The Best Free Tourism Guides to Cape Town and the Western Cape

including all the top tourism and historical sights to visit.

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The Table Mountain Tourist Info Office Sanparks Office Lions Head 2 sites at the Waterfront

  1. This project is supported by Iziko Museums and these guides are found at all their sites

  2. The Cape Town Tourism Offices: Burg Street, Canal Walk

The Wild Card Office in Tokai Domestic Arrivals at Cape Town International

International Arrivals at Cape Town International Airport 3 Sites at the Groot Constantia Wine Estate

Cape Town Tourism stands at the airport

The Cape Agulhas Tourism Office The Cango Caves – Oudtshoorn

The Tourist Information Centre – Oudtshoorn

2 sites at the passenger liner terminal in the Cape Town Harbour

The SA Tourism Office in London Go That Way Tourist Information Centre

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Table Mountain

• 1 of the 7 wonders of the world

  1. Aerial Cableway to the summit

  2. Hiking and rock climbing

  3. One of the richest floral kingdoms in the world

  4. One of the oldest mountains in the world

Lion’s Head

• Most walked peak in South Africa

  1. Unrivalled views of Cape Town

  2. Famous chain ladder

  3. Silver Tree forest

  4. 3 different rock formations

  5. Watch the paragliders up close

  6. Full moon summit hike

Cape Town sites

• 80 places of interest in Cape Town

  1. Historical sites and museums

  2. Tourist sites in Cape Town

  3. Natural wonders

  4. Beaches and walks

  5. Cultural sites

  6. Places that are unusual

Kirstenbosch Garden

• Top botanical garden in Africa

  1. UNESCO World Heritage Site

  2. 2,500 different species of flora

  3. Picnic lawns, restaurants, shops, sculpture gardens and kilometres of walkways

  4. Nursery

The Cape Castle

• Oldest building in South Africa

  1. Castle Military Museum

  2. William Fehr Collection

  3. Changing of the guard at noon and the Key Ceremony

  4. Best preserved 17th century VOC architecture in the world

The West Coast

• Unsurpassed flower season

  1. West Coast National Park

  2. Langebaan Lagoon

  3. Home to thousands of species

   of unique plants

  1. Largest and deepest natural port in the Southern Hemisphere

Overberg

• Southern tip of Africa

Rugged mountain and coastline

  1. Whale watching

  2. Shark cage diving

  3. Penguin Sanctuary

• Historical towns and villages

  1. Bontebok National Park

More Cape Town sites

• 80  more places in Cape Town

  1. Historical sites and museums

  2. Tourist sites in Cape Town

  3. Natural wonders

  4. Beaches and walks

  5. Cultural sites

  6. Places that are unusual

V&A Waterfront

•  The harbour dates back to 1860

  1. Oldest working harbour in SA

  2. More than 23 million visitors a year

  3. One of Cape Town’s Big 6

  4. Two Oceans Aquarium

  5. Zeitz MOCAA

  6. Chavonnes Battery (1714)

Cape Winelands

• South Africas premier wine area

  1. Largest number of historical settler buildings in the world

  2. Historical Stellenbosch

  3. Beautiful Franschhoek

  4. Paarl Rock, one of the world's largest granite outcrops

The Garden Route

• Top tourist destination in SA

  1. Mountains, sea and forests

  2. Outdoor adventures

  3. Unique towns to visit steeped in fronter history

  4. 18 Blue Flag beaches

  5. Highest commercial bungee jump

Groot Constantia

• Most iconic wine farm in SA

  1. Simon van der Stel was granted the farm in 1685

  2. Napoleon's favourite wine came from Constantia

  3. Museum, restaurants and walking

  4. Wine tasting

Cape Point

  1. The most South Western point

   of Africa

  1. Dramatic landscape

  2. One of Cape Town’s Big 6

  3. Shipwreck trail

  4. Funicular ride

  5. Game, whale + bird-watching



  

Devil’s Peak

  1. 1000 m high peak

  2. Hike to the top

• Spectacular views of Cape Town

  1. One of the oldest mountains

  2. Rich geological history

  3. Peninsula Shale Renosterveld

  4. Home to the Van Hunks legend

Rhodes Memorial

• Dedicated to Cecil John Rhodes

  1. Dedicated in 1912 by the citizens of Cape Town

  2. Designed by Herbert Baker

  3. The memorial is based on the temple of Segesta

  4. Restaurant and tea room

Garden Route sites

  1. 50  interesting places

  2. Historical sites and museums

  3. Tourist sites

  4. Natural wonders

  5. Beaches and walks

  6. Cultural sites

  7. Places that are unusual

50 places: Overberg

  1. 50  interesting places

  2. Historical sites and museums

  3. Tourist sites

  4. Natural wonders

  5. Beaches and walks

  6. Cultural sites

  7. Places that are unusual

Kenilworth Racecourse

  1. Premier horse racecourse

   in Cape Town

  1. History of horses in South Africa

  2. History of racing in Cape Town

  3. A day at the races and understanding everything from silks to horses

19 SANParks

  1. In 1927, the first national park

   was opened in South Africa

  1. SANParks protects 3 751 113 hectares of land in South Africa

  2. The parks offer some of the best African game viewing in

   the world

NEW

Hikers Pocket Guide

  1. A pocket guide to hike the summits of the Cape Peninsula

  2. Waterproof jacket

   The best and most informative

   walking guides to Table

   Mountain and the Cape

   Peninsula