3 Days in Cape Town


The 3 day Cape Town tour is similar to the 2 day Cape Town tour except that with a little more time. We can see a few extra attractions and give those we see a little more time. We go up Table Mountain on a different day, which gives us more time for the Cape Peninsula tour and more time for Table Mountain and we add Robben Island and the City Bowl and/or V&A Waterfront.

Remember to be flexible; the weather and opening and closing times in different seasons will change your choices

Day 2: Kirstenbosch Gardens and the Constantia Wine Route or the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Winelands

You have 2 choices for wine lands, both of them terrific

Kirstenbosch Gardens and Constantia Winelands

For this day, we recommend getting to Kirstenbosch at opening time and spending a couple of hours before heading off to the nearby wine farms for tasting and lunch

Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll or a more strenuous hike. The gardens are a showcase of South African flora with meandering pathways, small streams and spectacular views from the upper slopes. Birders and plant enthusiasts flock from across the world to see some of the spectacular species. There are also free guided tours at certain times of day and season

Check the web site for opening and closing times, the cost of tickets and to buy tickets on-line

Constantia Winelands

Go wine tasting at some of South Africa’s oldest wine farms. There are multiple farms, some of which are more recent and some of which were created by the first settlers to Cape Town, over 300 years ago, and produced wines for the Royalty of Europe. It is very difficult to go wrong with any of these vineyards

Among the historic farms are

  • Groot (large) Constantia, the oldest winery in South Africa, which produces several notable red wines including Shiraz and Merlot.
  • Klein (small) Constantia, also among the oldest wineries in South Africa, and noted for white wine production, particularly Sauvignon Blanc and
  • Today, other estates have joined Groot and Klein Constantia to form the scenic Constantia wine route. These estates include Buitenverwachting, Constantia Uitsig, Steenberg, Constantia Glen, Eagles’ Nest, Silvermist Vineyards and Beau Constantia.

All of the vineyards above have fabulous wines and good to great restaurants on them. In some cases, the restaurants are world class as in Chef’s Warehouse at Beau Constantia and La Coulombe at Silvermist, often rated as one of the best restaurants in the world