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Things to do in Cape Town as a student

5th December 2017 Posted by: Joy Moloi

CAPE TOWN, one of the most beautiful places in the world, is home to stunning beaches, the city is one of the best in Africa with plenty of rich historical background and a variety of different cultures.  There are a million things to do, see, feel and taste in Cape Town as a visiting student whether you are just visiting, or you here for a long period of time. Here are the 7 great things for students to do when you're in Cape Town.


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1. Visit the Cape Winelands

If you're looking to escape the city life, travel 45 minutes from Cape Town to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, go for wine tasting in one of the many beautiful wine estates.

2. Visit the Penguins at Boulders Beach

Boulders beach, which lies near Simon’s Town, which is one of South Africa’s oldest cities. You can walk on the beach and see penguins. Seeing this view is nice for weekend afternoons.

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3. Robben Island

Robben Island has seen much human suffering, as early as 1636. As a visitor to Cape Town, visiting Robben Island is a must, South Africa has a rich history and many of it is engraved in this place. Many political leaders were imprisoned here, Nelson Mandela being one of them. The Political prisoners were required to work here for at least six hours, many suffered damage to their eyesight due to constant dust and the glare of the sunlight.

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4. Long Street Night Life

Of course, as a student, you wouldn’t want to miss the nightlife, a loud and lively street in the heart of Cape Town is filled with local bars, restaurants and hosts many different cultures. There is much to do for students, mingling with the locals is always a favourite on this street.


5. Climb Table Mountain

The best-known landmark in Cape Town, this iconic mountain gives you a view of the whole city. You can take the cable car to see the fantastic view of Cape Town and beyond, but nothing beats climbing this amazing mountain by foot with all its intricate routes to climb it.

6. Mzoli’s in Gugulethu

As a visitor in Cape Town, it is always great to explore different cultures, and going to the townships of Cape Town Gugulethu, one of the best-known townships in South Africa, is home to Mzoli’s Restaurant, this is also a great party spot of locals and international people. Go for a Barbeque which is known as a braai in South Africa.

7. Visit at least one museum in Cape Town.

Do not leave Cape Town without at least visiting one of the museums, that offer a rich history of the locals and different cultures that shaped the city we see today. One of the Popular Museums which houses fundamental history is District Six museum, there are collections that include historical documents, photographs, audio-visual recordings and physical remains of the area such as the street signs.



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