Cape Town’s Hidden Gems: Musn’t Miss Spots People Often Miss
No matter how popular a destination, there’s always a few hidden secrets that simply don’t get the attention they deserve. Fortunately, you have Go Touch Down Tours and Travel to help you make sure you don’t make the same mistakes! Here are a few of Cape Town’s best kept secrets for you to enjoy. But shh…. don’t let everyone know!
The Cape Town Tunnels
Dating to 1652, these hidden brick tunnels ferry runoff from Table mountain under the city. They used to supply the iconic Company Gardens area with fresh water, as well as helping replace the water stored on passing ships. While they later became sewage tunnels, today they stand arched-over and forgotten. If you are an architecture or history fan, you have to take a guided tour of this hidden part of the city for yourself.
Nightlife fans have to swing past Julep- a feature of Long street that’s often overlooked, this watering hole offers a speak-easy cocktail lounge vibe with live music, soft lighting and spectacularly unique cocktails.
Simon’s Town Train
Heading to Simon’s Town to meet the penguins of Boulders Beach? By far the best way to get there is the scenic train ride past fishing boats, stunning beaches and even a whale or two.
Also known as John Wendell Park, this unique little park borders on the Blouberg beachfront. With a spectacular play area for kids, it’s the perfect spot to grab to watch the sun go down.
Lady Bonin’s Tea Bar
International fans of this indie brand just have to come explore it’s home base on Long street. Sip any of the fanciful tea blends in the outdoor courtyard, or explore the quaint front parlour and its unique tea mixes.
Cape Town Diamond Museum
A literal hidden gem in this beautiful city, come explore more about South Africa’s history and the diamond industry
This Korean barbecue is a perfect way to wind up a trip through the City Bowl area. Grill your own tofu, cabbage and meat at the table, washing it down with cocktails and craft beer.
Come explore these secret gems of Cape Town city life and much more with Go Touch Down Tours and Travel.