Cape Town: in detail
Cape Town trips: the full story
Out on a limb, at the tip of Africa, Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities. With Table Mountain as a backdrop, and the Cape of Good Hope along the peninsula, few fail to fall in love. Relaxed and picturesque, much of its splendour comes from that backdrop: the 1,000m Table Mountain. Above, its flat top is often covered by a "tablecloth" of cloud, which pours over the edge like dry ice from a stage. The ocean is always blue, the sky always crystal clear. Or at least that's how it seems – for Cape Town is naturally enchanting!
What to do in Cape TownAs befits one of the crossroads of Africa, this is a very cosmopolitan city. It's African and yet European. Arts and the theatre will not disappoint, whilst its restaurants are some of the best anywhere. Whether on a small wine estate or in a restaurant by the harbour, this is a city where you can dine in style.
There are white sandy beaches, winding coastal drives, the famous prison on Robben Island, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, the Waterfront, and much more. From Cape Town's wide-ranging variety of accommodation, we've carefully selected a few hotels and guesthouses in our favourite areas of the city.
Please note that if you’re planning on visiting Cape Town during their winter months, Table Mountain Cableway shuts for annual maintenance of the cable cars during this period. Ask us for more details.
Where to stay in Cape Town
Our suggestions for places to stay in Cape Town