If you are in Cape Town for a few days and are anti driving for whatever reason then we would recommend jumping on CT City Sightseeing Bus and doing the Blue Mini Peninsula tour. They have some awesome drop off points that are some of our favorite places to visit such as Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, The World of Birds and Groot Constantia.
The reason we leave out Hout Bay on our tour is simple. We believe it deserves more than just an hour and you can easily do it on your own steam. The Hout Bay Market happens every Fri (5-9pm) Sat & Sun (9:30am – 4pm) and is one of the best in Cape Town with great food and a good vibe. While you are there look into snorkeling with seals or do a quick 45 minute cruise by seal island if you prefer. You can get there on the MYCiti Bus
We think everyone should do this hike as soon as they arrive in Cape Town, it’s a great way to get orientated in the city and you are rewarded with 360 degree views from the top! It’s our second best view of Table Mountain and great for a photo op. It’s only a 45-60 minute hike to the top but requires some climbing so make sure to wear good shoes and no skirts or dresses if you don’t want people staring up at your panties!
For a special treat be at the top for sunrise or sunset! Don’t forget to take water and sunscreen with you and bring all your rubbish down with you
If you feel like hiking(you can always take the Cable Car down), Platteklip Gorge is the most accesible route up. But that doesnt mean it’s easy. It’s a constant incline with switchbacks for about 2.5 hours to get to the top. Best done in the early morning or mid afternoon once the trail is shaded again.
Don’t hike alone (just in case) and make sure to bring water and sunscreen!
If you would prefer to do the Cable Car we suggest going just after lunch in Summer when the queues have died down a bit. Don’t forget to buy tickets online to avoid a queue on arrival.