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Cape Town Travel 2021: Exciting Day Trips for an Extended Stay

There’s never a dull moment in Cape Town, even the locals never get around to exploring everything there is to do in and around the city.

When you’re intent on planning an epic stay in the Mother City, there’s no lack of inspiration for exciting day trips to keep you busy during your stay. Here’s our pick of the best of Cape Town day trips.


The wine lands are top of the list for most day trippers from Cape Town offering a wealth of food and wine-related activities to enjoy.

In Franschhoek, you’ll also find opportunities for horse riding, trout fishing, and the chance to see some of the world’s most exciting vehicles at the Motor Museum. If you’re intent on a spot of wine tasting, the Wine Tram will take you where you need to go without fear of a DUI.

Riebeek Kasteel

This little-known town in the Swartland holds massive appeal for nature lovers, foodies and art lovers alike. Apart from the chance to sample some excellent wines at the local farms, you can also go hiking on two excellent trails or explore the local markets.

You could even be the first to find an exquisite artwork from one of the areas up-and-coming artists.


This bustling town is awash with enough to interest anyone for several days or more. Here, You can visit the SA Naval Museum, Warrior Toy Museum, or Simon’s Town Museum or tip your hat to local hero, Nuisance the Great Dane’s statue.

When you’ve had your fill delving into the history books, pop in to visit the African penguins at Boulders Penguin Colony and spend some time browsing for knick-knacks among the town’s many unique shops.

Dining options include oysters, seafood platters, prawns or the catch of the day, which you can enjoy with a view of the harbour.


This tiny town’s most famous for its beautiful spring blooms, but it’s also home to a wonderful craft brewery and lively theatre, courtesy of Pieter Dirk Uys.

In keeping with true Cape style, you could also get the chance to enjoy some fine wines at a host of cellars and wineries near town.   

Take the First Step

The first step in planning a trip to Cape Town is always finding the ideal place to put your feet up after a day of whirlwind activity.

Get in touch to book the ultimate short- or long-term Cape Town self-catering accommodation with easy access to all the action.

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