More often than not, big cities (outside of Europe) turn out to be just transit points for us to get to our main vacation destinations. Cape Town, however, was an exception to that rule and was a city that we actively sought out, making a special detour to get here since there are no direct flights from India to Cape Town (currently all flights are via Johannesburg).
Then again, Cape Town is quite the unconventional big city. With hills on one side and blue seas on the other, Cape Town is less concrete jungle and more natural paradise. Consequently, it’s great for anyone seeking any kind of outdoor adventure. The food here is phenomenal too and surprisingly, reasonable. And let’s not forget the great vineyards.
Neither of us Vacationists have (as yet) driven down the renowned Garden Route, and we do acknowledge that our short trips to Cape Town were nearly not enough to pack in all that we wanted to. We only managed to hit the tip of the iceberg and we will certainly need to visit again to do justice to this dynamic African city.
We recommend spending at least 4 nights and 5 days here to get a taste of all the experiences that this city has to offer.