Cape Town Pocket Guide

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Thanks to golden beaches, colourful neighbourhoods, a rugged coastline and a landmark simply known as 'The Mountain', there are few cities in the world that are as spectacular as Cape Town. South Africa's most famous city has all the above...and then some. As it's the beginning of most backpackers' journey in South Africa, the nightlife can be experienced any night of the week.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Discover what local food you must try and what pizzeria delivers to the beach.
  • After Dark Where is best for a few 'sundowners' on a Sunday evening.
  • Neighbourhood Watch Cape Town's most colourful neighbourhood and others.
  • Budget Tips What restaurant gives away free bottles of wine? Find out in our guide.

Cape Town City Reviews

  • 100%


    Fantastic city!

    There's a reason why people call Cape Town the Mother City. It's stunningly beautiful and has a lot to offer! Be prepared to fall in love with this place...

    Insider Tip:Walk up Lion's Head.

  • 100%


    It's a magical place!!!

    Cape Town is one of the most beautiful places in the world! The panorama with table mountain in the background is absolutely stunning. There are great beaches, parks, lots of outdoor activity like walking up mountains, paragliding etc. You can go wine tasting in nearby Stellenbosch and enjoy great food. I could go on and on but best you experience it yourself...

    Insider Tip:Attend a concert in Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.

  • 100%


    A visit is highly recommended

    The city is amazing, mountains and ocean at the same place. The atmosphere that this town offers is unique in the world. There are a lot of place to visit even if you have just few days but don't run, enjoy the city itself, take a coffee in the center or at Waterfront, visit the peninsula and stay some hours with penguins, they'll make you feel in peace with the universe!

    Insider Tip:Pay attention in the center, in particular close to market or train station, a lot of people ask money and they are oppressive, be hard and don't be scared otherwise they follow you at home!

  • 90%


    Cape Town

    This city is beautiful and it has everything that a visitor would want. There are activities for everyone. Scenery that is magnificent. The people and the culture is amazing. The is a metropolis and developed city for those seeking comfort in those amenities. There are coasts, natural parks, museums, villages, with so much availability to those who visit.

    Insider Tip:Mother Africa is one of the most know places to eat and it is worth all the hype it receives. I am not one for very popular places, however this is a definite must for all that come to Cape Town.

  • 80%


    I loved Table Mountain!!! I would go back again & again...

    My highlight of the trip was Table Mountain. I also took the sightseeing bus tour & it was perfect for me. I was in Cape Town only few days, especially to visit an old friend. I spent more time at the waterfront & I loved it.

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