Whether you live oceans away and have dreamed of visiting Cape Town for years, or you’re just a stone’s throw from our door but are looking to explore your own backyard a little more, then check out our ten must-have experiences in the Mother City. From beautiful beaches, historical attractions and wine farms to fine dining and boutique shopping, there is so much to see and do.

Plus, when you stay with us at Cape View Clifton, you will have access to your very own private concierge who can help you plan your excursions and take care of the details, while you focus on relaxing in our city.

Picnic at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Set against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, you’ll find Kirstenbosch – one of the world’s most beautiful and acclaimed botanical gardens. Spend the day picnicking on the rolling lawns, taking in the magnificent panoramic views, hiking up one of the many mountain trails or enjoying a Sunday summer concert.

Take a trip up Table Mountain

Voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and home to the richest floral kingdom on earth, Table Mountain is simply spectacular and an essential Cape Town experience. Luckily, it is just a few minutes from Cape View Clifton. Choose to head up via cable car or take a few hours and hike to the top. On a clear day, the views are extraordinary.

Meet the penguins at Boulders Beach

Cape Town is known for its incredible beaches, but Boulders Beach in False Bay is the only one that allows you to get up close and personal with a colony of African penguins. It’s the perfect family outing, so make sure to add this to your Cape Town bucket list.

Visit Cape Point Nature Reserve

Take a trip to Cape Point Nature Reserve where you can stand at the most south-western point of Africa while taking in the views of the Atlantic and False Bay coastlines. Explore the reserve via its many hiking trails, and enjoy the local fynbos and wildlife – keep an eye out for Cape Mountain Zebras, buck and more.

Take the ferry to Robben Island

Take a trip to Robben Island, a place entrenched in South Africa’s history. The tour will be educational, inspirational and provide important insight into our country’s history while you get to experience the most glorious views of the Cape as you are ferried to and from the island.

Explore Clifton’s Beaches

Soft white sand, crystal clear water and large granite boulders are just a few of the things that make Clifton’s beaches so picturesque. It’s one of the most glorious stretches of local coastline and we are lucky these beautiful beaches are just a hop, skip and a jump away from Cape View Clifton.

Discover our local wine farms

Cape Town and its surrounds are home to some of the world’s most renowned wine regions – with loads of local wine farms to explore – and boasts a multitude of internationally acclaimed wines. Here are a few of our favourite vineyards to visit when you stay with us.

Take a tour of Bo-kaap

One of Cape Town’s most famous historic neighbourhoods, Bo-Kaap, is a must-see. Known for its brightly painted houses, quaint cobbled streets and rich culture, it’s just around the corner from Cape View Clifton. Let us help you arrange a day exploring this part of the Mother City.

Dine at Cape Town’s finest restaurants

A dream destination for any foodie, Cape Town boasts some of the best up-and-coming chefs serving everything from fusion to fine dining as well as more relaxed cuisine – in settings to take your breath away. Check out our favourite restaurants worth booking ahead for.

Hit the shops at the V&A Waterfront

Just a few minutes away from Cape View Clifton, you will find the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront – bustling with shops, restaurants, the aquarium and, of course, the newly opened Zeitz MOCAA Museum. A wonderful place to explore when visiting the Mother City.

Base yourself with us at Cape View Clifton, see all that the city has to offer and relax at the end of the day in absolute luxury. To book your stay with us at Cape View Clifton, please give us a call on +27 11 568 0384 or email us at reservations@rareearth.co.za.