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Cape Town Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2014

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Backed by iconic Table Mountain, and surrounded by gorgeous beaches, nature has given Cape Town one of the world’s best-looking locations. There’s the Aquila game reserve nearby for wildlife-watching, cosmopolitan bars and restaurants, cutting-edge culture and fashion, and nearby wine towns to tour – so what are you waiting for? Explore the best of Cape Town with our three-day itinerary.

Day 1: Cape Town crawl

Perhaps the best way to start getting to know Cape Town is from the top of Table Mountain. It’s best to ride the cable car here when the sky is clear, or else your view will be of clouds! Head to the V&A waterfront, with its swish collection of boutiques, restaurants and popular aquarium, and pick up the hop-on hop-off bus to get from A to B. Long Street’s party vibe is another downtown magnet, where souvenirs are sourced from across Africa and game restaurants serve the weird and wonderful tastes of warthog and springbok.

Day 2: Hit the beach

See the surfers catch mighty waves at Camps Bay, behind Table Mountain, or learn the basics with a surfing lesson at Big Bay. Other good beaches for swimming and surfing include the yachties’ favorite Clifton and family-friendly Hout Bay. If you want to see whales breaching the water head to Hermanus, where the whales swimming past are visible from the shore’s cliff-top path, especially between August and November.

Day 3: African wildlife

You have to see Africa’s wildlife while you’re in Cape Town, and the Aquila Game Reserve is the place to do it. Horseback, Jeep and quad-bike safari tours highlight the famous elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and mountain leopard sightings, but you’ll also see wildebeest, zebras and giraffes. This private game reserve offers an educational experience, and on-site resort facilities like the superior restaurant and swimming pools ensure a comfortable safari.

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Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

4 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

Visit the incredible Aquila Game Reserve -- the closest game reserve to Cape Town – on this full-day safari tour! With hotel pickup from your central Cape Town ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $226.28

Cape Town Townships Tour including Robben Island

Experience a thought-provoking guided tour of Cape Town and Robben Island, where the late Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. Learn the sobering ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.26

Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 51 Reviews

See Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, and then head into town to see the city highlights up close with an expert guide. After descending from South ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.17

Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Indian and Atlantic Oceans

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

See two oceans in one helicopter trip on a scenic flight from Cape Town! On a route around beautiful Table Mountain, glide along the Atlantic coastline and ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 25 minutes (approx.)

From USD $166.93

Cape Town City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 81 Reviews

Explore the best of Cape Town’s world-famous attractions aboard an open-top, double-decker bus! With two routes to choose from, this hop-on hop-off tour of ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Varies

From USD $3.45

Hermanus Day Trip with Seasonal Whale Watching

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Take this opportunity to go whale watching from one of the best land based viewing spots in the world, Hermanus. From July to November the Southern Right ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.19

Marine Big 5 Catamaran Safari Adventure from Cape Town

Leave Cape Town behind to take a marine safari where you can see great white sharks, whales, Cape fur seals and a variety of seabirds. On a 2-hour cruise from ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.94

Traditional South African Dinner Experience: Dancing, Drumming, and Interactive Performances at Gold Restaurant

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Delve into the spirit of Cape Town with an evening of pan-African cuisine, music and dance performances at Gold Restaurant! You’ll savor a 14-course meal ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.49

Cape Malay Cultural Tour of Cape Town

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Discover Cape Town’s cultural heritage on a 4-hour Cape Malay tour led by an expert guide. As the oldest city in South Africa, Cape Town boasts a culture that ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.97

Private Tour: Cape Town City Highlights

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

See the highlights of Cape Town on a full-day tour, led by a local private guide! After enjoying panoramic city views from Table Mountain or Signal Hill, head ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.92

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