Most shops and restaurants accept cards and there is plenty of ATM around the city and in most of the gas stations on the roads. It´s always good to have some cash in the pocket as well as some coins in the car for the parking and tip to the parking guards. A good idea is to buy tickets for the Hop on – Hop off busses that go around the city.
Sea Point Promenade
Start at the white and red lighthouse (Moullie Point) and walk along the water for one hour until the Sea Point Pavillion. There are plenty of stops along the way for lunch, coffee, beer or wine.
Bo-Kaap is traditionally a multicultural area, rich in history and situated on the slopes of Signal Hill. The area is known for its brightly coloured homes. Next to Bo-Kaap you´ll find the charaming Cape Quarters with galleries, small shops and restaurants.
This is a must in Cape Town. Climb the mountain for 1,5 hour to get on top of the city with a view worth remember. Take the easy way down with the cable car (that also can be used to get up). Take this trip during nice weather conditions when the weather can change quite fast up on the mountain and there´s nothing to see if there are clouds all over the mountain. It is possible to buy tickets online and in advance for the cable car.
Probably one of the best sunset´s you´ll ever see. It’s a good 45 minutes walk up the hill or 10-15 minutes by car and you will have a stunning look over the Table Mountain, Lions Head, the whole city of Cape Town and the ocean. Bring a blanket some snacks and wine and enjoy the view. During the day you can go paragliding from the hill and land in front of the ocean.
If you like to enjoy a day on the beach head for Clifton 1 that is the most popular or the Clifton 4, that is smaller. Clifton 3 and 4 is known as gay beaches.
The old Biscuit mill is the main attraction and its very hip. It has a nice food market during Saturdays where you can buy anything in food. The area is quite run down but have a lot of shops with home made stuff and African designer goods. The streets around the market are charming and have a lot of street art and small restaurants.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
Is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world on the slopes of Table Mountain. The garden is always changing and make sure to take a walk on the canopy treetop walkway in the middle of the garden for a great view. There´s also held outside concerts in the garden during the summer.
Not everything is beautiful in South Africa. This tour will show you a sense of the real Africa and will make you think.
District Six Museum
The museum functions as a memory of the apartheid as well as a memory of over 60 000 inhabitants who where forcibly removed from district 6 during the apartheid.
This is where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner and now it´s working as a museum. There are boats going from Waterfront to the Island daily(4-5 times) and it takes around 40 minutes to get there. I can be a good idea to book in advance online.