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Free Things To Do in Cape Town

If you have extra time, Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront is worthwhile.
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    Things to do in Cape Town
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    Sightseeing, Tours, Wineries/Breweries, Free
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    Half Day to Full Day
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    Sightseeing, Tours, Wineries/Breweries, Free
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    Half Day to Full Day
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    Today, South Africa boasts a flourishing wine industry, churning out crisp whites and robust reds. And Constantia Valley—located about 10.5 miles south of central Cape Town—is where it all began in the late 17th century. The region is characterized oak-lined streets and stunning historical mansions, in addition to its wineries.

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    Camps Bay
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    Beaches, Entertainment and Nightlife, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Beaches, Entertainment and Nightlife, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    Skirting the western edge ofTable Mountainis Camps Bay, a vast stretch of soft sand flanked by cute cafés and bustling bars. LikeClifton Beach, the Atlantic waves lapping this stretch of shoreline are too cold for swimming, but Camps Bay's non-windy climate and family-friendly atmosphere make this a great spot to

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    Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Entertainment and Nightlife, Shopping, Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    The Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront buzzes with activity at all hours of the day. This bustling harbor—built in the late 19th century by Queen Victoria's second son, Alfred—has acted as the stopover point for European ships for centuries. Today, the waterfront caters to tourists and residents alike, boasting beautiful

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    Clifton Beach
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    Beaches, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Beaches, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Separating the Atlantic Ocean from the decadent mansions of Cape Town's "Millionaire's Row" are the sugary-white sands of Clifton Beach. Divided into four beaches by huge stone boulders, Clifton draws the seen-and-be-seen crowd, as well as adrenaline-hungry surfers. This is one of the city's most popular shores thanks to its

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    Greenmarket Square
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    Shopping, Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Shopping, Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Located just a short walk from theVictoria & Alfred Waterfront, Greenmarket Square is one of South Africa's oldest public squares. Originally a slave market, this cobblestone plaza now fills with local vendors selling everything from painted fabrics to hand-crafted trinkets. While you're perusing the merchandise, various "buskers" will keep you

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    Bo-Kaap
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    Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Sitting near the heart of the city at the foot of Signal Hill (one of Cape Town's most easily recognizable mountains), this vibrant neighborhood houses Cape Town's Muslim community. Bo-Kaap is truly a treat for the eyes, characterized by its brightly colored houses and fascinating community. The residents of Bo-Kaap

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