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.
La Cotte Inn is located in Bellville, Oak Glen, provides peaceful, convenient and comfortable accommodation for business people, families and tourists in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.
Seafront Luxury Apartment incorporates spacious open place living enjoying ocean views, and a large open air balcony. A contemporary styled jarrah and aluminium kitchen, with light granite counters and glass dining table. Stylishly furnished and...
Discreetly hidden from public view is this tranquil oasis offering ten, exquisite, large and luxurious rooms for the discerning guest who values great comfort and out-standing hospitality. The refreshing, large swimming pool situated in a lush gar...
Constantia Thatch Lodge offers self-catering accommodation for 10 guests in 2 cottages and 2 private suites. Private entrance and patios. Pool, secure parking, safe and tranquil setting. 20mins from Cape Town.
Blaauwberg House is centrally located (25 minutes from Cape Town central) in the original town of Blouberg Strand.
UNIT A - 3 SLEEPER and UNIT B - 6 SLEEPER
On a private 600 acre estate at the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountain with outstanding views of False bay and Cape Point, Lalapanzi Lodge offers exclusive accommodation. This stylish vineyard retreat is the perfect place to unwind or use as a base.
This 400sqm house with large living area leading through folding doors onto the swimming pool and garden overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Large well equipped kitchen with dining area. Nice living area with huge glass front with the most phantastic ...
Gone to the Beach is a luxury villa sleeping nine guests in 3 bedrooms. Watch the waves from the verandah or stroll 50 metres down to the main beach in Scarborough, a premiere Atlantic Seaboard suburb of Cape Town.
3 on Camps Bay is a luxury 16 bedroom Guesthouse in the up-market and trendy Camps Bay, Cape Town. Located in a cul-de-sac overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, 3 On Camps Bay offers a quiet retreat where you can vacation in the utmost luxury and pamper.
Situated in a prime position 5 minutes from the beach, this landmark house overlooks the entire False Bay, a symphony of architecture, glass and modern design Aqua Terra has one of the best possible views the area has to offer.
The Pine Place Apartment situated in Kenilworth, Cape Town is in a very secure complex. A self catering modern newly renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom en-suite apartment, secure Under cover parking.
Witsand 503 is a fully furnished and equipped apartment located on the West Coast beachfront 19km from central Cape Town and Cape Town International Airport.
Little Scotia offers 15 tastefully decorated guest rooms, each with en-suite bathroom. Amenities in each room are aimed at maximising convenience and comfort for the guest. An attractive pool area and well maintained gardens await you. Whether ...
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...
La Sandra House is located in Somerset West on a very quiet street in an attractive residential area. Situated in the midst the mountains and vineyards. This fantastic holiday house overlooks the Indian Ocean.
This up-market holiday apartment is situated directly opposite Robben Island in Bloubergstrand and offers 2 bedrooms (1 double bed and 2 single beds), full bathroom (shower, bath, toilet and basin), fully equipped open plan kitchen/lounge.
Situated in the beautiful Somerset West, at the gateway to the Cape Winelands, Penny Lane Lodge offers THE BEST affordable, self-catering accommodation in the area.
Featuring a garden with an outdoor pool, Big Bay 219 Provence is a 2 bedroom apartment situated in Bloubergstrand, 300 m from Seaside Village Shopping Centre.