Cape Town

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While it's great to pick one destination to enjoy to the fullest, a day trip to a nearby town or attraction can be the icing on the cake of your vacation. ShermansTravel experts have rounded up the top day trips within a few hours' drive so you can experience that must-visit stretch of beach, national park, or under-the-radar city.

Day Trips from Cape Town

Cape Peninsula

This thin finger of land, also called The Cape of Good Hope, extends 45 miles south of Cape Town. Musts include Cape Point, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet; Boulder's Beach, where African "jackass penguins" waddle; and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a showcase of South Africa

45 miles south of Cape Town,
Tags: family | outdoors | day trip | wildlife

Cape Wine Country

The seventh-largest wine region in the world covers 417 square miles of vineyards and is just 45 minutes northeast of Cape Town. Don't miss the historic town of Stellenbosch, the second-oldest European settlement in South Africa, and its gorgeous lakeside winery, Zevenwacht.

Zevenwacht, Langverwacht Rd., 011-27-21-903-5123, www.zevenwacht.co.za
Tags: historic | outdoors | tour | day trip

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