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.
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.
Ideally situated just 300m from the famous 5km stretch of white beaches in Strand, Ocean Breeze Cottage is the perfect place to come and relax and enjoy our beautiful surroundings. Ocean Breeze Cottages have 2 Units on offer.
This self-catering two-bedroom apartment is in a 24 h security holiday resort. It offers easy access to the beautiful white beaches of Bloubergstrand from where you can enjoy the unmatched views of Table Mountain.
2 double bedrooms all en-suite plus 3rd guest bathroom. Open plan lounge, dining room, fully fitted kitchen. Fully serviced (housekeeping). Wheelchair friendly. Self catering facilities. 2 LED TV's with full DSTV. 3 split level air-cons...
This stylish apartment is situated on the tenth floor with a corner balcony and fantastic uninterrupted views. Gaze over the Mother City, Cape Town, Table Mountain, across the ocean and Robben Island, around to a park and Tygerburg Hills...
This lovely One bedroom apartment sleeps 2 persons comfortably in the bedroom, and 2 small children, or one adult on a sleeper couch in lounge.
C10 Laguna is located in the Greenways Beach and Golf Estate between Strand and Gordons Bay, a coastal town at the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, in the Western Cape.
A front facing sea view beach front apartment overlooking the salt water swimming pools, beach and promenade. The apartment sleeps 1 to 4 guests and consists of a large sea view lounge dining room leading out onto an open balcony.
Beach Villa , is a spacious two bed roomed apartment with stunning sea and mountain views and within walking distance to the beach and famous Waterfront. Stunning sea views, evening sunsets and leisurely walks along the beach promenade...
Two self-catering units in a quiet cottage garden. Very conveniently situated in the suburb of Bergvliet. Ideal for exploration of the Cape Peninsular.
Thatchwood Cottage is situated in Pinelands which offers a self contained cottage with its own entrance and secure off street parking. There is a swimming pool and tranquil garden where guests can relax.
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 ...
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.
Nestled between the magnificent 12 Apostle Mountain Range and breath taking Atlantic Ocean lies our African Contemporary Villa. 6 tranquil suites all offer uniquely designed en suite bathrooms with showers and are each equipped with a large fridge...
Paradiso Guesthouse set in a tranquil treed garden with panoramic views of the distant Constantiaberg Mountains, Constantia valley and its wine farms, offering guest's warm and personal service...
Under New Management, A Whale of a Time is now owned by Archie Theunissen and Ivan York, two business partners who are committed to ensuring that your stay at A Whale of a time is a memorable one!
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.
It is a spacious 2 bedroom flat, each room with its own en suite bathroom The main bedroom consists of a double bed and a lock-up safe is available in one of it's cupboards. The bathroom consists of a bath and an adjustable showerhead with ...
One self catering apartment available. Apartment caters for 2 adults sharing. A spacious apartment with fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, hotplate and microwave. En-suite bathroom (shower only). A ...
Luxury self catering beach front accommodation in Strand for up to 4 guests in a secure apartment block with BBQ area and beautiful communal pool.