1 Week in Cape Town Itinerary – Wine, Sharks, Lions, Tables, Townships, and more!

With Table Mountain as the backdrop, sun-kissed coastlines, diverse culture, culinary treats, and adventurous delights, everything we saw, did, and ate met the hype and then some.

This one-week itinerary covers the style of travel that we love – a focus on meeting locals, getting to do things instead of seeing, taking in breathtaking views, and eating delicious foods.

Day 1 – Pay Homage to Nelson Mandela

While waiting for your afternoon Robben Island tour, walk around the various shops and boutiques, occasionally stopping to watch the local buskers and awing at Table Mountain.

Day 2 – Peninsula Route

This is the road that takes you around the Cape Peninsula and is packed with memorable highlights that culminate in visiting the most south-western point of the African continent.

You’ll be visiting many wineries on this day, so get ready and also be mindful of who the driver is going to be.

Day 3 – Wine Paradise

Day 4 – Shark Cage Diving

You’ll get a head start on making your way to Gaansbai since you stayed in Stellenbosch the night before. The shark diving experience with Marine Dynamics is well documented.

Day 5 – Uthando Experience

Spend half the day hearing the stories, seeing the impact of the projects, and interacting with locals.

Day 6 – Surf and Turf

Their crew has the best instructors, and with a focus on safety and having fun, you’ll feel invincible in the water, and with a bit of luck, you’ll be up on your board.

Next steps

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