How to see all of Cape Town's top attractions in two days

29 August 2016

Flights to Cape Town booked? Check.

Accommodation sorted? Check.

Looking to fill your itinerary with the best things to do? We've got you covered!

Book a two-day bus ticket with City Sightseeing and experience Cape Town's top attractions.

With your ticket, you can go on all our bus tours and you can take two consecutive days to do it. This means there's no rush – spend time at each stop, get the perfect selfie, grab some souvenirs for the family and soak in the African sunshine.

Here's our recommendation on how to see Cape Town's best bits in two days, with City Sightseeing:

Day 1 – The City and Downtown Tours

We're going to explore the inner city and the Atlantic Seaboard today. Here we go!

Long Street

Take a little wander through Greenmarket Square, before grabbing a coffee and a quick snack, and hopping on a red bus at the Long Street stop.

Table Mountain

Of course, a trip to Cape Town is incomplete without a trip up Table Mountain. The red bus takes you right to the Lower Cableway Station, and you can even buy your cable car tickets on the bus. Spend a good hour or so on the top and when you come back down, simply hop on the next red bus that comes along.

Camps Bay

By now you've worked up an appetite, so hop off in Camps Bay and try one of the excellent sea-facing restaurants. Or just grab some ice-cream and hit the beach.

Image: Iain Moss

V&A Waterfront

If shopping is your thing, you might want to spend the rest of your day here. Otherwise, we recommend hopping aboard our Waterfront Harbour Cruise for a ride around a real working harbour.

Image: slack12

Back to Long Street to switch buses

The day is not done! When you get back to Long Street, change buses and hop on to the Yellow Downtown Tour ...

District Six Museum

If you still have time to join a guided tour, do so, otherwise take a walk around this important historical museum to end off a fabulous first day. The last bus leaves here at 5.30pm to take you back to Long Street.

Image: Gary Bembridge

Day 2 – The Mini Peninsula and Wine Tours

Today, we explore the wider Cape Peninsula, and wine country. All aboard!

Long Street

We hop on our bus at Long Street once again – this time on the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour.


Our first stop is for tea and scones in the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. You could spend a whole morning here if you wanted.

Image: Nicholas Turland

Constantia Nek

You're on holiday, so day drinking is acceptable, isn't it? Hope off at Constantia Nek and wait for the wine bus. Try fit in wine tastings at all three estates: Groot ConstantiaEagle's Nest and Beau Constantia.

Mariner's Wharf

Hop back on to the blue tour and continue your journey to Hout Bay. Hop off here for Cape Town's best fish and chips.

Image: Bertrand Duperrin

Long Street and then Bo-Kaap

Wind your way back along the beautiful peninsula road to Long Street, where you hop off to join our free walking tour of the Bo-Kaap. This is a great photo opportunity and an excellent way to finish your whistle-stop tour of Cape Town.

Got more days to play with?

Hop on the City Sightseeing The Cape Explorer: Cape Point Tour to enjoy a fully guided (in English) day excursion to Cape Point in a luxury air-conditioned coach. We’ll spend the day exploring this spectacular nature reserve, part of the Cape Floral Kingdom World Heritage Site, with a stop en route at Boulders Beach to visit the African penguins. This day tour to the Cape of Good Hope, which includes your pass into Cape Point, is a must-see for visitors and locals.

Wherever you go, make sure you take the City Sightseeing Bus. Tickets are available online as either one-day or two-day options.