Welcome to what South Africans call the Mother City and many visitors consider the best city in the world!
While you are here you will
Marvel at the amazing beauty of Table Mountain and the other magnificent mountain ranges, at its incredible beaches and its extraordinary vegetation
Enjoy the trendy cosmopolitan vibe, the friendly people, the top class gourmet restaurants, the beautiful wine estates and their superb wines, and the great shopping
Learn about the culture of the local people in the townships and the city, and find out about the incredibly diverse history, from the Cape Town Castle to Robben island, as well the fascinating galleries and museums
Rush your adrenalin by shark cage diving, paragliding, snorkeling with seals, kite-surfing; or stretch your body cycling, hiking or horse riding.
Having lived there for fifteen years, studied there and worked there, we have no doubt that Cape Town is the best possible place for a holiday! What’s more we know exactly where you can find what you are looking for and how to get you to it and keep you safe there. We can give you the benefit of in-depth local knowledge, and, as a UK company we also give you full ABTA and ATOL protection. So whether it’s your first time, or whether you’re going back for more, let us make sure that you get the most out of it.
Deciding which of Cape Town’s fantastic attractions you simply can’t miss and which you will have to save for your next trip can be a challenge:
The cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain is something you simply cannot miss.
Robben Island, the jail where Nelson Mandela spent many of his 27 years in prison preparing to become one of the world’s greatest statesmen is an extraordinary piece of History.
The Cape Point Nature Reserve
Cape Point, where the cold Benguela Current from the Atlantic meets the warm Mozambique Current from the Indian Ocean is a place of extraordinary beauty and getting there takes in the wonderful sights of the Cape Peninsula.
The V&A Waterfront
The specialty shops and excellent restaurants of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront offer the best shopping experience in Southern Africa.
Museums & Galleries
There are many excellent museums and art galleries, including the District 6 Museum which gives some insight into the destruction of part of the city under Apartheid, the Cape Town Castle, the National Gallery and many others.
If you are there September or October a trip up the west coast to see the magnificent display of spring flowers is well worth every minute!
Best for Families
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
The outstanding Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on the slopes of Devil's Peak in the southern suburbs of Cape Town showcase Fynbos, the world’s most diverse ecosystem. Apart from the great beauty and botanical interest of the gardens, they are a wonderful place to have a meal at one of the restaurants or to picnic and for children to play.
Taste the regions outstanding wines, stock up your cellar or have a gourmet picnic with the family on the lawns at one of the wine farms of the Constantia Valley, Paarl, Stellenbosch or Franschhoek.
Warm Water Beaches
For family fun on the beach the warm water and safe beaches of Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and the wonderful Boulders Beach in Simonstown are superb.
Best for Couples
The World’s Best Restaurant
You surely can’t miss dinner at Wolfgat, judged the world’s best restaurant at an event in Paris in 2019!
The super-chique Altantic-seaboard beaches of Clifton, Bakoven and Camps Bay are the very best places to be seen in a speedo or bikini, even if the water is a little chilly!
The Wagtail Wow!
Seal Cruise out of Hout Bay
Get up close and personal with the Cape Fur Seal on a fun cruise out of the Hout Bay Harbour. In fact, if you are looking for adventure, why not go snorkelling with the seals?
Outdoor Concert or Play
Take in a magical outdoor concert at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or a superb performance of a Shakespeare play at the renowned Maynardville open air theater in the summer.
Visit the extraordinary Irma Stern Museum of South African Art or the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa.
4 nights on bed and breakfast at the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, the perfect base for your own exploration of the wonderful Mother City
4 Day, 3 night guided tour taking in Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn and Knysna, with all the highlights, including the southern tip of Africa, Cango caves, an ostrich farm, the Knysna lagoon and Buffalo Bay beach
4 Nights malaria free Big Five Safari at Kariega Main Lodge.
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Direct Flights From London: 12 hours
With One Stop From Major Airports: From 14 hours
At 12 o'clock in the UK it's 2 o'clock in Cape Town or 1 o'clock during daylight saving.
Cape Town Weather
Have a look at the weather graph to see how the average temperature and average rainfall in Cape Town compare with the averages in London each month.