How to Spend 48 hours in Cape Town

If you are visiting Cape Town, for just 48 hours, there are still plenty of things that you can do. Cape Town is an amazing city that offers you various alternatives. 

Here are some of the top experiences you should try on your brief visit to the Mother City: 

 

Visit the Cape of Good Hope and Chapman’s Peak

 

Expanding in 77,5 sq km, the Cape of Good Hope (known also as Cape Point) offers some great walks, awesome scenery and prolific wildlife. Here, you can admire a big variety of more than 250 species of colourful birds, including cormorants, as well as ostriches that live around the Cape of Good Hope. We suggest taking a drive around Chapman’s Peak, affectionately known as Chappies. The breathtaking coastal view is a real treat and locals and international tourists have crowned Chapman’s Peak drive as one of the best views in the world. 

Discover the Two Oceans Aquarium

 

Take the time to explore the colourful and vibrant Atlantic and Indian ocean aquarium. At the Two Oceans Aquarium, you can see over 3,000 creatures and 88 species on show. This aquarium provides great entertainment for the whole family. There is an array of live feeds on display in the main auditorium daily.

Catch the Table Mountain Aerial Cable Car

 

It’s a quick ride up to Table Mountain, where you have a full view of the city from various angles, but you need to stay at the top and admire the scenery. You can also reach the top on foot. There are various hiking trails on the mountain, however, this may be a time-consuming exercise.

Escape at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

 

These are the most unique botanical gardens in the whole world. These 52,8000 sq km botanical gardens offer you free guided tours and walk in order to see some of the most amazing and colourful plants. You can also take a walk at the Tree Canopy Walkway (known also as the Boomslang), which is timber and curvaceous steel bridge that rises through the trees, where you can have some of the most amazing views in the gardens.

Getting around

Are you an international traveller visiting Cape Town and wondering how you can get around? If you’re travelling from Cape Town International Airport, you will be able to hire a vehicle with car rental, South Africa, upon landing. 

 

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