Cape Town has something for everyone; good food and wine, beautiful beaches, great shopping, museums and beautiful nature spots. When the weather is good most Cape Townians head outdoors to experience the best the city has to offer without spending a penny. Here’s some of the best outdoor activities for everyone in Cape Town that you can do for free!
Hike up Lion’s Head
This moderate hike up Cape Town’s iconic Lion’s Head Mountain is one of my favorite outdoor activities in the city. Start your hike early to avoid the heat in summer, or do the full moon hike at night. You’ll be rewarded with the best views of the bay, for free. For more details and tips on the hike, read my full post here.
Picnic on Signal Hill
If you’re not up for a hike, you can drive past Lion’s Head on to one of Cape Town’s other landmarks, Signal Hill. This is the perfect spot for a picnic and to watch the sun go down over Table Bay.
If you’re looking to get acquainted with the ocean and catch come waves, head slightly out of the city to Muizenberg to catch the best ones.
Visit the Company’s Garden
The Company’s Garden is a beautiful planned garden in the heart of the city. It was created by the first settlers that arrived in Table Bay in the 1650s (the Dutch). Today it is kept in spectacular condition with the most tame squirrels you’ve ever seen in your life (you can feed them!). The gardens have a small restaurant and is next to the Iziko Museum and close to many great eateries. A stroll through the gardens while glancing up at majestic Table Mountain will make you forget you’re in the city.
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