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If you only have three days, these are the things to see and do. Of course you need a week for this gorgeous city.

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  • History Buff
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Thrifty Traveller

17 Places

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17 Places

Day 1

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Piers & Boardwalks, Marinas, Neighbourhoods

Company's Gardens

Gardens

Bo-kaap

Neighbourhoods

Castle of Good Hope

Castles

Table Mountain

Mountains

Signal Hill

Mountains

Eastern Food Bazaar

Restaurants

Long Street

Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Day 2

Kalk Bay

Destinations

Brass Bell

Restaurants

Olympia Cafe and Deli

Restaurants

Boulders Beach

Beaches

Groot Constantia

Wineries & Vineyards

Chapman's Peak Drive

Scenic Drives

Day 3

Root44 Market

Gift & Speciality Shops

Babylonstoren Garden

Gardens

Stellenbosch

Destinations

janajakkals's City Tips

  • Get a MyCiti bus card for inner city getting around.
    Day 1
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    Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    Piers & Boardwalks, Marinas, Neighbourhoods
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    janajakkals Says:

    You have to see the Waterfront. It is the most visited place in Africa. They have a lovely food market and it is very vibrant. The aquarium is also something to behold.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 224 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun 22/03/2017
    • A view to calm the mind 22/03/2017
    • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    Address:
    Breakwater Boulevard
    Cape Town Central 8002
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 408 7600
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Company's Gardens
    Gardens
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    janajakkals Says:

    I love this garden. It is the oldest garden in the country. Lovely restaurant in the centre of it as well.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Buy peanuts at the vendors at the top of Adderley Street and feed the squirrels!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 224 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful evening stroll 22/03/2017
    • Look out for the albino squirrel 21/03/2017
    • Company's Gardens
    Address:
    19 Queen Victoria Street
    Cape Town Central 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    0796094700
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Bo-kaap
    Neighbourhoods
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    janajakkals Says:

    Very much part of Cape Town's rich history. Colourful houses.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Do not miss out on all the spices at Atlas Trading.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 224 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing place to walk around 22/03/2017
    • Interesting 22/03/2017
    • Bo-kaap
    Other:
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    Castle of Good Hope
    Castles
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    janajakkals Says:

    The ultimate place to visit if you're into history.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #60 of 224 things to do in Cape Town Central
    • Cape Town's History 22/03/2017
    • Interesting historical site 21/03/2017
    • Castle of Good Hope
    Address:
    Corner of Buitenkant and Strand streets
    Cape Town Central
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 787 1249
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:30 - 16:00
    Other:
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    Table Mountain
    Mountains
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    janajakkals Says:

    How can you come to Cape Town and not go up Table Mountain? It is a must do! Glorious views.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • After 6 in the afternoon you pay half price. And you go up for free on your birthday - have to show an ID though.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Table Mountain National Park
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • You have to go here when in Cape Town 23/03/2017
    • The most beautiful sunset 22/03/2017
    • Table Mountain
    Phone:
    +27 12 426 5000
    Other:
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    Signal Hill
    Mountains
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    janajakkals Says:

    Ultimate for sunsets. Very worth the bit of trouble it'll take to get there if you don't have your own transport.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Take a picnic basket and enjoy the sunset over the ocean.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 224 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Enjoy the sunset 22/03/2017
    • Great views 22/03/2017
    • Signal Hill
    Phone:
    +27 80 000 4424
    Other:
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    Eastern Food Bazaar
    Restaurants (Indian, Fast food, Asian, Middle Eastern)
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    janajakkals Says:

    One of the city's hidden gems. You get great food at excellent prices. From Indian to Chinese.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • A bit dodgy street, so be aware. But you won't find anything better priced in the city.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 931 restaurants in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent place to eat 22/03/2017
    • Good Food, Real Cheap, Real Fast! 14/03/2017
    • Eastern Food Bazaar
    Address:
    96 Longmarket Street
    Cape Town Central 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 461 2458
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 - 22:00
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 - 22:30
    Other:
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    Long Street
    Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    janajakkals Says:

    A nice vibe to walk around. This is Cape Town's liveliest street. With lots of little shops and restaurants.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • At the top of Long Street, go to the Beer House. More than 99 beers from around the world. Plus a great view of Table Mountain and the street below.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #38 of 224 things to do in Cape Town Central
    • Not alot here 22/03/2017
    • Long Street 21/03/2017
    • Long Street
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    Kalk Bay
    Destinations
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    janajakkals Says:

    My favourite part of Cape Town! You can spend the whole day there. Lots of antique shops and shopping, also lovely restaurants.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Take the train from the City Centre. Take the Simon's Town line. Get off at the Brass Bell restaurant in Kalk Bay.
    • Have fish and chips like the locals on the harbour at Kalky's.
    • Most awesome restaurant in the world ever - the Brass Bell - right on the ocean! It is an absolute legend in Cape Town, don't miss it.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    • Kalk Bay
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    Brass Bell
    Restaurants (International, Pub, Bar, Seafood)
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    janajakkals Says:

    Here it is! What a lovely, amazing restaurant. Always busy, but a lot of space. Various dining areas throughout. With great views of the ocean. Feel the waves splash right next to you!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Whatever you do, don't miss the Brass Bell.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 24 restaurants in Kalk Bay
    • Beautiful day ! 22/03/2017
    • Ok 22/03/2017
    • Brass Bell
    Address:
    41 Main Road
    Kalk Bay Station
    Kalk Bay 7975
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 788 5455
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:30 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Olympia Cafe and Deli
    Restaurants (Cafe)
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    janajakkals Says:

    Lovely breads and baked goods. Always nice to go and sit there and watch life on the sidewalk pass by you.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Couples
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 24 restaurants in Kalk Bay
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Atmosphere. Food 50/50 22/03/2017
    • Cheerful, stylish, fun place to eat 20/03/2017
    • Olympia Cafe and Deli
    Address:
    134 Main Road
    Kalk Bay 7975
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 788 6396
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Boulders Beach
    Beaches
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    janajakkals Says:

    You want to see penguins in their natural state? This is the beach to come to.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Right next to the paid Boulders Beach part, there is a piece of open beach. Wait for the afternoon and you'll see the penguins marching past, to go to sleep.
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Simon's Town
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Penguins! 21/03/2017
    • Fantastic Spot 21/03/2017
    • Boulders Beach
    Address:
    Kleintuin Rd
    Simon's Town
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 786 2329
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Groot Constantia
    Wineries & Vineyards
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    janajakkals Says:

    The oldest wine farm in the country and world-renowned. A lot has been said about Constantia wines in world literature. If you only visit one wine farm in the Cape, this is the ultimate.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Constantia
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wine was fine, lacking on the service and atmosphere 22/03/2017
    • Great wine and Great scenery 22/03/2017
    • Groot Constantia
    Address:
    Groot Constantia Estate
    Groot Constantia Road
    Constantia 8000
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 794 5128
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:30
    Other:
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    Chapman's Peak Drive
    Scenic Drives
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    janajakkals Says:

    What an absolute gorgeous drive and a way to truly experience Cape Town. Also the route of the Cape Argus cycle tour.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Have lunch at Mariner's Wharf in Hout Bay - best damn prawns in Cape Town.
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 997 things to do in Western Cape
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Convenient Great Views 20/03/2017
    • Must-do drive to start or end your Garden Route road trip of South Africa 19/03/2017
    • Chapman's Peak Drive
    Other:
  • Day 3
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    Root44 Market
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    janajakkals Says:

    Visit this market over the weekend. One of many many markets in Cape Town, but truly one of the best.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Like a Local
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 21 Shopping in Stellenbosch
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • This is a must stop for eats! 19/03/2017
    • Very nice place for family 18/03/2017
    • Root44 Market
    Address:
    Corner of R44 & Annandale Road
    Audacia Wines
    Stellenbosch 7600
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 881 3052
    Other:
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    Babylonstoren Garden
    Gardens
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    janajakkals Says:

    What a gorgeous gem of a place. Beautiful gardens and an excellent restaurant.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    From the community
    Ranked #88 of 997 things to do in Western Cape
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Inspiring 22/03/2017
    • Garden walk 22/03/2017
    • Babylonstoren Garden
    Address:
    R45 Road, between Paarl and Franscchoek
    between Paarl and Franschhoek
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 863 3852
    Other:
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    Stellenbosch
    Destinations
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    janajakkals Says:

    Second oldest town in South Africa. Make a day of it to explore the place. Lots of wine farms around it.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Like a Local
    • Stellenbosch
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