Cape Town is considered one of the best places in the world for both the locals and the visitors. And one thing they all agree upon is the breathtaking scenery of the Mother City. Just search the hashtag #CapeTown on Instagram and you will find amazing photographs of the city. Each of the Cape Town Big 7 members offers a unique view of the city, so bring your smartphone or camera and start collecting beautiful images of Cape Town. Remember to tag us on social media, @capetownbig7, we would love to see your photographs.
From the moment you arrive at the humble island, just a short ferry ride from the V&A Waterfront, you’ll feel the impact of this World Heritage Site. Enjoy spectacular views of Cape Town and the iconic Table Mountain from the island. You can buy tickets online or in-person at the Robben Island Museum.
Take the Flying Dutchman Funicular to the old lighthouse and explore spectacular scenery from the tip of Africa. Spend a few silent minutes taking in the gravity of the dramatic location, before you instinctively reach for your camera. View more information on the ticket prices here.
Indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merge with outdoor restaurants, ocean vistas and mountain views, and the fresh sea breeze and warm African sun add zest to a cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere. Click here to view the Events Calendar to plan your visit.
There are few places in the Mother City as tranquil as Kirstenbosch Gardens, and at least once during your visit, when you stop to catch your breath and absorb the splendour of your surroundings. Visit the popular Boomslang and enjoy spectacular views. Kirstenbosch hosts the Summer Sunset Concerts, click here for more details on who is performing. Jump the queue and buy your entry tickets here.
Soar to the top in an exhilarating ride on the cable car, with its rotating floor, that you can truly appreciate its stature, and the incredible city of Cape Town that bustles far below. Buy your Table Mountain Cableway ticket online and skip the queue at the ticket office at the Lower Cable Station.
Visit South Africa’s oldest wine producing estate and explore the vast grounds on foot – there are numerous walking paths, and joggers are also welcome to enjoy the surrounds. Buy your tickets online and skip the queues.
There’s simply no better way to explore the vibrant Cape Town city centre than on foot, and walking the streets will bring the city to life before your eyes. Get your City Walk map from the Cape Town Tourism’s office Cnr Burg & Castle Streets in the CBD.
What are your favourite views of Cape Town?
Let us know on our Cape Town Big 7 Facebook Page. Better yet, snap an Instagram shot of your favourite view and tag us with @CapeTownBig7
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.