Welcome to Cape Flats & Northern Suburbs
The vast townships and coloured suburbs sprawling alongside the N2 highway east of the city centre are known collectively as the Cape Flats. It's well worth visiting a township – either independently or on one of the excellent guided tours on offer – and even staying overnight, to get a sense of how the majority of Capetonians live.
In contrast, the Northern Suburbs' appeal lies in their beaches and wine estates. North along Table Bay lie Milnerton and Bloubergstrand, while inland is the wine-growing district of Durbanville.