A Perfect Day in Cape Town
Collected by Marie Frei, AFAR Local Expert
Fitting the best of the city's cosmopolitan shopping and dining, natural landmarks, creative vibes, and historical heritage into one day is not impossible with this list by your side. Perfection in Cape Town includes: a scenic drive on a sunny day, a meal bursting with freshness and flavor, a leisurely afternoon wine tasting, and a night filled with music to dance to.
Dock Road, V&A Waterfront (V&A Waterfront Ticket Office), V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
This is definitely one of the best ways to see Cape Town if you're on a very short stay in the beautiful city. With a few different tour routes, as well as a two day tour option, I'm hard pressed to find a better way for a tourist to get in all...
37 Klein Constantia Rd, Nova Constantia, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
Klein Constantia is one of the oldest vineyards on the Cape. It was established in 1685 by then Governor Simon van der Stel, whom is known as the father of the wine industry on the Cape. He was the first to realize the great potential the soil and...
13D Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
The Power and the Glory is a hipster bistro in the center of Cape Town that has attracted a cult following among locals. It's something about the relaxed style of the folding chairs and the sidewalk stools that will remind you of a Brooklyn-style...
6, The Silo, The Old Biscuit Mill, 373-375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915, South Africa
Asian-inspired tapas menu located on the 6th floor of a silo. Come for the brilliant view of Cape Town, and try the pork belly, lamb, and chocolate fondant—paired with a glass of champagne. Cost will most likely be minimum of R250 pp. Tip: book...
Tafelberg Rd & Caeleway, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
It's a must-do, but wear comfortable shoes, bring bottles of water, and pack sunscreen. We finished climbing to the top in an hour and a half, thankful that they've made it easy for the non-experienced hikers with a rugged-rock staircase from...
Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Shop No. 153, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
To the untrained eye, Jetty 1 is just another nondescript white building at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. I walked past this building several times myself before I noticed the small board outside the entrance which revealed the location's...
373 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa
This wonderful market features over 100 specialty stalls every Saturday, creating a space for local farmers, fine-food purveyors, organic merchants, bakers, artisan producers, celebrated local chefs, young designers and artists to share their...
41 Third Ave, Claremont, Cape Town, 7708, South Africa
Cafeen has delicious, simple food. The ingredients are always fresh and the portions just right, so you leave your breakfast or lunch feeling energized. The decor is a bit shabby chic (in a more charming way) with vintage Coca Cola signs,...
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
The Victoria and ALFRED waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa has seen virtually every tourist who sets foot in Cape Town. It is a hub of dining and shopping venues on the waterfront of the most beautiful city in the world. A fabulous view of...
178 Long Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Mama Africa is a must for dinner in Cape Town. The musicians are from a local township and are truly spectacular. African art for sale covers the walls and the musicians play while you eat. 10 rand per person is added to our bill for the live...
66 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
This small-batch, hand-tempered chocolate tastes delicious; the wrapping is a work of art; and Anthony is a super friendly, stylish dude and his two small shops are quirky and old fashioned. With no preservatives or emulsifiers, you might even...
The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915, South Africa
As soon as you've booked your flight to Cape Town, you'll also want to book your lunch or dinner reservations at The Test Kitchen. The restaurant was named on the ""World’s 50 Best Restaurants"" list in 2015 and 2016, making it one of the most...
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