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Cape Town offers so many activities do in summer, its hard to choose! We’ve listed some of the most popular summer activities to do in Cape Town below.

Hike Lion’s Head

Lion’s Head is a popular, free hike in Cape Town that offers stunning views of the ocean, mountains and surrounding area. The hike is moderately challenging and takes about 90 minute’s to get to the top. To read more about hiking up Lion’s Head read our explore Lion’s Head page.

lions head mountain with blue skies in cape town

Visit Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach is home to a large colony of wild African penguins. Visitors can get up close with the wild penguins which makes it a truly memorable experience. View entrance fees here.

Explore the V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront is located at Table Bay Harbor and features over 450 retail outlets. With a wide range of options available, including fashion, jewelry, local crafts, and souvenirs, there is something for everyone. The V&A Waterfront offers over 80 restaurants, serving a diverse range of cuisines.


Go Surfing in Muizenburg

Muizenburg is the best place to go surfing in Cape Town, with waves suitable for all levels of experience. There are several surf schools that offer lessons, so you can learn the basics before you hit the waves on your own.

Visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. The garden is home to over 7,000 species of plants and diverse animals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates species.

mountain view from kirstenbosch botanical gardens

Take a Wine Tour

The Cape Winelands are considered to be home to some of the best wines in the world. There are many different wine tours to choose from, so you can find one that fits your interests and budget.

Explore the Bo-Kaap

Explore the colorful and vibrant Bo-Kaap neighborhood, known for its brightly painted homes and enjoy the flavors of Cape Malay cuisine. Visit the Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum which highlights the unique Islamic traditions and customs that have been preserved over generations.

pink, green and yellow houses in bo-kaap in cape town

Visit Table Mountain

Table Mountain is one of the most popular landmarks in Cape Town. Visitors to Table Mountain can either take the aerial cableway to the summit or hike up one of the several trails.

To read about more things to do in Cape Town this summer visit our Explore Sea Point page.