Four Nights For Less in Cape Town: An Irresistible Package and Itinerary
You never need an excuse to linger longer in the Mother City, but if there ever was a great one, it is our Four Nights For Less package.
Stay with us for four consecutive nights and receive a 20% discount off the nightly room rate. What a difference an extra day and night can make! One last adventure, one more sunset enjoyed over a glass of South African wine and with it, the chance to enjoy another local dish and generally take the extra time you need to soak up Cape Town’s best.
So if you have decided to join us for four nights (it’s a no-brainer), our concierge team has the perfect plan for you to maximise your time in Cape Town. Massages, historical tours, Table Mountain, penguins, beaches, art, sunsets, fine dining and shopping. It’s all in here.
Let us jump in.
Day 1: Arrive to an exceptionally warm welcome by our team. Take a little time to freshen up and perhaps grab a bite at Signal Restaurant, before exploring the V&A Waterfront. We don’t want to exhaust you on your first day, so we suggest walking to the Zeitz MOCAA Art Gallery across the way to enjoy some of Africa’s finest art, nipping into the Watershed for a bit of local designer shopping and perhaps (if jewels are a passion), visiting the ever-impressive Diamond Museum.
If you need some respite or want to work out some flying kinks, retire to the Spa at Cape Grace for an afternoon of pampering. After a hot stone massage, facial, mani, pedi, and blowdry, you will feel good as new again just in time for dinner.
If you would like to learn more about South African wine, join one of our expert sommeliers for a free intro to (and tasting of) local wines in the bar. Sip on bubbles, whites and reds that our sommeliers love, before choosing your preferred bottle for dinner at Signal. Signal’s flavours pay homage to our Cape culinary heritage, so you will enjoy wonderfully fragrant dishes, venison, the best sustainable seafood and delicious veggie options. If you have the stamina, head to Bascule Bar afterwards for a whiskey from our renowned extensive collection.
Day 2: Wake up early and head down to enjoy Cape Grace’s legendary breakfast! You have a full day ahead of you, so an extra turn around the buffet is totally encouraged. Enjoy the continental offerings, before choosing your a la carte hot breakfast. We love the pancakes with confit pork belly. Delicious!
Sightseeing is made easy with the City Sightseeing Red Bus (red route). The pickup point is at the Aquarium, which you can walk to, from the hotel. Jump off on Long Street for a walking tour of the city and learn about the history and culture of the Bo Kaap area and District Six – both profoundly shaped by the Apartheid era.
Hop back on and continue your tour of Table Mountain, admiring her many curves from the bus, or jumping off again to take the Cable Car right to the top for a bird’s eye view. The sightseeing tour is totally customisable, so you can see and stop off at as many points as you like. Kirstenbosch Gardens is another popular stop off if you enjoy all things green and beautiful.
If you are in the mood for lunch, we suggest jumping off in Camps Bay for a bite at one of the sea-facing restaurants on the strip. Bilboa is a great all-rounder, while Tiger’s Milk is good for a more casual affair with a view. Be sure to dip your toes in the (somewhat icy) waters.
Finish off your tour back in town and head to Kloof Street for some shopping and browsing. There are lots of boutique stores to be enjoyed, as well as places to pop into for a drink. Kloof Street House (on the bottom end) is a must for most visitors; their eclectic decor, fairy-lit garden and bistro menu are a winning combo.
Alternatively, nip around to the neighbouring Bree Street. Choose SeaBreeze Fish and Shell and dine on freshly-shucked oysters and cocktails enjoyed from the sidewalk, or tuck into tapas for two, at the famous Chef’s Warehouse (if you can nab a spot – tip: they work on a first-come, first-serve basis).
Day 3: We have not forgotten about the penguins! On Day 3, we suggest a full-day Cape Peninsula Tour, spent exploring the famous African Penguin colony and breath-taking Cape of Good Hope. If you would like to tour the old lighthouses and stand on the actual point, visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Cape Point falls within the southern section of Table Mountain National park. The natural vegetation of the areas – fynbos – comprises the smallest but richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms!
If you have a bit of time, visit the quaint towns of Noordhoek and Hout Bay and enjoy battered fish and chips at the famous Snoekies. If you would like something a little more refined, we suggest Harbour House in Kalk Bay – another incredibly vibrant little town en route.
Save the drive around Chapmans Peak for the grand finish. This is one of the world’s most iconic waterside drives for a reason. Take some time and stop along the way to enjoy the scenery, followed by a slow drive back home.
Day 4: An extra day to visit the Winelands! Explore the towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Both are surrounded by beautiful vineyards, oak-shaded streets, lush valleys, and of course, exceptional wines. There are so many wine farms to choose from, but if you are in Stellenbosch we suggest the rose-studded Rust En Vrede, Delaire Graaff, and the larger Spier Wine Farm – replete with eagle and owl sanctuary. Lunch at Delaire Graaff is a wonderful treat, but all of the wine farms have great foodie offerings.
If you make it out to Franschhoek, Babylonstoren with their extensive gardens is all of the rage, while Maison offers a fantastic laid back atmosphere and an excellent restaurant. If you are just committing to Franschhoek, you could book a Wine Tram Tour and hop off at 6 different wine farms throughout the day.
If wine farms are not quite your thing, you might want to visit Ashia Cheetah Outreach and encounter a cheetah! Founded to help to prevent the further decline of the cheetah population, Ashia supports conservation initiatives through its efforts to release captive-bred cheetahs back into a protected wild – a noble cause to support.
Finish your final day back at Cape Grace, or nip out for a final night out on the town. Tjing Tjing rooftop bar or The Potluck Club both offer stunning views over the city, a wonderful way to reflect on your trip and hopefully, plan your swift return.
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Blog post by Tarah Darge