My dears, Capetown is such a beautiful place where there is so much to discover. To get you started, we want to show you what you can experience in 4 days here in Capetown.
Day 1 – Arrival
You’ve had a long flight and you’re totally exhausted? Treat yourself to a beach day at Clifton Beach or Camps Bay and take in the beautiful sunset in the evening.
At the beach promenade you can end the day in a very relaxed atmosphere with a delicious cocktail and dinner.
Codfathers for the best seafood in town (reservation required)
Tigers Milk for Chill & Drinks.
Day 2 – City Tour
Strengthen yourselves for the day and go and have a delicious breakfast. Check out our 5 favourite spots for breakfast & lunch in Cape Town.
Start the route from your cafe, whichever way makes the most sense for you.
We went directly to the Bokaap. You have probably already heard of the famous colourful houses.
A quick photo here and on to Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Here you can surely spend several hours and enjoy the nature and plant variety.
Afterwards, get dropped off by the Uber at the V&S Waterfront, explore the area, ride the Giant Ferris Wheel and walk along the pier towards Oranjezicht Nightmarket. Here you will also find something for the snack in between. The market offers local products and is a cool place to hang out in the afternoon and feast on the streetfood stands or sip some cool drinks until sunset.
Day 3 – Lions Head and Table Mountain
02:30 the alarm clock rings. Backpack and headlights on and off we go to the Lions Head Hike to watch the sunrise from the top. The 2 hour hike is really challenging but the view from the summit over the city is simply amazing – you have to see it. Starting point is at the Lions Head parking lot.
If that is too early, you can do the hike during the day or at sunset. But because of the temperatures this is much more exhausting and on the way there is much more traffic than in the morning.
ATTENTION: Be careful and do the hike only in groups, put on decent shoes and take enough water with you (you will be at least 4 hours on the way).
Reward yourself with a breakfast when you get back down or go directly to the Mojo Market for lunch, a cool market hall with great food, live band and craft beer. Afterwards stroll through the streets, because here you can find some cool shops in Sea Point.
For the sunset you can take a gondola to Table Mountain or drive up Signal Hill.
Day 4 – Cape of Good Hope
On the day trip to the Cape of Good Hope you can make a few stops. All in all this trip takes about 8-10 hours. We recommend doing this by car but there are also group busses available.
The first stop is in Muizenberg Beach. The beach is perfect for surf beginners. Furthermore you will find the famous colorful beach houses.
We only came here for the photo, so we went straight on to Boulders Beach, the beach with the famous penguins. Originally, a pair of penguins from Antarctica probably got lost on the coast here and then, due to the perfect living conditions, reproduced rapidly. The place is now under nature protection. You can watch the little creatures on a closed beach section (entrance fee about 10,00€). Very touristy, nevertheless a must see!
A tip to be a little more undisturbed: At the lower beach entrance at the end of the main beach you will find a crack in the rocks between which you can walk to another beach where the animals are running around freely. But please respect the privacy of the little animals.
Afterwards we made our way to the Table Mountain National Park. Besides a funny monkey colony you can visit the Cape of Good Hope, the most southwestern point of Africa and Cape Point, a lighthouse at the end of the national park.
If it is not too late, you can make a last stop at Nordhoek Beach/Chapmans Peak. We hadn’t heard of this beach before and it is by far one of the most beautiful ones here. During the day you can also ride with horses along the sea.
Hope you enjoyed our Cape Town Guide. If you want to know more about our South Africa trip, check out the other blog posts!