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Cape Town Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2015

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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, Cape Town, null
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Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

4 star rating: Recommended 68 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 $187.85
Cape Town Townships Tour including Robben Island, Cape Town, Safaris
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Cape Town Townships Tour including Robben Island

4.5 star rating: Recommended 83 Reviews

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 $75.71
Cage Diving with Great White Sharks from Cape Town, Cape Town, Cultural Tours
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Cage Diving with Great White Sharks from Cape Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 51 Reviews

You may think you’re a fear-defying thrill lover, but can you handle the ultimate heart-pounding experience? Find out in Cape Town by cage diving with great ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8-10 hours

From USD $131.18
Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip, Cape Town, Shark Diving
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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 112 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 $37.10
City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Cape Town, Day Trips
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City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 144 Reviews

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

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Varies

From USD $13.60
3-Day Garden Route Tour from Cape Town with Game Drive, Cape Town, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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3-Day Garden Route Tour from Cape Town with Game Drive

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Hit the road and explore South Africa’s gorgeous Garden Route, an expanse of the south coast that stretches from the Western to Eastern Cape. With a guide, ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $269.85
Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town, Cape Town, Multi-day Tours
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Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Leave Cape Town behind to take a marine cruise 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 $149.92
Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Indian and Atlantic Oceans, Cape Town, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Indian and Atlantic Oceans

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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 $421.72
Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Cape Peninsula, Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, Cape Town, Helicopter ... 
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Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Cape Peninsula, Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

This 45-minute helicopter tour from Cape Town highlights the dramatic natural scenery of the Cape Peninsula and its two famous capes – Cape of Good Hope and ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $824.55
Afternoon Tea at Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, Helicopter Tours
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Afternoon Tea at Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel

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Enjoy a few hours of sheer indulgence with an afternoon tea at Cape Town’s prestigious Mount Nelson Hotel. A tradition that dates back to the city’s colonial ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.21

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