Cape Town is a coveted destination thanks to its wonderful landscapes and to the variety of culture live together. 

In recent years, in particular, it has been a very popular destination for backpackers, especially for the modern and cheap hostels available.

But what to see in Cape Town? There must be a reson why anyone who has visited Cape Town, feels the inexorabily need to return? Let's discover why.

Cape Town: what to see

Let's start, first of all, by discovering which are the main attractions of this city, beginning from the most famous one: Table Mountain.

Table Mountain

For sure you must have come across images portraying Cape Town along with the Table Mountain: the flat monolith is infact the representative landmark of Cape Town.

Table mountain funivia

If you are planning to visit it, you have two options: either you climb it up to the top, or you can take the comfortable cableway. If you are a trekking lover, do not miss the oppotunity of climbing this unique mountain, whereas if you are a lazy backpacker, enjoy Cape Town from above by using the cableway. 

We recommend you to book the tickets online in advance and double check the weather forecast too. 

Noble Square

The name should already ring the bell. This is, in fact, the square where the bronze statues of 4 South African Nobel Peace Prizes stands: Albert Luthuli, Desmond Tutu, FW de Klerk, and Nelson Mandela.

Robben Island 

Robben island

Maybe you remember it because Nelson Mandela spent 27 years of his life in the prison located right on the island. To visit it you have to join one of the 5-hour guided tours including a ride by ferryboat.

Cape of Good Hope

It is considered the Southest point of the African continent, but geography teaches us that, in reality, this is not the case. However, it still deserves a visit, to get lost in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach

Largely known for the colony of African penguins that populate it, it is also the only place in the world where you can get really close to these such courius and peculiar animals. How can one not go there and take some pictures? 

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

waterfront cape town

The historic heart of the city, where the ferryboat to Robben Island leaves from, is one of Cape Town most visited places. It represents the ancient harbour of Cape Town, as well as having different stores where to go shopping. 

Cape Town: where to sleep

Cape Town has recently become increasingly popular with backpackers: many are the hostels available, they are cheap and modern.

33 South Boutique Backpackers: this boutique hostel features thematic rooms at extremely cheap rates, starting from as little as €12,70 per person, per night. 

Observatory Backpackers: located in a bohémien district of Cape Town, this is a recently opened hostel. Prices start from €13,26 per person, per night. 

Never@Home Cape Town: this is one of Cape Town's largest and most modern hostels. The atmosphere is funny and the staff is always ready to party. If you travel with a group, a 5-% discount applies. Rates start from €13,94 per person, per night.