The Cape Town City Centre is a vibrant, urban neighbourhood that is home to some of the city’s most popular attractions. With Table Mountain forming a breath-taking backdrop, the colourful cottages of the Bo Kaap add a whimsical mood to its enchanting culture and a constant sense of festivity.
Wondering what to see and do during your time in the Cape Town City Centre? Use our blog as a guide to planning a jam-packed itinerary encompassing activities that can be enjoyed during the day or after dark.
#1 Explore Long Street
As the name implies, Long Street is a long stretch of road that runs all the way from Orange Street to Strand Street in the city centre. Lining the way are shops, pavement cafes, restaurants, bars, market traders, food trucks and plenty to see. By day, this is a great place to take a leisurely walk, stopping for lunch or coffee along the way, and calling in at the shops you pass. By night, the street comes alive in a different way… Bars, restaurants and nightclubs attract the city’s young and trendy, with locals and visitors alike getting together for a night out on the town!
#2 Have Afternoon Tea
To enjoy your day in the most classic and relaxing way, we suggest having a spot of afternoon tea right here at the Pepperclub Hotel & Spa. Afternoon Tea at Paparazzi Bar offers an assortment of delectable dishes on an exclusive tasting menu. A variety of speciality exotic loose-leaf TWG teas are served with a perfect accompaniment of tartlets, chocolate chiffon cakes, savoury quiches, gourmet mini sandwiches and other tasty treats. On offer, every day between 14h00 and 18h00 at R299.00 for two or R150.00 for one, reservations for Afternoon Tea at Paparazzi Bar can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +27 (0)21 812 8888.
#3 Visit the Museum
A place that is attractive in more than one aspect is the South African National Museum, located on Government Avenue in the VOC Company’s Gardens, which harbours a beautiful urban garden with paths, lawns, ponds, statues and a bird aviary, along with a restaurant. The museum itself offers a wide variety of exhibitions spanning across natural and cultural history. You can even take a moment in the whale room to see a life-size whale skeleton or visit the planetarium next door to get a better idea of the African skies.
#4 Drink Craft Beer
Do you think you’ve got the belly for beer? If so, Beerhouse on Long Street is the place to go. This popular bar serves delicious pub food and a staggering range of over 99 local and imported beers by the bottle and 22 beers on tap. Beerhouse is open daily from 11h00 until 02h00.
#5 Catch a Movie
The Labia Theatre on Orange Street is one of the oldest cinemas in Cape Town and has managed to maintain much of its original charm, with an old-fashioned ticket office and foyer. There is a full bar inside the building and you are able to take your drink in with you as you enjoy the latest release. A range of art nouveau and mainstream movies are screened here and while ticket prices vary each season, they are generally affordable. This cinema is in close proximity to Pepperclub Hotel & Spa.
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