Visitors to South Africa are more than likely familiar with the tourist hotspots in Cape Town. Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront and Cape Point are likely to be on your itinerary. Cape Town boasts some hidden secrets that might not be on your tourism brochure. Here is a list of our top 20 favourite hidden secrets that the locals know and a tourist should know.
1) Peregrine Farm stall in Elgin Valley is in the middle of apple country and is well known by the locals for their fresh homemade apple juice and delicious home made pies.
2) You can’t get any fresher strawberries than to pick your own at Mooiberg Farm Stall
3) Observe the vibrant hustle and bustle at Kalk Bay Harbour while enjoying classic and fresh fish & chips are served at Kalky’s.
4) If you are feeling a bit adventurous, try your hand at Kite Surfing.
5) Windmill beach is adjacent to the popular Boulders Beach and is an attractive secluded haven for penguins and vivid blue channels of seawater.
6) The Porters Market in Tokai is the best place to stock up on some organic food and fresh produce.
7) Watch the sun set over the Atlantic ocean while sipping cocktails at Monkey Valley Resort in Noordhoek.
8) Stop and chat to the Shark Spotters on duty as they will give you an interesting low down on the magnificent Great White Sharks that visit our shorelines.
9) It is well worth taking the scenic drive to Betty’s Bay and visiting the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens.
10) The Old Bisuit Mill is a vibrant little village where talented people share and show off their passions from shops, markets and designer stores to workshops, festivals and productions.
11) For a unique seafood experience, book a lunch at Die Strandloper in Langebaan and indulge in crayfish, mussels and snoek right on the beach.
12) Oom Samie se Winkel in Stellenbosch follows the old tradition of the rural trading post and stocks everything from straw brooms to clothing, fruit and veg and arts and crafts.
13) Catch the water taxi between Simon’s Town and Kalk Bay, the only delays you might expect is whale crossings.
14) There is always an interesting show at the Kalk Bay Theatre located in the old Kalk Bay DR church; which is a heritage building built in 1876.
15) Hike up signal hill and watch the sun set over Cape Town.
16) If you are a cheese lover, then a visit to Imhoff Farm in Kommetjie is a must to stock up on your favourite home made cheese.
17) Go cart racing at the indoor circuit at Kenilworth offers a heart racing activity that is loads of fun.
18) Over 450 varieties of whisky are served at the Bascule Whisky Bar situated at the Cape Grace Hotel.
9) Baboon Matters monitor four troops of baboons in Cape Town and you can take a guided hike with them to observe the troops at close quarters.
20) Cape to Cuba in Kalk Bay offers a rustic and relaxed atmosphere to sip cocktails and try out some Cuban cigars.
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