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.
There are 5 luxurious and comfortable en-suite bedrooms, all with French doors opening onto a secluded garden with pool and patio. All rooms are equipped with television, M-Net/DStv and tea/coffee making facilities, a bar fridge stocked with light...
This up-market holiday apartment is situated directly opposite Robben Island in Bloubergstrand and offers 2 bedrooms (1 double bed and 2 single beds), full bathroom (shower, bath, toilet and basin), fully equipped open plan kitchen/lounge.
Custom built on the mountainside in historical Simon's Town, award-winning 4-star Mariner Guesthouse offers breathtaking sea views across False Bay. We are within walking distance of restaurants and beaches, and pride ourselves on offering style, comfort
The villa boasts 6 spacious en-suite rooms named according to the direction they face. While each room has its own special attributes all rooms have Posturepedic beds, 100% percale cotton linen and down duvets. All the bathrooms have heated towel ...
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.
Blue Flamingo Bed & Breakfast offers peaceful, comfortable accommodation in the quiet, safe northern coastal suburb of Table View, in Cape Town, the mother city of South Africa.
Jaco and Natasja Rabe Welcomes you at Vredekloof Accommodation, the most secured Accommodation in Brackenfell, with plenty of secured parking for cars, busses and trailors.
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.
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.
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!
The Melkbaai apartments is situated 50 meters from the beach, on the Golden Mile. This specific apartment is situated on the 2nd floor which has a partly sea view from the bedroom window. It is fully equipped and linen as well as bathroom towels...
Keret Accommodation offers two luxury superior self-catering apartments. The apartments are luxuriously furnished, air-conditioned and fully equipped to accommodate up to 6 guests per unit. Keret specialises in leisure, corporate relocations and ...
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.
This Cape Dutch house, homely decorated with Colonial and African influences, consists of 5 spacious bedrooms, 2 lounges with French doors leading onto the garden with sparkling pool and Jacuzzi, 2 fully equipped kitchens and 4 bathrooms. Outside ...
Gordon's on sea offers 3 self catering apartments. Share our awesome sunsets from your patio, while enjoying our famous Cape wines.
The Perch is situated in the centrally located residential suburb Pinelands. We are a fully equipped self-catering cottage that is best suited to sleep up to 3 persons
CAMPSBAYGLEN is a beautiful little gem right on the edge of a green belt nature reserve (GLEN) with a beautiful mountain stream & waterfalls flowing through the garden. All Studios are fully self catering with own ablution / kitchenette facilities.
Glencoy is an upmarket, private self-catering apartment and en-suite guest room. It is situated in the quiet residential area of Upper Claremont.
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.
Evening Star offers two lovely self-catering apartments in a relaxed and stress-free environment.