Visit Cape Town Travel

Looking up at Table Mountain

Sunset in Camps Bay

Cape Town Sunsets

Sunset in Camps Bay

View from MannaBay

Sunrise from MannaBay Hotel

MannaBay Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at MannaBay Hotel

MannaBay Cape Town

Sunset from MannaBay Hotel

Wine on Table Mountain

Sunset from Table Mountain

Sightseeing Bus

City Sightseeing Bus Around Cape Town

Lion's Head

Cape Town Cable Car

The Old Biscuit Mill

The Old Biscuit Mill Market in Woodstock

Cape Town Market

The Old Biscuit Mill Market in Woodstock

Pretty little latte

Tribe Coffee in Woodstock

Victoria Wharf Cape Town

Victoria Wharf Cape Town

Lion's Head from the beach

Sunset over Lion’s Head

Overlooking Cape Town

View from Signal Hill

Aerial Helicopter Tour of Cape Town

Helicopter Tour of Cape Town with NAC Helicopters

Aerial View Cape Town

Helicopter Tour of Cape Town with NAC Helicopters

KirstenBosch Gardens

Inside KirstenBosch Gardens

Exploring Cape Town

Street Art Tour in Woodstock

Cape Town Street Art

Street Art Tour in Woodstock

Sunset from Cape Town Cave

Sunset from Chapman’s Peak

Getting to explore Cape Town was more than I could ever ask for on my first trip to the continent of Africa. From driving the Cape Peninsula, to experiencing in adorable boutique hotels, to soaking in the stunning landscapes, to the delicious food- it’s the ultimate getaway.

Not to mention it’s incredibly inexpensive for most people to travel there right now.

The South African Rand to US Dollar is about 15 : 1 right now. I found that I could get a glass of Rose and a half dozen oysters for about $5. Most dinners (even in nice restaurants) were under $10. Basically everything was a seriously great value for my money.

I’d recommend starting your trip with a scenic helicopter tour. On a clear day, the views are absolutely incredible and give you a better idea of the layout and landscape of the city.

One of my favorite experiences in Cape Town was spending the day at Kirstenbosch gardens — the first indigenous botanical garden in the world. We found this incredible wild almond tree inside the garden’s Enchanted Forest.

Exploring the neighborhood of Woodstock is also a must. The Saturday market at The Old Biscuit Mill is one of the best market experiences I’ve had in the world. You’ll also find incredible street art throughout the area.

I have never been more inspired to return to a destination or to plan more travels around Africa!

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Kiersten Rich is the bikini-obsessed author of award-winning solo female travel and lifestyle blog, The Blonde Abroad, featuring travel tips, fashion, food, festivals and photography from around the world.