If you’re going to spend a day in Cape Town, we got good and bad news for you. The good news is that it could be one of the best trips of your life if carefully planned. The bad news is that one day will hardly be enough to see everything. Here’s your crash course on the best things about Mother City and what you can have from it in a day. Get your sunscreen on and enjoy!
A Vitamin D Fuelled Trip
South Africa has typically hot and dry weather, and Cape Town is no exception. Described as a Mediterranean-like climate, the city is sunny almost all year. It’s great news for explorers, of course, as countless natural beauties look even more stunning when framed by a clear blue sky.
If you’re unfortunate enough to visit the city on a rainy day, don’t worry. There are also plenty of indoor options where you can dry your bones, have good wine and even enjoy your favourite games at casino NetBet or catch up with the latest Netflix offering while the elements do their worst. Here’s our top list of what to do in the Mother City.
Breakfast With a View
Start the day with the right foot. Get the first Table Mountain Aerial Cableway at 8:30 am and have breakfast at the top of the city. There, you’ll have a 360-degree view of the city, including Robben Island and the harbour. Sit at the Table Mountain Cafe while you have the views of paradisiac beaches like Camp’s Bay and Clifton beneath you.
Life-Size Chess At the Company’s Garden
The Company’s Garden is the oldest in the country, and it’s in the central area. The garden dates from the 1650s, and the Dutch East India Company created it. Then, the main purpose was to provide the city and passing ships with fresh vegetables. There, you’ll also find a very entertaining life-size chess that will make you feel like Alice in Wonderland.
The Groot Constantia Experience
Nested in the gorgeous Constantia Valley, there’s the oldest wine estate in the country, the Groot Constantia. The place has been producing world-class wines since 1685, and the region is full of fantastic restaurants. These restaurants also offer picnic baskets with bottles of Constantia wine so that you can choose your spot in one of the greenest valleys on the continent.
The Chapman’s Peak Drive
Here’s a road trip you can’t miss. Chapman’s Peak Drive swirls above the Atlantic Ocean, linking Hout Bay to Noordhoek. The whole trip takes about 25 minutes, but you’ll want to stop often. This road has already appeared in countless movies and games, and each of its 114 curves deserves awed contemplation, mainly during sunsets.
A Greek Night
Finish your day in the right spirit. Join a Greek night at Mykonos Taverna, have some traditional, and of course, smash as many plates as you like. The famous nights always happen on the last Saturday of the month and are a local hit.
Leaving Cape Town isn’t easy, even more so after such a special day. Anyway, because there’s still so much to see, you have all the good reasons to come back and discover a different city within the Mother City.