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.
Blue Yonder enjoys one of Fish Hoek's most enviable locations. Ideally situated on the mountain slope, these self catering apartments combine luxurious holiday accommodation with breathtaking views of the beach and sea. Fish Hoek beach offers exce
UPSTAIRS @ No. 42 is a real home from home with beautiful mountain views and conveniently appointed for a relaxing break. Drive into secure parking right at the entrance. Up the stairs you will find a lounge-dining-kitchen area - fully equipped with TV &
Lalapanzi offers magnificent panoramic views of the ocean incorporating False Bay and the Hottentot Holland Mountains.
UNIT A - 3 SLEEPER and UNIT B - 6 SLEEPER
Our spacious unit has its own separate entrance, offering the highest standard of comfort and luxury; a sea -facing bedroom, with two single beds, or as one unit; a large bathroom with shower, bath and two hand basins; a separate...
A fantastic 3-bedroom home directly located on a vlei at Imhoff's Gift in Kommetjie, only minutes away from Long Beach and Noordhoek Beach. We call the house "BUHLE" which means "beautiful house" in Xhosa - and it is truly uniqu..
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.
Rondekuil Self Catering Cottages in the country, about 10 minutes drive from Durbanville and 25 minutes from the heart of Cape Town is positioned amongst rolling hills
"Valley House" is the name of our self-catering holiday home. It is set on the upper slope of our guest farm. It is a luxurious country experience enhanced by carefully selected furnishings and fabrics. It is a large home that can be rented as 1 ...
Situated against Cape Town's most famous backdrop, Table Mountain, lies The Walden House built in 1900. There are seven beautifully designed en-suite rooms, suited to our unique look and feel, that offer unique privacy.
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.
Bullrush Cottage offers you one bedroom with a queen size bed and an en-suite bathroom with large bath and shower. Set on the southern slopes of Table Mountain, Bullrush Cottage is a separate, self-catering cottage surrounded by spectacular ...
ACDC self catering offers 3 self catering units. The house is situated across from a green area (park) that is safe to wander around.
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.
Cat's Eye Cottage (no smoking), comprises two luxurious suites, Cat's Eye Jewel and Cat's Eye Gem. Located in the heart of Vredekloof, central to the N1 with easy access to the Winelands, Cape Town, CBD, and Waterfront.
With a pristine beach and breaking waves 7m from the 50m2 apartment welcome to Villa Sunset Beach self catering simplex and duplex which sleep 2 guests each.
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 ...