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7 Unmissable Things to do in Cape Town

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When it comes to learning English abroad, it’s tough to find a place as magical as Cape Town, South Africa! Our English school in Cape Town is located right in the heart of the Mother City, just a couple of streets away from famous, bustling Long Street, set against the background of majestic Table Mountain. To make the most of your time studying abroad, take a look at these 7 things to see and do in Cape Town!

1 | Table Mountain

Known the world over as Cape Town’s most iconic sight, Table Mountain watches over the city with awe-inspiring beauty. One of the best ways to experience this incredible sight is to travel up to the top of the mountain by cable car, 1,089 metres above Cape Town, and spend your time exploring the summit before grabbing a bite to eat or joining a free guided tour.

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2 | Safari

Love animals? Then you simply must get a (slightly) closer look at the beautiful, varied wildlife that calls Africa “home” by joining a safari. You’ve seen these incredible creatures on TV or in the cinema, but nothing can prepare you for the unforgettable experience of seeing them in real life!



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3 | Cape Point

Cape Point is the most Southwestern point of the Cape Peninsula. This nature reserve is a breath-taking Natural World Heritage Site, with 7,750 hectares of lush, colourful flora, and a rich variety of wildlife too. If you love and appreciate the beauty of nature, this is the perfect place to visit!


4 | Whale Watching

There are few experiences in life as special and humbling as whale watching. Head out on a licensed whale watching rip, and get up close and personal with Southern Right, Humpback, and Bryde’s whales! Oblogh, and don’t forget your camera…

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5 | Bo Kaap

Bo Kaap is a cute, colourful neighbourhood nestled on the slopes of Signal Hill. Just walk through Bo Kaap’s cobbled streets to take in the cheerful colours, and become immersed in the neighbourhood’s rich cultural history.


6 | Lion’s Head Hike

Considered a ‘must-do’ hike by tonnes of trekking enthusiasts from around the world, this spot has some unbeatable views for you to take in, and will definitely be a well-deserved break from your studies.


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7 | Shark Diving

Sharks are amazing, mysterious creatures, and when you’re learning English in Cape Town you’ll have the perfect opportunity to see them (safely) up close, by going on a Cage Dive! If you love adventure or just want to experience something as unique as this, then this is just the ticket.


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