Insta-Worthy Spots in Cape Town

Kiersten Rich

Ever visit a place that so completely steals your heart and soul that you feel like you never want to go back home? That’s what happened to me in Cape Town. I fell in love with the magical city by the sea and lingered literally for years.

  • The Old Biscuit Mill

    Saturday is the day to visit the Old Biscuit Mill — it’s full of boutiques, food vendors, and local farmers offering up their specialities in an old industrial, biscuit factory setting.

    July 3, 2020
  • 2 Victoria Rd

    Beta Beach is a secret gem in my eyes — it’s a cluster of tiny beaches and white-sand coves, just south of Camps Bay, with some of the most luxurious beach houses in Cape Town.

    July 3, 2020
  • Lion's Head

    Lion’s Head is a dramatic peak situated between Table Mountain and Signal Hill with a view of the ocean — it’s perfect for a sunrise hike. But keep in mind, it’s almost all uphill so it’s anything but relaxing.

    July 3, 2020
  • Bo-Kaap

    Probably the most iconic neighborhood in Cape Town,known for the brightly colored houses, the Bo Kaap has a lot of history. It is a former township, and is the historical centre of Cape Malay culture.

    July 3, 2020
  • Chapman's Peak

    The scenic drive along Chapman’s Peak is like no other — you’re on the edge of the world! It’s a beautiful and dramatic, winding coastal road that’s worth the detour.

    July 3, 2020
  • Boulders Beach

    This beach is very literally named — a white sand beach with granite boulders and clear water — BUT it’s known for the resident colony of African penguins there!

    July 3, 2020
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

    Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. You can spend hours wandering the trails, and taking in the amazing sights at the base of the eastern foot of Table Mountain.

    July 3, 2020
  • Clifton 1st

    Dreaming of a perfect beach day? Set up a picnic on the beach at Clifton and enjoy some sundowners (cocktails).

    July 3, 2020
  • Table Mountain

    One of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain is the most iconic landmark of South Africa — take the cable car up to enjoy breathtaking views, or hike the Table Mountain Trail.

    July 3, 2020
  • Maiden's Cove Braai Area

    This is my favorite spot to watch the sunset in Cape Town! You get a sweeping, panoramic view of the coast line.

    July 3, 2020