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Cape Town

Dominated by the iconic Table Mountain and flanked by beautiful beaches, Cape Town is also home to the vibrant Victoria & Albert waterfront, the enchanting Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden and colourful, picturesque Bo-Kaap, once known as the Malay Quarter.

Furthermore, the warm, friendly people of Cape Town really make this city a standout destination. Cape Town’s rich heritage is derived from a melting pot of San, Afrikaner, Dutch, British, French, Cape Malay and South Asian cultures, reflected in the delicious cuisine, the handsome architecture and the lively music scene found throughout the Mother City. The city is also blessed with a fantastic Mediterranean climate – sunny, dry and warm in summer, and moderately cold and wet in winter.

There are a plethora of things to do here. Hike or take the cable car to the summit of Table Mountain for sweeping views over Cape Town. Visit Robben Island and walk the cobblestone streets of Bo-Kaap for an insight into the city’s past. Meet local communities while touring informal settlements around town or see the point where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet.

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Cape Town Highlights

  • Quite possibly Africa’s most beautiful city
  • Presided over by iconic Table Mountain
  • Flanked by stunning beaches
  • Proudly multicultural and rich in history
  • Brimming with things to do from hiking to museums and shopping

When To Go

Cape Town is a fabulous place to visit any time of year, with accommodation peaking in December when South African families go on holiday. Some rain can be expected in the winter months (late Jun-Aug); however, this is when the the southern right whales arrive along the coast and when wine-tasting by a crackling log fire will be high up on your list of must-dos.

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Cape Town Accommodation

High on every South Africa visitor’s to-do list, stunning Cape Town has it all. Discover the Mother City’s vibrant waterfront, colourful Bo-Kaap neighbourhood, beaches and iconic Table Mountain from these fabulous hotels showcased for their fantastic locations. For information on additional accommodation not featured, please contact us.

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South Africa Overview

Why South Africa: Described as “a world in one country” South Africa is more than just a safari destination. The wildlife of Kruger and the many private reserves throughout the country are complemented by South Africa’s fascinating history and diverse cultures, the beautiful coastline and majestic landscapes of the Cape.

Game Viewing: Gameviewing is best during the dry season (May-Oct); however the summer months are good for general touring and sightseeing.

Culture: Many different cultures including Zulu, Swazi, Xhosa, Indian, Cape Malay and European. A unique cuisine, as well as distinct music and dance. Elegant Cape Dutch architecture.

Climate: The inland plateau has a temperate climate (17°-30°C), whilst the coast is subtropical and more humid (22°-30°C). The seasons are the same as Australia, however most of the rain falls in summer. Winters are dry and sunny, but nights can be very cold. The Western Cape is the exception, with a “Mediterranean” climate – cool, wet winters and warm dry summers (17°-24°C).

Combine With: South Africa is easily combined with neighbouring Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia or the nearby tropical island of Mauritius. Johannesburg is a very popular gateway to most of southern and eastern Africa.

Getting There: Many major airlines including South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar, Singapore Airways and British Airways fly into Johannesburg. There are also many regional airlines such as Air Botswana, and domestic carriers that service local cities such as Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area.

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