With the mesmerising sea on one side and the lush green mountains on the other, Cape Town is a truly stunning holiday destination. From being astounded by the ascend to the Table Mountain, to the breathtaking views at the iconic Cape of Good Hope, the Mother City has a lot to offer a traveller. The lush green Stellenbosch and the drive to Constantia on an open-top bus will leave you awe-struck.
Flying time – 10 hours approx.
Arrive at the airport and head to your hotel to refresh. Out of the three Emirates flights that connect Dubai and Cape Town, two of them reach in the evening. We recommend you to book a hotel somewhere close to Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. You can spend half a day exploring this high-end shopping area.
Apart from shopping for designer labels, you can do a variety of activities such as cruising the canals, going on a fascinating diamond tour, or exploring the city on a Dutch cycle. You can also watch the pretty sunset seated in a cabin on the Wheel of Excellence. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is also home to some lovely restaurants that serve exquisite cuisine.
On your day 2, go on a hop-on, hop-off bus that takes you around the city. The Botanical Gardens, the Fisherman’s Wharf, the Boulder’s Beach and the Table Mountain are the attractions worth exploring. Boulders Beach is one of the most intriguing beaches in the world. A sheltered beach, it owes its name to the inlets between granite boulders. It is renowned for a colony of African penguins which settled there in 1982. Even though it is situated in the middle of a residential area, it is one of the few sites where one gets a chance to observe at close range, wandering freely in a protected natural environment.
Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain which is an iconic landmark in Cape Town. While you ascend on a cable car to this significant tourist attraction, you will be mesmerised by the panoramic beauty that meets your eye. You can also avoid the cable car and hike your way to the top. But seriously, who has the time and energy to do that on a short holiday? But if you are brave enough, carry on! You would need to spend half a day at the Table Mountain.
On your day 3, start to Cape Point early. With a wide range of walking trails, a superb restaurant with panoramic deck, and the famous Flying Dutchman Funicular, there is enough at Cape Point to keep you busy for an entire day. On your way to the Cape point, stop to marvel at the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range. Cape of Good Hope is a popular excursion for tourists visiting Cape Town. A beautiful spot with unpredictable weather, this is a must-visit. After spending some time at Cape Point, you can head to Stellenbosch, one of the best vineyards in the region.
By Neetu George