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.
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).
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Durbanville guesthouse offers 7 well appointed Self Catering units.
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...
Luxury Self-Catering Suites. Ideal for family and friends. Accommodates up to 10 people. Lovely terraced garden, solar heated pool, trampoline, gazebo & barbeque. Beautiful mountain and sea views.
Witsand Beach Front Luxury Apartment. Boasting the most magical, uninterrupted, picturesque views of Cape Town, Table Mountain and the world renowned Robben Island. A main bedroom with king size bed and ample cupboard space plus separate bathroom...
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 ...
This Self- Catering apartment is located in Fresnaye beneath Lions Head Mountain and just a stone through away from Sea Point Promenade.
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
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.
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Leeward Lodge is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in an indigenous garden where some 40 bird species have been identified. It is a two bed roomed unit offering accommodation for 5 persons on a self catering basis, with one double bed and three ...
Nestling merely a stroll away from the beachfront in Cape Town's beautiful Blouberg is Aandvari, a hidden gem. This elegantly furnished and tastefully decorated penthouse apartment enjoys magnificent views of Table Mountain and the sea.
Lovely furnished and decorated City Apartment in the suburb of Gardens. Positioned ideally to explore the city
Come and stay in one of the original farm buildings in Fish Hoek, within a stone's throw of the beach.This self Catering Apartment provides spacious, well-appointed, up-market accommodation with magnificent views across False Bay.
Close enough to smell the sea! Situated in quite cul-de- sac one road up from the beach front in Strand, this modern north facing apartment is perfect for your holiday getaway! The most magnificent mountain views are seen from the private balcony...
Cape Sabata offers two modern, upmarket, self-catering apartments forming a private residential house, with off-street parking, separate entrances and landscaped garden. All furnishings and finishes are of high quality. The apartments are three ...
Dating back to 1828, the Central Hotel Guest House forms part of Simon's Towns historical mile incorporating many years of memories in its ancient walls.
This is a luxury 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, ground floor apartment with quaint garden. The apartment is elegantly furnished and is literally across the road from a delightful beach with delightful sea views. Triple parking bay (tandem) with remote ...