4 of the Best Things to Do Alone in Cape Town

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Introverts, ensemble!

Visiting Cape Town as a solo traveller?

Or just want some time alone?

You're in the right place.

There are plenty of things to do in the Mother City that don't require a partner or a group of friends, making it a fantastic solo travel destination.

So if you're in the mood to explore the city by yourself, here are some of the best things to do alone in Cape Town!


Best Things to do Alone in Cape Town


#1 Visit Cape Town's Museum or Art Galleries

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Museums are made for solo travellers. You can spend hours wandering around the halls without having to speak to a soul.

Into your art? Make a pitstop at Zeitz Mocca. It's one of the best art museums in Africa and has over 100 gallery spaces to explore.

While the entrance fee is a bit high compared to other museums in Cape Town, check out the official website for half-price specials and discounts on certain days.

For an intriguing history lesson, start your solo travel adventure at the Iziko Museum Mile.

Located in the City Bowl, you can learn all about South Africa's past at the Slave Lodge and the District Six Museum.

While you're in the area, grab a coffee from Truth. It holds the title for making the best cup of Joe in the world! 


Go Wine Tasting in Franschhoek

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Want to go wine tasting, but feeling awkward about pitching up at a winery by yourself?

Hop on board the Franschhoek Wine Tram!

Not only can you choose from multiple wine routes around the region, but it comes with a built in-crowd.

You and your fellow tram-mates will spend an entire day getting day drunk off the best vintages in Franschhoek.


Go Paragliding Over the City Bowl

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You don't need a partner to get an adrenaline rush.

One of the best things to do in Cape Town is paragliding. If the weather gods are on your side, you'll glide off Lion's Head and fly over the City Bowl and Green Point.

If you don't have a GoPro, pay in extra to get your instructor to record your adventure!

Tip: Go at sunset (if possible) to end off the day to get the best seat in the Mother City!


Go to the Beach

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You can't go wrong with a beach day in Cape Town. With kilometres of beautiful beaches, palm trees lining the coast and sparkling blue water, there's no better spot to spend a few hours.

Grab your latest summer read, a pair of polarised sunglasses (to fight off any unwanted signs of ageing around your eyes) and PLENTY of sunscreen.

Get pizza delivered straight to your beach towel on Camps Bay beach (courtesy of the delicious Col Cacchio's) or get away from the crowds by sun-worshipping on Llandudno beach.


Read More: 4 of the Best Beaches in Cape Town


What are your favourite things to do alone in Cape Town? Did we miss out on any good ones? Let us know in the comments below!

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