Best things to do in Cape Town

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favourite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. The Company's Garden
19 Queen Victoria St
230local recommendations
Jaco & Charl
Jaco & Charl says “This public garden has existed since the 17th century, when it was used to grow produce for the ship...” ·
2. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Rhodes Dr
436local recommendations
Isabela says “Kirstenbosch is a famous botanical garden nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town...” ·
3. The Old Biscuit Mill
375 Albert Rd
208local recommendations
Sarah says “A vibrant, warm-hearted little village in the heart of Woodstock where talented people come together...” ·
4. Truth Coffee Roasting
36 Buitenkant St
155local recommendations
Sarah says “The famous TRUTH coffee shop, if you are a coffee lover you have to check it out. The slogan at Cap...” ·
5. Boulders Beach
Kleintuin Rd
168local recommendations
Jenni says “Cape Town and her surrounding coastline offers the visitor some wonderful beaches, but none are more...” ·
6. Green Point Park
1 Fritz Sonnenberg Rd
132local recommendations
Total Stay
Total Stay says “Beautiful urban park that is perfect for picnics, nature walks and fresh air. The park is relatively...” ·
7. Bay Harbour Market
31 Harbour Rd
123local recommendations
Morne says “Bay Harbour Market Another one of Cape Town’s popular markets is Hout Bay’s Bay Harbour Market. Loca...” ·
8. The Power & The Glory
13d Kloof Nek Rd
118local recommendations
Tim & Ash
Tim & Ash says “Great local bar to sit back and relax. It also has amazing coffee and if you are feeling a little hu...” ·
9. Two Oceans Aquarium
Dock Rd
112local recommendations
Frans Rénier
Frans Rénier says “Located 49 km from De Velde Estate, the Two Oceans Aquarium's awe-inspiring exhibits aim to encourag...” ·
10. Groot Constantia
Groot Constantia Rd
106local recommendations
Tim & Ash
Tim & Ash says “Be sure to visit the Constantia Wine Route during your stay. World class wines combined with beautif...” ·
11. Jason Bakery
185 Bree St
115local recommendations
Avenia says “An artisan bakery located in the heart of the city. Jason’s culinary experiments range from bacon pe...” ·
12. Kloof Street House
30 Kloof St
106local recommendations
Isabela says “This restaurant is the thing dreams are made of: with its rustic and antique finishes, to its ambian...” ·
13. Café Caprice
37 Victoria Rd
98local recommendations
Total Stay
Total Stay says “Laid-back cafe by day, stylish cocktail bar by night, Cafe Caprice is a must-visit on Camps Bay's tr...” ·
14. Willoughby & Co
Breakwater Blvd
96local recommendations
Mary says “One of the best sushi places in Cape Town. Best for fish dishes and you cannot get better. I buy a...” ·
15. Yours Truly
73 Kloof St
95local recommendations
Raquel says “Yours Truly is a unique & magical spot. A trendy vibe with a rooftop bar offering live music, the b...” ·
16. Chapman's Peak Drive
1 Chapmans Peak Dr
173local recommendations
Alexis says “Chapman’s Peak Drive is affectionately known as “Chappies” and is a must for anyone who is passionat...” ·
17. The Labia Theatre
68 Orange St
104local recommendations
Tania says “A very old movie house, selling cheap movie tickets and art nouveau style movies. Film festivals oft...” ·
18. Harbour House - Kalk Bay
Main Rd
94local recommendations
Mary says “Stunning views over Kalk Bay, incredible seafood. Drive out to quaint Kalk Bay and enjoy the wonder...” ·
19. Sea Point Pavilion
0I Beach Rd
102local recommendations
Alan says “Regarded by many as the most breathtaking public swimming pool in the world, the Sea Point Pool comp...” ·
20. Posticino Italian Restaurant
323 Main Rd
91local recommendations
Brett says “If you're looking for a good Italian dinner, look no further with this laid-back, family-friendly It...” ·
21. El Burro Greenpoint
81 Main Rd
88local recommendations
Nick & Tanya
Nick & Tanya says “They aim to serve authentic Mexican cuisine; no Tex-Mex or Mexican comfort food here. The build-your...” ·
22. Greenmarket Square
92local recommendations
Rudi says “In the heart of Cape Town’s business district, you’ll find Greenmarket Square. The square has quite ...” ·
23. Cafè Paradiso
110 Kloof St
91local recommendations
Morne says “The best spot to go to if you have children - there is a whole separate kitchen area for kids where ...” ·
24. Grand Africa Café & Beach
Granger Bay Blvd
90local recommendations
Frank says “This is luxury dining where the setting steals the show, with tables and a bar right on the private ...” ·
25. The Pot Luck Club
373-375 Albert Rd
89local recommendations
Jaco & Charl
Jaco & Charl says “In a glass box on the top floor of the silo in The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, the Pot Luck Club ...” ·
26. District Six Museum
Buitenkant St
107local recommendations
Heather says “District Six was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867. Originally established as ...” ·
27. Black Sheep Restaurant
104 Kloof St
86local recommendations
Barry says “The tradition of The Black Sheep is always about making merry, with the best quality food and best s...” ·
28. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Pipe Track
135local recommendations
Frans Rénier
Frans Rénier says “Located 50 km from De Velde Estate the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is a state of the art cable ca...” ·
29. Clarke's Bar & Dining Room
133 Bree St
81local recommendations
Lee says “Clarke’s is our favourite burger joint but it also does a mean breakfast (Huevos Rancheros or the Ma...” ·
30. Bootlegger Sea Point
39 Regent Rd
74local recommendations
Jill says “Free WiFi, good place to catch up on the news or email. Especially if you have just come off the pro...” ·