How to Spend 48 Hours in Cape Town
If you are visiting Cape Town, in South Africa, 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. The following are some of the top things you can see while in this South African city.
Visit the Cape Winelands
Just about an hour’s drive from the capital, you can visit some of the most amazing local vineyards. The most known are Moreson, Haute Cabriere and La Petite Ferme. You can hire a car from Cape Town (car hire South Africa is affordable!), in order to arrange your private tours as you please. But you can also take the tram (the Franschhoek Wine Tram), which will take you on a tour around various vineyards in the areas. Stellenbosch is also another great region to visit with best-known vineyards of Kanonkop and Tokara.
Visit the District Six Museum
This is a museum that actually gives a great review of the history of the multi racial area, that was actually destroyed during Apartheid and its inhabitants were forcibly removes between 1960 and 1970. Many of the tours in the city begin with this special museum, in order to explain the history of the area and the laws.
See the Cape of Good Hope
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Expanding in 77,5 sq km, the Cape of Good Hope (known also as Cape Point) offers some great walks, awesome sceneries and fantastic walks. 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.
Discover the Two Oceans Aquarium
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Take the time to explore the colourful and vibrant Atlantic and Indian oceans aquatic. At the Two Oceans Aquarium, you can see over 3,000 creatures and 88 species on show. This aquatic gives you great entertainment for you and your kids. For example, here you can have the opportunity to come face to face with predators of big fishes.
Catch the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
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It’s a quick ride up to Table Mountain, where you can view all 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 through beautiful but really exhausting trials.
Escape at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
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 a timber and curvaceous steel bridge, that rises through the trees, where you can have some of the most amazing views in the gardens.
Explore the most unique tastes and flavours in the city
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Cape Town offers great tastes from across the continent. You can try different tastes, like braaivleis (barbeque), amanqina (chicken feet), Malay curries and more. You can also try the African coffee and dark chocolate mousses.