. Hiking Routes


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Your Saturday plans could include a hike up Skeleton Gorge to see this spectacular site. Good morning Cape Town. ? @amitshiba

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Interesting treks into the wild are available in abundance in so many different areas of the Cape.

Hiking routes offer a vast selection of different adventures from forest waterfall quests to trails leading to hidden caves.


5. Architectural Beauty

The Mother City has no shortage of both old and new architectural beauty.

Visitors can enjoy one-of-a-kind Cape Dutch buildings dating back hundreds of years or modern new-age wonders like the Zeitz MOCAA.


6. Restaurants 


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Team @capetownetc doing brunch at @lukecultureclub. Happy birthday @nikki.louw ??

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Whether you’re having breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner not matter which spot you choose in Cape Town you’re in for a treat.

The Mother City is filled with unique, quirky and trendy spots to grab a bite that never disappoint.


7. Shopping 

When visiting a foreign country or city, a memento is a must and there are so many good places to grab a unique item to remind you of Cape Town.

Shopping can be done either at formal trading posts like the V&A Waterfront or more informal markets in the heart of the city like Green Market Square.


Explore Cape Town’s most beautiful architectural wonders or go on an adventure in nature with our list of must-try hiking routes.


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