72 Hours in Cape Town

72 Hours in Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa (B)

With its jaw dropping geographical location between Table Mountain & the Atlantic Ocean, you will need at least three days to explore its ins & outs and soak up its vibes. Spread the activities based on the weather as the ocean can be rough (for Robben Island) and Table Mountain is often covered in a table cloth of clouds. We can assure you one thing, after spending a few days in the “Mother City”, you will want to come back for more!

Given the scenery and the weather, it is not hard to understand why Capetonians are sporty. Join them and run along the shore or explore Signal Hill or Table Mountain if you are looking for a more challenging trail. Be aware that smuggles do happen, so stick to well-trodden running paths and preferably run with a buddy.

Admiring the view on Cape Town is definitely a must. Hiking up is even more rewarding as you will be discovering the precious fynbos ecosystem of Table Mountain National Park with its sugarbirds and rock dassies. Table Mountain is a hiker’s paradise and many trails of various difficulty levels (from the stairmaster-like Platteklip Gorge to more exposed ones requiring some serious scrambling) lead to its summit. The easy way up and down is by cable car. If you do not feel like hiking, at least make it to McClear’s Beacon for a 360° view on Cape Point, Muizenberg, the Cederberg Mountains and more. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 72 Hours in Cape Town
Guide Location: South Africa » Cape Town
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Marcella Van Alphen
Read it on Author's Website: https://bestregardsfromfar.com/2019/10/08/72-hours-cape-town-south-africa/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Signal Hill
  • Table Mountain
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
  • The V&A Waterfront
  • Robben Island
  • Bo-Kaap district
  • Clifton Beach
  • Lion’s Head
  • Zeitz MOCAA
  • the Norval Foundation
  • Oranjezicht City Farm market
  • The Chef’s warehouse
  • Thali
  • Cafe Paradiso!

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