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.
Set in the heart of the Constantia Valley, in Cape Town's most prestigious leafy suburb, within walking distance of Constantia Uitsig and surrounded by the mountains of the Peninsula, lies Constantia Villa, an immaculate, north facing, sun filled...
Luxurious, sunny and spacious holiday apartment with spectacular 180 degrees view over the whole of False Bay. This apartment is situated in the quaint village of Gordonsbay on the north facing mountainside of the Hottentots Holland mountain range and a s
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Lovely furnished and decorated City Apartment in the suburb of Gardens. Positioned ideally to explore the city
Stonehurst situated in St. James, Cape Town. The house is self-catering and can sleep 8 comfortably. 1 minutes walk to St. James tidal pool and a short stroll to Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Whale watching from your bed!
Portico 606 is a spacious and fully furnished self-catering apartment with 180deg views of the Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain and Robben Island.
Situated high on the slopes of the green Noordhoek Valley is Leopardstone Hill. Named for the endangered Western Leopard Toad, we back up our green credentials by providing essential habitat for this endemic species and for other local flora and...
The Villa Sunshine Studio apartment is a newly renovated, luxury self catering unit in a small up-market complex complete with large swimming pool, gym and laundry....
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Six on Scott Guesthouse.Centrally located in the heart of cosmopolitan Gardens/ Cape Town. The five individually designed guestrooms together with comfortable beds and their own special flair, offer all visitors a good nights sleep.
A Summer Place offers you 3 lovely well equipped Self Catering Holiday Apartments in Fish Hoek, Cape Town. We can accommodate 14 people in total.
Sleeping accommodation for up to 4 adults and 2 children (one queen size bed in the main bedroom, two single beds in the second bedroom and a double sleeper couch in the lounge, all with bedding). A kitchen with all the equipment you'll need ...
Valley Heights, set in a quiet,safe, leafy area,can accommodate up to16 guests in 2 family S/C units & 4 Double en-suite bedrooms, all with TV & bar fridges.Close to all tourist attractions.Large pool.Secure,safe parking.Credit cards accepted
Blue Bay, Self Catering Apartment Accommodation in Big Bay, Cape Town, This one bedroom self-catering luxury and business apartment is situated at the new waterfront at Big Bay and overlooking the majestic Table Mountain.
Berg and Beach is large home on the Fish Hoek mountainside offering premium self-catering accommodation for up to 10 people. As our guests you can expect a warm welcome, lots of local knowledge and luxury for less!
Pine Tree Lodge is a comfortably furnished 2-bedroom apartment centrally situated in the garden suburb of Pinelands, Cape Town, overlooking the fairways of the Mowbray Golf Club with a magnificent view of the Table Mountain range...
Hear the sound of the Noon Gun everyday from this newly renovated self catering studio apartment with up market finishes and fittings.This wonderful unit sleeps two persons privately as well as having a double sleeper couch...
Enjoy the continental style and simplicity of our self-catering family guesthouse near Longbeach, where we will make your holiday a happy and memorable occasion.