Cape Town City

Leave your car behind and walk to all the city’s landmarks. At night, sample the full gamut of Cape Town’s thriving restaurant and café scene.

Overview

Leave the car in the hotel car park and enjoy city life to the full. Here they are plenty of restaurants, cafés, museums within walking distance of your hotel.

Charming throwbacks to the 18th century remain throughout the heart of the Cape Town city centre: at Heritage Square, in the pretty Waterkant and by the historic Company Gardens. From your city-based hotel, you can walk to all of the city’s landmarks. Choose from the Company Gardens, Cape Town’s top museums, the fascinating Museum of Gold and the vibrant craft markets of Greenmarket Square.

Close by lies the Bo-Kaap, one of Cape Town’s oldest areas, full of colourful houses and cobbled streets. Here you can enjoy a walking tour of the markets or even a Cape Malay cooking morning.

There’s plenty of luxurious hotels to choose from in Cape Town city centre. One of our favourites is the Taj Cape Town with its prime position opposite the Company Gardens. Other favourites are the uber-contemporary 15 on Orange or the new AM Hotel. One the very edge lies the Grande Dame of Cape Town hotels, the Mount Nelson. Towards the Bo-Kaap area is the historic Cape Heritage Hotel whist the trendy Waterkant area is home to many two & three bedroom apartments.

Greenpoint is on the Atlantic side of the city centre – where Cape Royale, Villa Zest and La Splendida are located. It’s adjacent to the city centre yet also walking distance to the Waterfront and the Seafront promenade.

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Really enjoyed Cape Town

"We really enjoyed the city, particularly the ride up Table Mountain, Kistenbosch, the Waterfront and the drive to the Cape (which we did on the day we travelled to Franschoek). We would happily go again and spend more time there." Mr Bund, 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
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