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Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town is an enriching destination city that marries history and adventure. As the legislative capital of South Africa and its second-largest metropolis, Cape Town has stunning vistas from the iconic Table Mountain to the azure shores of Table Bay. The adventure capital beckons travelers from around the world to book thrilling experiences, relax on pristine beaches, and indulge in cultural richness that extends far beyond its picturesque scenery. Best time to travel: December to February (peak season), June to August (off-season), March to May and September to November (shoulder season)  Time zone: South African Standard Time (SAST) Currency: South African Rand (ZAR or R) Language: Afrikaans, Xhosa, and English Noteworthy: Cape Town International Jazz Festival (March), AfrikaBurn (April/May), Open Book Festival (September), Hermanus Whale Festival (September), Cape Town International Kite Festival (October) Best for: African Art, Culture, & History, Food and Wine Connoisseurs,...

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Tapi Tapi

Tapi Tapi is more than just a place for ice cream, cocktails, or deli products—it celebrates African diversity. The menu includes Zimbabwe Mweya with rooibos and imphepho smoke, and vegan West African Thiakry with millet couscous. 

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Pahari African Restaurant

The traditional Zimbabwean food at Pahari African Restaurant creates unique delicacies, like Matemba crispy baby fish and beef braai. They also offer an authentic African cooking class for a fully immersive cultural experience. 

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Pang Specialty Coffee

Located inside a cool bicycle rental space, Pang Specialty Coffee is a local gem in Cape Town. The creative hub is a great place for digital nomads to work while enjoying innovative hot or iced coffee brews and classic pastries. 

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Utopia Cape Town 

The multi-award-winning ultimate seafood restaurant Utopia Cape Town serves bistro-style Mediterranean-influenced dishes with fresh local ingredients. The menu variety includes an affordable 5-course tasting, and local wines complement the breathtaking views from the 15th floor.

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Pitso’s Kitchen

From delectable kotas to sizzling braai platters, Pitso’s Kitchen at the V&A Waterfront serves South Africa's culinary heritage. Guests can enjoy traditional African dishes in indoor and outdoor seating areas. 

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Mofire African Cuisine

The owners of Mofire African Cuisine created their signature Mofire soup inspired by their reality show experience in the Drakensberg Mountains. This love for South African foods expands in their menu including game meat, wild fruits, and organic vegetables. 

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Curiocity Green Point Hotel 

The Curiocity Green Point Hotel is a centrally located, modernist three-story building, handcrafted with local designer collaborations. The space includes premium rooms, family apartments, a pool, and on-site café-restaurant for convenience.

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Stylish Open-Plan Industrial Loft

Located in the city center, this industrial loft has rustic charm and high-end finishes, coupled with panoramic Signal Hill views. Guests will enjoy reliable Wi-Fi, backup power, and walking access to trendy eateries and stores nearby.

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Stylish Apartment Near The Beach

This one-bedroom beachside apartment is the place to indulge in South Africa’s ocean views minutes away from Camps Bay Beach. There’s also a private sun deck and an open layout with tasteful finishes and natural decor.

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The Grand Daddy Hotel

Operating for over 120 years, The Grand Daddy Hotel in Cape Town with traditional boutique rooms and modern rooftop airstreams. Fusing exceptional service with quintessential South African design, this gorgeously designed accommodation proudly showcases Capetonian hospitality.

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Black Brick Hotel

The Black Brick Hotel is a global network of culture-led apartment hotels for anyone from digital nomads to business travelers. Guests can enjoy rooftop breakfasts, a boardroom, workspaces, a gym and yoga studio, a screening room, and an on-site library.

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iKhaya Lodge 

Known as a home away from home in Dunkley Square, iKhaya Lodge has a welcoming calm and warmth. With a team reflecting Pan-African pride, guests can sit back and enjoy African heritage in vibrant color and authentic decor.

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7-Day Meet Me In Cape Town Tour 

For wine aficionados, this 7-day wine experience educates visitors about the city's history while savoring award-winning wines. Zuri Wine Tasting founder Tuanni Price created this to make the world of South African wine accessible to Black travelers. 

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Lion's Head Sunrise &amp; Sunset Hike

This sunrise and sunset hike has breathtaking vistas of Cape Town’s natural beauty like the Hottentots Holland Mountains. Expert guides provide safety headlamps, snacks, and a memorable photo-op in Table Mountain National Park.

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The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour

A local guide sharing the city’s rich history and foodie culture on this essential food tour in Cape Town. Guests enjoy at least five food tastings and alcohol samplings in this small-group experience.

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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing with Transport

This heart-pounding shark cage diving adventure in Cape Town is an up-close encounter with great white sharks near Dyer Island. An onboard marine biologist provides safety insights with organizers providing hotel pick-up, a complimentary breakfast, and diving gear. 

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Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari 

The Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari in Cape Town is a guided tour with the "Big Five" game animals and Verreaux's eagle. With included transportation, lunch, and hotel pickup, this is an educational hassle-free adventure in the heart of Cape Town.

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Nestled against Table Mountain, the world-renowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a stunning setting and dedication to biodiversity. This is a must-visit destination to see South Africa's rich plant life and the sustainable development of SANBI's vital work.

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Cape Peninsula Tour &amp; Good Hope

This all-inclusive peninsula tour in Cape Town is a guided hike to Good Hope with a hotel pickup and a delicious picnic lunch. For a budget-friendly adventure, visitors can book a Seal Island boat cruise and see the African penguin encounter at Boulders Beach. 

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1-Hour Coastal Catamaran Cruise

Sailing from V&A Waterfront to the Green Point lighthouse and back, the Coastal Catamaran Cruise has stunning views of Cape Town and Table Mountain. With morning or afternoon departures, it's the ideal way to explore the coastline without having a lengthy time commitment. 

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Kayak With Dolphins

For travelers dreaming of kayaking with dolphins, this excursion starts from the serene V&A Waterfront to the vibrant Atlantic Ocean. Visitors will see stunning local landmarks and end with a photo in the Table Mountain panorama.

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Tiana’s Bayou Adventure: Attraction Dedicated To Disney’s First African American Princess Puts Black Culture On Full Display

The attraction dedicated to Disney’s first African American and first American princess is finally here. I was reminded just how monumental this moment of opening Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is after my dad sent a photo of Disney movies in VHS form from my childhood. It was a time before Disney+, streaming apps, and DVDs. A time when my siblings and I would watch these classics underneath makeshift forts from homemade crochet blankets my grandmother made as we imagined being inside Cinderella’s castle. What we didn’t imagine at the time was the day we would see a Black princess, let alone an attraction celebrating Black culture . Yet, here we are. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is an incredible adventure that will imprint on your heart even after you leave the park. It’s that same heartfelt feeling when you leave the very place where Princess Tiana is from. Describing what makes New Orleans one of the world’s greatest cities to people who’ve never visited is a challenge. It’s a destination...

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