The Cape Town Big 7 attractions boast a variety of lighthouses and special viewpoints to enjoy the spectacular views of the Mother City.

Table Mountain Cableway

You cannot visit Cape Town without going up the iconic Table Mountain. The cablecar rotates 360 degrees – which ensures that you enjoy all of the views on your way up. Once up on the mountain, bask in the beauty of the city down below, enjoy a free guided walking tour that happens on the hour from 09:00 to 15:00 daily, departing from the Twelve Apostles Terrace (below the Table Mountain Café). Or take a leisurely walk along one of three signposted pathways to take in views from around the city.

Download the free audio tour and explore the mountain at your own pace with running commentary.

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Robben Island

Robben Island boasts both a lighthouse and viewpoints of the city. The Robben Island lighthouse was built in 1864 by Joseph Flack. It is 18 metres high and it is the only South African lighthouse to utilise a flashing light instead of a revolving light. The light is visible for 24 nautical miles.

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Take a gentle walk along the various trails, paths and routes through the garden to the Boomslang Tree Canopy Walkway, where you can enjoy beautiful views of the garden, mountains and city. Use Kirstenbosch as a starting point for a hike up Table Mountain – there is access to Skeleton Gorge and Nursery Ravine

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Groot Constantia

Explore the vast estate on foot, there are numerous walking paths, and joggers and dog walkers are also welcome to enjoy the surrounds. Come and breath the fresh air, while taking in the views of False Bay, the vineyards and the mountains.

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City Walk

There’s simply no better way to explore the Cape Town CBD than on foot, and walking the streets will bring the city to life before your eyes. The City Walk seamlessly connects you to the Cape Town CBD’s top sights and attractions through a collaborative community placemarking approach. You’ll leave with a newfound love and appreciation for the Mother City, and a strong desire to return.

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Cape Point

View points and lighthouses, Cape Point has them both! Ride the Flying Dutchman Funicular up to the viewing point, below the old lighthouse. Sample world-class cuisine and enjoy the most spectacular vistas over False Bay at the Two Oceans Restaurant.

The new lighthouse sits on the very tip of Cape Point and is still South Africa’s strongest lighthouse. It’s been noticed as far as Gansbaai, have you seen it from further away?

V & A  Waterfront

Take in great views over the harbour and Table Mountain while you dine at one of their numerous restaurants. Charter a helicopter for an unforgettable flight over the Cape Town, enjoy a ride on The Cape Wheel by day or night or take a sunset cruise from the harbour.

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One Destination, 7 Unbelievable Experiences

There is no one way to explore all of the Cape Town Big 7, and much of what makes each of them so special is the variety of things to see and do at each. So if possible, take your time to explore each of the city’s most visited tourist attractions in as much depth as possible – as any local will tell you, you can spend a lifetime at each of the Big 7 and still not tire of them. Find the 3 and 4 day itineraries and tips here.

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