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CCape Town offers it all - world-class food, accommodation, and fun activities for you and your besties, but you might be wondering what to do if you only have a weekend and a long list of things to do?
With its larger-than-life mountain, white beaches and cultural heritage, Cape Town is your playground to explore. Untouched nature and a buzzing waterfront are just the start of your adventure. There is so much to do and see it could make you dizzy with all the choices.
It’s your country to enjoy and your province to explore! Get out of your comfort zone, create some memories and escape your day-to-day. Check out these Sho’t left deals and plan your trip today! Today we're sharing some eat, stay and play gems, so take note. We promise that you won’t want to miss them…
WWhere to stay
Let’s be honest you are in Cape Town so don’t blow the budget on accommodation, you’ll only sleep there, you’ll want to be out and about all day every day.
The TGCSA graded establishments are a perfect way to find accommodation that suits your style and pocket.
Cape Town Lodge Hotel is perfectly located in the city centre, equidistant to the world-renowned V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain and Cape Town International Convention Centre. This 4-star property boasts views of Lion’s Head, Table Mountain, Signal Hill, and the historical Bo-Kaap village.
Atlantic Point Backpackers is Cape Town’s newest and most interactive backpacker hostel which is designed with you in mind. Situated in trendy Green Point, Signal Hill is our garden. Atlantic Point Backpackers’ is perfectly positioned 1km from the waterfront and 750m from the new Green Point Stadium.
Welcome to Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, TGCSA 4 Star - Graded accommodation. It is a luxurious and affordable backpackers hotel located right in the heart of Cape Town’s Central Business District next to the famous Long Street. Long Street in Cape Town is renowned for its abundance of street shops, cafe’s, bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants.
Once in Cape Town (TGCSA 4 Star - Graded accommodation) is located on Kloof street, a vibrant area in Cape Town with lots of nice restaurants, sites and activities. Down the street, you'll find the popular Longstreet, famous for its bars and clubs. There you can find a bar for every taste, perfect to party all night long, but far enough from the noise of the city. Not in the mood to venture out, there is a relaxing back area with self-catering kitchen, outdoor fire-pit and meditation garden gives you space to work and chill.
WWhere to play
And by play we mean spa, shop and have fun
Top attractions itinerary for the Mother City ought to include a trip up the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain, a New7Wonder of Nature; a boat trip to Robben Island, where humanitarian Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years; a tour of the Winelands; a sightseeing trip along Chapman’s Peak Drive; a relaxing afternoon at the V&A Waterfront; and a drive to Simon’s Town, where the African penguins lives on Boulders Beach. We told you there is a lot to do and see…
The V&A Waterfront,
The V&A Waterfront is one of Africa’s most visited destinations with 24 million visitors annually. Situated in the oldest working harbour in the southern hemisphere, with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop and extensive views of the ocean, city bowl and mountain peaks, it offers local and international visitors a cosmopolitan mix of experiences ranging from leisure to shopping and exclusive entertainment.
This may be a bit of a splurge but it’ll be well worth it. Situated in Africa’s most sought after tourist destination, Life Day Spa Waterfront is ideally positioned to deliver an extraordinary experience in spa wellness for guests.
Venture out of Cape Town to wine taste, lunch and see the sights with a difference on the Franschhoek wine tram. It allows you to hop-off at each stop and experience the activities on offer such as wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards, and once you’re done just hop back on to continue the tour. The tour takes passengers right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley so sit back, relax and tram away…
End your weekend with a sundowner on the beach
The Clifton beaches are some of the best in the whole world. While the water is pretty much always freezing cold, they’re really protected from the wind and just unbelievably beautiful. Even better they’re really close to town so you don’t have to drive super far for a quick visit.
WWhere to eat
Grab Breakfast at The Oranjezicht City Farm Market. The market takes place every Saturday in Granger Bay and it’s such a treat. Think Plant-Based Cupcakes, freshly prepared food hot off the press, crates and crates of organic veggies and a fresh sea breeze. Get there early to beat the crowds and get the best of what the stands have on sale. Enjoy your coffee with a view.
For cuisine in the heart of the city - you will find Chefs Warehouse & Canteen on Bree Street, not only known for its global tapas, but also for its great setting and chic interior. Its Constantia branch boasts panoramic vistas that will take your breath away. Also on Bree Street, in a heritage building, is Villa 47—a three-in-one Italian emporium that has a little something for everyone. Staying in the city, at a prime address on Church Street, is Ash, an edgy inner-city eatery which shares floor space with Publik Wine Bar. If French cuisine is your thing, try La Tête, with fresh, original and utterly delicious French-bistro fare or La Mouette in Sea Point for classic French food.
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