One day itinerary in Cape Town

You’ve got just one day in Cape Town and you want to see as much as possible? We got you covered with this jam-packed one day itinerary!

With so much to do and so many things to see in our beautiful city, it can be a bit daunting if you have only one day to fit it all in. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with plenty of suggestions to help you make the most of your time with us.

City Sightseeing Bus

One of the best ways to experience as much of Cape Town in the shortest time is to spend the day hopping on and off CitySightseeing’s distinctive red topless buses. With several routes from which to choose, simply riding along and taking in the scenery is one option and takes about an hour and a half, but stops at many popular indoor and outdoor attractions mean you can visit, among others, the top of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch, the World Of Birds (www.worldofbirds.org.za), the historic wine farms of Constantia, or the District Six Museum (www.districtsix.co.za) where you can immerse yourself in the memories of what was one of Cape Town’s most colourful communities before its residents were subjected to forced removals during the Apartheid era.

The circular Red City Tour includes Camps Bay and the Sea Point promenade, both excellent destinations for catching some sun and sea breezes, along with an ice cream cone or a sundowner cocktail. City Sightseeing (www.citysightseeing.co.za) has a ticket kiosk at the V&A Waterfront, which can easily take up a few hours of your time on its own. Do some shopping, take a spin on the Cape Wheel (www.capewheel.co.za), or marvel at the diversity of our marine life at the Two Oceans Aquarium (www.aquarium.co.za).

Sundowners

In the evening, sundowners with a view are a must, followed by dinner at one of our top restaurants, whether it’s fine dining or casual in-your-face burgers. Finish the night with some live local music on Long Street in the city centre, or making new friends at a friendly bar.

Try our list of 50 restaurants in Cape Town that locals love