Cape Town Highlights Pass

An Unforgettable Day in Cape Town: The Cape Town Highlights Pass

Discover Cape Town’s best attractions with the Cape Town Highlights Pass! Whether you’re an international visitor or a South African local, the Cape Town Highlights Pass offers a unique way to experience some of the city’s top attractions around the V&A Waterfront in one unforgettable day.

The Perfect Full Day Experience

Start your day with panoramic views of Cape Town’s iconic landmarks, explore fascinating marine life, and end with a picturesque sunset cruise — all with the convenience of our Cape Town Highlights Pass. Our WOW consultants, Sabine and Nikola recently embarked on an adventure around Cape Town with the Highlights Pass. Read their feedback below for some great tips and experiences to make your day in Cape Town truly memorable! Make sure to watch our vlog of their experience here.

Morning Magic on the Red Bus

Start your day and hop on the Cape Town CitySightseeing Red Bus! This is one of the easiest ways to sightsee around Cape Town, with convenient stops at major attractions across the City. Stops include the Two Oceans Aquarium, Table Mountain Cableway, Groot Constantia Wine Farm, and much more!

Nikola’s Top Tip #1: Wear sunscreen & a hat on the Red Bus, as the sun gets quite hot if you sit on the top level! Make sure to bring a camera or smartphone to take photos of Cape Town’s iconic landmarks.

Afternoon Adventure Under The Sea

After your morning on the hop-on hop-off bus, head to the Two Oceans Aquarium and discover the underwater wonders in their exhibits. Here, you’ll find the incredible marine life from both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, including their famous Save Our Seas Foundation Shark Exhibit, meet the penguins, and take a photo with ‘Nemo’ clownfish.

This activity is perfect for families and solo travellers alike, offering a chance to explore the mesmerising marine world. Enjoy the tranquillity of the Two Oceans Aquarium exhibits while learning about the crucial role oceans play in our planet’s health and why we need to protect them.

Sabine’s Top Tip #1: Bring a camera to capture the stunning exhibits at the Aquarium, but make sure to wear comfortable shoes for your visit. Don’t miss the Microscope Exhibit, where the aquarium’s team will introduce you to the fascinating world of the minute and microscopic. Be sure to read the information on each exhibit, as flash photography is not permitted in some areas.

Lunch Like A Local

After your visit to the aquarium, spend the afternoon exploring the vibrant V&A Waterfront. With a wide variety of shops, boutiques, and dining options, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant while taking in the stunning waterfront scenery!

Nikola’s Top Tip #2: Visit Quay Four Restaurant for an affordable and delicious seafood lunch—just keep an eye out for the sneaky seagulls that might try to steal your chips! For a more upscale dining experience, head to Harbour House Restaurant or the award-winning Pier Restaurant.

Sunset At Sea

As the day winds down, embark on a Sunset Champagne Cruise departing from the V&A Waterfront. Sail around the coast of Cape Town with a glass of bubbly and an amazing crew who bring the vibe. Feel like a millionaire on a catamaran as you listen to music, dance on the waves, take selfies, and relax during this 1.5-hour cruise from Table Bay along Green Point and Clifton, with Table Mountain and Cape Town City as your backdrop. With amazing views and fantastic photo opportunities, this is the ultimate experience on the Cape Town Highlights Pass.

Sabine’s Top Tip #2: For a comfortable cruise experience, consider taking seasickness tablets 30 minutes before departure, particularly if you or your companions are prone to motion sickness or if you’re bringing young children. Don’t forget to bring a jacket as it can get chilly out on the ocean. Additionally, there’s a cash bar on board where you can enjoy more bubbly or other drinks if you wish.

Looking to add more experiences to your day? Upgrade your pass!

Premium Pass:

The Cape Town Highlights Premium Pass offers all the activities included in the basic pass, along with an unforgettable Helicopter Flight over Cape Town City and its stunning coastline! Departing from the V&A Waterfront, the ‘Hopper’ flight takes you on a scenic journey along the Atlantic Coast. Marvel at iconic landmarks such as Cape Town Stadium, Lions Head, Clifton, and Camps Bay before heading back towards the V&A Waterfront for a smooth landing.

Inclusions in the Premium Pass:

Nikola’s Top Tip #3: Don’t forget your camera and a battery bank to capture the views as you soar over Cape Town! If you require transportation from the V&A Waterfront to the Helicopter launch site, complimentary shuttles are provided for your convenience, ensuring a seamless journey from pick-up to drop-off.

Premium + Dinner Pass:

The Cape Town Highlights Premium + Dinner Pass is the pinnacle of experiencing the best that Cape Town has to offer! Elevate your day with a traditional African dinner at GOLD restaurant, the perfect conclusion to your adventures. GOLD Restaurant presents an authentic African culinary journey with a 14-dish taste-safari, complemented by traditional Mali puppets, invigorating drumming, and captivating entertainment, making it an unforgettable cultural experience.

Your meal at GOLD will be a journey through traditional African cuisine, featuring a variety of dishes served in both sharing and individual portions. Each dish is not just a meal but a story about its country of origin, cooking techniques, and spices, providing a rich cultural experience.

Inclusions in the Premium + Dinner Pass:

  • Hop-On-Hop-Off Red Bus Ticket
  • Two Oceans Aquarium Ticket
  • Sunset Champagne Cruise
  • + a Helicopter Flight over Cape Town
  • + end your day with a delicious 14-dish dinner at GOLD Restaurant

Sabine’s Top Tip #3: To enhance your experience at GOLD, kindly inform your waitress of any dietary requirements. For transportation, GOLD Restaurant offers local shuttles to/from Cape Town City Centre at R200* within a 5km radius, subject to availability and advance booking. *Subject to change/availability.

A Bonus Tip: If you find a particular dish to your liking, feel free to order as much as you desire from the menu at no extra cost!

The Cape Town Highlights Pass offers a perfect blend of the city’s most captivating attractions. Whether you’re exploring the vibrant V&A Waterfront, immersing yourself in the tranquillity of the aquarium, or savouring the beauty of a sunset cruise, each experience is truly distinctive and memorable.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the very best of the Mother City—book your Cape Town Highlights Pass today HERE and embark on an unforgettable adventure!

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