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Tips & Travel

Looking for things to do and adventures to have in beautiful Cape Town? We’ve put together lists of attractions and entertainments in the mother city for every different kind of adventure, whether you, like us, are Capetonian – or a visitor keen to explore. From hiking trails to date ideas, you’ll find all of our favourite local recommendations here!

We’ve split our Tips and Travel content into two categories to make them easier to navigate. Destinations & Experiences – all the exciting things to do and see in Cape Town. And Information – guides on moving to, living in, and staying safe in Cape Town; among other things!


Destinations & Experiences

This is where you’ll find all of my various lists of things to do in Cape Town. Lists exploring the best beaches, hiking trails, and snorkeling spots. And lists detailing the most fun things to do on a budget, date ideas, and dog-friendly activities!

Whether you’re looking for adventure and excitement, or for peaceful places to enjoy our stunning landscapes, you’ll find a ton of ideas here.

dalebrook tidal pool cape town

Diving into the deep South

Cape Town: the Mother of South Africa. We all know (and love, don’t get me wrong) the white, bosomy sands of Clifton 1st through 4th,

Sunset over Lions Head

Where to watch the sunset in Cape Town

Watching the sunset is truly the best way to end a long work day or celebrate life on a great one. There’s something magical about

birds in Cape Town

27 Stunning native birds in Cape Town

Birdwatching is fast becoming a very popular pastime among nature lovers. Once thought to be exclusively the interest of old or upper-class men, it has

12 Stunning Hiking trails Cape Town

Ah, I can’t say enough good things about Cape Town’s many hiking trails! This city is one of the best in the world for hiking.

10 Adventure activities in Cape Town

Our beautiful city of Cape Town is one of the best urban areas in the world for adventure sport and explorations! The sprawling city is



Are you thinking of moving to Cape Town? I’ve got you covered, with detailed guides on moving here, living sustainably, and buying local. Just thinking about making a trip to the city? My guides on when to visit Cape Town, staying safe, and visiting the iconic Table Mountain are the perfect reads!

The intention with this website is to make it a helpful resource for everyone, and these informative posts do a lot of the heavy lifting to make that happen.

Cleaning up the Liesbeek River

Where to Volunteer in Cape Town

If you’re looking to become more other-oriented and give back to the community, there are a number of really great options in Cape Town. Whether

table mountain view

Guide to living sustainably in Cape Town

While living sustainably as an individual doesn’t affect much of the big picture stuff, like carbon emissions, it can still do a lot of good.

View of Cape Town city

Best time to visit Cape Town

Cape Town is such a beautiful city to visit any time of year! But of course, the kind of holiday you’re looking to have is