Cape Town is one of the capital cities of South Africa and although it is a bustling urban area, it offers incredible activities and stunning natural wonders. The tourism industry in this destination is slowly recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today it is eager to welcome those who want to enjoy its Atlantic warmth.
One of the city’s popular attractions is Table Mountain, which prides itself on its unique formation. It is part of a national park famous for its fynbos areas. Another favorite is the scenic Cape Point, part of the equally impressive Cape Peninsula. For more scenic moments, tourists also drive along Chapman’s Peak or hike Signal Hill. The city also has heritage sites for tourists who want to experience its culture. All of this, plus the beaches of Cape Town, make a trip to this South African city for the books.
ten Enjoy the waters of St. James Tidal Pool
There are many tidal pools in Cape Town, but St. James is probably the most popular. This natural pool is the perfect place for a quick dip while enjoying the view of False Bay. So magnificent is this swimming pool which this is a common postcard design. Since it is sheltered from the wind, St. James Tidal Pool is perfect for families with children. This Cape Town attraction has pristine waters that await sunbathers and swimmers. Why swim quickly when tourists can stay here all day?
9 Bike along the Sea Point Boardwalk
Enjoying a day at the beach is not just limited to the sandy area because in Cape Town there is the Sea Point promenade which encourages everyone to be active. This is the perfect place for tourists to meet locals as it is a popular amusement park. Those who want to sweat it out can take in the stunning views while biking, jogging, skating, or walking. Plus, it’s the best place to watch the sunset. Prom means business when it comes to providing interesting moments in the sun.
8 Atlantis Dunes: an endless beach
For an endless “beach” adventure, tourists should head to Atlantis Dunes. It is the best place for those who want to fill their cup of adrenaline under the sun and with the sand. More than 12 square miles of dunes await guests who want to try driving a 4×4 vehicle in this Cape Town playground. Some dunes can reach 50 meters high, perfect for a thrilling sandboarding experience. With Table Mountain and the ocean as a view, anyone riding or driving on Atlantis Dunes is in for a treat.
seven Enjoy the peace at Diaz Beach
Diaz Beach is among Cape Point’s most famous due to its seclusion. It is the perfect resting place for sun worshipers who want to get away from the crowds. Here, beach lovers will spend their day sunbathing in peace, reading a book or drinking mimosa. Reaching the beach will take a little effort, but the short hike is worth it. He could not be a place for swimmers due to its strong waves, but it is still perfect for those who want to spend some quiet time near its waters.
6 Join a catamaran cruise
What’s the best way to enjoy the wonders of a coastal city? By boat cruise, that is. Tourists eager to be away from shore can join a catamaran excursion. There are many options for this experience, from a morning getaway to a sunset cruise. Tourists should imagine this: as they recede into the Atlantic Ocean, the streaks of hue in the sky seem to guide them to the right vantage point. At the cruise stop, the captain will offer wine, the perfect companion while passengers enjoy the sunset.
5 Snorkeling with the seals
Those who want to meet new friends should head to Duiker Island off Hout Bay. It is famous for its Cape fur seals and seabirds. From the port, tourists will travel for 40 minutes to the island. Along the way, they’ll be inspired by the views of the bay as they head out into the Atlantic. Whether guests join a photography tour, sightseeing excursion, or snorkeling trip, the seals will always be there to welcome them. These adorable creatures are waiting for their new friends.
4 Picnic at Oudekraal
A beach in Table Mountain National Park is perfect for a weekend picnic. Oudekraal is a sheltered cove, which makes it an attractive place to spend a day with family or friends. The panoramic view of this destination attracts braai lovers. Unlike Diaz Beach, the waters of Oudekraal are calmer, so everyone will have a great time in this pocket of paradise. Plus, there’s a nearby shipwreck that’s perfect for Instagram moments. Whether sun worshipers want a simple braai by the sea or go snorkeling, Oudekraal Beach is the place to be.
3 ten hanging
Thanks to the waters of the Atlantic, Cape Town is also a place where hooking up can be experienced all day long. Many surf shops are ready to provide not only the equipment, but also lessons for beginners. When exposed to the bay’s roaring waves, even those with no experience will be tempted to surf. Luckily, there are plenty of professional instructors in the area who will share the basics with them, while allowing them to enjoy the views. Sand, surf and sun, only in Cape Town.
2 Waterbiking near Cape Town
Tourists looking to experience a new way of sightseeing – or “Sightsea”, for that matter – will be delighted as Simon Town offers water biking. The Cape promenade has a tough opponent. From the jetty, water cyclists will venture into the ocean, from where they can better see the coastline. Tourists need not worry about getting lost as an expert guide will show them the way, taking them to places where they might be lucky enough to see seals, birds and even whales. Cycling has never looked so good.
1 Pleasure to paddle
Boating is also big in Cape Town, especially for those who don’t like surfing but still want to explore the ocean. Those who want to try stand up paddle can paddle along the Atlantic coast. They can even bring children as long as they are guided by instructors. Kayakers are also thrilled, as they can visit Boulder Beach to check out a colony of penguins. Besides penguins, paddlers can also spot seals, dolphins and birds. Cape Town is indeed welcoming.