Five Days On a Cape Town Vacation
Cape Town is renowned for its beauty, being voted one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its no wonder we welcome just short of 2 million visitors per year. And when people come for their stay where should they go? Where should you go when during your 5 day holiday? Here are my perfect five days in Cape Town.
Day 1: Table Mountain and CBD
Table Mountain is a must-see when in Cape Town. Taking the Cable Car is quick and accessible to all, and for the fitness freaks, you can even hike up the mountain from a number of points. Take the morning to see Table Mountain and use the rest of the day to see Cape Town CBD. Take a walking tour and visit the Slave Museum and Bo-Kaap to learn about our fascinating history.
Day 2: Lions Head and V&A Waterfront
Lions Head lives in the shadow of Table Mountain but is magnificent in its own right! A short and manageable morning hike will take you to the top of this mountain with breathtaking views! If you’re an early riser try to take a guided sunrise hike up the mountain!
Use the rest of the day to explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront! From top-quality restaurants to the Two Oceans Aquarium, there is a lot to see! Try and book a Robben Island trip in the afternoon!
Day 3: Cape Peninsula
Cape Point and Boulders Beach are often spoken about when visiting the Cape! But the journey around the peninsula while visiting those sites is a site in itself. Take a day to drive the peninsula seeing Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek, Simonstown, Boulders Beach, Cape Point, Kommetjie, Hout Bay, Camps Bay and Clifton. All with a unique history and scenery.
Day 4: Wine Time
Now if you are like me and are a wine lover. Cape Town is the place to be! From Franschhoek to Stellenbosch and even Constantia, we are spoiled for choice. Visiting the vineyards and doing some wine tasting is a great experience and can open your palate to an array of new aromas and flavours. The Franschhoek Wine Tram is a good way to get around, offering stops at all the major wine farms.
Day 5: The Last Day
The last day is a relaxing day! Take the morning to explore the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and use the afternoon to visit any sites you may have missed or explore somewhere in more detail such as the Towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek or one of our Township tours.
Cape Town is my favourite place to visit as a tourist! Even though I grew up here, there is always more to discover and see. And views from the top of Lions Head and Table Mountian never get old! Hire a car in Cape Town that will accommodate your travel!