If you've never visited Cape Town before, I would definitely suggest going up the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, you will see the most amazing views of the peninsula.
Another highlight is to travel south to Cape Point, the drive there alone along the coast is beautiful, and there are a lot of places along the route to stop and shop/eat, as well as some very good vineyards - you will find plenty of those! On your drive to Cape Point, you can stop off at the well-known Boulders Beach in the naval port of Simonstown, the best place to see penguins in their natural habitat.
The V & A Waterfront is the place to be if you really want to get into the holiday vibe, it will be very busy around this time of the year but there are some great things to do there (apart from shopping). From there you can go on the ferry to the famous Robben Island (try and pre-book tickets to avoid disappointment). There is also the Two Oceans Aquarium, which is fascinating.
If you enjoy nature, then visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, very beautiful and the best place to see all the diverse plants and fynbos that we have here. It's a very serene/relaxing place and it also has restaurants and boutique shops at the entrances to the gardens.
If you have time you can take a drive out to Aquila Private Game Reserve, it's only about 2 hours out of Cape Town, they offer various safaris, as well as day tours that start from Cape Town (they provide the transport to and from the reserve). It's really a great place to see wildlife :)
There are many other highlights and things to do in Cape Town, it all depends on what your interests are and what you would like to see/do. Hope this information helps! over 7 years ago
Oh, there is so much to do! And since it's summer in South Africa, you can enjoy a lot of outdoors activities as well. Rent a scooter and explore the city.
For events taking place in Cape Town, have a look at http://www.capetown.travel/whats-on/
Most restaurants will have special Christmas menus.
The shopping is great, from the V&A Waterfront to Christmas markets, as well as the magnificent Old Biscuit Mill for weekend 'grocery' shopping and more.
The winelands are so easily accessible, so a wine tour is a must. over 7 years agoAnswered by Adel G via WorldNomads.com