Name Cape Town’s most iconic attractions, and chances are, you’ll be naming the Cape Town Big 7. The Cape Town Big 7 officially represents seven of the most-visited and loved Cape Town attractions, from natural wonders to historical landmarks.
Soar to the top of Table Mountain, a natural wonder of the world, via the state-of-the-art Table Mountain Cableway. Walk a marked trail or find an isolated boulder and marvel at the glistening city and panoramic ocean views below.
Float back down to street level and explore the vibrant urban heart of the Cape Town CBD by walking the community-driven City Walk. The route will connect you to public art, famous landmarks and popular public spaces, contextualised by fascinating tales of past and present.
Dine and be entertained at the most popular tourism destination in the country, the V&A Waterfront. Vibrant street performers match the buzz of the working harbour, and enthralled visitors and local residents share the waterside pathways with equal appreciation for the surreal surroundings.
Take a scenic ferry ride from the V&A Waterfront to Robben Island – a place of immense historical significance, and an inspirational symbol of the triumph of the human spirit against adversity and injustice. Journey back in time at Groot Constantia, a 330-year-oldwine estate just 15 minutes from the Cape Town CBD. Savour award-winning wines, explore engaging museums, embark on a cellar tour, and dine out at its two celebrated restaurants.
Robben Island, Cape Town
Slip into a parallel universe of the tranquil Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden – the botanical heart of Cape Town. Picnic amongst the proteas and navigate a swaying treetop walkway, surrounded by a plethora of indigenous flora.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town
And on the very south-western tip of Africa lies dramatic Cape Point. Sheer cliffs meet turbulent waters; isolated beaches are populated by ancient shipwrecks; and a modern funicular waits to ferry you to the most dramatic views of all, at the foot of an iconic old lighthouse.
Cape Point, Cape Town
Think of the Big 7 as the Mother City’s unmissable attractions; the perfect combination of scenic beauty, enthralling history and exhilarating experiences.The Cape Town Big 7 is the official marketing collaboration between these iconic attractions, and together our aim is to present you with the very best that this spectacular city has to offer.
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