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.
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!
Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, with views of the Cape Town city skyline and Table Bay, lies the Best Western Cape Suites Hotel - a new village-style hotel with a total of 123 studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites.
This modern two-bedroom apartment offers you all the luxuries of home and sleeps up to 6 persons. Property Amenities: fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms (double beds, Fitted with fans), stylish sleeper coach (double), shower, corner bath, towels...
Helen & Richard welcome you to Etafileni, an open plan self-catering fully furnished studio flat nestling at the foot of Table Mountain. The flat has one queen sized bed and is suitable for a couple or single traveler (non smoking, no pets).
The Inn at Castle Hill is a charming, characterful Edwardian Villa overlooking the quaint fishing village of Kalk Bay near Cape Town. Decorated in a classic colonial style, the beautiful ceilings and wrap around lattice veranda gives this building...
Durbanville guesthouse offers 7 well appointed Self Catering units.
Chambery a four-star graded self catering guesthouse situated in Upper Kenilworth in a lush tranquil garden where birdsong abounds. We offer luxury accommodation in our two guest cottages, which are suptuously decorated and conveniently situated.
Come home to your own sanctuary right here in Cape Town, totally private and independent, allowing for exactly the holiday you intended. This is a 2 bedroom apartment that sleeps 2 Adults & 2 children under 12. Double bed, single bed and s
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
The main house dates back to 1870. Surrounded by established oak, fig and blackwood trees the four self-catering, Cape style self-contained holiday homes, are newly built, tastefully decorated and furnished to ensure you feel comfortable and at home.
This stylish holiday apartment is situated on one of Cape Towns prime Golf Estates, Greenways, with a 2km beach front ideal for swimming and fishing. The apartment is ideal for a family of 4 and has 2 bedrooms, bathroom and open plan kitchen, lounge.
This Cape Dutch house, homely decorated with Colonial and African influences, consists of 5 spacious bedrooms, 2 lounges with French doors leading onto the garden with sparkling pool and Jacuzzi, 2 fully equipped kitchens and 4 bathrooms. Outside ...
Bantry Bay Luxury 3 bed-roomed apartment is in secure Private apartment complex. Stylish and very spacious open plan lounge & dining area with Beachwood floors leading to patio, equipped with full Entertainment System: TV, (Digital Satellite TV) DSTV & DV
Situated in Parow-Panorama on the slope of the Tygerberg hills with a beautiful view of Table Mountain. Our 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are welcoming, and in a secure complex.
There are 6 well appointed ensuite bedrooms all with seaviews. 4 rooms have queen beds and all rooms have percale linen with hand embroidered duvet covers. Rooms have TV, Fridge, Hairdryer, Tea and coffee tray prepared each evening. Breakfast is ...
Tastefully decorated and well maintained secure 2 bedroom apartment to rent. Situated in upper Sea Point, above High Level Road. Max 4 guests. Our apartment is within walking distance of the Sea Point promenade & Atlantic Ocean and a mere 10 minutes.
Strandsig 102 self catering apartment is located in the Strand, 30m from the sea (full sea view).
Sleeping facilities comprise a queen size bed and 2 double bunk beds that sleep 4 people. We also cater for babies and have a camp cot, stroller and baby bath for use. Other items for your convenience include a microwave ...