The Cape Town City Centre is just 15 minutes drive from Rondebosch, at ten rands per kilometer in a taxi or Uber it’s definitely worth it. A Cab to town can cost you around R150.
From the CBD you are able to hike Table mountain, Lion’s head, Camps Bay and party in Long street.
Camps Bay: A 1/2day trip. Visit Clifton beaches one, two and three to get a good tan. If you like to jog or take a good walk, walk the between Green point and sea point where a walkway is used by many locals for their daily exercise.
Woodstock Artisanal Market On a Saturday from ten to two, this is the hippest place to dine in Cape Town for lunch. It is located at the Old Biscuit Mill. Food cooked as you wait, with various stalls to choose food from, the sumptuous, soul warming food is available for all dietary types from vegetarian to vegan, form diabetic to paleo or the banting diets. You are sure to find something you enjoy.
Whilst in the area, check out some activities to do on Air Bnb such as a Malaysian cooking class or a township food tour.
Places to stay in the Southern suburbs include Rondebosch, Newlands, Claremont and Rosebank. These suburbs are swanky and hip. Many students live in these area’s, so there is a great student vibe in the areas surrounding Africa’s top university. The more exclusive would be Newlands and Claremont. Newlands is tucked away within a suburb surrounded by forest. Book bed and breakfasts or Air BnB homes in these areas. You will not be disappointed.
This is one of the worlds best cities to live in, with so many recreational activities available right on your doorstep, one can spend a year in Cape Town and not have done all there is to do.
You will find that many of these areas remind one of England, just sunnier.
Visit the Kirstenbosch gardens down the road for a picnic and to relax. Visit Cocoa Wawa for all things chocolate in Rondebosch town, down the road from the Baxter Theatre.
Oh and if you are a theatre fundi then, by all means, visit the theatre to see award-winning South African theatre.
Why not fly straight into Cape Town? Then you can spend as much of your vacation enjoying the delights of the Cape without any regrets of time wasted in travel time.
Look into this option is you just would like to focus on the coast, as such a trip would easily take two weeks, just focusing on the coastline between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth which is known as The Garden Route.
I have flown directly into Cape Town with Emirates. I have flown to Cape Town with a short stopover in Johannesburg, so that some of the passengers could disembark from a Turkish Airlines flight.
You can too!