Cape Town is surrounded by colossal mountains which provide a breathtaking backdrop no matter where you find yourself. While admiring them from afar is a great way to take in their beauty, we suggest you go for a hike. For an easier route, take the aerial cableway through the peaks of Table Mountain, which will give you a bird’s eye view of things from the safety of a gondola. To take a less touristy path, try hiking up Lion’s Head Mountain—although smaller in scale, here you can catch a glimpse of Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years) as well as the Atlantic Ocean coastline. You can reach the summit in under two hours, likely building up an appetite in the process. Wind your way down Kloof Nek, take a detour at Garden Center and head to charming Woodlands Eatery in the neighborhood of Vredehoek, a hilly area home to many of Cape Town’s creative young professionals. Here you can relax over a thin-crust pizza and a craft beer from &Union or Darling Brew.