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.
Atlanta is a privately owned block of 3 apartments situated in Bali Bay - 500 m from the Camps Bay beachfront and restaurants - offering luxurious self-catering accommodation with wonderful uninterrupted sea views.
7 on Lewis is close to Constantia village, shops, restaurants, the Constantia wine routes & Constantiaberg Medi-Clinic. It is centrally located in the Southern Suburbs of Cape town, near the major access routes of Main road and the M3 but in a quiet peace
7-VIEWS SELF-CATERING APARTMENT is only 80 meters from very safe white sandy beaches. You can watch your children playing on the beach and in the rock pools while sitting in the apartment. Table Mountain is your backdrop.
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Introducing Aandvari Zeezicht - an elegant, two bedroomed apartment, right on the beachfront in the heart of Cape Town's beautiful Blouberg.
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Blaauwberg House is centrally located (25 minutes from Cape Town central) in the original town of Blouberg Strand.
Situated in Bloubergstrand village, in Cape Town, a stone's throw away from one of the most beautiful beaches on the South African coast line, you will find this holiday retreat. Ideal for the discerning traveler, Nick's Seaside Rest....
The Blue Robin is a totally refurbished seaside holiday home. We offer a relaxed stress free environment for the business executive or tourist. Entertain associates or friends on our deck which looks out on one of the world's most spectacular views.
This apartment is located across the road from the beach in Beach Road Strand. Newly build, upmarket and luxurious 3 bedroom apartment in security complex. Well equipped open plan kitchen to large lounge and dining area. From your seaview ...
The Blue Marine Luxury accommodation in Gordon's Bay offers 1 apartment. Uninterrupted sea views, magical sunsets, private balconies, secure automated parking. Just for the ultimate pleasure whether it be on vacation or business. (Regret no children).
Following on the great success of San's Place in Umdloti on the KZN North Coast, San has opened a penthouse situated in historic Simonstown on the Cape Peninsula. Simonstown is situated on the False Bay coast of the warm 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.
This fully equipped studio is in a quiet position, but close to all amenities. The studio has a fully equipped kitchen, TV and hi-fi. Besides the King size bed it also has a double Sleeper couch. Towels and linen are supplied.
This luxury, modern, and large self- catering open-plan apartment is situated in Strand on Beach Road in a prime position opposite the beach. This quality seaside apartment is ideal for business travelers, honeymooners or holidaymakers who appreciate comf
Neptune's Isle cabana is a great getaway for pleasure seeking tourists, or for a weekend break. Self-catering - Cabana is situated on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean with views of Table Mountain & Robben Island accross the bay, and from where you
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Sea Gem is a self-catering apartment located in secure Dolphin Ridge complex in Bloubergstrand, approximately 500 m from Big Bay Beach, and within walking distance from all major amenities and restaurants. It offers mesmorising sea views across the entire
We are an owner run guesthouse. We have been operating since 1996 and have had the most wonderful time.Our guests make it all wothwhile.Our home is their home and our guests have become our friends.Come and see for yourself.You will not regret it.
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