I went to Cape Town for a short trip with a packed itinerary, so I had to make sure that I dress up comfy. Cotton clothes and walking shoes are your best options while travelling in Cape Town, although the nights can get a little chilly so make sure you pack some jackets/cardigans too and most importantly your swimsuits.
Sunglasses, hat and a sunscreen with a good SPF are the must-haves in Cape Town as the sun is a bit strong in this city but if you take good care of your skin, you might return with a nice glowing sun-tan.
While the city is big on travel and beauty, I did not feel the same about shopping. :( There’s a lot of tribal, African jewelry like beaded neck-pieces and earrings, chunky bangles available here but I thought it was a bit over priced and unfortunately my bargaining skills were put to a pretty harsh test here. Although if you love collecting artifacts then this is the place for you as they have a plethora of different artifacts displayed everywhere in the city. Some of the popular shopping destinations in Cape Town are the V&A waterfront, the Canal Walk mall, Cavendish Square mall, the Green Market square, Hout Bay market and the Kirstenboschcraft market.
Also a word of advice to all those who are planning to visit this dynamic city - be careful of your belongings and travel mostly in groups, avoid traveling in secluded areas at night especially if you are alone. And if you are a vegetarian, get ready for a pretty serious dieting spree, LOL! ;)