All over the world, travellers are chomping at the bit to get back on the road again once travel restrictions are lifted. For now, though, many prefer to make the most of the local attractions on offer in their own countries.


If you live in and around Cape Town, you’re in luck. There’s bound to be a host of things you’ve yet to discover, or re-discover, in your neighbourhood. Start exploring with these top cultural and historical local travel destinations and treat yourself to a ‘business-stay-cation’ at affordable rates in many great self-catering apartments. 

Iziko Museums

This South African innovation offers a wealth of things to see in the Mother City. Some of the lesser-known museums in their portfolio include: 

  • Rust en Vreugd
  • Bertram House
  • Koopmans De Wet House
  • Old Town House

There’s a lot more to discover in this portfolio of exquisitely preserved historical venues and museums. 

Robben Island

Robben Island is one of the world’s most visited destinations, so now’s a great time to explore, while international travellers are at an all-time low.


Here you’ll take a trip back in time to see what life was like for many of those who were instrumental in shaping the South Africa of today. 

First Thursdays

First Thursdays are one of the best ways to scoop up some of Cape Town’s best cultural attractions in one go. The best part is that most of these galleries and museums offer free admission during these events. 


You can take a walk around the Bo-Kaap anytime, you don’t need to wait for any restrictions to lift. This interesting area’s awash with colourful houses, restaurants offering sumptuous Cape Malay eats for takeaway, and a vibrant atmosphere that’s bound to put a spring in your step. 

The Company’s Garden

Likewise, the Company’s Garden is a social-distancing friendly destination for those wanting to step back in time at this centuries old garden, which was once Jan van Riebeek’s vegetable patch.


For now, the surrounding museums are closed, but you can still enjoy a picnic and some fresh air while you’re there. 

Get in the Know About Your Local Travel Options

Wherever you are in Cape Town, you’re bound to find something exciting to explore nearby.


Keep reading our blog for more local travel ideas for your post-coronavirus wish list or get in touch if you’re looking for long term accommodation in the heart of Cape Town’s cultural action.

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