Cape Town in Three Days

Night one in Cape town

Cape Town, South Africa has been high on my list of places to visit for a few years. I tend to be drawn where I will be exposed to both beautiful sights and intricate history. I took this trip with my boyfriend Ojirese and we both agreed it was one of our best decisions.

We arrived in Cape Town around 8 pm and immediately set out to see what the place was all about. We ended up bar hopping at a number of places, all with beautiful decor and delicious drinks. We started at The Village Idiot having artsy cocktails and playing a quick game a pool in this library-themed bar then ended the night dancing in the beautiful courtyard at Asoka. I highly recommend both.

Where we partied:

Day one in Cape Town

The next morning we (barely) woke up and headed out for one of Cape Town’s wine tours. South Africa is known for delicious wine and beautiful scenery. Wine tours allow you to experience both. The drive to the vineyards was not only scenic but informative as the drivers gave us a thorough history of Cape Town. The apartheid was not as long ago as you would imagine so the country is still simmering with racial tension and there is a noticeabl absent black middle class.

We did the half day tour of the Stellenbosch wine lands which took us to three different wineries. This worked out well because it allowed us time to do some shopping and wandering around before dinner.

Wine tour:

Night Two

This night was a highlight of the trip, the restaurant was beautifully decorated with mosaic tables, ornate pillows and lamps, and had a lush green courtyard. The food was so delicious we debated going back for dinner again the next night.

Where we ate:

Day Two

We couldn’t leave Cape Town without hiking table mountain, taking the advice of a couple we meet on the wine tour, rather than hiking to the top (which takes 3 hours), we hiked to a “secret cave” that had sunning views and shorter trip up.

After hiking we finally made it to the beach and as you can see, it did not disappoint. Cape Town has gorgeous beaches.

Where we beached:

Clifton Beach

Last Day

We spent our last day in Cape Town eating, drinking, beaching, taking in the views, and wandering around aimlessly. Every trip should have a day just like this. We started the day at an amazing little cafe with a view of Table Moutain, followed by a beach trip to see the infamous penguins. After, we bar hopped through Long street and eventually made our way down to the waterfront until it was time to board our late flight to Johannesburg.

Where we beached >> Where we wandered >> Where we bar hopped >> Where we ate

Licorice and Lime