Gold of Africa Museum – a glistering celebration of South and West African gold. www.goldofafrica.com, 96 Strand St
Castle of Good Hope – Visit the oldest building in SA for Changing of the Guard and the Key Ceremony. www.iziko.org.za/castle, Castle St. And Cape Town Castle’s ghosts include a priest, a Governor of the Cape, a huge dog and a dancing Lady Anne Barnard!
Company’s Gardens – a hark-back to Cape Town’s days as a victualing station and home to a pear tree dating back to 1652
Long Street – trendy clothing and hip designs. Try Darkie and MeMeMe.
Greenmarket Square – one of the oldest markets in Cape Town. Souvenirs, arts and crafts
Cape Town Festivals & Fun
The Coon Carnival (2nd January) Yes, it really is called that, although the powers-that-be have now renamed it the Kaapse Klopse or Cape Town Minstrel Carnival. The minstrels take to the streets and strut their stuff in colourful glitzy New Orleans garb.