4 Must-See Places to Visit in Cape Town in 2015

Published On April 8, 2015 | By Mark | Travel

Cape Town is the hottest place to visit in the world right now…literally! But once you arrive on our beautiful shores, there is so much to do and so much to see, you might miss out on the essential Cape Town spots to check out. From shopping to eating to taking in the wonderful cultural atmosphere that Cape Town has to offer, here are the top 4 must-see places to visit in Cape Town this year. And if you’re looking for more great things to do in Cape Town check out websites like Gumtree which has thousands of fantastic listings for events, activities and attractions. Don’t miss out of the Mother City’s best spots in 2015!

1. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is an old favourite for tourists and locals alike, but with the recent addition of the “Boomslang” treetop canopy walk, it’s definitely a city must-see! Besides the exquisite views, indigenous South African gardens and the great lists of events Kirstenbosch plays host to, you can also enjoy the Sculpture Garden. No wonder it’s everyone’s favourite place in Cape Town to picnic! Entrance fees cost about R50 for adults and R10 for kids, what a bargain!

2. V&A Market on the Wharf

The V&A Waterfront is at the top of every tourists list, but what a lot of people don’t know about is the wonderful food market on the water’s edge known as the V&A Market on the Wharf. The market is extremely popular amongst locals and tourists who are lucky enough to read about it on Gumtree (wink). You’ll find a wide and interesting array of cuisines that you can pick and choose from and I guarantee you’ll find something surprising that you’ve never tried before. Talk about a delicious outing!

3. Green Point Urban Park

The Green Point Urban Park was created in 2010 when the world visited Cape Town for the Soccer World Cup. The bio-diversity park upholds some high international standards and you may even find a celebrity or two hanging out there if you’re lucky. It’s the perfect place to visit for families and it’s also absolutely free. There’s an amazing view of the Cape Town Stadium where many of the 2010 World Cup games were played and you’ll feel a sense of instinct vacation when you walk into the lush park. There’s nothing better on a sunny weekend afternoon!

4. Old Biscuit Mill

The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock is just about the hippest place in Cape Town, especially on a Saturday morning when their famous market takes place. Catch a taxi to the Biscuit Mill and enjoy some lovely local shopping and some of the best restaurants Cape Town has to offer. Ever heard of the prestigious Test Kitchen? This is where you’ll find it, but remember to book far in advance to enjoy a meal you’ll never forget! If you’re looking for some rare, locally-crafted items to take home with you, head to the Old Biscuit Mill and you’ll find exactly what you’ve been looking for!

This post was written in collaboration with Gumtree.

Image by Derek Keats under Creative Commons license.

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