Cape Town is a top destination for experiential tourism, with a multitude of incredible experiences on offer. The range of activities, sites and adventures available are astounding. From the spectacular scenery offered by the mountains and beaches, to the variety of cultural attractions, it is no wonder that Cape Town tourism is flourishing.
Located in the middle of the action is The Table Bay Hotel, providing the perfect platform from which to launch this experience. The hotel’s undeniably beautiful backdrop of Cape Town’s famed Table Mountain, its central location, opulent luxury and exquisite views make it Cape Town’s favourite address for tourists searching for the epitome of experiential tourism. Not only does the hotel provide a luxurious home base to return to after a day of exploring, but it continues to prioritise the local experience from within.
Cape Town’s immersive experiences allow travellers to personally connect with the city’s history, people and culture. Here are our top tips on how to best take advantage of experiential Cape Town.
Cape Town is renowned for their exquisite beaches that boast spectacular views. There are a number of different beaches to choose from, each offering their own unique experience. Once can lounge on the Camps Bay strip with a fine selection of restaurants and cocktail bars a few meters away, or visit the Penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town. Muizenberg is another option as a popular spot for surfers – both beginners and experienced alike. In each instance, the shoreline is framed by views of lush mountains and blue ocean.
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, located on the harbour, is one of Cape Town’s biggest attractions. The charming venue offers shopping with a view, an array of restaurants, sunset harbour cruises, and a cultural infusion with the renowned Zeitz Mocca Museum on its doorstep. The V&A Waterfront is also home to The Table Bay Hotel which offers a luxurious reprise from the buzzing environment.
The variety of mountains in Cape Town make up every adventurer’s dream. They boast incredible hiking trails with sweeping views of the surrounding ocean, city and trails. Trail favourites include Lion’s Head and the iconic Table Mountain. However, if one would prefer a less active experience, there are still wonderful opportunities to absorb the views by driving up to Signal Hill for sunset, taking the cable car up Table Mountain, or gazing up at the mountain from the lush gardens of Kirstenbosch.
Get ready to put on your walking shoes because Cape Town city centre has a wealth of experiences to offer on every corner. Markets, such as Mojo Market and Oranjezicht City Market, present an array of cuisine to taste, Long Street is celebrated for its night life and shopping, and Kloof Street is framed by illustrious coffee shops and restaurants. It truly is a city that does not sleep.
A short drive from Cape Town city centre are fantastic locations to visit, each offering a unique experience. Popular activities include horseback riding on Noordhoek beach, visiting the Cape Winelands for their wine tastings and their breathtaking views, and browsing Hout Bay Market which offers an authentic experience of crafts and food in the Bay.
From the restaurants in the city to the vineyards in the winelands; Cape Town offers an incomparable culinary experience. A definite bucket list item is a cooking tour in the Bo-Kaap which introduces tourists to the authentic flavours of Cape Malay cuisine.
For the days that you would rather stay in, the Table Bay Hotel meets this high culinary standard by offering a variety of culinary experiences that are both interactive and indulgent.
Cape Town is steeped in history and culture and the city is eager to share the intricate and culturally rich history with tourists. District Six Museum and Robben Island are two such experiences that tell the story of Cape Town heritage, and are definitely worth a visit.
With such a wide variety of immersive experiences to indulge in, what better way to truly absorb the beauty, culture and adventure of the vibrant city than from The Table Bay Hotel. Boasting 329 opulent rooms, a world-class spa, interactive dining experiences and a beautiful pool-deck; you can have the perfect Cape Town holiday without even leaving the hotel.
It goes without saying that a trip to Cape Town is one that will remain in one’s heart and mind forever. The Table Bay Hotel makes sure that visitors make the most of experiencing Cape Town by providing a central, authentic and luxurious home to return to after a day of local immersion.