9. Robben Island Beaches
On a visit to Robben Island’s prison museum, be sure to leave time to explore the island’s unspoiled beaches. You’ll be rewarded with dramatic views of the city, and Table Mountain flanked by Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. Few visitors realize that the island’s shores are the natural habitat of a sizable penguin colony: enjoy watching them with far fewer tourists than at Boulders Beach. Bird life is abundant and includes oystercatchers, ibis, egrets and cormorants. Sharks and dolphins can often be spotted offshore, too.