Cape Town is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and has arguably some amazing, awe-striking views.
Some of its best attractions feature the likes of the iconic Table Mountain, breath-taking coastlines, and beautiful people. Here are just a few of the best ways to get awe-striking views of the city.
Places to Gain Spectacular Views of Cape Town
Helicopter Ride Across Cape Town
Kickstart your holiday in the Mother City with a perfect introduction to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Hop onto a helicopter at the V&A Waterfront and embark on a journey overlooking the best views of Cape Town. A popular tour, and one of the more unique things to do in Cape Town, a trip to the Cape Peninsula will give you palpitations as you take in the scenery below. This helicopter ride offers a bird’s eye view of some of the city’s popular attractions that should be included in your trip. Be sure to bring along your camera as you’ll witness mesmerising views of Noordhoek, the False Bay Coastline, and the highlight – the Cape Peninsula.
Cable Ride to Table Mountain
When visiting this city, it’s a given that reaching the peak of Table Mountain should be part of your itinerary. After all, Table Mountain is an iconic feature of the city, and offers astonishing views, enough to make you fall in love in nature. The cable car to the summit is an experience on its own. Once you get to the top of the mountain, you’ll get to experience the beauty and glow of the city from above. However, there are several other ways to get a glimpse of the city, such as hiking or the more arduous mountain biking to the flat top.
If you don’t have your own car in Cape Town, then the easiest way to get to the Table Mountain cable car is to hop onto the Table Mountain Hop-on Hop-off bus.
Paragliding from Signal Hill
Even if you’re afraid of heights, paragliding is a liberating and certainly an exhilarating experience. Signal Hill is located between Lion’s Head and Table Mountain. As you make your way to the top, a scenic view of the city’s hustle and bustle is on display. Once you reach the top you’ll be blown away by the spectacle. What’s more, once you take the leap and opt for the paragliding adventure, you’ll get a panoramic sight of the ocean, city life and high rise buildings. Not only do you get an incomparable view, but you also get to experience the sheer thrill of taking a plunge off a hill.
Hike Up Lion’s Head for the best sunset views
A popular Capetonian pastime, a hike up Lion’s Head is another great way to get a scenic view of the city. A popular time to hike up this mountain is during the full moon, which adds a beautiful glow to the city. There are many trails to suit different levels of fitness all of which have a view of the mesmerising landscapes. Better yet, whether you’re walking up to watch the sunrise or sunset; it’s guaranteed you’ll enjoy the views and surrounding.
Sunset Cruise Along Clifton and Camps Bay Coastline
Embark on a romantic sunset cruise with your partner at little to no cost. If you embark from the V&A Waterfront, you’re lucky to witness the coastline of the Clifton beaches and Camps Bay. Grab a cocktail or your favourite drink. Bask in the natural beauty as the ocean meets the mountain along your drive. Enjoy the sunset with your favourite people and make unforgettable memories as you drift from view to view.
Take a Scenic Drive to Chapman’s Peak for a different view of Cape Town
Possibly the most beautiful scenic drive in Cape Town, rent a car and go for a drive along one of the most beautiful coastal sceneries and be blown away. This Chapman’s Peak Drive boasts rocky coastal lines, and huge boulders.