The Cape Town metropolitan area offers the visitor everything that he or she could possibly desire. There is everything here, from mountains to beaches, giant sand dunes, vineyards which offer some of the finest vintages on Earth, a complete cross section of life and far too much to list in just a few words.
The Cape Towns City Bowl is full of things to see and do - all within easy walking distance. The Castle of Good Hope, one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town, is situated just above the railway station.
At the southern tip of the Cape peninsula is the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve which stretches from Schuster's Bay in the West around forty kilometres of coastline to Smitswinkel Bay in the East. This 7750 hectare fynbos reserve has more species than the whole of the United Kingdom and these are chiefly heathers and proteas. Several species of buck are to be found here as well as baboons and zebra.
Few of the world's coastal cities have as famous a backdrop as Cape Town. Table Mountain looms over the city, its face changing hour by hour as the sun moves through the heavens shifting the shadows on the giant mountain. The mountain is situated in the Table Mountain National Park and this covers an area exceeding 2700 hectares, encompassing Signal Hill and Lion's Head. There are more than 500 ways of climbing to the summit of Table Mountain, but the easiest is by cable car, the lower station being situated on Tafelberg Road.
Some of the best scenery and flora can be found in Cape Town's Silvermine Nature Reserve which extends from the Muizenberg area to Noordhoek Peak in the East. There are several designated walks in the reserve and they offer some breathtaking views of False Bay. In the centre of False Bay is Seal Island, home to some 50000 seals, which are best seen during the summer months of the mating season. Simonstown on the west side of False Bay houses South Africa's main naval base.
The port of Cape Town is arguably the most famous of all African ports and is equipped for most ships. There is a large container port and two dry docks, the larger of which is more than 350 metres in length. Part of the old port has been renovated and turned into the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a mixture of restaurants, pubs, up-market shops and even a craft market. The Two Oceans Aquarium has wonderful displays of sharks, penguins, and many more creatures found in the nearby waters, including a kelp forest. The Waterfront is a must for any visitor to Cape Town, and boat trips to Robben Island start from here. The city of Cape Town is served by a major International Airport, which is situated in the city's eastern suburbs.
If you're visiting Cape Town in summer, be sure to see the colourful faces of the Minstrel Carnival that takes place every January through the downtown streets.
There's also lots to see and do outside the City Bowl. Just around the corner towards the Southern Suburbs you'll find the spot which previously hosted the Rhodes Memorial, just above the University of Cape Town, which affords a magnificent view across most of Cape Town Metropole. A little further down the M3 road is the world class Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Newlands, which was once part of the Cecil Rhodes estate. Every Sunday throughout the summer the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts take place here in the main garden.
The Atlantic Coast offers a multitude of holiday resorts and beaches. Far to the North of the main city is Bloubergstrand, and from here you will enjoy the finest views of the city with Table Mountain as the backdrop and Robben Island in the foreground. Here you can watch dolphins playing the whole year round. On the peninsula to the south of the port are the suburbs of Granger Bay, Three Anchor Bay, Sea Point, Bantry Bay and Clifton Beach, Camps Bay, Llandudno and Hout Bay. Drive further south past Chapman's Peak to Kommetjie, a rustic village famous for its crayfish, and Scarborough, a village well-known for its indigenous gardens.
Cape Town is a large and cosmopolitan city with the world to offer to the visitor. The city is just the setting off point for the rest of the Fairest Cape From here the visitor can explore the Winelands and experience some of the finest wines in the world. Along the coast the N2 leads to the Garden Route and the Klein Karoo, and the N1 takes you through the vast open plains of the Great Karoo, a semi arid desert that was once covered with salt marshes.
Spanish Farm is a special piece of paradise, offering a wonderful peaceful ambiance and typical warm South African hospitality. For many of our guests Spanish Farm in Somerset West is a home away from home and they return year after year.
CAMPSBAYGLEN is beautiful little gem right on the edge of a green belt nature reserve (GLEN) with a beautiful mountain stream & waterfalls flowing through the garden. All Studios are fully self catering with own ablution / kitchenette facilities.
This multi-level villa offers a selection of stylish and elegantly appointed luxury accommodation. Nouveau Suite: This stunning luxury apartment offers the absolute ultimate in sea and mountain views!! It comprises of a lovely downstairs private ...
Accommodation consists of four beautifully appointed Bachelor flats/ Studios with en-suite bathrooms. All flats have fully Self Catering equipped kitchens, but breakfast can be provided on request. ALL rooms have private entrances, colour TV with M-N
The ultimate in luxurious, self catering accommodation at Cape Town's world famous V&A Waterfront. Situated inside Cape Town's world-renowned V&A Waterfront, luxuriously furnished apartment overlooks the yacht basin.
Keret Accommodation offers two luxury superior self-catering apartments. The apartments are luxuriously furnished, air-conditioned and fully equipped to accommodate up to 6 guests per unit. Keret specialises in leisure, corporate relocations and ...
Melkbos a quiet village and the gateway to the West Coast. No crowded beaches, all the fishing, boating and surfing you care for Away from the hustle and bustle of city traffic and crowds but close enough to partake in if you wish.
Clouds, is a 3 star graded and AA highly recommended guest house with free Wi-Fi, DSTV, secure parking behind an automated gate and a dependable laundry service. Walk to the nearest shop or take a short drive to the many restaurants and the popular..
Southey Cottage is located near the slopes of Table Mountain in the beautiful leafy suburb of Upper Claremont. It has a lovely sheltered and private garden - with pool, trampoline and superb mountain views, and secure off street parking.
Fully furnished two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with balcony, offering luxurious holiday accommodation within short 5 min walk to the beach. "SMELL THE OCEAN" Self Catering, 2 Bedroom apartment, on 1st floor with garage below with Table Mountain views
African Dawn offers visitors to the Mother City two modern self catering cottages, the Dolphin Cottage and the Whale Cottage from which to base themselves whilst in Cape Town. The two self catering cottages are fully equipped and can accommodate ...
The Villa Sunshine is a classic Mediterranean villa situated in prestigious, wind free Bantry Bay under the vigilant gaze of the majestic Lions Head. Only a 5 min drive from the V & A Waterfront, and Table Mountain.
Self Catering Villas with uninterrupted views overlooking Noordhoek Valley to the Atlantic Ocean, offer privacy and comfort in a contemporary African setting. Bask in the African sun at the pool.
Thatchwood Cottage is situated in Pinelands which offers a self contained cottage with its own entrance and secure off street parking. There is a swimming pool and tranquil garden where guests can relax.
7-VIEWS SELF-CATERING APARTMENT is only 80 meters from very safe white sandy beaches. You can watch your children playing on the beach and in the rock pools while sitting in the apartment. Table Mountain is your backdrop.
Paddington's is a charming, renovated farmhouse set among olives and lemon tree with beautiful views of the bay.Uniique in style and ambience with friendly, discreet service. Wireless internet.Luxury spa pool terrace.
In our endeavour to create a "Home away from Home" experience we also provide, a hairdryer, clock radio in the main bedroom, ceiling fans in both bedrooms, for the summer months, bath towels and beach towels...
The lodge is located in the peaceful suburb of Durbanville and situated only one kilometre from the village centre. Durbanville is within a 30min drive of the airport, V&A Waterfront, Blouberg beach, and even closer to Canal walk and Ratanga junction