Days 3 - 5
Cape Town, Robben Island and the Cape of Good Hope
With so many different sides to the city, her coast and mountainous surroundings, it’s easy to fill three days and probably more, with some time to unwind in the bars and pavement cafes.
A private full day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour and a private full day Robben Island & City Tour have been included for two of your days. These include a visit to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at Cape Point. Continue onward to historic Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach.
Your Robben Island and City Tour will commence with a ferry trip across the bay to Robben Island (weather permitting), a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder of the price paid for freedom. Upon return to the mainland, enjoy a drive through Bo-Kaap to discover how the Malay slaves influenced the culture, food and aesthetics of this beautiful city and its people.
Ending with Table Mountain, where you'll reach the top by cable car (weather permitting) to enjoy the panoramic views over the city with Robben Island lying sleepily in Table Bay.
The third day can be at your leisure to relax on the beaches or you can add in Paragliding from Lions Head for some adrenaline, perhaps combined with a Table Mountain hike to work off the fantastic Cape cuisine.
For the fun and fearless foodie, the Mother City boasts everything from scrumptious local food to world-class fusion cuisine. Long, Kloof and Bree Streets, in the CBD, are great places to find both trendy bars and excellent eateries. For a local experience, there are dishes that should not be missed like koeksisters, vetkoek and Bobotie, with its egg-baked crust and curried mince filling. Try a Shisa nyama (which literally means burnt meat in Zulu) or braai (barbecue) for a unique South African eating experience.
And don't forget to taste some traditional biltong & droëwors (spiced and cured meat), you could even do a biltong and wine pairing!
Hotel: One&Only Cape Town
One&Only Cape Town