One Week Cape Town Itinerary
Sights I Recommend?
☞ Walking along the Sea Point Promenade in the morning is always a great way to get the day started. If you’re feeling brave, you can even take a dip in the icy Atlantic.
☞ Head down to Diaz Beach for beautiful beach experience, white sand set amongst towering cliffs.
☞ Buffets Beach is another great place to relax for the day – keep your eyes peeled for the local baboons – they will take any opportunity to get their hands on your snacks.
☞ Kalk Bay Harbour (you can get up close & personal with the seals).
☞ Simon’s Town Naval Area
☞ Boulder’s Beach
☞ The drive along the coast is incredible!
How I Got To Cape Town?
London → Cape Town (Emirates)
Review: When flying with Emirates, a lay-over in Dubai is mandatory. Definitely one of the better airlines, however British Airways does fly direct from Heathrow to Cape Town if you can afford to pay more.
How We Got Around The City?
Mode: Rental Car
Company: Drive South Africa
Review:Renting a car is the best way that I like to explore a new place – especially in Cape Town where there is a lot to see and explore outside of the city itself.
Alternatively, using Uber or the MyCiti Bus Transport system is also extremely reliable and safe (there is a route that leaves from the Airport too) for when you’re in the city.
Where I Stayed?
Breakfast Incl.: No
Room Type: Whole Apartment
Details & Review
1 Guests | 7 Nights
Review: I would highly recommend staying in an AirBnb whilst in Cape Town – there are plenty of good ones that are extremely reasonably priced.
Alternatively, if you are looking for something cheaper, there are great backpackers around the city where you can meet like-minded travellers..
What I Did?
Review: Make sure to bring a warm jacket, comfortable shoes & your camera for those juicy sunset shots.
Also pre-book your ticket online avoid waiting in an even bigger queue.
Review: Pack your own snacks & food & head down to one of the secluded beaches for a nice day on the beach.
I would highly avoid eating at the restaurants a the top – incredibly over-priced and cater for the large tour busses.
It’s a big area to explore so you might want to join a small tour group or hire a car to explore on your own.
It can be a whole day excursion.
Review: Boulder’s Beach is the famous penguin beach.
You can enjoy a day on the beach swimming amongst the cutest little penguins – the water is warm (for Cape Town) and crystal clear so bring a costume & towel and enjoy a unique beach day.
Kalk Bay is a quaint little fishing town on the way to the penguins and I would highly recommend stopping off here for some great boho shopping, coffee shops or meals at some of Cape Town’s most loved restaurants.
Review: A quick Google Search away to find a paragliding company. They are all very similar!
You can opt in to get the GoPro footage from them after your skydiving trip. Enjoy the city from a Bird’s Eye View!
Review: If you can get yourself up and early to hike up Lion’s Head for sunrise, you’re in for a real treat at the top.
The hike is a 45 minute walk to the top – it does involve a few ladders & chains (these are optional). The path is busy so you’re guaranteed to not be alone.
You’re going to want your camera for this one…
Review: Mojo Market is a new & vibey food & clothing market that has opened in Sea Point.
One of my favourite places to grab a healthy quick bite (they offer everything from vegan to sushi to gourmet salads to pizza to my favourite poke).
In the evenings, you can catch some live music and enjoy a drink!
A great space to work during the day & a fun venue to hang out with friends in the evening.
Review: Why not try surfing at one of Cape Town’s most renowned surf spots – Muizenberg.
There are SO many learn to surf schools at Muizenberg beach so head into any one (Gary’s, Lifestyle, Roxy & Surfshack to name a few) and rent out some equipment and a surf coach.
You are able to rent out all equipment from boards to wetsuits, as well as a surf coach for very reasonable prices.
If you’re hesitant about sharks, there are shark spotters on duty that keep watch from the mountain.
ℹ Guardian Peak, Leopard’s Leap, Constantia Glen, Beau Constantia, Cavalli, De Grendel & Jordan..to name but a few of my favourite ones.
Review: It wouldn’t be a trip to Cape Town without a visit to a wine farm.
Producing some of the best wines in the world, Cape Town has a huge range of wine farms all around the place that serve up incredibly delicious meals and a perfect afternoon in the sun to lounge about.
Make sure that you’re hungry – wine farms are known for their incredible food.
Price: $6.76 (Outside Flower Season) | $14.36 (In Flower Season)
Review: This is not a place to be missed – a sight that still blows my mind even as a local. Surrounded by incredible nature and a picturesque warm turquoise lagoon, West Coast National Park is a must visit for any visitor.
If you happen to be during Spring, you might be able to catch the annual flower opening whereby the ENTIRE landscape is an array of colours!
Bring your own picnic.
Where I Ate?
Price Point: $$
Review: The best Avo Smash in all of Cape Town. Healthy, delicious food.
Price Point: $$
Review: An institution for Cape Town locals & foreigner alike. It is a big restaurant with many different sections & food options.
You can enjoy a dip in the tidal pool on the premises and couldn’t find a restaurant closer to the ocean if you tried (on big stormy days, the waves have been know to crash through the windows).
If you are feeling particularly festive, ask them when their next karaoke evening is – it’s bound to be a good time!
Price Point: $$
Review: Fantastic Coffee and even better pastries. Olympia is always packed – and for good reason.
If you are just looking for a coffee and tasty treat, head round the back to their take-away section and choose from a section of sweet and savoury options to have on the go.
They also do a delicious breakfast & fantastic supper.
Price Point: $$$$
Review: Harbour House is a well-known restaurant (there is one at the Waterfront too).
Although it is a bit pricey, it is a great dining experience with delicious freshly caught seafood options!
Price Point: $
Review: Situated in the Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalky’s is known by every local in Cape Town. One of the first fish & chips shops in the area, Kalky’s has been around for years serving up the freshest fish and chips.
Don’t judge the place according to it’s appearance 🙂
Price Point: $$
Review: Jason’s Bakery is an awesome cafe to refuel after your hike with healthy breakfast & lunch options, delicious coffee as well as their legendary Saturday Nutella croughnuts!