So, the well thought out holiday to Cape Town had to be postponed - and now you've only got 48 hours to fit it all in. There are enough things to do in Cape Town to keep anyone busy for a lifetime, so what do you do when you only have time for a short stay?


Here’s how to make 48 hours in Cape Town count (and still get some sleep).


Explore the City on Day One


Lace up a pair of comfy walking shoes and get to know your surroundings. Walking tours through the Mother City will reveal much of its interesting past, colourful markets, award winning restaurants, and shopping ops galore. 


There are a variety of free walking tours available, or you can download one of the city apps to explore under your own steam.  The Voice Map or Cape Town Map and Walks have over 5 000 ideas for your journey of discovery – enough to keep you busy all day.


You can pop into local eateries all along the way for world-class coffee, meals, or snacks to keep you powered up for your first 24 hours!


When night falls, be sure to catch the sunset from an elevated spot before heading out to Bree Street for an unforgettable evening of wining, dining, and dancing to your heart’s content.


See Some of the Top Spots on Day Two


Start your day with breakfast at the V&A waterfront, where you can indulge in a tour to Robben Island afterward or take the Red Bus Tour from the City sightseeing office. This is an inexpensive way to get a look at all the best things Cape Town has to offer including the Cape Peninsula, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, World of Birds, township tours, and more.


End off your weekend in Hout Bay where you can dine on excellent fish and chips or some seafood while you watch the afternoon wear on from your seaside sea.

Plan To Make the Most of It


A short stay in Cape Town takes more knife-edge planning than when you’ve got weeks to spare, so start now. There’s no reason to stick to the tried-and-tested routes, or even take in all the top tourist spots during your trip, rather focus on fitting in more of the things you’re most interested in during a short stay in Cape Town.


Keep reading our blog for more ideas about things to do in Cape Town and get in touch as soon as you can to make your next booking.


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