The whole of South Africa invites the visitors to answer to the calls of the nature and to go out in the open to encounter the glorious wildlife. Cape Town is definitely the hub of expansive national parks that force you to stay outdoors, offering sweeping, lush places to the visitors.
Here are the top five places in Cape Town for an encounter with the sun, surf and more:
Muizenberg beach is a surfer’s delight. Don’t believe us? Ask Agatha Christie, the famous author who would often come here to surf back when she used to work as a nurse. Believed to be the birthplace of surfing in South Africa, Muizenberg Beach is the perfect place to stay outdoors in Cape Town irrespective of the weather. Come here to take long strolls by the beach, to admire the colourful box-size Victorian houses or to have a rich coffee at one of the many beach restaurants. No matter what you choose to do here; a great time is guaranteed.
The whole of Cape Town knows that the Seaport Promenade is one of the best places in the city for a perfect day outdoors. Popular amongst cyclists, kayakers, runners and people who are just looking to spend a lazy day lying on the green fields here; the Seaport Promenade is an excellent place to make some memories in Cape Town with friends and family. Bring in your own picnic basket or rely on the poolside stalls for coffee, pancakes, ice cream and other snacks and set yourself up for a good day.
What can be a better way to spend a day outdoors than picnicking at one of the oldest wine farms in the city? A family run farm-to-table food and wine farm, Spier is equally popular among the locals and the tourists. Get to know the initiatives of the farm toward sustainable farming, and taste some of the most delectable and fresh ingredients coming straight from the farm to your plate at one of the eight restaurants here. You may also take a segway tour of the farm to explore it in its entirety.
Hout Bay Harbour
Head to Cape Point to find the Hout Bay and the Mariner’s Wharf, the first harbour front emporium in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere. The place is popular for its maritime atmosphere and sees locals and tourists relaxing by the beach, taking a dip in the water on hot summer days, shopping for shells, skipper’s caps, beach clothing, sea-art curious among other things as well as savouring fresh fish and live lobsters at the Fisherman’s Wharf Market. From here, you can also visit the nearby attractions such as Chapman’s Peak Drive, World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park or take a boat trip from Sentinel Mountain to Seal Island.
If you are travelling to Cape Town for a holiday, chances are you already know how famous Boulder Beach is. While the little penguins who live here definitely steal the show, the beach is also an excellent place to spend a day sunbathing, talking long walks and swimming in the calm waters here. The beach side restaurants make sure you stay filled throughout the day. Be prepared to be sharing the beach with a crowd of people as the Boulders Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Cape Town.