Published on January 8th, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team
24 HOURS IN CAPE TOWN
With cracking coastal views, one of the oldest mountains in the world and sunshine on tap, audacious Cape Town shamelessly basks in its own beauty. Add a decadent dining scene, a tonne of galleries, wine trails and a kicking live music community and you’ve got yourself one remarkably fun city to explore.
8am Michelle Obama once visited The Kitchen and it’s been packed every day since. Get there early to nab a good spot to enjoy a morning coffee in this cult delicatessen.
9am Grab yourself a ticket to travel to Robben Island aboard a ferry. This trip typically books out, so plan ahead and book a ticket in advance rather than being left with regrets. See where Nelson Mandela and many other were incarcerated for years – it’s an intense experience but a highly necessary one.
2pm Inject some colour into your day by visiting the area known as Bo-Kaap. Most of the residents of this small community are descended from slaves and with technicolour buildings, spice shops, mosques and more, Bo-Kaap is a photographer’s dream.
4pm Head back into the heart of the city and take a tea break at Peter Rabbit-inspired café, Peter’s House. Cold pressed juices, carrot cake, tea and smoothies await in this grandmother-approved tea house. Oh, and if you’re so inclined they serve Milo with a shot of Frangelico – approved!
7pm By night, head to Long Street to get loose. This stretch of bars, clubs and restaurants makes boozing and chowing down super easy – just keep rolling on to the next place until you can roll no more. Whether you want to sit on the balcony of Fiction Bar for a sundowner, try craft brews at the Foreign Exchange, or chill out on the wooden deck of Sky Bar, Long Street obliges at every turn.