3 Day Cape Town Itinerary

Cape Town is a vibrant cosmopolitan city you will want to spend at least three days in - there's so much to see and do! The city oozes character and is bursting with history and culture so we've planned out a suggested three day itinerary featuring the best of Cape Town, from landscapes to heritage, to give you an idea of how much you can fit into three days.

Day 1

Morning Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Normal entry R330

No visit to Cape Town is complete without taking in the views from the summit of Table Mountain. Get your camera ready for breath-taking vistas over the bay and coastline and out into Robben Island and the Apostle mountains in the distance. Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, is one of the most iconic landmarks in South Africa and is a World Heritage Site and National Park. Thanks to the Aerial Cableway Company made visiting this landmark much easier and possible all-year-round! The 360-degree views from the cable cars are not to be missed.

Morning Chavonnes Battery Museum

Chavonnes Battery Museum Normal entry R100

This historic monument and landmark dates back to the early 18th century when the first Dutch Colonials set up a fortification in Cape Town. The original fortification was built, not for colonisation purposes but for nursing sailors back to health, stocking up with supplies, and readying themselves for further journeys East – when trade was booming. Linked to the Castle of Good Hope, it was used until 1860 when it was ripped apart and buried to build the Alfred Basin. There it lay, buried under rubble, for 140 years until it was unearthed from below the sea and the original shoreline was also uncovered.

Midday Quay Four Restaurant - Oysters

Quay Four Restaurant - Oysters Normal entry R90

Dine in one of Cape Town's oldest and most historic restaurants, right on the waterfront at Quay Four. Quay Four is one of the oldest and most historic restaurants on the V&A Waterfront and offers every diner a true traditional experience – and some of the best seafood in Cape Town. Considered a famous landmark, Quay Four’s tavern is known across the world as the place to be. Seating 360 people, its outdoor area is a popular place and it does fill up! Watch the seals frolic in the harbour below, listen to the seagulls cawing overhead, and sip a cool beer in the sun. Should you want to stay indoors, there’s even an elegant restaurant upstairs.

Afternoon Mile by Mile City Tour

Mile by Mile City Tour Normal entry R520

Join Mile by Mile for a Half Day City Tour you’re never likely to forget and discover one of the most beautiful places on earth, Cape Town. From beaches to boulders, peaks and penguins, iconic landmarks from Table Mountain to Robben Island, the Cape offers it all. Cape Town’s diverse cultures and difficult history can also be explored through areas of heritage such as the Castle of Good Hope and cultural Bo-Kaap – among many others.

Evening Zeitz MOCAA

Zeitz MOCAA Normal entry R190

Dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting the best of contemporary art from Africa, Zeitz MOCAA is the largest museum of its kind in Africa. With over 100 galleries, featuring photography, multimedia and performance, costume art and more, Zeitz MOCAA is a must for any art-lover.

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Total Ticket Price R1,230

Day 2

Morning Cape Point Nature Reserve

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Visit on of South Africa’s most popular destinations at the Cape Point Nature Reserve. From outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and surfing to picnicking, chilling on the beach and seeing the amazing wildlife such as zebra, eland, penguins and more, there’s so much to do along the Cape of Good Hope at the Cape Point Nature Reserve.

Midday Cape Point Funicular

Cape Point Funicular Normal entry R70

Why walk when you could take the Flying Dutchman! Cape Town’s funicular was named after the legendary 17th century ghost ship that was destroyed in the dark and stormy seas of Cape Point one its way back to Holland from Jakarta. A Flying Dutchman funicular experience offers uninterrupted panoramic views across the Atlantic and over the bay at the historic lighthouse.

Afternoon Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony Normal entry R152

Boulders Beach is one of the most popular destinations in South Africa thanks to its unique residents: a colony of land-based endangered African penguins, the only penguins on the continent! Boulders Beach itself is a stunning location with three pristine beaches and huge ancient granite boulders which gives the beach its name.

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Total Ticket Price R525

Day 3

Morning Groot Constantia Wine Estate

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Groot Constantia is one of the most revered vineyards in Cape Town and can be considered the founding farm that spearheaded the renowned wine industry in South Africa that we know and love today. Visitors to the 300-year-old estate at Groot Constantia will be taken on a tour of the cellars and museum to learn about the history of the farmland and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting to round it off.

Midday Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Normal entry R70

Built between 1666 and 1679, the Castle of Good Hope was originally used by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station. Now it’s the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. Since 1679, Castle of Good Hope has been the centre of civilian, political and military life at the Cape and the historic fort is a symbol of South Africa – its building material even came from two of the most significant landmarks in the country; Table Mountain and Robben Island.

Afternoon Castle of Good Hope

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Round off a day of sightseeing with a breath-taking sunset while exploring Cape Town’s beautiful coastline. Hop aboard one of Yacoob Yachts’ two catamarans, enjoy a glass of bubbly, watch the sun go down and even catch a glimpse of whales and dolphins (season dependent) during this 90 minute-long sunset cruise.

Evening Yacoob Yachts - Sunset Cruise

Yacoob Yachts - Sunset Cruise Normal entry R320

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Total Ticket Price R535

SAVE OVER R1,195 ON ENTRY COSTS WITH THE 3 DAY CAPE TOWN PASS