Published on January 8th, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team
24 HOURS IN CAPE TOWN
Read time: a bit over 1 minute
Read time: a bit over 1 minuteWith 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 youâ€™ve got yourself one remarkably fun city to explore.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
8am Michelle Obama once visited The Kitchen and itâ€™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 â€“ itâ€™s an intense experience but a highly necessary one. Â
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 photographerâ€™s dream.
4pm Head back into the heart of the city and take a tea break at Peter Rabbit-inspired cafĂ©, Peterâ€™s House. Cold pressed juices, carrot cake, tea and smoothies await in this grandmother-approved tea house. Oh, and if youâ€™re so inclined they serve Milo with a shot of Frangelico â€“ 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 â€“ 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.