I have rounded up a few virtual tours of Cape Town. This way you get a sneak peak of the city and you can plan your possible future trip. This list will show you bits of my wonderful home town from the comfort of your home.
There are a number of virtual tours of Robben Island famous for being where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. The island was also a leaper colony. Today there is a ferry which takes you on a tour of the island and the prison which has been converted into a museum. You can choose between the YouTube tour I found, the Google tour and the tour set up by the Robben Island Museum itself.
Groot Constantia is the oldest wine estate in South Africa. This tour takes you around the grounds. It remains on my, to do list as it is steeped in history and I love wine.
St James Beach
St. James is known for its bright colorful beach huts which serve as changing huts. You can see the beach on this tour the huts and you wont be getting any sunburn.
Clifton 3rd Beach
Clifton 3rd Beach is extremely popular. You can explore it on this tour to get a feel of what it would be like in real life.
Boulders beach is home to a adorable penguin colony, you will able to see the penguins on this virtual tour.
One of the Seven World Wonders which towers above Cape Town, Table Mountain offers beautiful views of the city below. The virtual tours will give you a sense of what you can see if you do decide to visit Cape Town after life resumes to normal. https://youtu.be/33Eu2D0a9pk
Kirstenbosch is one of my favourite places in Cape Town filled with plants and flowers I have written about this botanical garden before read here:
This tour isnt a Google street map one but, features images and lots of information on the garden.
Not the most exciting virtual tour but, if you are planning on attending an event at the Cape Town International Convention Centre someday it might be worth your while to see the building. It is beautiful with its modern design which will captivate anyone interested in architecture.
On the slopes of Table Mountain you will find this memorial to Cecil John Rhodes the famous colonialist. I have hiked to this spot and the sculptures of the lions are gorgeous. This tour allows you to see Rhodes Memorial without having to step out of your home which is pretty cool.
The Waterfront as it is known by locals is usually always packed. My brother in law works there and hates it because it gets so crowded. I do love the views, the restaurants and bars specifically Mitchells Brewery and the views are fantastic.
Cape Town Stadium
The Stadium was built for the 2010 soccer world cup it is undeniable that the stadium is impressive. You can see the inside of it and walk around.
This community is so bright and colourful. The homes there are painted differently and stand out. I love the Bo Kaap.
Cape Point Lighthouse
Cape Point is packed with natural beauty, beaches, the sea and so much greenery on this tour you will see what I mean.
Zeitz Mocca is hands down my favourite art gallery in Cape Town. It is the biggest in Africa and I didnt even know about this virtual tour before writing this post.
The Bay Harbour Market
This tour was a bit weird to take given the lockdown in Cape Town. There are people standing around in the tour. The colourful items on sale are amazing but, I didnt linger too long because seeing people at a market whilst Im in my PJs away from my boyfriend wasnt making me feel good.
This Mosque and Islamic Institute is breathtaking so much stunning detail went into this building and now we all can see what it looks like from home.
The Constantia Wine Route
Located super close to my new work I didnt get the chance to go on this wine route. The website does allow you to look at the various wine estates I chose not to dig in that deep though. Its something Im looking forward to once its safe to do so and I rather not preview too much and ruin my experience.
Two Oceans Aquarium
I dont always feel comfortable visiting zoos and aquariums this one is different though. I have a friend who has volunteered at the Two Oceans Aquarium as she is completing her Masters in Marine biology so I know from her that the aquarium rescues animals. There was also an incident where a whale calf was stuck in a harbour and the aquariums’ staff got the baby out. This is why I feel comfortable sharing this tour with you.
Every day at noon the cannon is fired it is a tradition. You can see this by clicking on the link below
Kalk Bay Harbour
This working harbor is tiny compared to the others in Cape Town. It also has seals hanging around sunning themselves close by you will find Kalkies which sells delicious seafood freshly caught every day. Now all of that is closed but, you can still dream about visiting and see the harbour.
Extra: Breathtaking bird’s eye view footage shows empty Sea Point and Cape Town CBD
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