In a beautiful setting on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are part of the Cape Floristic Region UNESCO World Heritage site.
Stretching around two harbor basins, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is a buzzing entertainment quarter reminiscent of Fisherman‘s Wharf in San Francisco.
Robben Island was notorious as a prison island. Today, the prison is a memorial, and the island is a World Heritage Site. Some of the tour guides are former prisoners.
Rising 1,087 meters south of the city center, Table Mountain is the most photographed landmark in South Africa and a constant reminder that nature is queen in this stunning seaside city.
When you enter the small museum, you automatically feel transported back years. Old photographs of the people from the neighborhood and countless old street signs hang on the walls.
At Boulders Beach there is a visitor center that gives access to Table Mountain National Park. The beach section is part of this national park. About 3000 penguins live there.