7 Day Itinerary in Cape Town

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Cape Town itinerary will allow you to visit most of the places. This city is famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including well-known landmarks. It is Africa's most popular destination for tourism.

Day 1 - Peninsula Tour /Boulders Penguin Colony

Start off your day by familiarizing yourself with a trip around the Cape Peninsula. Follow the False Bay coastline via Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Simon's Town. Stop off at the penguin colony at Boulders Beach and then continue to Cape Peninsula National Park and Cape Point. In the reserve, you will see a wide range of indigenous fynbos as well as baboons, buck and Cape mountain zebra.

Day 2 - Table Mountain / Greenmarket Square

On your day two Cape Town itinerary, take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for a bird's eye view of the city and the harbour as well as the Atlantic Seaboard beaches. Visit Greenmarket Square in the city centre for some African art, jewelery and clothing and then spend the afternoon soaking up the sun at either Camp's Bay of Clifton beach.

Day 3 - Wine Tasting

Go wine tasting in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. There many wine estates to visit, so collect a wine route map from the tourism office or decide where to stop as you go along. Both areas have excellent wine routes. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the wine estate restaurants.

Day 4 - Kirsternbosch National Botanical Gardens

Here, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll or a more strenuous hike. The gardens showcase South African flora with meandering pathways, small streams and spectacular views from the upper slopes.

Day 5 - Robben Island

Robben Island is a must see on your Cape Town itinerary. Take the ferry and visit the place that was home to Nelson Mandela as well as many other political prisoners. Spend the afternoon at the V&A Waterfront with its shops, craft markets and many restaurants and cafes.

Day 6 - Two Oceans Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. It is one of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town with over 3,000 living animals, including sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins.

Day 7 - Atlantic Seaboard Beaches

On your last Cape Town itinerary, visit the beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno that dot the Atlantic Seaboard. These beaches are white and sandy offering beautiful views and spectacular sunsets. Although the water is very chilly, on a hot summer day it does make for a refreshing dip. These are generally the more trendy beaches where many locals spend their weekends.

Visit Cape Town to enjoy all these spectacular places.

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March 19, 2010 change by ctanios

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