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 R360

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 Heart of Cape Town Museum

Heart of Cape Town Museum Normal entry R350

Visit one of history’s firsts, the birthplace of the first ever heart transplant, at the Heart of Cape Town Museum and learn about this momentous medical achievement and the impact on today’s surgeries

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Total Ticket Price R810

Day 2

Morning City Tour (half Day)

City Tour (half Day) Normal entry R540

Join Mile by Mile for a Half Day City Bus Tour with a live guide you’re never likely to forget and discover one of the most beautiful places on earth, Cape Town.

Midday Shimansky Diamond Experience

Shimansky Diamond Experience Normal entry R100

Learn about the history of South Africa's diamond industry and go behind-the-scenes while learning all about the diamond process at the Shimansky Diamond Experience.

Afternoon Yacoob Yachts - Sunset Cruise

Yacoob Yachts - Sunset Cruise Normal entry R360

There’s nothing better than a breath-taking sunset to round off a great day of sightseeing in South Africa’s Mother City. A sunset cruise with Yacoob Yachts is the perfect way to do it while taking in Cape Town's stunning coastline along the way. Sail aboard one of two catamarans, Tigresse and Ameera, and watch the sun go down with a glass of delicious local sparkling wine.

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Total Ticket Price R1,000

Day 3

Morning Groot Constantia Wine Estate

Groot Constantia Wine Estate Normal entry R115

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 R75

Set against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is claimed to be the most beautiful garden in all of Africa and one of the most impressive botanic gardens in the world. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is part of an estate that borders Table Mountain National Park which supports natural forest and indigenous plants, as well as wildlife and birds.

Afternoon Nauticat Charters Seal Island Cruise

Nauticat Charters Seal Island Cruise Normal entry R100

Step aboard the ‘MV Nauticat’ to experience an excellent catamaran Charter beyond all others. Enjoy a glass of something delicious as you take in Cape Town’s stunning Atlantic coastline.

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Total Ticket Price R290

SAVE OVER R805 ON ENTRY COSTS WITH THE 3 DAY CAPE TOWN PASS