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.
This stylish apartment is situated on the tenth floor with a corner balcony and fantastic uninterrupted views. Gaze over the Mother City, Cape Town, Table Mountain, across the ocean and Robben Island, around to a park and Tygerburg Hills...
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 ...
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, ...
Beautiful, spacious penthouse, all rooms have sea views opening onto large sun terraces. Opposite Clifton’s award-winning First Beach. Have a memorable holiday with spectacular ocean, mountain and sunset vistas from the top two floors of this exclusive...
Situated on the beautiful kite surfers beach of Tableview this upmarket newly refurbished apartment offers spectacular uninterrupted views of Table Mountain and Robin Island, with no road in front of the apartment - only well maintained gardens and the oc
This fantastic self-catering apartment 200m from the beach has 4 double bedrooms, seaview from main bedroom, 2 1/2 bathrooms (main en-suite), has a fully equipped kitchen, livingroom, TV, garden, braai facilities, garage. Also close to Cape Town...
Abalone 2 is a beachfront garden apartment with fantastic 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.
Honey Bee Cottage is a well-equipped self-catering cottage ideal for business or holiday.
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 ...
Gordon's on sea offers 3 self catering apartments. Share our awesome sunsets from your patio, while enjoying our famous Cape wines.
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.
This is a self catering bachelor holiday unit inside the Ocean Breeze Hotel for 2 people, metres away from the ocean with the best unobstructed sea views. Just walk across the road to get to the beach!
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
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.
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.
Dunvegan Lodge offers luxury self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation in spacious sunny rooms, each with modern en-suite bathrooms, TV with satellite, telephone, hairdryer, safe and, for those chilly evenings, underfloor heating and electric
3 on Camps Bay is a luxury 16 bedroom Guesthouse in the up-market and trendy Camps Bay, Cape Town. Located in a cul-de-sac overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, 3 On Camps Bay offers a quiet retreat where you can vacation in the utmost luxury and pamper.
Three Arches Guesthouse offers you the best customer satisfaction in a home away from home environment where customer service and customer satisfaction is No 1. Our Guesthouse is situated in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town.