3 Ways of Getting to Know Cape Town

If you’re looking to find great places and meet great people in the Mother City just dive right in! Talk to local residents, visit hotspots or find a great watering hole!


Talk to the Locals

If you’re a people-person the best way to find the best eateries, bars, entertainment and views is to talk to the locals. You’ll find friendly places almost everywhere – and people willing to do their best to help and get to know you. Listen for the typical Capetonian accent and you’re half way there to making new friends


Visit the Best Known Places

Making your way through Cape Town’s hotspots is a great methodology when it comes to knowing the Mother City. Whether you’re in the mood for some great entertainment, historical marvels, memorials or a bite to eat there are must-visit places riddled through Cape Town. Beaches are a must, any time of year! Try to visit every one of the places in this selection of Capetonian hang-outs:

Camps Bay – a trendy beachside suburb with great bars and great views

Boulders’ Beach – Cape Town’s famous African Jackass penguin colony

St. George’s Square – situated in the heart of the Cape Town metropolis

Century City – fantastic for mall-crawlers (visit the food court)

The Castle – go on a tour to find out more about the Cape’s history

Cape Town Natural History Museum – nothing like a touch of dust and knowledge!

Rhodes Memorial – perfect for afternoon tea, a great view of the city, and a peek into Cape Town’s history

Stardust – indulge in the young, local talent of Cape Town; they’ll be singing for your supper

The Artscape – home to some of the most exquisite ballet, theatrical, and musical performance in Cape Town



Find a Great Watering-hole

This method my vary, keeping your considering preference of drink and atmosphere in mind, but, as you’ll find, there is a pub, bar, restaurant, farm or connoisseur to fit your choice in beverage and experience. While students and young adults may prefer the collection of bars and pubs in and around Claremont, Newlands and Long Street in Cape Town’s CBD, the more sophisticated and wise may prefer a trip to one of the Cape’s gorgeous wine farms or craft beer events. Restaurants are great for families, especially those in residential areas and, perhaps for the more entertainment seeking families, restaurants in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront or any one of Cape Town’s fabulous theatrical and musical performance hubs.

For Students:

Forester’s Arms                                        Ohlsson’s Brewery, Newlands | Tel: 021 689 5949              

Neighbourhood Bar                                                163 Long Street, Cape Town | Tel: 021 424 7260


For the Wise:

Groot Constantia Wine Estate            Groot Constantia Road, Constantia | Tel: 021 794 5128


For the Family:

Peddlars on the Bend                            3 Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia | Tel: 021 794 7747


Where will you start exploring Cape Town?


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