1. Enjoy breakfast at the Company’s Garden Restaurant:
Enjoy breakfast at the Company’s Garden Restaurant. Make your way to one of the city’s most loved gardens, grab peanuts at the entrance and feed squirrels as you walk pasts rows and rows of trees. In the heart of this oasis, you’ll find a glass room – the Company’s Garden Restaurant. Enjoy your eggs with a spectacular view and don’t forget to snap your Instaperfect photo!
Location: City Centre
Operating times: Monday to Sunday 7am – 6pm
2. Get the best view of the city from Table Mountain:
See Cape Town like you’ve never seen it before – from 1085 metres high. Once you set eyes on this iconic landmark, you’ll quickly see why it was added to the list of New7Wonders of Natures. Like something out of a movie, Table Mountain stands tall in the middle of a nature reserve. Hiking lover? Pick a trail and enjoy the mountain up close and personal. The shortest hike up is 3 hours, while the longest can be 6! Don’t have any hiking boots? No problem! Take the cable car all the way up and down instead. Each trip takes no longer than 5 minutes and the cable car does a 360-degree turn the entire time. Once you’re on top, spend some time walking about the flat surface and enjoy a slice of cheesecake and coffee. Yummy treats + a spectacular view?
Location: Upper Tafelberg Road
Operating times: Weather Dependent
3. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens:
Be #picnicgoals at National Botanical Gardens. Now that you’ve had your mountain fix, it’s time for some lush green grass. Kirstenbosch takes the term garden to the next level covering a massive 528 hectares! On your way, stop at a store to buy your favourite snacks and have an impromptu picnic. If you’d prefer to spend more time here then pack in a blanket and relax inside this picture-perfect location. Once you’re ready to
explore, walk along the boomslang and see the garden from above.
Tip: if you’re here in Summer plus it happens to be a Sunday, stay around for the Sunday
Sunset concerts and end your day on the perfect note – with some live music.
Location: Rhodes Drive, Newlands
Operating times: Monday to Friday from 8am – 6pm
Enjoy the Atlantic Ocean at The V&A Waterfront:
Round up an epic day of exploring along the Atlantic coast. Start off by shopping to your heart’s content with everything from markets to designer stores. If you’re up for another bird’s eye view of Cape Town, hop in a gondola on The Cape Wheel and enjoy 360-degree views of the surrounding area. PS: they’re air conditioned! If the waters are calm and you’re an ocean lover then make your way over to the harbour, pick the boat you fancy and head out to sea. Each boat will have different times that they set out, so pick the one that best suits your schedule and plans for the rest of the day. Head to Robben Island or travel along the coast to Camps Bay – sit back, relax and enjoy the ocean breeze.
Location: 19 Dock Rd, Cape Town
Operating times: Monday – Sunday 9am – 9pm
Party it up in Long Street:
The best way to end off any day is a stop in Long Street! Grab dinner, happy hour cocktails, bar games, live music and an unforgettable vibe. It will feel like an endless road of options, but walk up and down to see what you’re in the mood for and simply enjoy. You can easily stay out until the next morning without realizing it because the energy in the road only gets better as the sun sets!
Location: City Centre
Operating times: Whenever you feel that it’s bedtime
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Visit the Old Biscuit Mill:
You’ll know you’ve reached your destination once traffic becomes bumper to bumper – but it’s worth it! Every Saturday local vendors get together for the Neighbourhood Goods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill. Shop for fresh produce, some art or enjoy a brunch with friends. This is a great spot to meet up with friends for a catch-up!
Location: The Old Biscuit Mill
Operating times: 9am – 3pm
Go to the Beach and enjoy Sundowners:
If you’re not in the mood to party up a storm then head to one of Cape Town’s many stunning beaches. Find a beach-side bar with an incredible view and sip on cocktails as the sun goes down.
Tip: Look out for bars with happy hour specials to make the most of an evening!
Location: anywhere you wish
Operating times: 1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila, floor!
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