5 Things on My Cape Town To Do List

I’ve had the opportunity to hit some of the best sights in Cape Town since moving here. However, everyday I learn about 10 new places or events I’m supposed to checkout. Here are the top five on my list:

1) Township Tour
African townships were originally setup to provide labor for the white population in Cape Town. Today these townships still exist such as Langa, the township featured in the movie ‘Safe House’.

2) The Bo-Kaap
Cape Town’s historically Muslim district. This area of town contains brightly colored Dutch and Georgian terraces that have been a fixture in postcards.

3) The Cape Winelands
Just a short drive from Cape Town lies the Winelands. The Cape Winelands region is the source of many legendary Cape wines, the produce of row upon row of grapevines, many of which were first planted hundreds of years ago.

4) Cape Malay Food
Jan van Riebeeck landed in the Cape in 1652 and established a farm to provide fresh vegetables and meat for ships rounding the Cape. Labourers were needed for the enterprise so the Dutch ships fetched slaves from Sumatra, who later became known as Cape Malays. They brought with them their unique culture, traditions, recipes and spices.

5) Cape Point
Cape Point is a spectacular, narrow finger of land marking the end of the African continent.

* Credit for some of the descriptions to Cape Town Tourism.

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