Things to do in Cape Town

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Cape Town Attractions

Cape Town, also known as "The Tavern of the Seas", is the second largest metropolitan area in South Africa. It is a great vacation destination for nature enthusiasts, extreme sports fans, and night owls. Its close proximity to some of the top tourist destinations in the country such as Table Mountain makes the city an ideal starting point for many Cape Town excursions.

One of the must see attractions in Cape Town is the Langa Township. As part of many Cape Town tours, the Langa Township is especially popular because of its historical significance. As a suburb of Cape Town, this shanty-like town was designated specifically for blacks before apartheid took effect. When taking this tour, make sure you have enlisted the services of a local guide and that you have a map with you at all times.

Among the various things to do in Cape Town, the African Dance Theater is not to be missed. The African Dance Theater, one of the main attractions of Cape Town, features groups performing a variety African dance routines, jazz performances, and more. Located in Central Cape Town, this theater is one of the best places to let your family absorb some local musical culture.

To continue your history-themed tour of Cape Town activities, head to the District 6 Museum. District 6, an old neighborhood comprised entirely of black residents, was destroyed by the government just before apartheid in the 1960's. This museum has preserved many historically-important items from this once sprawling neighborhood. Also located in Central Cape Town, a variety of other spots popular with citizens and tourists alike.

Cape Town, also known as "The Mother City" is rich with a mixture of cultures, vibrant nightlife, and interesting historical sites. Don't miss out on all the fun activities and interesting places perfect for the entire family.

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Prins & Prins Diamonds Museum of Gems and Jewellery - Stroll around and take in the intriguing exhibits and collections at this popular museum.

Africa Centre - This is an ideal place to get your culture hit and discover the region's artistic side.

Western Cape Provincial Parliament - If you're an admirer of modern-day architecture, add this landmark to your sightseeing list.

Koopmans-de Wet House - If you enjoy delving into bygone times, this is one stop you shouldn't miss.

Greenmarket Square - Learn why visitors and locals alike gravitate toward the atmosphere of this place.

Pan African Market - Leave time to wander around this site of local significance.

Groote Kerk - Enjoy a little quiet contemplation and learn a few things about this site's spiritual importance.

Milton Beach - Inhale the sea air and watch the waves splashing against the shore at this beautiful coastal spot.

Signal Hill - You're bound to feel connected with Mother Earth at this stunning spot.

Company's Garden - Organize a picnic date and enjoy a relaxing walk around the interesting plants.

Things to Do in Cape Town with Kids

There's fun for all the family in Cape Town. Here are a few family friendly experiences you can do together that will make your trip memorable:


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