Cozying Up to Cape Town: Things to Do in 3 Days

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  • Nature Escapes

  • Cape Town

  • Adventure Travel

  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel

  • South Africa

  • National Park

  • Mountain

  • Beach Town

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Curator’s statement

Cape Town is an amazing destination to visit at all times of the year. Not only is it the perfect stop-over spot before a beautiful Safari in Kruger National Park, but also its a destination in itself. There are beautiful beaches, hiking opportunities, great restaurants, history and so much more. Cape Town offers a captivating experience with its diverse offerings, from scenic landscapes and delicious cuisine to cultural exploration. Embrace the warmth of this city and create unforgettable memories during your visit.

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Things to do in Capetown

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Arrive in the afternoon: Take a leisurely stroll around the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, known for its shops, restaurants and lively atmosphere.

Morning Activities: Start your day with a visit to the farmers market for a taste of local flavors. Then, hike up Lion's Head for breathtaking views of the city and coastline.

Cape Point Tour: Embark on a scenic drive to Cape Point, where you can witness the meeting of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Don't forget to visit the Cape Point Lighthouse for spectacular vistas.

Must-Visit Attractions: Take a ride on the Table Mountain Funicular for stunning views, explore the poignant District 6 Museum to learn about South Africa's history, and appreciate the beauty of Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.

Langa Township Tour: Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and community spirit of Langa Township through a guided tour, gaining insights into South Africa's complex past and present.

Places to eat & drink in Capetown

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Dinner Options:

  • Belly of the Beast: Indulge in delectable, locally sourced dishes in an intimate setting.

  • PIER: Savor seafood delicacies while enjoying stunning ocean views.

  • La Colombe: Delight your taste buds with innovative and artfully presented cuisine.

  • Pot Luck Club: Experience a fusion of flavors and breathtaking views from the top of the Old Biscuit Mill.

  • The Granary Cafe: Enjoy a relaxed dining experience with delicious farm-to-table dishes.

  • Kloof Street House: Step into a charming Victorian-style house and enjoy a diverse menu in a cozy setting.

Breakfast or Lunch:

  • Farmers Market: Explore the vibrant market for a wide variety of fresh produce, local delights, and artisanal crafts.

  • Bo Kap Cafe: Experience traditional Cape Malay cuisine and enjoy the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood.

  • Giovanni’s Deli: Indulge in delicious Italian fare, including freshly baked bread, pastries, and gourmet sandwiches.

Drinks:

  • Art of Duplicity: Enter the hidden world of speakeasies and enjoy craft cocktails in a sophisticated setting.

  • Silo Hotel Rooftop: Sip your favorite drink while taking in panoramic views of Cape Town's skyline.

  • House of Machines: Embrace the cool vibes of this cafe, bar, and motorcycle workshop combined.

  • Leo's Wine Bar: Discover an extensive selection of local wines and relax in a cozy atmosphere.

  • The Gin Bar: Unwind with a gin and tonic from their impressive collection of craft gins.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Elena Federico’s guide, Things to Do in Cape Town.

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