It would take one more than a month to fully experience all the wonders of Cape Town in South Africa, but if you create the right itinerary and if you plan your trip wisely, you will surely be able to visit all the best things this piece of paradise has to offer. In 10 days, you’ll be able to create one of your best vacations yet.
Day 1- Cape Town Beaches
After settling down in your hotel, you could begin with exploring the city’s fantastic beaches. Some of the best ones are: Boulders Beach, where you can see penguins; and False Bay, where you will enjoy the warm waters best for swimming.
Day 2- Sightseeing
After getting that nice tan, it’s time for exploring Cape Town’s best attractions. Visit Adderly Street and get the freshest produce at the Company Gardens. You can also visit the Cape Town City Hall to see impressive Victorian architecture.
Day 3- Gardens
You’ll love the unique flora and fauna at the Table Mountain National Park, the flower gardens of the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, and the great ecosystems at Sea Point.
Day 4- Clubbing
Enjoy live music over at Mercury Live & Lounge, or enjoy great South African music at The Armchair Theatre. Mannenbergs Jazz Café at the Clock Tower Centre is also a great place to drink and dance the night away!
Day 5- Shopping
There are many places to shop in this city, and some of the best spots are The Bayside Centre, the Cavendish Square at Vineyard Road, and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront at Breakwater Road.
Day 6- Hiking
Hiking is one of the activities that Cape Town proudly offers visitors. Since you won’t have time to have a 4-6 day trek, you could hike for a few hours at Chapman’s Peak. The Table Mountain also offers hikes that only last up to 1-3 hours.
Day 7– Exploring Cape Town history
To relax after a tiring day of hiking, you could see what’s behind Cape Town’s history by visiting the Cape Town Harbour or the Cape Town Holocaust Centre over at Hatfield Street. Also a must-visit is Bo-Kaap, where there are so many colorful homes, buildings, and mosques. Castle of Good Hope is also a must-see, for it’s the city’s oldest surviving building.
Day 8 – Wine tasting
Cape Town takes pride in their wine. Visit some vineyards and try some of their best stuff. The best ones are at the Durbanville Hills the Constantia Valley wine estates.
Day 9- Museums
By spending a day in museums, you will be able to take home interesting stories. Visit the South African Maritime Museum, Groot Constantia, or the Bo-Kaap Museum.
Day 10- Helicopter Tours / Cruises
Cape Town is where you can enjoy different kinds of helicopter tours. See the cape while you fly at East Pier Road at the V&A Waterfront. If you prefer enjoying sights in water, you can do so with the Waterfront Boat Company to see all the wonderful serene waters and the city that envelope it.