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 USD20.00

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.

Midday Mile by Mile City Tour

Mile by Mile City Tour Normal entry USD42.00

Enjoy a half-day city tour with iTour South Africa and discover Cape Town’s top sights and attractions. From museums and historic landmarks to beautiful natural landscapes and more, it’s a great way to familiarize yourself with Cape Town and its multi-faceted history.

Afternoon Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia Normal entry USD8.00

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.

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Total Ticket Price USD70.00

Day 2

Morning Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Normal entry USD5.00

One of the jewels of Cape Town, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 thanks to its extraordinarily beautiful gardens, which are home to indigenous plants as well as rare and endangered species. Don’t miss a sight of the amazing variety of animal and bird life too at the “most beautiful garden in Africa”!

Midday Bikes 'n Wines

Bikes 'n Wines Normal entry USD42.00

Spend half a day cycling round the beautiful streets of Cape Town and get to know each neighbourhood and its art first hand. Your guide will take you through the top places of interest and parts of the city no tourist wants to miss, as well as those off-the-beaten track. On your way, you’ll get to see the cultural and colourful area of Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Stadium, and many famous statues and landmarks, too. In only 12km, you’ll be surprised at how much you can see

Afternoon Castle of Good Hope

Castle of Good Hope Normal entry USD2.00

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.

Evening Yacoob Yachts - Sunset Cruise

Yacoob Yachts - Sunset Cruise Normal entry USD21.00

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.

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Total Ticket Price USD70.00

Day 3

Morning Cape Point Nature Reserve

Cape Point Nature Reserve Normal entry USD11.00

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 USD5.00

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 USD6.00

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.

Evening Zeitz MOCAA

Zeitz MOCAA Normal entry USD14.00

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 USD36.00

SAVE OVER USD65 ON ENTRY COSTS WITH THE 3 DAY CAPE TOWN PASS