Things to do in Cape Town that only locals know about
Cape Town is an international tourist destination that attracts many people from the UK, America, the Middle East, Europe and other countries all over the world.
Cape Town has specially designed tourist locations such as the V&A shopping mall, Canal Walk, museums and an amazing natural beauty. It’s not uncommon for first-time tourists to fall in love with it and proclaim it the “most beautiful city in the world”.
However there are many other non touristy activities that exist for you to discover if you’re willing to explore a little bit. Cape Town has a rich history and is currently melting pot for many different cultures. Consider visiting the African Mama restaurant in Cavendish Square for authentic African cuisine. Not to your taste? Bukhara’s in town offers outstanding Indian cuisine. Still not enough? Visit the Blowfish in Blaauwberg for one of Cape Town’s best seafood restaurants.
The Southern Suburbs is another area that holds many local cape town gems. Suburbs like Bishopscourt, Claremont, Constantia, Kenilworth, Newlands (cricket and rugby grounds), Observatory (up and coming hip artistic restaurants and art shops, Rondebosch which is the stomping ground of UCT students, the University of Cape Town’s MBA programme was recently voted the best value for money MBA in the world.
Locals in Cape Town will flock to the beaches – if you’re a surfer try find out where “dungeons” is (hint: catch a train to Muizenberg and ask around). Or visit Kalk Bay harbor to buy snoek (which is traditionally barbecued in garlic butter). Visit the Silvermine nature reserve on the top of Ou Kaapse Weg to experience the majesty of our beautiful mountains – away from the madding crowd.
Cape Town is many things and offers a unique lifestyle that is a fusion of cultures melted together in one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the world.