Table Mountain, the historic Waterfront and Bo-Kaap, crashing breakers and glorious sunsets.
Cape Town is one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world. Cradled by Table Mountain and surrounded by crashing breakers and glorious sunsets, it has immense charm and historical interest. We never tire of soaking up the beauty and buzzy atmosphere of this relaxed city with its cosmopolitan dining options.
No Cape Town holiday is complete without taking the cable car up Table Mountain. Allow enough time to enjoy an easy hike on the top – just 45 minutes will get you to Maclears Beacon and away from the crowds. Alternatively why not try hiking up the mountain, or abseiling off the top for the ultimate adrenaline rush?
In the city, you can visit the colorful Bo-Kaap, visit an eclectic array of museums from District Six to the Museum of Gold or browse through the vibey street markets of Greenmarket Square and St Georges Mall.
Alternatively meander through the wonderful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, head out to Robben Island by boat or simply relax on the beach of Camps Bay or Llandudno. When you want to range further, the Cape Peninsula offers one of the finest coastal drives in Africa – Chapmans Peak Drive – to the Cape of Good Hope. Here you might see whales breaching just off the bay or quirky penguins on Boulders beach.
We can book some great tours for you – take the boat cruise to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated, circle the Cape Peninsula or meander through the Cape Winelands tasting wine at boutique wine estates. We also recommend the uplifting Uthando township visit.
You can choose between scheduled or private tours with our hand-picked specialist guides. Alternatively we can arrange car rental for you to explore The Mother City independently.
Tasha EygelaarAfrica Travel Specialist
Why you may love it
- Take the cable car up Table Mountain
- Spend the day at one of Cape Town’s many beaches
- Swim with the penguins
- Abseiling off Table Mountain – a mere 1000-metre drop!
- Helicopter flips over the peninsula
- Enjoy a full day of interacting with whales and sharks by boat, with the option of caged shark diving
- Restaurants, shops, craft markets galore at the V&A Waterfront & the city open air markets
- Enjoy a sunset cruise along the Atlantic ocean by classic motorcycle and sidecar
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Mid-November to mid-March
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Mid-March to April
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Fantastic City"Cape Town was fantastic, lucky to have good weather and hotel was excellent with mountain views. We love to go back to Cape Town!!" Mr Roland, UK
Loved our time in Cape Town"We loved our time in Cape Town the most as we did so much. The food was fantastic everywhere we ate." Mrs Lottie Murphy, UK
Had no idea how beautiful"It really was the most wonderful experience, we feel truly privileged to have seen so many amazing animals close up in the bush. This was our first trip to South Africa and we had no idea how stunningly beautiful your country is." Laughton Family, UK
Experiences in Cape Town
- NicknameThe Mother City
- HistoryLocation of the world's first heart transplant