Cape Town, set in stunning scenery, has a fascinating backstory and excellent food & wine culture. Our 5-day Cape Town itinerary captures all that is great about this African city.
There is a lot to fit in on a 5-day Cape Town itinerary because there is so much to do in this intriguing city; a melting pot of native African and European colonial culture set in a truly beautiful location. Mountains drop into blue oceans where powder-white beaches provide a home to penguins and seals. Clifftop drives and hilltop walks offer breathtaking views that Cape Town has become famous for.
It also has some of the best value high-quality food in the world. Eat in Constantia or in the bars and restaurants around Kloof Street and you will find culinary innovation at a fraction of the price of many other destinations.
But, there’s another side to this beautifully set location. Our 5-day Cape Town Itinerary explores the history of this once-troubled town. Apartheid only came to an end 25 years ago and visiting Robben Island, District 6 Museum and a township helps to learn more about the challenging legacy it left on this town and its people.
Cape Town is a great place to visit and it can easily be incorporated into a much longer stay in South Africa, one of our favourite holiday destinations. For more inspiration, read about all our favourite places to visit in South Africa.
- Day 1: Nairobi - Capetown
✅ Arrival in Capetown
✅ Free day
- Day 2: Capetown
✅ Table mountain
✅ Cable car ticket
✅ City tour
✅ Full day red bus tour ( Hop on / Hop Off)
- Day 3: Capetown
✅ Cape point
✅ Cape of good hope
✅ Boulders Beach
✅ Penguin Colony
✅ Chapman's peak
✅ Houts bay
✅ Funicular Train Car
✅ Light house Cape point view
✅ Wine tasting stop tour in Vineyard
- Day 4: Capetown
✅ Free day for personal shopping or to enjoy the hotel facilities
- Day 5: Capetown - Nairobi
✅ Return airport transfers & flight back to Nairobi
- Return economy flight tickets
- Return airport transfers in Cape Town
- 4 nights accommodation
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Guided full day Cape Town City Tour + Table Mountain
- Ticket to Cable Car
- Red Bus One Day Ticket (Hop On & Hop Off)
- Wine tasting tour - Constantia - Stopover
- All entrance fees, taxes and levies
- All Excursion Transfers
- Light House Cape Point View Excursion
- Funicular Ride at Cape Point
- Hout Bay Excursion
- Boulders Penguin Colony Excursion
- Chapman's Peak Drive
- English Speaking Guide
- Extra meals
- Extra activities
*Terms and conditions apply
*Rates may differ because of flights
*Blackout dates 21st Dec to 4th Jan and 7th Apr to 10th Apr.
10 Interesting Facts About Cape Town
- Cape Town was the first city outside of Europe to see its beaches certified as Blue Flag, meaning they meet high environmental and quality standards. In 2016, 10 of the city’s beaches were awarded Blue Flag status thanks to their cleanliness, water quality, facilities, and safety.
- An area of around 194 hectares of land, known as Foreshore, which today comprises the main Cape Town railway station and the civic centre, was reclaimed from the sea in the 1940s. It was known as the Cape Town Foreshore Plan and was seen as a better option than trying to build further up the slopes of the mountains which encircle the city.
- After years of apartheid, it was the balcony of Cape Town City Hall where Nelson Mandela made his first public speech in decades. He spoke just hours after being released from prison on 11 February 1990.
- Robben Island lies off the coast of Cape Town and is best known for the prison which housed Nelson Mandela for 18 of his 27 years spent imprisoned. Today the island is a museum, reflecting Mandela’s years here. In Afrikaans “Robben” means “seal”, and the island is also an important site for both seals and African penguins.
- Cape Town is one of the world’s youngest cities. The average age is just 29 years, compared to 40 in Brussels and 36 in London. And the 2011 census revealed that 43% of the city’s population is under 25.
- Table Mountain is home to more than 2,200 plant species. These plants developed millions of years ago when Table Mountain was once a small island cut off from the mainland by higher sea levels.
- The world’s first successful heart transplant took place in Cape Town in 1967. Terminally ill patient Louis Washkansky received a new heart at Groote Schuur Hospital in the city.
- Table Mountain is Cape Town’s most famous landmark. And it’s a popular proposal spot too – it is estimated that two couples get engaged on the mountain every month!
- A large colony of around 3,000 African penguins can be found at Boulders Beach, just outside Cape Town. African penguins are endangered. They are only found in the wild in a few locations along the coast of South Africa and Namibia. For this reason, the Boulders Beach colony is heavily protected.
- Cape Town is home to the only nuclear power plant in Africa. The Koeberg Power Station opened in 1984 and accounts for around 5% of South Africa’s energy.