Cape Town is full of surprises and Stuart from Wild Things Outdoor is here to lift the lid on the best the city has to offer. From the world’s best coffee to must-see sunsets, the experienced guide reveals the unique and unmissable places to visit in this one-of-a-kind city.

Where are the best locations to see the sunrise and sunset in Cape Town?

Looking east from the slopes of Table Mountain provides you with an incredible view of the sun rising over the mountains in the distance. For sunset, visit Signal Hill or Lion’s Head. The elevation and view over the Atlantic Ocean provides an amazing setting for sunset shots.

Where are Cape Town’s best beaches?

You’ll find beautiful white sand, turquoise ocean, and heaps of good looking people at Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno, and Boulders.

What should visitors say when greeting a local?

Howzit! This is the South African way of saying ‘hello, how are you?’

Where is the best place to eat brunch in Cape Town?

Truth in Buitenkant Street! The UK’s Daily Telegraph named it the best coffee shop in the world. The coffee, coupled with the cafe’s steampunk theme, is definitely an experience to wake up to.

Where are the best places to eat lunch in Cape Town?

Kalkys, Mzoli’s, and Bo Kaap Kombuis. These places all embrace delicious local cuisine and culture and support small business enterprises in South Africa.

Where are the best places to eat dinner in Cape Town?

Bombay Bicycle Club, The Bungalow, and The Butcher. These three places also combine delicious food with Cape Town’s unique culture. They’re situated in two of Cape Town’s best nightlife spots, Kloof Street and Camps Bay.

Which dishes do visitors have to eat in Cape Town?

Cape Malay curry, bobotie, or crayfish. They’re uniquely Cape Town, and you won’t find more local dishes than these.

What are your favorite places in Cape Town that tourists rarely visit?

For restaurants, head to Foresters Arms in Newlands and The Brass Bell in Kalk Bay. For beaches, visit Windmill Beach.

Where are the best places to shop in Cape Town?

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront boasts a first-class shopping experience mixed with a working harbor. It’s the only one of its kind in the world.

What gift should visitors take home?

Support local craftspeople in the Townships by buying a piece of beadwork or artwork that’ll fit in your suitcase and remind you of the Mother City.

Nobody should leave Cape Town without having seen/visited…

Table Mountain! Cape Town’s story is best seen with a bird’s eye view.

What are the most Instagram-worthy places in Cape Town?

The views from Lion’s Head and trails on Table Mountain offer the best Instagram shots in town. Check out our Instagram account, @wildthingsadventures, for some inspiration.

What is the best activity to do on a rainy day?

The museums and galleries around Company’s Garden offer an interesting take on lesser known parts of Cape Town’s and South Africa’s history and culture. For families with kids, the South African Museum and Planetarium is a fun way to explore South Africa indoors.

What can people expect from your tours?

Wild Things Outdoor specializes in small group and personalized tours and activities around Cape Town and Western Cape. Specifically, guided hikes around Table Mountain, one of the new seven natural wonders of the world. You’ll have the opportunity to take in the panoramic views, get that famous Instagram shot, as well as learn about the nature, culture, and history of Cape Town. Our guides are passionate, knowledgeable and have fun with guests. We create memories that last a lifetime!