Cape Town Musts for a First Time Visitor

There are many tourists who wish they were visiting this magnificent city for the first time, if only to relive the moment they first set foot in it. With so much to do and so much to see, it is quite easy to feel you are not getting to see and do everything. But if you put some careful thought into the planning, your first trip to the city can give you some of the most unforgettable experiences you will ever have.

At ATC, we are an all-round travelling company. We know some of the best spots in the city, and for the first time traveller, we can offer a fantastic Cape Town tour that stops off at all of the best things to see first!

Now there is no right or wrong way to have a Cape Town tour. The kind of tour you have and whether or not you actually enjoy it, will ultimately be up to you and what you want to see. But if you want to make sure that you hit the good stuff on your first trip to the city and its surrounds, this basic guide can help.

So let’s get stuck into it!

  1. Cape Point

Everyone wants to have the bragging right of having stood at the southernmost tip of Africa, and that is exactly what you can do when you put a trip to Cape Point on your list of must see places. If you have booked an official Cape Town tour, this spot will normally be on the itinerary.

  1. Table Mountain

It seems sort of ridiculous to even put this on the list because it is just so obvious. Table Mountain needs no introduction and yet some, unfortunately, miss out on seeing it when the weather turns sour.

  1. Tokai National Park

Cape Town is one of the only places in South Africa where you can be in the city one minute and in the middle of a national park the next. If you are a plant fan, a visit to Tokai will give you a unique look at some of the most fascinating indigenous plants and trees.

  1. Magik Forest

Bordered by Bellville, Welgemoed, and Durbanville is another hidden green gem. If you like being outdoors, walking the paths around here is a real must, and it will really help you to relax and unwind.

  1. The Waterfront

The V & A Waterfront is not just a great place to visit because it is full of wonderful shops, restaurants, bars and views. There is also plenty of history to immerse yourself in. The area is also quite a great place to visit if you are a fan of art and you’d like to have a look at what the local talent has to offer.

With so much happening in Cape Town and with so much to explore, it helps to be realistic with the amount of stuff you can jam into your Cape Town holiday and it also helps to have enough time to have a proper experience.


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