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Three Days in Cape Town: Kicking Off the South Africa Honeymoon

Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden; photos by Neil Roach

Like most visitors to South Africa, Amanda and Neil began their South African honeymoon in Cape Town. They spent three nights there before exploring the rest of the country. Here, Amanda shares her Cape Town travel tips.

Where They Stayed: We really liked the Acorn House, a small guest house in an old Cape Dutch home with only about 7 rooms. It’s in the Oranjezicht area, a residential part of Cape Town. It’s located a bit out of the center of things, on the slope of Table Mountain. We felt very safe there, and enjoyed being able to walk downtown easily.

South Africa coast

Cape Point

The hotel is very welcoming and everybody there was happy to help with whatever we needed: making tour and dinner reservations, recommending restaurants, or setting up dinner we had bought when we didn’t feel like going out one night.

Where They Dined: We loved our dinner Bizerca Bistro, a modern restaurant with French influences in the city center. One day we had sushi for lunch at Servuga, a cool restaurant on the nicely developed Victoria & Albert waterfront.

Favorite Sights: We loved Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. We took the ferry to Robben Island, which is where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. We took a tour that included Cape Point, Cape Good Hope and Boulders Beach, the famous spot for seeing penguins.

At the end of their stay in Cape Town, they rented a car to drive to the Cape Winelands. They stayed at The Last Word Franschhoek — read their review here.

Check out their complete South Africa honeymoon itinerary.

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