Cape Town in a Day in Cape Town
In captivating Cape Town there's no better way to start the day than in one of the many cafes around the city. Cape Town is generally a laid back place and cafes are a very casual affair... They offer leisurely breakfast, friendly smiles and coffee and newspapers. Once you have had your enery fill to take a walk up to Table Mountain, in the middle of town! It's appeal apart from the outstanding natural beauty it displays and represents is infact it's accessibility, you can hike up there along the many trails or simply take a cable car!
As for a next stop sightseeing you might want to visit the South African National Gallery in Government Avenue. It houses a permanent collection of South African and international paintings and sculptures! After a light lunch in the heat...you might go for a township tour, you'll see another scene and atmospheres which are still part of Cape Town in it's diversity, for instance African women by their houses de-feathering chickens or kids running along the streets with tyres. It's a way to get a more complete understanding of this fantastic town! Not only sandy panoramic beaches but real life and living history.
You could spend the rest of your afternoon and evening at one of the most visited places in Africa: the V&A Water Front, with it's Victorian architecture, it's a shopping mall and busy port. You'll find here nearly everything from high end fashion to markets a mix of Western and African styles!