The 5 best things to do in and around Cape Town

1. Have fish and chips in Kalk Bay

Kalk Bay is a quaint seaside town that you will fall in love with on your first visit.  Fishing boats bob in the harbour with busy fishermen, a variety of delicious  restaurants and cafés to choose from and a great selection of antique stores line the easily walkable streets ready to aid in your retail therapy.  This little town is a must visit when you are in Cape Town. What is also an absolute must is having fresh fish and chips. The options are endless but be like a local at Kalkys or dine at Live Bait Seafood Restaurant.

More things to do in Kalk Bay:

  • Stroll through the harbour
  • Swim in Wooley’s Tidal Pool
  • Browse books at Kalk Bay Books
  • Have fresh mussels at Olympia Cafe
  • Enjoy sundowners at the Brass Bell

2. Walk through the flowers at Adene’s Farm Flowers

Adene’s Farm Flowers is a working flower farm in the little town of Wolseley. This flower farm has open days for visitors to stroll through 5 hectares of 50 000 flowering Dahlias, 4000 Hydrangeas and many other variety of flowers in full bloom. This farm is just magic and an experience that will take your breath away. The open days are until 12:30pm on weekends until the first week of April. Wear your prettiest floral dress and your most comfortable shoes, suntan lotion and a good camera. You will want to take photos of everything! There is also a coffee shop where you can enjoy light eats, cake and coffee under the old Pin Oak trees.

W: www.adeneflowers.co.za

3. Visit Babylonstoren near Franschhoek

Babylonstoren is a 200-hectare farm that lies in the Drakenstein Valley in the heart of the Cape Winelands, almost halfway between Franschhoek and Paarl. It’s not your average farm though, it is more like a piece of haven. To walk through a 3.5 hectare fruit and vegetable garden is food for the soul, literally! The gardens are magnificently manicured and designed to be a treat for all of your senses. Besides for the gardens, there is just so much more that Babylonstoren has to offer.

More things to do at Babylonstoren:

  • Wine tasting
  • Workshops
  • Olive oil and balsamic tour
  • Visit the spa
  • Stay at the Babylonstoren Hotel
  • Eat at Babel, Greenhouse or the Bakery
  • Visit the Farm Shop

4. Swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach

The beautiful Boulders Beach is one of Cape Towns most visited beaches. It is also the only beach in the world where you can get close to and swim with the African penguins. Boulders Beach is located in the historic town of Simonstown and is a quick 40 minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre. You can spend the whole day on the beach but it does get busy, so the best time to go is definitely in the early morning to avoid all the crowds. Take your costume, suntan lotion, towels and cooler bag with drinks and snacks. There is an entrance fee to visit Boulders Beach so visit www.sanparks.org for the costs.

5. Explore the wine region of Robertson

The town of Robertson is about a two hour drive from Cape Town. The Robertson Wine Route, which is known as the world’s longest wine route, runs along one of the Western Cape’s most scenic Route62 drives. This wine region is definitely worth exploring, because not only is the drive beautiful, there are over 50 wineries each offering unique wine experiences There are also some beautiful establishments to stay at along the way. From The Robertson Small Hotel to theLAB Robertson and many others to choose from.

Wine farms worth visiting in Robertson:

  • Rietvallei Wine Estate
  • Lozärn Wines
  • Esona Wines
  • De Wetshof
  • Springfield Estate
  • Arabella Wine Estate

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