South Africa is a wonderful travel destinations with her breathtaking nature, rich culture and splendid wildlife. When you go to South Africa a visit to Cape Town, the capital, is a must. I loved my week in Cape Town with the endless options to have fun! This post is the first one with tips for the ultimate travel guide to Cape Town.
Start or end your Cape Town journey with the Garden Route road trip
Cape Town has an international airport, so your journey can start here. Another possibility is starting your South African adventure in Johannesburg, from where you fly to Port Elizabeth. From Port Elizabeth you can take a car on a road trip through the Garden Route. The Garden Route is the most gorgeous road trip with beautiful scenery from South African nature and with various towns along the way. It is definitely a great idea to stay a night or two at the towns, to really explore the area.
The best road trip stops are:
- Stormsriver bridge, a wonderful sight for a quick bite.
- Tsitsikamma, a must see National Park in the area of Plettenburg Bay
- Plettenburg Bay, a beach town with loads of sea life, like seals.
- Knysna, a beautiful beach town with fabulous fish restaurants
- Jeffrey’s bay, a casual surfer town
- Bloukrans River Brigde, the highest bridge to bungee jump from.
- Addo Elephant Park, beautiful park with a large family of elephants.
First day in Cape Town – Waterfront fun!
One of the most iconic sights of Cape Town is the Waterfront. This is the cuisine heart of Cape Town, with a variety of top restaurants. The splendid view of Table Mountain in the back in addition to the pretty picture of the harbor and Ferris wheel will put you in a happy mood guaranteed! You will find here a shopping mall, souvenir shops, boat trips, restaurants and bars, art and beautiful photo spots!
Two Oceans Aquarium at Waterfront
Of course, you can take a day excursion to sea to see all the African sea life. A super fun alternative (or addition!) is the Two Oceans Aquarium at Waterfront. As the name states they showcase a variety of sea life from both the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. Those two oceans come together at Cape of Good Hope. Back to the aquarium: the penguins are so happy here, the fish are colorful and the sharks are impressive. Definitely a must see if you are interested in nature!
In my next post I will share the other top tips for your Cape Town trip!
Would you love to go to Cape Town?