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.
The lodge is located in the peaceful suburb of Durbanville and situated only one kilometre from the village centre. Durbanville is within a 30min drive of the airport, V&A Waterfront, Blouberg beach, and even closer to Canal walk and Ratanga junction
If you are looking for a rural setting yet close to beaches, restaurants, golf courses, shops and the city then we have it all. From your doorstep enjoy a view over the Orangekloof Nature Reserve and up the back of Table Mountain. Sheltered from ...
Nestling merely a stroll away from the beachfront in Cape Town's beautiful Blouberg is Aandvari, a hidden gem. This elegantly furnished and tastefully decorated penthouse apartment enjoys magnificent views of Table Mountain and the sea.
Located in Capri Village on just about the highest point of the mountain overlooking the gorgeous Noordhoek Valley, we are delighted to offer our two bedroom self-catering holiday apartment.
5 Pelican Place offers a choice of two separate entrance apartments situated on the same property, both within a minute's stroll to the beach.
The first impression of this double volume 2 bedroom penthouse apartment is of opulence, combine this with a view of trendy De Waterkant's trade district and you have a perfect balance of luxury and urban living...
35 Cayman Beach Gordons Bay offers delightful self catering accommodation in Gordons Bay, Cape Town. This self catering, fully equipped, double storey house in a beachfront security complex can comfortably sleep 6 adults and 2 children. Our self catering
The management of the Villa Honeywood guest house is proud to offer you a peaceful and private place in which to relax. Our suites are individually designed and furnished to make you feel at home, even if you're a long way from home. As our guest ...
Hidden Way provides self catering flatlet accommodation in Constantia, Cape Town. Hidden Way is situated in a quiet pan-handle with secure, covered off-street parking and a private patio. The flatlet is self-catering and has a separate fully-equipped kitc
Abalone 1 is a luxurious beachfront duplex apartment with sea and mountain views, Hout Bay, Cape Town. The bay is spectacularly beautiful, with a long, clean beach perfectly suited for sunbathing, water sports, walking, cycling, kayaking and more.
Welcome to Seemeeu 704, a beautiful beachfront apartment that is central to a myriad of amenities and that has stunning sea views as well as mountain views. Is located in a security complex with a lock-up garage.
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.
We are equipped to cater for up to 4 persons. The two bedroom units are fully furnished. The main bedroom has a double bed and an en-suite while the second bedroom has 2 single eds with a guest bathroom next to it. The kitchen is furnished with a ...
Homely self catering rooms and flats in this 20 roomed Victorian Residence operating since 1920 will remind you of yester year. Three original marble fire places, which is a welcome sight on a winter's night, gleaming oregon floors...
Self Catering Accommodation, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa A home away from home! Our clients just keep coming back to our unique apartments! Rockpool 1208 is situated on the beach front and upon entering the apartment...
Silver Lattice is a true 'home from home' with charming self catering apartments, centrally situated in the historical heart of Cape Town, close to the famous "Company Gardens".
VIP Cape Lodge offers self catering flatlet accommodation in Tamboerskloof, Gardens, Cape Town. This privately owned lodge with six private and intimate self-catering units is situated at the foot of Table Mountain in Gardens. We specialise in family unit
Clearview Holiday Home offers self catering accommodation in Gordons Bay, Cape Town. Ideally located in Gordon's Bay - one of the most beautiful settings on the Cape coastline - fast becoming the idyllic summer playground for many, with it's Mediterranean
No 10 Ocean Deck self catering apartment in Strand Sleeps six people.
This is a great base from which to explore False Bay, the whale and wine routes and nature reserves. We are a quick walk from the long, famous beach, with its stretch of high rises and vibey eateries.