Even if you’ve lived in Cape Town your entire life, you probably haven’t explored every part of it.
If you’re visiting for the first time, you’ll obviously want to make the most of it.
That’s the idea behind travel expert Pippa de Bruyn’s article in The Telegraph, outlining the perfect 48 hours in Cape Town.
It’s the ideal schedule for those of you who want to make the most of your stay, and of course, all those Capetonians out there who want to take a weekend to really explore the city.
Your itinerary for the perfect 48 hours is as follows:
Schedule Table Mountain for the morning, when the wind is least likely to blow. It’s a relatively easy walk, but because you want to make the most of your day, opt for the cable car.
Take the cable car back down the mountain no later than 10AM to ensure that you make it to Nelson Mandela Gateway at the Waterfront. You have to be at the Robben Island ferry departure point 30 minutes before an 11AM departure.
Pro-tip: pre-book your Robben Island trip online.
You’ll spend three hours getting your history fix on the island which includes seeing Nelson Mandela’s cell, and that brings us to the afternoon.
You’ll get back from Robben Island at around 2PM, and then have lunch at nearby Den Anker while enjoying the view of Table Mountain.
After lunch, stop in at the Zeitz MOCAA for an art and culture fix.
By now you’re reaching the evening. Freshen up and head out to Camps Bay for the sunset and dinner. We recommend Cafe Caprice for the perfect spot to eat a meal, drink a sundowner, and watch the sun go down over the ocean.
You’ll probably want to stick around for a few after dinner drinks, or take a walk down the strip to check out other trendy spots in the area.
Nurse your hangover with an easy drive around the peninsula past Cape Point starting at around 8AM.
This will get you to Cape Point National Park before the crowds, winding your way along the coastal road that connects Camps Bay to Hout Bay.
Stop to enjoy the view halfway up Chapman’s Peak Drive, because it really is a cracker.
Your next stop is Boulders beach – just don’t mess with the penguins. In the mid-afternoon, head on over to Harbour House in Kalk Bay right above the sea on the edge of the quay.
Take a stroll down Kalk Bay’s high street, because you need to work off that lunch.
End your peninsula tour with a wine tasting in Constantia, and you can then stop for dinner at one of Constantia’s top-notch restaurants.
End the evening on Bree street with a cocktail at one of Bree’s trendy bars, and then let the evening go where it goes.
You can read more here.
Sounds like a pretty good 48 hours.
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