5 Unmissable Day Trips from Cape Town


There is just so much to do in Cape Town, from the majestic Table Mountain and iconic coast to the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with its many restaurants and markets.

And while there are so many activities and attractions in Cape Town to keep you busy for days, there are also some unmissable day trips from Cape Town worth exploring.

The Chapman’s  Peak Drive

The Chapman’s Peak Drive on the Atlantic Coast offers spectacular views as it winds along the Cape Peninsula between Hout Bay to Noordhoek.

Cape Point National Park

Cape Point offers some of the best hiking trails in Cape Town as well as several historical sites with monuments dedicated to sea explorers Vasco de Gama and Bartholomeus Dias.

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

After Cape Point, and hopefully sighting some Cape Mountain zebra and eland, drive along the coast to Boulders Beach to meet the African penguins.

Kalk Bay

Take a drive along the False Bay coastline to Kalk Bay for some of Kalky’s famous fish and chips in the Kalk Bay Harbor.

Food, Wine & History

The town has many world-class restaurants and vineyards selling exceptional wines. A unique offering in Franschhoek is the Franschhoek Wine Tram.

Safari Day Trip From Cape Town

If you don’t have time in South Africa to go on a safari in the famous Kruger National Park or enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of a luxury safari lodge.

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