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22 Ways to Go Sightseeing in Cape Town

Hiring a car is a good option for getting around while staying in Cape Town self-catering accommodation, but there are much better ways to get a real feel for the city during your explorations. Here are some of the best ways to go sightseeing in Cape Town.

Seeing the City from the Air

There’s nothing quite like a bird’s eye view to check out the lie of the land. Cape Town offers several options for aerial explorations, namely:

  1. Flips in fixed-wing aircraft to see what you can see along the coast or above the Winelands.
  2. Tandem Skydiving – the ultimate thrill for excellent views of the city, the West Coast, Robben Island and Table Mountain.
  3. Hot air balloon rides–  over the verdant Winelands
  4. Helicopter flips depart daily from the V&A Waterfront to take in the peninsula, Robben Island and all along the Atlantic Coast.
  5. Cable Car – Don’t forget a trip up Table Mountain in the iconic cable car for 360-degree views over the city bowl.

Sightseeing in Cape Town on Land

Tour operators in Cape Town are always looking for new ways to show off the city, try some of these:

  • Mountain biking all over the city, the Winelands and along mountainside tracks.
  • Steering a vintage car along the city’s most picturesque drives.
  • Sitting pretty in a sidecar as the scenic landscape rolls by.
  • Taking to the road on a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
  • Travelling back in time on a steam train trip to historic inland villages.
  • Heading out on a quad bike safari in nearby game reserves.
  • Meandering along Noordhoek’s beaches on horseback.
  • Taking a Segway, electric bike or scooter tour of the Winelands or the city and its surrounding mountain trails.
  • Hike the heights of Table Mountain.
  • Take the Red City Bus or catch one of the hop-on-hop-off bus routes.
  • Don’t drink and drive, head out on the wine tram for Franschhoek’s best wine sampling experiences.
  • Take a guided walking tour of Cape Town best historic areas.

Exploring Two Oceans

With not one, but two oceans to choose from Cape Town offers a wealth of nautical diversions during your stay. Head out on one of these:

  1. Whale and dolphin watching tours around Simons Town, Gansbaai, Mossel Bay, Strandfontein and Fish Hoek.
  2. Stand up paddling at the V&A Waterfront and Hout Bay.
  3. A host of luxury sunset, sunrise, dinner and daytime cruises from the V&A Waterfront.
  4. Scuba and Wreck diving all along the coastline.
  5. Kayaking at Simon’s Town, Greenpoint, Clifton and Granger Bay.

Get Moving on Your Stay in Cape Town Self-Catering Accommodation

There’s no time to waste, start planning now to make sure you get the most out of sightseeing in Cape Town. It all starts when you book your luxurious and centrally located Cape Town self-catering accommodation with us. Get in touch today.Image: https://pixabay.com/photos/woman-outlook-coast-423901/

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