10 Cape Town 2020 Bucket List Ideas you have to try

February 2020

New year for new adventures and a fresh perspective on life. Set up your bucket list with these smashing ideas for 2020 in Cape Town.

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Now is the time to set goals, align your priorities and set up your bucket list for 2020. With Cape Town being voted the best city in the world for the seventh time in the row by Telegraph readers, it goes to show there is something really special about this city.

To make sure you have an even more awesome 2020, we’ve found 10 brilliant bucket list ideas you have to try out in Cape Town.

  1. Go Zip Lining with SA Forest Adventures

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Nestled away in Constantia on the Silvermist Estate you can find an exciting adventure waiting for you. Have you ever wanted to fly? Well you can do just that with SA Forest adventures by going zip lining. The estate is ideally located in Cape Town and you can catch all transport methods to get there, including the Hop-on, Hop-off City Sightseeing Cape Town bus.

For more information on transport options with City Sightseeing Bus, check out the City Sightseeing timetable and ticket costs here. Buy your tickets online and receive a discount.

2. Do a Free Walking Tour in Bo-Kaap

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To experience something more cultural, join City Sightseeing for a free walking tour through the Bo-kaap area in Cape Town. The Bo-Kaap area is the traditional heartland of the Cape Malay and Cape Coloured community. The community is filled with pastel coloured houses, steep streets and bustling streets with families.

Find out more about the free walking tours here.

3. Walk Across 4 Beaches in Clifton

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Cape Town shows off when it comes to its beaches. One bucket list item you must do is walk from Clifton 4th all the way through to Clifton 1st. You’ll be amazed at how different each beach is and what beauty you’ll find along your walk.

4. Hike up Table Mountain for Sunset

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Hiking one of the mountain ranges has to be on your bucket list and here’s why. You’ll forever be grateful for the scenic views and beauty of Cape Town from above. Try doing these hikes and putting them on your bucket list:

●     Kasteelspoort hike

●     Platteklip Gorge

●     Pipe Track

●     Kloof Corner

For more information on these hikes and what the routes look like, check it out here.

5. Ride a Bike Along Sea Point Promenade

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Experience the sea breeze blowing through your hair, the sun on your skin and the sheer joy of riding a bicycle. At the Sea Point promenade you can hire bicycles for a few hours or for the whole day (depending on how you are feeling).

Find more information on hiring bikes here

6. Go Kayaking with the African Penguins

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It’s great going to Boulders Beach to look at the penguins, but what’s even better is kayaking while saying ‘hi’ to the penguins. Take a guided tour and enjoy exploring Boulders beach, the penguins and the beauty along the way.

Book kayaking tours here

7. Grab a Bite at the Mojo Market

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Are you a foodie? If you’re in the Sea Point area, make sure to stop by the Mojo Market where you’ll be able to enjoy many different cuisines and drinks. Enjoy live music and seating areas to relish in your tasty food.

For more information on transport options to the Mojo Market with City Sightseeing Bus, check out the City Sightseeing timetable and ticket costs here. Buy your tickets online and receive a discount.

8. Take a Sunset Cruise from the V&A Waterfront

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Sunsets are something spectacular to us here in Cape Town. A champagne sunset cruise is a must for your bucket list. Try something new and set sail to watch the sun set with champagne in your hand. It’s a beautiful time to be alive, so why not try this one. The cruise starts at the V&A Waterfront and lasts for between 1,5 and 2 hours.

Book your cruise now and receive a discount with City Sightseeing.

9. Visit Kirstenbosch Gardens

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The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are magical and it’s a must to visit. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy the nature around you. Stop by the cafe in the gardens and treat yourself to a coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

10. Have High Tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel

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Make sure your bucket list is complete by topping it off with a High Tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel. Make sure to arrive dressed for the tea and ready to enjoy an array of food options. Now is the time to enjoy the experience.

As the year goes by don’t forget to smell the roses. Life is too short not to experience the world and what it has to offer.

As a family or with friends you can easily jump on the City Sightseeing Bus and enjoy a scenic route to all of the above bucket list items. For more information, check out the City Sightseeing timetable and ticket costs here. Buy your tickets online and receive a discount.

Check out these related Cape Town activities:

Spend a Night Under a Canopy of Stars on Table Mountain

Find Your Way in the Beauty of Cape Point