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.
This attractive open-plan, four-bedroom, self-catering house is fully furnished and well equipped and lies in the heart of one of South Africa's most beautiful golfing estates. It is conveniently located only 25 minutes from the heart of Cape Town.
You are invited to enjoy the hospitality and peaceful atmosphere of Simon's Town Lodge where comfortable, affordable self-catering accommodation in Glencairn can be enjoyed.
The well-designed apartment contains two spacious bedrooms, each with double bed and windows on two sides, including perfect sea- as well as mountain views, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable openplan lounge/dining room area...
Welcome to Cloud Dancer 1005. This flat is completely new and modern, boasting top-of-the line finishes, appliances and furnishings. On the 10th floor, the flat boasts gorgeous uninterrupted views of the sea. It is perfectly positioned in Bloubergstrand f
In the sort after area of Stellenberg in Durbanville, one of Cape Town's northern suburbs, you will find a lovely self catering apartment that suits all your needs. REIGER 15 is located conviently close to everything.
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.
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.
ACDC self catering offers 3 self catering units. The house is situated across from a green area (park) that is safe to wander around.
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.
A Seaside Place Self Catering cottage in Kommetjie - an apartment is suitable for a couple or a small family
Plotsklaps offers home from home comfort for family living, providing all your conveniences to make life easy and simple. The guest accommodation is laid out over 2 levels, comprising of, 2 bedrooms, both en-suite, a fully fitted and equipped ...
No.3 Riverside Mews is part of a secure cluster complex of only 11 houses situated in Banks road in Fish Hoek. Ideally located, the home is far enough away not to be disturbed by traffic noise yet close enough to be in easy walking distance to the...
This fantastic self-catering apartment 200m from the beach has 4 double bedrooms, seaview from main bedroom, 2 1/2 bathrooms (main en-suite), has a fully equipped kitchen, livingroom, TV, garden, braai facilities, garage. Also close to Cape Town...
Witzenberg Guest Accommodation is a modern, well-appointed cottage located in the treed suburb Eversdal in Durbanville.
We have three suites, two fully equipped for self catering with separate entrances, the other on a bed and breakfast basis. All have balconies with magnificent sea views.
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.
Fully furnished, including DStv and broadband connection. Serviced once a week. Secure parking, swimming pool, and gym in building. Suited for business travellers and holiday makers alike. Available for holiday rental/short term let. Luxury 16th ...
Kumoya is a fully furnished apartment situated on the 10th floor of the well-known Blouberg Heights building in the upmarket Bloubergstrand area. The apartment contains one bedroom with a double bed and a queen size bed in the living room.
Bay Splendour, nestles in a quiet cul-de-sac only ten minutes walk from the old world charm of Simon's Town, South Africa's premier naval station. A coastal gem of peace and tranquillity, Bay Splendour has a spacious open-plan lounge and kitchen...