South Africa is rich in history and cultural diversity. When you intern in Cape Town you will experience first-hand everything the Mother City has to offer. Even though we can guarantee you won’t get bored just sitting around looking at our mountain whilst on your internship, we still want you to go out and experience all our city has to offer! Without further ado, here’s the ultimate intern bucket list.
Intern bucket list
To that end, we have made you a list of 100 things to do in Cape Town, South Africa. Print this list out or simply include this bucket list in your itinerary! If you’re already in South Africa, take the list to a party and tick off all the things you’ve done with your friends. This is a great way to maximise your time here interning in Cape Town.
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Food to tickle your tastebuds!
If you’re a foodie, then you’re in for a treat! Here are some of the must-taste dishes to try when visiting Cape Town.
- Bunny chow
- Malva pudding
- Milk tart
- Pap en vleis
- Boerewors rolls
Hit the local food markets
Cape Town is known to have some of the best food markets in the country. Here are our favourites.
- The Neighbourgoods Market (Old Biscuit Mill)
- Bo Kaap Food and Craft Market
- The Palms Market
- City Bowl Market on Hope
- The Bay Harbour Market
Bring out your adventurous side!
There’s a lot of adventure to be had in South Africa. So, if you consider yourself an adrenaline-junkie, then try to tick off as many of these items as you can.
- Shark cage diving
- Worlds highest bungee
- Zip slide
Visit Cape Town’s Heritage Sites
Cape Town’s history is rich and fascinating. There are countless heritage sites to visit and enrich your knowledge.
- Robben Island
- Slave lodge
- National Museum
- St George’s Cathedral
- National Library
- Bo Kaap Houses
- Old Gaol, Roeland Street
- Houses of Parliament
- King’s Blockhouse
- Groote Schuur Hospital
- Company Gardens
- Green Market Square
- Coowatool Islam Masjid
- City Hall
- Outbuildings, Mount Nelson Hotel (go for the tea stay for the history)
- Centre for the Book
- Old Wooden Bridge over the Milnerton Lagoon,
- The Castle of Good Hope
- Green Point lighthouse
- The Clock Tower, V&A Waterfront
Music for the soul
In addition to a fascinating culture and history, South Africa is also pulsing with great music. There are several different places for travellers to discover these sounds.
- The Crypt
- Aces and Spade
- Straight No Chaser
- Carols by Candlelight
- Cape Town Electronic Music Festival
- Ultra Music Festival
- The Shark Tank (Music at the Aquarium)
- Zula Sound Bar
- Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts
Take a Hike
Cape Town is full of breathtaking mountains that offer spectacular views of the city and natural landscape. Here are some of the most popular hikes to enjoy.
- Devil’s Peak
- Pipe Track
- Lion’s Head
- Silvermine’s reservoir to Elephants Eye
- Three Sisters!
- Heldeberg Nature Reserve
- Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
Don’t miss Cape Town’s festivals
Cape Town is always buzzing with activity. Music festivals are popular events and regardless of your interests, you’ll be sure to find an event that tickles your fancy.
- Cape Town Festival of Lights
- New Year’s Eve Concert and Fireworks
- Cape Town Minstrel Carnival
- J&B Met
- Infecting the City
- Cape Town International Jazz Festival
- The Cape Town Funny Festival
- Rocking the Daisies
- The Kite Festival
With so many unforgettable things to do in Cape Town, you’ll most likely need an extra caffeine kick. Good thing that Cape Town has some of the tastiest and quirkiest coffee shops.
There’s little better to accompany a good cup of Java than a freshly baked good. Make sure you check out these amazing bakeries.
One of the best ways to see the city, and indulge in the culture is to put on your exercise shoes. If you find yourself in Cape Town during any of these events then make sure you get involved.
Shop till you drop
Whether you’re a shopping addict or looking for souvenirs, make sure you stop by these spots.
- Green Market Square
- V&A Waterfront
- Grand Parade on a Saturday
- Canal Walk, Century City
- Pan African Market
Enjoy the night life
While the days are incredible, the nights are just as fun. Here are some of the best nightlife activities in Cape Town to enjoy.
These are some of our favourite activities to do in Cape Town. What fun things have you done that we’ve forgotten? Let us know and we’ll add them to the intern bucket list.