Cape Town “the Mother City” is a city full of attractions combining natural beauty with international facilities. View it all from Table Mountain, enjoy beaches, winelands, heritage, waterfront restaurants and scenic drives. Cape Town is a city of action, culture and opportunity all makes Cape Town a popular tourist destination. Explore with some of these great day tours.
Cape Town city centre sits between Table Bay and Table Mountain in the City Bowl which also includes the area to the north of Table Mountain and east of Signal Hill. City Bowl has museums, historical places, outdoor market at Green Market Square, the Bo-Kaap (Cape Malay Quarter) and the upper part of Long Street being the place for antiques, clothing, books, restaurants and the nightlife.
To the south of the city is the Cape Peninsula with villages extending down both coasts. The west on the Atlantic side are the city suburbs of Seapoint, Camps Bay and Clifton. Further south are the villages of Scarborough, Kommetjie, Noordhoek, Hout Bay and Llandudno.
On the east side of the city is False Bay and the villages of Fish Hoek, Clovelly, Kalk Bay and at the end of the railway Simon's town on the Cape Peninsula. The end of the peninsula is the much visited Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope. On the western side of False Bay are the Strand and Gordon's Bay. Beyond False Bay is Walker Bay and the town of Hermanus, then around the point is Pearly Beach and eventually reach the most southerly point in Africa at Cape Agulhas.
To the north and west of the city are Durbanville winelands and the west coast. The west coast suburbs of Table View and Bloubergstrand are fast growing areas and offer excellent views back to Table Mountain. Inland to the East of the city are the winelands and the towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
An easy way to familiarise yourself with Cape Town is to take the open top bus which runs every half hour in the summer months and is a guided "hop on hop off" bus which starts outside the Ferryman's pub at the V&A Waterfront. The route runs twists through the city centre, up to Table Mountain and then down to the Atlantic coast at Camps Bay and works it way back along the coast to the Waterfront.