A great way of seeing a whole lot of Cape Town with friends and family in one day, is by bus. There we went, 6 of us on the CitySightSeeing Bus of Cape Town.
The first bus departs at 9 am. There is so much to see and so many stops where you can hop off, walk around and hop back onto the next city bus that comes by. The bus tour starts and ends at the V&A Waterfront. It takes you all around the Cape Peninsula. This is probably one of the fastest ways you can “see” 80% of Cape Town in just one day. There are different tours to choose from. See Kirstenbosch Gardens, World of Birds, Hout Bay or even do some wine tasting.
Each tour/bus takes a different route and with its own attractions. Remember, certain attractions could have their own separate entrance fees that are not covered by your City Sight Seeing Bus ticket. Most importantly, if you are going on a sunny day, wear sunscreen!