Cape Town, situated near the southern tip of South Africa, is famous for its striking beauty, world-renowned landmarks like Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and its and hip art and food scene.

And following the recent death of Nelson Mandela, tourists are interested in digging deeper into the country’s history and its struggle against apartheid.

When planning your visit to the Mother City, break away from the tired suggestions you find in the guidebooks and get off the beaten path.

We’ve gathered some unique things to do will make you feel like a local.