The Very Best of Cape Town in a Week

A week in Cape Town as any visitor to the city is never enough and it opens the doors to a return visit for so many tourists. What could an Itinerary in Cape Town for a week look like? Here is just a teaser.

Hopefully you will fly into Cape Town on a clear day and the first thing that will greet you will be Table Mountain. Many airlines and their pilots often get permission to fly around the mountain and give their passengers a view they will never forget, if you are on one of these flights then your week Cape Town is off to a fine start.

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#CTLucky7: Fairy tale adventures for real life

Go full werewolf and howl at the moon, make like a troll and explore the city by underground tunnels and explore shipwrecks “under da sea” with these seven fairy tale adventures in Cape Town.

1. Explore an underwater wonder-world

Make like the Little Mermaid and dive through an underwater world of shipwrecks. With a whopping 500 plus wrecks off the Cape Peninsula, there’s lots to feel your way through “under da sea”. Read more here

2. Go full werewolf!

Howl at the full moon from a mountaintop as you join our town’s villagers in their monthly pilgrimage up Lion’s Head. Or get off the beaten track and take another of Cape Town’s ethereal moonlit walks. Read more here

3. Listen to ancient tales 

Thousands of years of history live in the veld at !Khwa ttu, where a San guide will share his stories of spirits and adventure and, if you ask nicely, show you how to use a bow and arrow.

4. Do a Cinderella

Travel up Cape Town designer Stefania Morland’s magic staircase to a world of luxurious silks, beaded dresses and gold-stitched gowns. Then transform yourself into a princess for a night, or longer… Read more here

5. Transport yourself to a different realm

Get lost in the rhythms, harmonies and plays of light as electro beats at Cape Town’s top dance clubs transport you into another realm. Read more here

6. Make like a troll

Make like a troll and explore Cape Town’s hidden underground tunnels. This expert guide will take you through dark, cobbled canals that opened to the streets in the early 1700s. Read more here

7. Learn a magical art

Learn the magical art of meditation and create your own paradise of calm, power and beauty at the Tibetan Buddhist meditation centre in Cape Town. Read more here

A Picnic in the Sky – The Cape Wheel

Photograph by @Capewheel, Instagram
Photograph by @Capewheel, Instagram

Imagine having a scrumptious picnic in the sky whilst a 360-degree panoramic view of Cape Town from the V&A Waterfront surrounds you. The Cape Wheel at The V&A Waterfront presents this magical experience. The vista from The Cape Wheel includes the breathtaking Cape Town skyline, Paarl mountains, the Cape Town Stadium, Robben Island and the majestic Table Mountain. Continue reading “A Picnic in the Sky – The Cape Wheel”

Fly First Class – Fly Cape Town Paragliding

Photograph by @flycapetown, Instagram
Photograph by @flycapetown, Instagram

With a sense of liberated sovereignty, you dance the wind currents, not a sound unnatural to Mother earth, your eyes touching every corner of the Mother City and beyond It’s the freedom, the surge and flow of adrenaline and utter bewilderment at the indescribable beauty of the big below. Fly Cape Town Paragliding is the answer to having this experience, over and over again. Continue reading “Fly First Class – Fly Cape Town Paragliding”

Saturday Market at The Palms

Hustle and bustle and colourful delicacies everywhere you look. Delicious aromas swirl around you as you drift between all the interestingly flavorful wares on offer. One of the cleanest, most well kept markets by far; Market at The Palms is a mouthwatering experience for a Saturday morning. Continue reading “Saturday Market at The Palms”

Rigged out for coffee lovers

Cape Town is in itself rigged out for coffee lovers, it’s vast understanding of the coffee culture is as unique and diverse as the people who reside in the bosom of Table Mountain. There are, however, with the technological necessities of our fast paced lifestyle, certain coffee bars; hubs and quaint little shops that simply deliver the entire package imperative for a completely comfortable delicious experience. These perfect ‘coffices’ are listed below:
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Iziko Slave Lodge

One for the lovers of history is the Iziko Slave Lodge built in 1679, which have been transformed into a museum that documents the Cape’s role in the Indian Ocean slave trade route, where slaves were brought to the Cape from Indonesia, India-Ceylon, Madagascar and Mozambique. Continue reading “Iziko Slave Lodge”

Iziko South African Museum

A must see museum, Iziko South African Museum, founded in 1825, holds a collection of fossils almost 700-million years old, insects and stone tools made more than 120 000 years ago, all of which have scientific importance. With its main attractions being recorded whale calls and dinosaur dioramas, visitors are sure to be inspired and leave with a greater understand of the world in which we live.
Operating hours: Daily from 10h00 to 17h00. Closed on: Workers’ Day and Christmas Day
Location: 25 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3800

Planetarium

If looking at age old stones and bones does not tickle your fancy, then taking a trip through space might just be what you’re looking for. The Iziko museum is also home to a world class Planetarium that uses state of the art technology where from the comfort of an armchair, you’ll be taken on a trip across our Milky Way to planets close to earth and beyond.
Shows Daily. Closed on Workers’ Day, Christmas Day and the first Monday of every month (excluding school holidays). Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3900
Location: 25 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3800

Iziko Slave Lodge

One for the lovers of history is the Iziko Slave Lodge built in 1679, which have been transformed into a museum that documents the Cape’s role in the Indian Ocean slave trade route, where slaves were brought to the Cape from Indonesia, India-Ceylon, Madagascar and Mozambique. An exhibit of the difficult circumstances slaves had to endure aboard the slave ships, unique features commemorating the slave inmates and an audio-visual tour into the oppressive conditions slaves suffered under in the Slave Lodge will give you greater insight and understanding of the history that shaped the rich culture of the unique blend of people walking the streets of this diverse city.
Open from Monday to Saturday from 10h00 to 17h00,Closed on Sundays, Workers’ Day and Christmas
Location: Cnr Adderley St and Wale St, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa, Tel: +27 (0)21 467 7229
For more information go to http://www.iziko.org.za/

Bloubergstrand Beach

The Mother City is famous for her beautiful beaches and pristine blue waters, though they may be cold they are exquisitely perfect for great activities such as wind surfing, surfing, body boarding and all round water sports. Bloubergstrand is a pebbled pleasure with snow white sand and deep cobalt blue sea, as well as having the most exhilirating views of the majestic Table Mountain as its main backdrop.

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