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Location: Cape Town

Day 1 - 2 Jan 2021

Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town, Cape Town International Airport

Content: If you are traveling to Cape Town, chances are that you’ll be traveling from Johannesburg to Cape Town, which is a 2-hour flight. We’ve arrived in Cape Town at around 10am and went straight to the car hiring company. The signs at the airport are easy to follow to get to the car rentals. I suggest booking a car in advanced via their website. We’ve used Europcar. I would highly recommend hiring a car, instead of using other transport measures (like Uber or the Citybus) as all the activities are so widespread, it is better to have your own transport so you can go around at your own pace.

Saints Burger Joint

Cape Town, Saints Burger Joint
Cape Town, Saints Burger Joint
Cape Town, Saints Burger Joint

Content: After landing and receiving our car rental, we made our way to Eden on Bay, which is located in Bloubergstrand. Here we had lunch at Saints, which is known for their delicious gourmet burgers. We then took a walk along the short promenade in Blouberg before heading back to our car and back to our accommodation.

Dolphin Beach Hotel

Cape Town, Dolphin Beach Hotel
Cape Town, Dolphin Beach Hotel

Content: We then made our way to our accommodation - The Dolphin Beach Hotel which is also located in Bloubergstrand. We mainly chose this accommodation for its stunning view of Table Mountain and its direct access to the beach. And this accommodation did not disappoint. Yes, it is a bit further from the city, but the view definitely makes up for it and the beach does not get too busy. We got settled in before spending the remainder of the day on the beach in front of the hotel. There are various accommodation options available, from cabanas to apartments and all of these have access to the two pools on the property.

Kite Beach

Cape Town, Kite Beach

Content: Kite beach is situated right in front of the hotel, which is also what you’ll have direct access to. Here you’ll see the perfect sunset and also how the kite surfers dance in the waves.

Blowfish Restaurant

Cape Town, Blowfish Restaurant

Content: The hotel has a restaurant on the premises which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is amazing and the view is even better.

Location: Cape Town

Day 2 - 3 Jan 2021

Waterfront Charters - Daily Boat Trips & Private Tours

Cape Town, Waterfront Charters - Daily Boat Trips & Private Tours
Cape Town, Waterfront Charters - Daily Boat Trips & Private Tours

Content: After we had breakfast at the hotel, we made our way to the V&A Waterfront which is about a half an hours drive from the hotel. This was where we spent most of the day. We started with a boat ride with Waterfront Charters. We had the best experience and the crew made it worth while. They even played photographer. There are various cruises you can book and I recommend that you book this in advanced through their website, although you can buy tickets at the V&A as well.

V&A Waterfront

Cape Town, V&A Waterfront
Cape Town, V&A Waterfront
Cape Town, V&A Waterfront

Content: We then explored the V&A Food market and Watershed. This is the perfect place to support local South Africans. The food market has some of the best smoothies and coffees to choose from. We also walked to the Silo hotel and explored the area.

Gibson's Gourmet Burger and Ribs

Cape Town, Gibson's Gourmet Burger and Ribs
Cape Town, Gibson's Gourmet Burger and Ribs
Cape Town, Gibson's Gourmet Burger and Ribs

Content: We made our way back to the V&A Waterfront where we had lunch at Gibson’s. The food was great and you must try their milkshakes (which is what they are famous for). The service was also spectacular.

V&A Waterfront

Cape Town, V&A Waterfront

Content: We explored more of the V&A Waterfront and did a bit of shopping to make sure we had everything for our holiday.

Quay Four Restaurant

Cape Town, Quay Four Restaurant
Cape Town, Quay Four Restaurant

Content: We had dinner at Quay Four restaurant and their fish was so delicious and fresh. You can choose to sit inside or outside (I’ll suggest you sit outside, so you can watch over the harbor with the seagulls walking between the customers). The service was also excellent and if I have to choose my top restaurant on the trip - this will be it! It was not just the food that was great, but also the whole atmosphere.

The Cape Wheel

Cape Town, The Cape Wheel
Cape Town, The Cape Wheel
Cape Town, The Cape Wheel

Content: To end off our day, we headed to the Cape Wheel which is also located at the V&A and close to the restaurant we had dinner at. There is no need to buy tickets in advanced.

Location: Paarl

Day 3 - 4 Jan 2021

Greenhouse Restaurant

Paarl, Greenhouse Restaurant
Paarl, Greenhouse Restaurant

Content: On day three we planned a day trip to the picturesque Paarl. This is located about an hours drive from Bloubergstrand and is situated in the wine region. We started with breakfast at the famous Greenhouse restaurant at Babylonstoren. Since this is a famous restaurant, I would suggest to go as early as possible as they do tend to get very busy. Probably one of my favourite places to visit in the Paarl with the most unique and delicious food.

Location: Cape Winelands

Day 3 - 4 Jan 2021

Babylonstoren

Cape Winelands, Babylonstoren
Cape Winelands, Babylonstoren
Cape Winelands, Babylonstoren
Cape Winelands, Babylonstoren
Cape Winelands, Babylonstoren

Content: Once you are done with breakfast, you can walk through the gardens and do some exploring. This farm is massive, so don’t think it will take just a few minutes. You can also arrange a garden tour through their website if you are interested in learning more about the farm and all their produce. There is also a bakery if you want to buy some freshly baked bread or other delicious treats.

The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop and Weaving Studio

Cape Winelands, The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop and Weaving Studio
Cape Winelands, The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop and Weaving Studio
Cape Winelands, The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop and Weaving Studio

Content: We thereafter made our way to the Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop and Weaving studio. You can buy a feeding bag to feed the furry animals or you can go on an educational tour if you want to learn more about these beautiful creatures. There is also a weaving shop which you can support and a coffee shop. After we fed the animals we decided to lunch at the coffee shop and we had a delicious lamb pie.

Location: Paarl

Day 3 - 4 Jan 2021

Afrikaans Language Monument

Paarl, Afrikaans Language Monument
Paarl, Afrikaans Language Monument
Paarl, Afrikaans Language Monument

Content: We then continued our journey to the Afrikaans Language Monument to learn more about the Afrikaanse Language.

Spice Route Destination

Paarl, Spice Route Destination

Content: We made our way to the Spice Route. What is nice about this place is that there are multiple shops/ restaurants you can visit. We did some Chocolate tasting at DeVilliers and there are also some excellent wine tasting options.

Blacksmith's Kitchen

Paarl, Blacksmith's Kitchen
Paarl, Blacksmith's Kitchen
Paarl, Blacksmith's Kitchen
Paarl, Blacksmith's Kitchen
Paarl, Blacksmith's Kitchen

Content: We’ve ended our day in the beautiful Paarl with dinner at the Blacksmith’s Kitchen. And I must say that it was one of the best lasagna’s I’ve ever eaten. There are seating areas inside and outside; if you do sit outside you’ll have a stunning view overlooking the Paarl.

Location: Cape Town

Day 4 - 5 Jan 2021

Lion's Head

Cape Town, Lion's Head
Cape Town, Lion's Head
Cape Town, Lion's Head
Cape Town, Lion's Head

Content: We started our morning very early to make it up the famous Lion’s Head. Situated between Table Mountain and Signal Hill, you’ll get a spectacular 360 view of Cape Town and the vast ocean. I suggest to take a headlight with for the start of the hike, as it will still be dark. It’s a free activity and will take about 2-3 hours.

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Cape Town, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Cape Town, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Cape Town, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Content: You cannot go to Cape Town without going up Table Mountain. We made our way to the Aerial Cableway and have luckily made our bookings online. Just know that this will probably be the busiest tourist attraction you’ll go to in Cape Town and you’ll definitely wait in a line for a chance to ride the cablecar. Once at the top the crowds will fade away as they explore the top of Table Mountain (which is luckily massive). Head to the restaurant at the top for some great pizza option. They also have the best slushies in town!

Bossa Woodbridge Island

Cape Town, Bossa Woodbridge Island
Cape Town, Bossa Woodbridge Island

Content: Then we made our way to Bossa Woodbridge Island restaurant for an early dinner, since we just had a busy day. After this we went to our hotel and watched the sun set over the ocean.

Location: Cape Town

Day 5 - 6 Jan 2021

Sea Point Promenade

Cape Town, Sea Point Promenade
Cape Town, Sea Point Promenade

Content: After we had breakfast at the hotel, we made our way to Sea Point to stroll along the promenade.

The Hussar Grill Mouille Point

Cape Town, The Hussar Grill Mouille Point

Content: We had lunch at the Hussar Grill and their steak is perfection.

Green Point Lighthouse

Cape Town, Green Point Lighthouse

Content: After lunch we made our way to the Green Point Lighthouse.

Crumbs & Cream

Cape Town, Crumbs & Cream
Cape Town, Crumbs & Cream
Cape Town, Crumbs & Cream

Content: Since I am an ice-cream lover, we made our way to Crumbs & Cream. Here you can build your own ice-cream sandwich or just try out their delicious gelato. I’ll highly recommend this place for some nice dessert.

Llandudno Beach

Cape Town, Llandudno Beach
Cape Town, Llandudno Beach
Cape Town, Llandudno Beach

Content: We made our way to Llandudno Beach to enjoy the sunset. With big boulders and being a surfers paradise, this is the perfect day to say goodbye to the day. Also known as the most expensive residential area in Cape Town, this beach is also not as crowded as the other beaches.

Location: Cape Town

Day 6 - 7 Jan 2021

Cape Point

Cape Town, Cape Point
Cape Town, Cape Point
Cape Town, Cape Point
Cape Town, Cape Point
Cape Town, Cape Point
Cape Town, Cape Point

Content: We made our way to Cape Point for another day trip. It is located an hour and a half from Cape Town and the scenery on your way there is also spectacular. Once you get there, you can make your way to the old lighthouse (this can either be done using the Flying Dutchman Funicular or you can walk up). Once at the top you can also make your way to the new lighthouse with the Lighthouse Keeper’s trail. It is about a half an hours walk. Once you get back you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant located at the start of the old lighthouse trail.

Cape of Good Hope

Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope

Content: Make your way to the Cape of Good Hope which is the most south western point in Africa. You can do this either by walking on the wooden pathway from the old lighthouse or you can drive to this spot.

Cape Point

Cape Town, Cape Point
Cape Town, Cape Point
Cape Town, Cape Point

Content: Then enjoy the white sandy beach at Diaz beach.

Kommetjie Public Beach

Cape Town, Kommetjie Public Beach
Cape Town, Kommetjie Public Beach

Content: On your way back home, make a stop at Kommetjie and walk along the wooden boardwalk which will lead you to the Slangkop lighthouse.

Kommetjie Pizzeria

Cape Town, Kommetjie Pizzeria

Content: Known as the best pizza place in Kommetjie, and they did not disappoint. Grab an early dinner here before heading to your next stop. Or you can even take the pizza as a takeaway to eat at the next stop.

Chapman's Peak Drive

Cape Town, Chapman's Peak Drive
Cape Town, Chapman's Peak Drive

Content: Known as the most scenic drive in Cape Town - Chapman’s Peak. Make sure to stop at one (or all) of the viewpoint and watch the sun set. Just take note that you’ll have to pay the toll tariffs to drive this road.

Location: Cape Town

Day 7 - 8 Jan 2021

Chapmans Peak Hiking Trail - Start Point

Cape Town, Chapmans Peak Hiking Trail - Start Point
Cape Town, Chapmans Peak Hiking Trail - Start Point
Cape Town, Chapmans Peak Hiking Trail - Start Point

Content: Another early start to the day to hike up Chapman’s Peak. Since the view was so spectacular on the drive, we decided to head up the mountain. Here you get a stunning view of Hout Bay and Noordhoek. Of all the hikes we’ve done in Cape Town, this is probably my all time favorite one.

Boulders Penguin Colony

Cape Town, Boulders Penguin Colony
Cape Town, Boulders Penguin Colony

Content: Getting up close and personal with the penguins at Boulders beach. This is also the perfect beach to just sit and relax while listening to the waves crashing on the big boulders.

Brass Bell Kalk Bay

Cape Town, Brass Bell Kalk Bay
Cape Town, Brass Bell Kalk Bay

Content: Make your way to Brass Bell in Kalk Bay for some delicious sea food. Afterwards you can stroll along the streets of Kalk Bay and explore all the unique shops.

Muizenberg Beach

Cape Town, Muizenberg Beach
Cape Town, Muizenberg Beach

Content: Known for its colorful huts, this is also the perfect place for surfers. The water is also a bit warmer on this side of Cape Town, so it is the perfect beach for swimming.

Signal Hill

Cape Town, Signal Hill
Cape Town, Signal Hill
Cape Town, Signal Hill

Content: Make your way to Signal Hill to watch the sun set. This spot is known as the best spot to watch the sunset. So make sure you get there early enough to get a parking spot and also a great spot on the lawn.

Jerry's Burger Bar Blouberg

Cape Town, Jerry's Burger Bar Blouberg

Content: With a nice view of the ocean and Table Mountain in the distance and a great menu for food and drinks with so many options to choose from.

Location: Cape Town

Day 8 - 9 Jan 2021

The Big Bay Waffle Company

Cape Town, The Big Bay Waffle Company
Cape Town, The Big Bay Waffle Company

Content: A sweet start to the day with waffles for breakfast. They also have a variety of gelato to choose from!

Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum

Cape Town, Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum
Cape Town, Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum
Cape Town, Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum

Content: We made our way to the colorful Bo-Kaap. There’s so much history in this area of Cape Town. You can make your way to the Iziki Bo-Kaap Museum if you want to learn more about this history or you can walk through the streets, which is the perfect place for photos.

Charly's Bakery

Cape Town, Charly's Bakery

Content: We made our way to the famous Charly’s Bakery for some cupcakes.

Mariner's Wharf Harbourfront Emporium

Cape Town, Mariner's Wharf Harbourfront Emporium
Cape Town, Mariner's Wharf Harbourfront Emporium

Content: We ate lunch at the Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay. They are located in the harbor, so the fish is so fresh. Afterward we strolled along the harbour and walked on the beach.

Camps Bay Beach

Cape Town, Camps Bay Beach
Cape Town, Camps Bay Beach

Content: Then we’ve made our way to Camp’s Bay to bask in the sun and watch the sun turn the Twelve Apostles in the background to an orange shade.

Tiger's Milk Camps Bay

Cape Town, Tiger's Milk Camps Bay

Content: End of your day with some delicious dinner at Tiger’s Milk.

Location: Cape Town

Day 9 - 10 Jan 2021

Kasteelspoort Hiking trail

Cape Town, Kasteelspoort Hiking trail
Cape Town, Kasteelspoort Hiking trail
Cape Town, Kasteelspoort Hiking trail
Cape Town, Kasteelspoort Hiking trail
Cape Town, Kasteelspoort Hiking trail

Content: We’ve decided to tackle Table Mountain and hiked it via the Kasteelspoort trail. Since the mountain is providing a shade early in the morning, we decided to start this hike a little bit later in the morning.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Cape Town, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Cape Town, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Cape Town, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Content: In my opinion one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in South Africa. Make your way to the ‘Boomslang’ canopy walkway to see the grandeur of the gardens from above. Spend the rest if the afternoon exploring the gardens or just being lazy with a nice picnic for lunch.

moyo Kirstenbosch

Cape Town, moyo Kirstenbosch
Cape Town, moyo Kirstenbosch

Content: For some proper South African food - this is the place for you. Their menu is very interesting, but there is still some great food options for the less adventurous eater.

Location: Cape Town

Day 10 - 11 Jan 2021

Kite Beach

Cape Town, Kite Beach
Cape Town, Kite Beach

Content: We’ve spend our last hours just enjoying the beach.

Milky Lane

Cape Town, Milky Lane

Content: We walked along the promenade to Milky Lane to get our last ice-cream before we leave and we ate it on the beach.

Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town, Cape Town International Airport

Content: And that was the end of our wonderful trip to Cape Town!