The Western Cape is an ideal place for all kinds of travelers. Whether you are visiting for business or you have a solo trip to this part of South Africa planned this summer, there are numerous travel destinations within Western Cape worth visiting. To make things easier, we have put together a list of the best places to explore for single travelers in Western Cape.
1 Atlantic Seaboard Spa Retreat
Located in Cape Town right between the stunning mountain peaks and the Atlantic Ocean, the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is an ideal luxury spa destination for visitors who are exploring the city on their own. This world-class hotel offers a variety of spa treatments to choose from and even has a daily shuttle service to and from the Victoria and Albert Waterfront.
2 Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
The largest national botanical gardens in South Africa, Kirstenbosch is well-known for its different hiking trail options ranging from paths for beginner to more experienced hikers. Besides hiking, solo travelers will have an opportunity to learn about different types of plants that grow here. It’s definitely a perfect travel destination for folks who wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city center and experience the relaxing sounds of nature.
3 Food Market at the V&A Waterfront
There are numerous solo travel destinations within Western Cape and the spectacular food market at the Victoria & Albert Waterfront is one of them. Treat yourself to a variety of different drinks and foods here ranging from homemade pastries, fresh seafood, craft beers, and much more. Thanks to its central location, the market is within walking distance from other well-known landmarks in South Africa’s Mother City.
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4 The “Hop On Hop Off” Bus
Getting around Cape Town is quite easy, especially if you are planning to use the popular Hop On Hop Off” bus. These Cape Explorer buses are ideal for solo travelers who wish to visit the beach one day, go shopping the day after, and spend a day visiting museums and galleries. This buy system is the best way for people traveling along to get the most value for their money and time.
5 Ellerman House
Ellerman House is a private mention located in the slopes of Lion’s Head in the suburb of Bantry Bay. Overlooking the ocean, this lovely mansion is one of the best accommodation options within Western Cape for solo travelers who are looking to find some peace and quiet. Expect to find a private collection of South Africa’s art, as well as a collection of 7,500 different wines in their state-of-the-art wine gallery.
6 Cape Malay Cooking Classes
Go on the popular Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour where you will learn how to prepare authentic Cape Malay dishes. Keep in mind that some of these dishes are extremely spicy and you will be using a bunch of local ingredients that you’ve probably never used before. For solo travelers who wish to try the food, but are not big fans of cooking, there are several other tours that include trying a wide range of Cape Malay dishes.
7 Langebaan & The West Coast National Park
Located along the Western Cape just north of the MotherCity, Langebaan is a small picturesque town that is situated next to a couple of lovely lagoons. There are many species of plants present here, as well as a variety of animal life. If you are a solo traveler who is interested in bird-watching, Langebaan is home to 300 different bird species.
8 The Winelands
For an ultimate Western Cape holiday experience, book a Winelands day tour that includes a visit to some of the best wine estates and farms in the region. Besides tasty wine, you will have an opportunity to try different types of cheese and olives. On this tour, solo travelers will try regional wines from award-winning wineries in Paarl, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch.
9 Green Point Market
Located in the car park just outside the Green Point Stadium, the Green Point Market is held every Sunday and offers a nice selection of local crafts and traditional African art pieces for sale. It is one of the largest markets in the city where solo travelers can purchase everything from custom woodwork to authentic South African souvenirs.
10 Rhodes Memorial
Rhodes Memorial is one of the most interesting travel destinations within Western Cape. This national landmark is located within the Table Mountain National Park and offers spectacular views of the city. It was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and by Sir Francis Macey and is a perfect destination for solo vacationers who are into historical landmarks.