Cape Town falls in the Cape Floristic region, making it a known ecotourism hotspot. Of all the Cape Town tourist places, Table Mountain is easily the most iconic - it was recently named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. You could take a cable car to the summit or choose to hike to the top following a scenic trail. Either way, you’ll be treated to a breath-taking view of the city on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other.
Alternatively, you could attempt the full-moon hike on Lion’s Head, a hill just minutes from the city centre. The more adventurous kind can even go paragliding off the hill. Wildlife lovers should make it a point to take the day safari at the Aquila Private Game Reserve, a park full of lounging lions and grazing zebras.
Those who prefer sparkling blue water, take a trip down to Boulder Beach, the home of the African Jackass Penguin. For a small fee, you can gain access to the private beach and go further into the reserve. Make sure you keep your camera handy!