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Top 10 things to do in Cape Town in 48 hours

There’s so much to do in Cape Town that it can be difficult to know where to start. To help you out, we’ve teamed up with 10 of South Africa’s biggest bloggers and CheapFlights to create the ultimate list of things to see and do in 48 hours. Here’s what the experts had to say.

Wake up to a weekend in Cape Town this June

Ok, we’ve been keeping a secret from you guys. Yes, we’re all about the sunshine, beaches and cocktails. You see the photos everywhere, we can’t help but brag, and we’re pretty sure that our friends and family who don’t live in this fabulous city are sick and tired of seeing all the photos. But do you know what we haven’t told you? What you don’t see on social media because we’re sure that most of the people of Cape Town just want to keep it under wraps? Winter is our secret season and it’s awesome!

Coffee Shops in Cape Town with a Twist

Cape Town has many amazing coffee shops. Head into the CBD and surrounding areas and you’re bound to find one on every corner. So, naturally, it can be difficult for a coffee shop to set itself apart from the rest. Here are some that have done just that by offering customers more than just coffee.

Vineyard Hotel’s Elgin Valley Festival

The Vineyard Hotel is a one of those Cape Town hidden gems. It’s located in the leafy Newlands suburb and there is so much on offer here. It’s also starting to become the go-to hotel in the area for all things food and wine related. For example, there’s a delicious Burgundy Celebration Dinner and an Elgin Valley pinot noir festival coming up. Both of these form part of the hotel’s Tastes of 2016 calendar.

Delicious Day Trip Idea: Groote Post Country Market

Drive one hour into any direction from Cape Town’s CBD, and you are guaranteed to find magic in the countryside. You will stumble across charming towns, vineyards and orchards, scenic mountains, panoramic Atlantic ocean views, and of course, good old farm markets.

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Hout Bay

Hout Bay, or the Republic of Hout Bay as it is affectionately known by locals, is a fantastic sea-side neighbourhood in Cape Town that offers something for everyone, any day of the week. Here’s a deeper look at what this great Cape Town area has to offer.

Eikendal Lodge a home from home and then some

At Eikendal Lodge in Stellenbosch, like all hospitality establishments, they want you to relax and feel at home.

Take a City Sightseeing bus to Groot Constantia

Did you know that the City Sightseeing Bus goes to almost all of the Cape Town Big 7? So when you plan a trip to one of Cape Town’s top attractions, why not get there with City Sightseeing? That’s exactly what a group of local Igers were invited to do – take the bus to Cape Town’s oldest wine producing farm, Groot Constantia. And here are some of the amazing images that came out of the day.

6 OF THE BEST JUICE BARS IN CAPE TOWN

The Mother City is big on healthy living, with locals dedicated to feeding their bodies only the freshest foods and juices. We visited six of the best Juice Bars in the city and came back with our top choices.

Romantic Stellenbosch

Want to head out to the Winelands for a romantic weekend? Well, my better half and I recently spent some time in Stellenbosch and I can now provide you with the perfect itinerary for a weekend full of romance.

A Cellar in the City in Cape Town

Based at entrance 3 at the Watershed, it’s easy to pass by this unassuming stall on your way to do some shopping. But we urge you not to. Cellar in the City offers visitors a taste of the winelands within the Waterfront. It’s a fun and unique way to experience local wines without having to venture too far out.

50 reasons Cape Town is good for your health

Whether it’s eating better, exercising more, being more present in the moment and less connected to your phone, or being a more responsible citizen of the world, there are various ways to be a better version of yourself. Here are 50 ways to do just that in Cape Town.

Wine, safaris and amazing views with Jordan Wine Estate

Jordan Wine Estate proves to be a wine farm that offers so much more than what meets the eye.

Where to eat this Christmas

Christmas lunch and dinner can sometimes be a mission to prepare. Don’t feel like cooking? No worries. We’ve got you covered with this list of where to have Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas lunch in Cape Town.

Your Ultimate Summer Guide to Cape Town

The Mother City has shrugged off her winter coat and slipped into something a little sleeker as the summer months settle in. Get ready to kick off your shoes, sink your toes into the warm sands of the most beautiful city on earth and knock back a cocktail or two as we present your ultimate summer guide to Cape Town! It’s where to go and what to do this summer in the Mother City.

Cape Town through the eyes of Masterchef Season 6 winner, Brent Owens

Season 6 Masterchef winner, Brent Owens, was recently in Cape Town to taste, live and love this city. Here’s what he got up to during his stay here.

Top Braai Spots for Heritage Day

If there is one thing Capetonians are good at - other than socialising, of course - it’s braaing. Whether it’s meat or fish, you can be sure that on a spectacular summer’s day (or even on a winter’s day), you will find us gathered around the fire, enjoying each other’s company, the tantalising aroma of meat on the grill and our breathtaking city views.

Hope on Hopkins adds more variety to the Cape Town gin scene

THE gin floodgates have been opened in Cape Town. Not only do we have at least three dedicated gin bars and at least two locally produced tonic waters, but it’s becoming a popular spirit to distill with new brands emerging into the market all the time.

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Green Point

Green Point is known to be the Soho of Cape Town thanks to its bustling nightlife, great restaurants and amazing coffee shops. But there is more to this neighbourhood than what meets the eye.

Dinner and a show in Cape Town

We all get a bit busy sometimes so we can’t always go out to dinner and then see a show afterwards or vice-versa. So, it’s really handy when you find a venue where you can do both at the same time! Here we’ve rounded up some of the best dinner-and-a-show venues in Cape Town.

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Durbanville

Durbanville is not your average Cape Town neighbourhood. There is so much more going on than the daily school run. This is a neighbourhood filled with great experiences for everyone to enjoy.

D’Aria offers up rest, relaxation, great food and delicious wine

Just 30 minutes outside of the centre of Cape Town is a little farm called D’Aria. On this farm, you will find a place to eat, a place to drink and a place to lay your head.

Steenberg Farm is a destination with plenty on offer

Situated along the Constantia Wine Route, Steenberg Farm lies a mere stone’s throw away form the centre of Cape Town and has so much to offer all who visit.

Hello weekend: An exciting look back at the weekend of 5 to 7 June 2015

Weekends in Cape Town are always something to get excited about. It was with this in mind that we launched our Hello Weekend campaign. Here’s a look at how Johannesburg-based Heather Mason enjoyed her weekend in Cape Town.

Halaal restaurants in Cape Town

Is there anything more tempting than the smell of a delicious chicken curry or a plate of denningvleis, prepared in the traditional Cape Malay way? In Cape Town, there are plenty of restaurants and cafés that cater for visitors and residents who prefer their meals cooked according to Halaal standards.

Mother’s Day Events 2015 in Cape Town: What to do in the Mother City

You know which important day it is on Sunday 10 May, 2015, right? The one day of the year that you get to honour the number one woman in your life – it’s Mother Day, in beautiful Cape Town, the Mother City.

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Muizenberg

Ok, so Surf rules in Muizenberg,  or “Muizies” as it’s affectionately known to locals. For many locals like me though, it’s more than just a Summer destination where shallow waters offer great family fun and learning to surf has become the number one activity on the jam-packed beachfront.  If you move away from the beach you will discover some quirky characters in this distinctly bohemian seaside village.

The Insider’s Guide to the Top Wine Routes in Cape Town and Surrounds

Wine tasting is an utterly charming way to pass the weekend. When paired with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, century old architecture and awe-inspiring food, it becomes one of Cape Town’s most beloved tourist activities.

5 Epic Images that will make you want to stay at the Southern Sun Waterfront

By now you all know I’ve got a thing for amazing mini-breakaways in #lovecapetown…  if it’s got a cool pool, delicious buffet, soft beds and breath-taking views, I’ll stay there. That’s exactly what the newly renovated Southern Sun Waterfront hotel on the Foreshore offers and it’s amazing!

5 Top Bands You Can’t Miss at the 2014/2015 Summer Sunset Concerts at Kirstenbosch

Woohoo, Mother City music lovers! The 2014/2015 Summer Sunset Concerts at the impressive Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden‘s programme has been announced and it’s EPIC!