In addition to the fun that Long Street has to offer, an abundance of Cape Town’s best attractions and points of interest can be found near to the hotel and self-catering apartments, many of which are even within walking distance.
The following list is but a few of the interesting and exciting things to see and do in Cape Town that’ll no doubt leave you with a head and heart full of fond Cape Town loving memories:
The instantly recognisable mountain is a beloved Cape Town landmark and indeed the most popular and visited attraction in town. For the adventurous, reach her summit by hiking one of her various trails and hiking routes. If that’s not your thing enjoy the state-of-the-art rotating cable car that whips you up to the top in a few short minutes. If you’re planning on taking the cable car up, it’s recommended to book your tickets online beforehand.
The central park and public gardens bear a fascinating history and sit alongside South Africa’s parliament. It also hosts a great restaurant for a delightful breakfast, brunch or sit-down coffee among the trees.
Learn about South Africa’s history, the struggle against the Apartheid regime and, in particular, the story of the infamous District Six neighbourhood of Cape Town. This museum is a must visit!
The colourful houses that make up the Bo-Kaap district are often seen featuring heavily in tourists’ photographs. Make sure to take a daytime stroll through the vibrant neighbourhood so you can snap a selfie in front of the kaleidoscopic houses.
V&A Waterfront, including the Two Oceans Aquarium and Robben Island: The V & A Waterfront is not just the city’s premier shopping destination where high-end stores mingle alongside amazing eateries. It’s also the spot from where you’ll catch a ferry to the historic Robben Island and where you’ll find the world-class Two Oceans Aquarium which is a phenomenal centre for ocean-lovers to learn more about our precious seas and their marine life.
The city’s most hiked peak reaches about 670m above the Mother City and offers those who reach her renowned summit a panoramic view over the entire city bowl and surrounding bay, peninsula and mountain ranges. Both Lions Head and the adjacent Signal Hill are both excellent spots from where to enjoy a sunset-appreciation session and are within a few minutes’ drive from the hotel and apartments.
Arguably the best way to discover all that beautiful Cape Town has to offer is by hopping on a red sightseeing bus. There are several routes to choose from and because the busses operate on a hop-on hop-off basis they offer maximum flexibility. And best of all, there’s a stop on Long Street just down the road from the hotel.
Built in the 17th Century by the Dutch East India Company, the Castle is a popular tourist attraction and the oldest existing colonial building in South Africa. It is also widely regarded as the world’s best example of a Dutch East India fortress.
What was once an old biscuit mill has now been revamped in a boutique shopping and design centre in Cape Town’s hippest hood, Woodstock. Not only does the Mill house some of the best local talent in fashion and furniture design, art, ceramics, homeware and food (the country’s best rated restaurant, the Test Kitchen is housed within the Mill), there’s also a super popular weekly market, the Neighbourgoods Market, that takes place every Saturday from 9am.