Are you heading to Cape Town this weekend and asking yourself what to do in this city for those few days? or are you looking for the cities in Africa that you can travel to for a weekend? Then this city has you covered for all that you are looking for. It doesn’t really matter if you are in for a solo trip, couple travel, or a family. You will have a nice trip to this city.
To begin with, the flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town has an impressive panoramic view across the mountains, the wine lands, and a nice view of the sandy beaches.
✦ Why Visit Cape Town
Cape Town is the most beautiful city in South Africa and in Africa as a continent. It is known for its harbor, Table Mountain and Cape Point, just to mention but a few.
✦ What to do on a Saturday
✦ 1. Table Mountain
After unpacking your luggage and familiarising yourself with this city, what would be better than to go for a picnic at Table Mountain? This is an attraction that you can not miss out to visit while in this city. Besides, it is the landmark of this city that forms its backdrop.
In this adventure, you can choose either the cable car or to go for a hike to the mountain. And if you decide to go for the cable car, you will enjoy this ride. This is because it rotates and it gives the visitors the chance to have all views of the city as they make their way to Table Mountain.
And without a doubt, this mountain hides many surprises.
✦ 2. Groot Constantia Wine Estate
After the picnic on the mountain, you can then go for the wine tasting at Groot Constantia Wine Estate. This is a wine firm in Cape Town that is known internationally for its handcrafted wines.
Besides, this wine estate is great for wine tasting. I would recommend that you combine this with fine dining at their restaurant.
✦ Practical Information
- The estate has two restaurants
- Booking beforehand is highly recommended at these restaurants
✦ What to do in Cape Town this Weekend on a Sunday
✦ Robben Island
On the second day, an adventure that you should go for is the excursion to Robben Island. This is one of South Africa’s most important historical sights. In the old days, it was used as a penal colony. The prisons have been closed, but the island has remained famous for incarcerating former South African President Nelson Mandela. In 1997 the island was turned into a museum, and in 1999 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This visit will include a visit to the cells including the cell where Nelson Mandela spent more than 10 years.
In the cell, there is a thin mattress lying on the ground and a metallic bucket. This is where he wrote the book The Long Walk to Freedom.
Last but not least, your visit here will include a visit to the lime quarry where all the prisoners worked.
✦ Practical information
The ferry ride to the island takes around 30 minutes. Then, there is a Bus Tour of the island with a guide
To maximise your weekend in Cape Town, head to an Irish pub in this city. This is a famous pub that is located on the Long Street. Have yourself some Irish coffee and some good old music. I hope you enjoy your weekend!
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