Top 5 hidden gems that you must see in Cape Town

Cape Town

Cape Town is, without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  If you’ve experienced the beauty of its beaches, mountains, and stretches of wine farms you’ll know what I’m talking about.  

We are all familiar with spots like Cape Point, Table Mountain, and Kirstenbosch Gardens but let me tell you about the hidden places that most locals aren’t even aware of. The areas that will lead you towards breathtaking views and experiences and away from the busy streets and city centre. 

Kloof Corner

If you are an avid hiker and nature enthusiast, you will fall in love with what is said to be the ultimate sunrise or sundowner spot in Cape Town.

The trail begins on Tafelberg Road with a gradual incline and zigzag walkway to reach the side of Table Mountain. From there, the path leads to the lookout.  It may seem daunting, but once you experience the exhilarating feeling of the wind on your cheeks and see the spectacular views at your feet, you’ll thank me. 

Please remember to be safe, never hike alone, and make sure you take essential food and water with you.

Seal snorkelling Hout bay

If you are keen on adventure, love the ocean and the salty sea air, then this hidden gem in the sea is for you!

While everyone else is renting kayaks, opt for a seal snorkelling adventure in Hout Bay where you will be able to interact with these adorable and playful mammals in the calm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. 

The ultimate eco-friendly wildlife experience!

Durbanville Hills Table Mountain Wine Safari

A Cape Town Vacation has to include a wine tasting (or 10).  

Durbanville Hills offesr a unique wine safari experience that not only showcases their top wines but also lets you enjoy the spectacular views of the Cape. 

Following a trail towards beautiful and ancient Oak trees, you will experience views that stretch from the Durbanville Hills all the way to Robben Island, False Bay, and the Hottentots Holland mountains. 

Noordhoek Common

Situated at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, Noordhoek is one of Cape Town’s most treasured destinations.  

This public park is the perfect place to meet up with friends and family to enjoy a picnic with people flying kites and playing cricket on the lawns. 

Two streams run through the park where the kids can explore the tadpoles, and you’ll often see horses grazing nearby.

Beta Beach, Bakoven

Quietly hidden between Llandudno and Camps Bay, this beach features large granite boulders with a serene and secluded setting with glorious views of the Twelve Apostles Mountain range – one of the top sunset spots in Cape Town and perfect for soaking up the sun.

Whether you are booking a holiday or rediscovering Cape Town, I hope you’ll find these gems a touch above the norm and will leave you with a fresh new take on our Mother City.