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Cape Town

Nestled between the imposing Table Mountain and the sprawling Atlantic Ocean, this vibrant city is a melting pot of cultures, cuisines, and landscapes. Renowned for its stunning natural beauty, including pristine beaches and unique biodiversity, it offers a variety of activities from hiking and surfing to exploring historic sites and vineyards.

Cape Town's blend of modern urban life with rich historical heritage makes it a captivating destination for travelers from around the world.

Places to visit

Day plans

Spend a day exploring around

day 1

Exploring the Waterfront

morning:Start your day with a stroll along the picturesque Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, taking in the vibrant atmosphere and browsing the local artisan markets. Then indulge in a delicious breakfast at the popular Vovo Telo Bakery.

afternoon:Discover the rich history of Cape Town with a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium, home to a diverse range of marine life. Afterward, enjoy a leisurely lunch at the renowned Den Anker restaurant, known for its excellent Belgian cuisine.

evening:For a memorable evening, head to the lively Ferrymans Tavern to enjoy live music, good company, and stunning views of the harbor.

day 2

Table Mountain Adventure

morning:Embark on an exhilarating hike to the summit of Table Mountain, soaking in the breathtaking panoramic views of the city and coastline. Refuel with a hearty brunch at the trendy Petite Caveau Bistro.

afternoon:Spend the afternoon exploring the charming Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, a haven of natural beauty and diverse flora. Treat yourself to a delightful tea at the delightful Moyo Kirstenbosch.

evening:Unwind with a sophisticated dinner at The Roundhouse, set against the backdrop of the Twelve Apostles mountain range.

day 3

Cultural Heritage Tour

morning:Immerse yourself in the captivating history of Robben Island with a guided tour, gaining insights into the struggles and triumphs of South Africa's past. Enjoy an authentic Cape Malay breakfast at the delightful Bo Kaap Kombuis.

afternoon:Explore the vibrant Bo-Kaap neighborhood, known for its colorful houses and rich cultural heritage. For lunch, savor traditional Cape Malay flavors at the legendary Biesmiellah Restaurant.

evening:Experience the pulsating beats and electrifying atmosphere at the iconic Zer021 Social Club, a popular spot for live entertainment and a vibrant night out.

day 4

Coastal Drive and Wine Tasting

morning:Embark on a scenic coastal drive along Chapman's Peak, soaking in the stunning ocean views and stopping for a delightful breakfast at the cozy Café Roux.

afternoon:Indulge in a wine tasting experience at the renowned Groot Constantia, one of the oldest vineyards in South Africa, and savor a leisurely lunch at their elegant Jonkershuis Restaurant.

evening:Immerse yourself in a relaxed evening at the vibrant Mojo Market, where you can enjoy a variety of food, music, and artisanal delights under one roof.

Cape Town Famous Food

Must-Try local dishes

Bunny Chow

A popular Durban-originated dish consisting of a hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with curry. Head to the Eastern Food Bazaar for an authentic taste.

Must-Try!

Cape Malay Curry

Aromatic and spicy, this curry is a hallmark of Cape Malay cuisine. Visit the Bo-Kaap neighborhood for the best Cape Malay eateries.

Snoek Braai

A traditional South African barbecue dish featuring snoek fish. Look for this dish at local markets or beachside cafes.

Food Markets & Street Food

A food market and street food guide

V&A Food Market on the Wharf

Located at the V&A Waterfront, this market offers a wide variety of street foods from local to international cuisines.

Neighbourgoods Market

A trendy market in Woodstock featuring artisanal food, gourmet street fare, and organic produce.

Dietary Restrictions

Navigating dietary restrictions locally

Vegetarian

Cape Town caters well to vegetarians, with many restaurants offering creative and diverse vegetarian options. The Kind Kitchen and Lekker Vegan are popular choices.

Vegetarian

Vegan

Vegan diners will find options at various restaurants and can explore plant-based eateries like Plant and Raw and Roaming Elephant.

Vegan

Gluten-Free

Several eateries in Cape Town provide gluten-free alternatives. The Flying Boar and Scheckter's Raw are known for their gluten-free menus.

Gluten-Free

Restaurants & Cafés

Best places to eat and drink in Cape Town

The Test Kitchen

Renowned for its innovative tasting menus and exceptional culinary experiences. Advance reservations are highly recommended.

Gold Restaurant

Embark on a culinary journey of African cuisine accompanied by live entertainment and a vibrant atmosphere.

Truth Coffee

A vintage steampunk-themed cafe serving some of the best coffee in the city along with a delectable brunch menu.

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