Cape Town is my favorite place in the whole world – if only I had one day to explore the city, this is what I would do..
Morning climb up Lions Head. Lions Head is the small, round-topped mountain next to Table Mountain. The climb is not as bad as it looks and you can easily get up and down in two hours, including a little chill time on top. The 360 degree view of the city and its surroundings is well worth the effort!
Chilling on the beach. Cape Town has many beautiful beaches to choose from, Camps Bay Beach is one of the largest and has lovely views of the surrounding mountains. There’s a great view of Lions Head from your beach towel and you can congratulate yourself on your big climb.
Boat ride! There are lots of boat companies operating from the Waterfront that offer reasonably-priced boat rides out to sea. From the boat, you can sit back and enjoy the sea breeze and a spectacular view of Table Mountain.
Relaxing afternoon in Kirstenbosch. The National Botanical Gardens at Kirstenbosch is set against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain with Devil’s Peak looming above. There are acres of lawn to lay down your picnic blanket and it’s not hard to find a quiet spot away from the crowds.
By now you should be exhausted after a full day of enjoying glorious Cape Town! If you have any energy left, head out to one of the many bars and clubs on Long Street and enjoy the awesome nightlife.