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.
Keurboom Cottage is a self catering cottage and holiday home situated in the leafy suburbs bordering of Claremont bordering Rondebosch. Sleeps 4.
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
Seaside Village 14A is a lovely apartment situated in a complex in Big Bay, Bloubergstrand. It offers guests all amenities needed for a relaxed and comfortable stay.
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).
Bayview Mountain Sea-facing Cottages in Hout Bay are quietly nestled against the forest, on the slopes of the "Skoorsteenkop Mountain" in the desirable Scott Estate area, where the clean mountain air and ocean breezes combine to...
Mulberry House is situated in the heart of Rondebosch with easy access to Cape Town Airport and the City centre freeway. It is walking distance to Newlands rugby and cricket grounds. Claremont shopping centre, Hospitals, the University and Kirsten...
Strandsig 504's two bedrooms comprise of one double with a queen size- and a single bed and one double with two single beds. It has 1 bathroom, a lounge/dining room and an open-plan fully equipped kitchen with oven stove, fridge/freezer and microwave.
Atlantic- Seaview Apartments are suitable for a group of friends or a family. These charming apartments have en-suite bedrooms and open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge. Double doors open from the lounge onto a paved terrace with wooden patio...
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.
Blake's Terrace is one of the most sought after blocks on the Strand beach front. This "honeymoon" apartment overlooks manicured lawns and miles of beautiful beach. Incredible sunsets and views across to Table Mountain.
The accommodation is suitable for both family holidays and business stays and offers a variety of configurations, from compact two sleepers to the spacious eight-sleeper apartments. All the apartments feature full kitchens, televisions, daily servicing an
Situated in prime position on Strand's Beach Road, the luxury Ocean View apartment offers spectacular sea views.
Luxury holiday home with stunning sea views of False Bay; 2 minutes walk to beach; 1 km from Boulders Penguin Beach; sleeps 6; beautifully furnished, fully equipped, all mod cons; satellite TV; free Wi-fi; superb patio for outdoor entertainment...
Our accommodation consists of 3 luxurious holiday apartments, all self catering and reasonably priced. Tastefully decorated, all have TV and private entrances. Idyllically situated against the Hottentots Holland Mountains, overlooking False Bay on th
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.
This beautiful beach venue is run by the owner, Jackie, who will do her utmost to ensure that each day spent in the guesthouse will be a special one for visitors.
This modern self-catering apartment:is on the front row of the golden sandy, main swimming beach of Strand
Southey Cottage is located near the slopes of Table Mountain in the beautiful leafy suburb of Upper Claremont. It has a lovely sheltered and private garden - with pool, trampoline and superb mountain views, and secure off street parking.
Uniquely situated in the Cape Peninsula,Constantia Valley, amidst vineyards and elegant estates, Biancalba Guest House is renowned for traditional Italian hospitality, cuisine and "la gioia di vita". We can accommodate 12 persons.
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.