Cape Town

Follow these tips for a truly indie experience in Cape Town:

  • If you have the funds, rent a car to explore the city and its surroundings
  • Explore Noordhoek Beach for find white sand and ferocious waves.
  • Check out Kalk Bay in the southern peninsula (you can even take a train there if you can’t afford to rent a car.
  • Walk around the University of Cape Town campus and see the oldest university in South Africa.
  • Take a drive along the coast from Gordon’s Bay to Kleinmond for some amazing views.
  • If you’re into hiking, check out the following hikes around Cape Town, some of them multi-day hikes:
    -The Cape of Good Hope Trail in Table Mountain National Park
    -Chapman’s Peak to get great views of Hout Bay
    -The Amphitheater inteh Kalk Bay Mountains

Why you should add Cape Town to your RTW travel list

  • It’s quite possibly the most pleasant city in Africa
  • You don’t want to miss a perfect climate and such a unique cultural mixture
  • Cool location, right on the southern tip of Africa
  • See Robbin Island and Kruger National Park
  • Take a cable car to Table Mountain and enjoy the refreshing air
  • Whale watching and wine tours

Why you should not add Cape Town to your RTW travel list

  • Compared to the rest of the country, it can be expensive.
  • It is remarkably pedestrian unfriendly.
  • It can cost a lot to even get there.


Located on the Western Cape, Cape Town is known throughout the world for its amazing backdrop of Table Mountain and being one of the southernmost points in Africa. There are a number of tourists here year round – both domestic and international, drawn to great food, sports and the energy CT emanates.

For more on Cape Town, check out WhyGo’s Cape Town Travel Guide.