Here are just a few of the many activities on offer in the beautiful Mother City: Make like a proper tourist and get on the hop-on hop-off Red Bus for open-top sightseeing tours of the whole peninsula. Take a sunset catamaran cruise from the V&A Waterfront. Spice up your culinary repertoire with a Cape Malay cooking class in the Bo-Kaap. Take a boat ride and watch southern right whales cavort (July to November). Catch some live music on Sunday afternoons at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (November to April). Come face to face with a great white shark while shark cage diving. Indulge in incredible cuisine – Cape Town and surrounds are awash with world-class restaurants. Hike to the top of Table Mountain, then take the cable car down again. Check out the masses of penguins at Boulders Beach. Watch an outdoor movie on a giant screen while picnicking on a lawn (October to April). Take the ferry to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. Explore South Africa’s rich cultural heritage by doing the museum circuit. Take to the skies with a helicopter flight and get a completely different perspective of the peninsula. Make full use of the awesome light in Cape Town and wow the world with your photographs. Kids especially love the Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront.