8 Must-Do Cape Town Activities Only Known By Locals

South Africa’s Cape Town is home to many incredible attractions and offers a vast array of interesting things to do. But once you’ve climbed the summit of Table Mountain and explored every nook and cranny of the city’s V&A Waterfront, it’s time to discover some of the best Cape Town’s hidden gems and enjoy activities only known by the locals. Without further ado, here is our list of these unique Cape Town activities.

1 Woodstock Street Art Tour

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If you are into street art, I recommend paying a visit to Cape Town’s Woodstock neighborhood where you will find many colorful murals and fascinating street art. During the tour, expect to see more than 30 magnificent works of street art by both international and local artists including names like Nard-Star, Faith 47, Freddy Sam, and many others. While you are in the neighborhood, make sure to stop by the famous Old Biscuit mill to see dozens of quirky shops.

2 Hop Aboard the Franschhoek Wine Tram

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Home to many award-winning wine estates and picturesque mountain valleys, Franschhoek is a great place to try some of the finest wines from the region and enjoy delicious cuisine. The best way to check out many wine estates and vineyards in one day is by hopping on the Franschhoek Wine Tram. Travel in a comfortable double-decker railway tram or the open-air bus tram and choose from 6 different route options for an unforgettable Winelands experience.

3 Cape Malay Cooking Tour in Bo-Kaap

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Hoping to satisfy your taste buds while visiting the Mother City? Join a Malay Cooking Tour in the colorful neighborhood of Bo-Kaap and learn how to prepare traditional Malay dishes in a real Cape Malay house. Besides learning how to make delicacies like samosas and masala, you will have a social meal at the end of the tour.

4 Visit Honest Chocolate

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There are many cool Cape Town activities to enjoy and a visit to Honest Chocolate is definitely one of them. If you have a sweet tooth, make sure to stop by this small artisanal chocolate company that sells delicious chocolate which is made from organically produced ingredients. The shop offers chocolate tastings and unique creations like cracked coffee beans and Ghanaian pepper.

5 Dinner and Movie @ Pepperclub Hotel

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If you wish to have a unique dinner and movie experience with friends or with that special someone, I recommend dropping by the Cape Town’s Pepperclub Hotel. Their dinner and movie are held during the winter season on Thursdays and Sunday evenings. The procedure is quite simple. After enjoying a delicious dinner at the hotel’s on-site restaurants, you are taken to the lovely 60’s style movie theater to watch a popular new release or one of those old-school classic movies. This incredible cinema has a retro vibe and can accommodate up to 29 guests. This is one of our favorite lesser-known Cape Town activities.

6 Explore the Underground Tunnels in Cape Town

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Not many tourists know this, but South Africa’s Mother City boasts a labyrinth of tunnels under the city. Dating back to the 17th century, these tunnels used to supply fresh water to the passing ships and Company’s Garden. They were also used to transport sewerage for some time. Nowadays, a guided tour of the underground canals is available for visitors and lasts for about 2 hours.

7 Discover Kalk Bay

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Once you’ve explored the central parts of the city, it’s time to head out the Cape Town suburbs and make your way to the lovely Kalk Bay. This coastal village is a great place to score some cool antiques from the seafront shops and enjoy ocean views. Don’t leave before stopping at the famous Kalky’s for some tasty fish and chips.

8 Pay a Visit to I Love My Laundry

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What can be interesting about a laundry place you ask? Well, besides actually doing your laundry here, you can enjoy wine tasting, art workshops, fondues, and art exhibitions at this unique wine cellar, gift shop, café-bar, and laundry store. Make sure to try their Korean dumplings, as well as local craft beers and coffee.

Looking for more Cape Town activities to enjoy during your stay? Get in touch with the our team today to start planning your dream holiday right now. We also offer a wide range of  tour activities and affordable accommodation options at the best rates in town. Contact us today with any booking related queries you may have, or to learn more about finding out-of-the-box travel adventures across Western Cape. 

About The Author: Dejan

I love writing about Cape Town, and all it has to offer. What a pleasure to be able to share this beautiful Mother City with aspiring travellers and visitors from near and far. Come and visit us soon, and when you do, make sure to book with cometocapetown.com :)
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