Best of Cape Town in 3 days
Cape Town is repeatedly voted the world’s favorite city and for good reason it has an incredible variety of many remarkable experiences, ideally you would not want to spend less than 3 nights to get a really good feel of the Mother City and its fabulous attractions.
Accommodation has something for everyone however the most popular amongst everyone is to stay at the world famous V&A Waterfront where the majority of the hotels all have incredible views of Table Mountain and the Waterfront. Otherwise you could stay a few minutes out town along magnificent coastline with Table Mountain Range as your back drop and the magnificent coast as your view.
The average rate for good 4/5 star Hotels can range from ZAR1100 – ZAR3000 per person sharing (approx. US$95-$260)
Day 1: Your first afternoon after arrival could be best spent settling in, taking in the surroundings and getting a feel for this spectacular city, taking a leisurely stroll through waterfront, or if time allows perhaps a visit to the aquarium, cruise to Robin Island to learn more about Nelson Mandela or a sundowner cruise around the harbour.
Day 2: Recommend a full day Peninsula Tour generally includes a drive along Chapmans Peak, Cape Point, Kisternbosh Botanical Gardens, Penguins at Boulders Beach and Table Mountain. These tours can vary from ZAR1100 – ZAR3000 per person sharing (approx. US$95-$260).
Day 3: Half day tour of the winelands to see some 300-year-old very picturesque and scenic wine farms. If wine farms are not for you then there are many other wonderful attractions from a township tour to experience the vibrant culture of Cape Town, great white shark cage diving, city and cultural tours or the breathtaking Cape Point are amongst the large selection of activities on offer.
A trip to Cape Town would be incomplete without a safari to experience the African bush and is very easily combined with safari to Botswana, Zimbabwe or the game lodges within South Africa often best around the Kruger National Park.
Another favorite is combining Cape Town with the spectacular and diverse Garden Route of the Eastern Coast where you could either do a self-drive taking it all in at your own pace or guided tour.
October to April is the best time of year for Cape Town with the dryer summer months and May – September the winter months can be wet and windy this however is the best time of year for whale watching and safari.
Cape Town on its own or in conjunction with a safari or extended holiday within Africa is certainly one for the bucket list.
Did you know South Africa?
- South Africa is the first country outside Europe to gain Blue Flag status for its coastal management.
- For the past 5 years South Africa’s Tourism Industry eclipsed Gold as a foreign exchange earner in SA.
- Table Mountain alone has over 1,500 species of plants, more than the entire United Kingdom.
- Kruger National Park has the greatest variety of wildlife species on the African continent.
- The Karoo region is home to some of the best fossils of the early dinosaurs.
- South Africa has the oldest wine industry outside of Europe and the Mediterranean
- South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique are taking down the fences between the countries’ game parks to create a 13,500 square mile game park, which will become the largest conservation area in the world. It will be bigger than Switzerland, Belgium or Taiwan.
- The Tugela Falls is the second highest waterfall in the world, first place goes to the Angel Falls in Venezuela at 3,212 feet.
- Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world – and the largest green one. The Grand Canyon in the U.S. is the biggest, and the Fish River Canyon in Namibia the second, but both are dry.
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