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.
Situated in Bloubergrant less than one km from the beach, Villa Watsonia offers up market accommodation to holiday makers, sports enthusiasts and business travellers.
Howard's End Manor has six double bedrooms, all en-suite. Two are upstairs & four are in the garden with their own entrance & access to a sparkling, salt water pool. The manor is a beautiful old Cape Dutch style Guest House with a thatched roof, ...
Luxurious, sunny and spacious holiday apartment with spectacular 180 degrees view over the whole of False Bay. This apartment is situated in the quaint village of Gordonsbay on the north facing mountainside of the Hottentots Holland mountain range and a s
Stonehurst situated in St. James, Cape Town. The house is self-catering and can sleep 8 comfortably. 1 minutes walk to St. James tidal pool and a short stroll to Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Whale watching from your bed!
The Villa is self catering flatlet situated in Flamingo Vlei in the up market suburb of Table View. It is in walking distance of Riet Vlei , a natural and protected wetland known for its bird life and panoramic view of Table Mountain.
Modern self-catering family holiday house, centrally located in a quiet street 100 meters from Hout Bay beach in Cape Town. Perfect location; walk to the beach, shops, restaurants, supermarket and Hout Bay Harbour. Close to Cape Town City Centre...
321 Harbour Bridge a self catering apartment, 1 bedroom Cape Town apartment is located on the 3rd floor of a modern apartment development on the perimeter of Table Bay Harbour in Foreshore. Open plan living area; air conditioning; ensuite bathroom...
Glencoy is an upmarket, private self-catering apartment and en-suite guest room. It is situated in the quiet residential area of Upper Claremont.
Situated in the heart of rural Constantia are these 2 spectacular 1st floor apartments. There is a large balcony looking out over the expansive garden with spectacular mountain views.
The Winelands Villa Guesthouse is located in the beautiful town of Somerset West and perfect for the discerning guest who values privacy, comfort and hospitality. The guesthouse offers ten spacious luxury rooms, all with en suite bathrooms.
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.
Clouds, is a 3 star graded and AA highly recommended guest house with free Wi-Fi, DSTV, secure parking behind an automated gate and a dependable laundry service. Walk to the nearest shop or take a short drive to the many restaurants and the popular..
Sleeping accommodation for up to 4 adults and 2 children (one queen size bed in the main bedroom, two single beds in the second bedroom and a double sleeper couch in the lounge, all with bedding). A kitchen with all the equipment you'll need ...
Our delightful self catering beach house in Strand is just a short walk of thirty metres, through the garden and sand dunes, which will bring you to the wonderful, five kilometre long sandy beach. Sleeps 4.
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 &
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
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...
Atlantic Holidays serves well as a central base from which to explore Cape Town. The spacious double-storey house and flat is built on a slope in a well-established, classy neighbourhood with trees and flowers in abundance. Its elevated location...