By Melania Totaro, a self-confessed outdoors fanatic in love with Cape Town and its unique surroundings
Edited by Matthew Wears
Although Cape Town is not the biggest South African city, it still has its fair share of secret spots that are really worth exploring! I’ve lived in this beautiful place for over eight years now and I’ve come to know pretty much every corner of the city and its surrounding areas, so I can tell you where to find some of its best kept secrets, that’s for sure! I personally have a passion for the outdoors, so a whole load of my favourite hobbies and interests involve exploring the incredible countryside that surrounds my city, so you can expect to see find a lot of these activities on this Cape Town hidden places list. Even still, I do love exploring the many secret areas in my city too, there’s so many non-touristy things to do in Cape Town itself, so don’t worry, I’m definitely going to be including these too. Whether you want to find that secret beach that feels like your own kind of paradise, stumble upon somewhere totally authentic to eat, or just want a few unusual ideas for what to do when you first arrive, my top ten hidden gems in Cape Town will cover it all.