This buzzing cosmopolitan hub is an ideal place to start any South Africa safari itinerary. The city is located on a beautiful peninsula between Table Mountain and both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, which makes a holiday in Cape Town a must for anyone visiting the country. It is a place where contemporary modern design lives alongside traditional Cape Architecture, and where visitors from all over the world explore culture, cuisine and history.
About Cape Town
Cape Town is a growing urban hub for modern art, innovative architecture and delicious food which can all be found across the city. However, despite the ever-growing contemporary face of Cape Town, there is an ever-present nod to the city’s history and heritage. Visits to Bo-Kaap, District 6 and Robben Island can be enjoyed alone or as part of a group and provide an invaluable insight into the events that made Cape Town what it is today.
There is also an abundance of nature to be enjoyed on a tailor-made Cape Town holiday including the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, famed as being some of the best in the world. On Boulders Beach visitors can get up close and personal to the African penguin, whilst offshore migratory whales can be seen with their new-born calves in season. A trip to the top of Cape Town’s imposing Table Mountain offers incredible vistas over the city and the ocean.
Best Places to Stay in Cape Town
Cape Town accommodation comes in various shapes, sizes and standards. There is a variety of options including luxury Cape Town hotels, boutique guest houses and private apartments. Location in the city is key and choosing the right hotel for your experience can really make a visit to Cape Town.
Hand-picked Hotels and Guesthouses
Best Time to Visit Cape Town
Weather in Cape Town is best during the summer months from December to February. During this time long days, warm temperatures and clear skies can be expected. In the winter months between June and September Cape Town becomes windier and more rain can be expected. Temperatures can drop below 10 ˚C in the morning and reach the late teens into the afternoon. Whale watching is best during the months from June to November.