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.
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, ...
A beautiful townhouse above the Naval Harbour in Simonstown. The panoramic view is spectacular. You can look down onto the harbour, yacht club, and out to Glencairn, Kalk Bay and Gordon's Bay. In fact a clean sweep of the entire bay...
Located opposite Saunders Rocks beach in the heart of wind-free Bantry Bay, an up-market and exclusive area enjoying picture perfect sunsets, the lapping ocean at your doorstep, and dramatic sea and mountain views.
Various sized and priced self catering garden suites and 2/3/4 bed houses.20 minutes from Cape Town. From R 570/night/unit. Private entrance and patios. Secure off street parking,free Internet, Laundry, Pool, Dstv. Can sleep up to 30 persons.
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).
Cater for yourself in the luxury 40 Winks 2 bedroom self catering Apartment in Cape Town's internationally acclaimed Atlantic Seaboard. 40 Winks Self-Catering Apartment is within walking distance of V&A Waterfront and Cape Town CBD.
Situated on the outskirts of Durbanville, to the Northeast of Cape Town, The LAPA Log Cabins offers safe, fully enclosed, spacious landscaped grounds of approximately one hectare, entered only via an electric operated vehicle gate.
The accommodation consists of one self-catering cottage with 2 bedrooms. The main bedroom has a queen size bed & dressing table with an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has twin beds, which can be replaced with a double bed. The en-suite ...
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.
Situated in Bloubergrant less than one km from the beach, Villa Watsonia offers up market accommodation to holiday makers, sports enthusiasts and business travellers.
This striking luxury villa offers unobstructed views of both the mountain & Camps Bay. It is close to the beach, restaurants, clubs, bars, Cape Town, V&A Waterfront, Golf courses & wine routes. The pool, Jacuzzi & gamesroom are big hits with guests!
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 ...
40 Winks, four star graded guesthouse built on old-fashioned ideals, modern age comforts where we believe in quality service, affordable luxury accommodation and delicious breakfast buffet.
Blaauwberg House is centrally located (25 minutes from Cape Town central) in the original town of Blouberg Strand.
Welcome to Blouberg Heights a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom sunny apartment overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with views of table mountain and robin island.
Our cozy, individually managed Inn "Somer Place B&B" is located at the foot of the Helderberg Nature Reserve in the quiet, safe neighborhood of Somerset West. All of our 5 spacious double rooms and also the large living room are equipped with...
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.
Gordon's on sea offers 3 self catering apartments. Share our awesome sunsets from your patio, while enjoying our famous Cape wines.
The one-bedroom, four sleeper apartments are perfect for couples with small children and have distant views of Table Mountain. The two- bedroom, six sleeper apartments are ideal for couples and family holidays, while the bedroom offers fabulous views of T