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.
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.
Fully furnished two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with balcony, offering luxurious holiday accommodation within short 5 min walk to the beach. "SMELL THE OCEAN" Self Catering, 2 Bedroom apartment, on 1st floor with garage below with Table Mountain views
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This modern self-catering apartment:is on the front row of the golden sandy, main swimming beach of Strand
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A Summer Place offers you 3 lovely well equipped Self Catering Holiday Apartments in Fish Hoek, Cape Town. We can accommodate 14 people in total.
Gone to the Beach is a luxury villa sleeping nine guests in 3 bedrooms. Watch the waves from the verandah or stroll 50 metres down to the main beach in Scarborough, a premiere Atlantic Seaboard suburb of Cape Town.
Epic Guest House provides accommodation in Noordhoek, Cape Town on a bed and breakfast basis. Situated in the quiet Noordhoek suburb of Crofters Valley with its delightful village atmosphere at the foot of the famous Chapman's Peak, and is the most scenic
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Cape Sea View offers self catering accommodation in Gordons Bay, Cape Town. Our accommodation consists of 3 luxurious holiday apartments, all self catering and reasonably priced. Tastefully decorated, all have TV and private entrances. Idyllically situate
La Chaumiere has a quiet, bush-lodge atmosphere with thatched verandahs. Five tastefully decorated double rooms with showers en-suite, each with its own cosy lounge corner, overlook a large pond in a lush indigenous garden.
Spanish Farm is a special piece of paradise, offering a wonderful peaceful ambiance and typical warm South African hospitality. For many of our guests Spanish Farm in Somerset West is a home away from home and they return year after year.
Situated in a secure estate on the edge of a protected "fynbos" reserve, this Tuscan Villa overlooks a thoroughbred racehorse training facility and enjoys picture-perfect views of Table Mountain from virtually every room. 3 units available ...
Rondekuil Self Catering Cottages in the country, about 10 minutes drive from Durbanville and 25 minutes from the heart of Cape Town is positioned amongst rolling hills
Ocean View 1103 is a luxury self catering apartment on the front row of a golden sandy beach in the Strand, Cape Town.
Villa Sunset Beach Simplex offers self catering accommodation in Gordons Bay, Cape Town. The picturesque hamlet of Gordons Bay is hemmed between False Bay's warm Indian ocean water and the Hottentots Holland mountain range. Just 30 minutes from Cape Town
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 ...
Our central location is ideal for business and leisure travel alike with easy access to main routes. All rooms have private entrances, each with its own bathroom, kitchenette and dining area. Secure on-site parking.
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.