CAPE TOWN HOLIDAYS

Discover Cape Town Holidays

Described by Sir Francis Drake in 1580 as ‘the fairest cape in all the world’, the ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The oldest city in the country, nestled in the shadow of Table Mountain, Cape Town is a vibrant and colourful city.

With plenty to offer the tourist you should never get bored. Table Mountain is the iconic backdrop of Cape Town rising over 1000m above sea level - it can be seen from all over the city. Taking the revolving cable car up to the top is a must or if you’re feeling adventurous there are several hiking routes to the summit.

The Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront is a prime attraction in the city, a working harbour and tourist attraction offering world class shopping, a huge variety of restaurants, cafes & bars and the Two Oceans Aquarium. The ferry trip to Robben Island, the site of Nelson Mandela’s incarceration for much of his 27 years in prison, leaves from here. The park-like botanical gardens at Kirstenbosch, Cape Town’s beaches and the city centre with its outdoor street markets, boutique shops & stylish restaurants are all added attractions.

Cape Town Attractions

With so much to see and do throughout Cape Town and its surrounding areas. We explore some of the city's finest array of attractions.

Cape Town Beaches

The beaches surrounding Cape Town are some of the finest in the world, we have highlighted some of the best.

Climate Guide

Cape Town boasts a climate similar to that of the Mediterranean or California. Take a look at our guide to the climate throughout the year.

Holidays Featuring Cape Town

Amazing Places To Stay In Cape Town

Winchester Mansions

51 classic or contemporary loft style rooms and 25 suites, including one presidential suite

The iconic Winchester Mansions on the Atlantic seafront in Cape Town, is not far from the V&A Waterfront or the city centre. The comfortable rooms and suites are a mixture of classic and contemporary décor, offering sea or mountain views. Harveys at Winchester Mansions offers South African cuisine with a European twist, and the beautiful Courtyard is perfect for an al fresco meal. Mix with the locals in the bar or on the sunset deck overlooking the ocean. The Ginkgo Spa offers a variety of holistic treatments, or simply relax at the hotel’s heated swimming pool.

TGCSA 4-Star Hotel.

Cape Grace

120 rooms and suites

The Cape Grace is a classic boutique hotel, on Cape Town’s vibrant V&A Waterfront. The rooms and suites each have their own unique décor fusing modern style with traditional Cape culture, not forgetting the fresh flowers and personally selected books. French windows open the rooms out to views of the marina or the harbour.

The Signal Restaurant serves innovative Cape cuisine while the popular Bascule Whisky, Wine & Cocktail bar houses over 400 whiskies from around the world and an impressive selection of the finest Cape wines. You can relax on the terrace beside the outdoor heated swimming pool, keep fit at the fitness studio or book a pampering session at the Spa. There is a complimentary chauffeur transfer service within a 10km radius.

The Twelve Apostles

55 guest rooms and 15 suites

This 5-star boutique hotel is 15 minutes from the city centre and the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, via their complimentary car transfer service – quicker still if you use the helipad. Closest of all is the fashionable area of Camps Bay with its beautiful beach and many restaurants, cafés and bars. The mountain or sea facing rooms and suites are an eclectic mix of contemporary African style and modern technology. A member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World group the hotel offers fine cuisine, excellent service & a world class Spa, all in a truly spectacular location.

TGCSA 5-star hotel.

Villas & Apartments

If you prefer a little more independence or are travelling as a large party or family group you may like to consider renting a house, villa or apartment.

Apartments in Cape Town ranging from studios to luxury 4-bedroomed penthouse apartments. On the V&A Waterfront, in Camps Bay, Mouille Point or the historic De Waterkant area of Cape Town.

Prestige villas and houses up to 10 bedrooms, with private swimming pools and grounds. We can arrange full servicing, catering, babysitting and much more

The Bay Hotel And Spa

78 rooms and suites. Children 8+

The Bay Hotel is situated in the heart of trendy Camps Bay beach, opposite one of the best beaches in Cape Town. Step out of the hotel and enjoy the many bars, cafés and restaurants in this vibrant area. There is also a choice of restaurants and bars at the hotel, each with their own trendy coastal atmosphere. The 78 guest rooms are decorated with light, ocean style furnishings, while still ensuring comfortable finishes. There are four swimming pools to choose from within the hotel, as well as a wellness centre. The Camps Bay Squash and Tennis Clubs are within walking distance from the hotel.

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront

86 standard rooms, 9 superior rooms, 71 Business Class rooms and 11 two-bedroom suites

The hotel offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain, Robben Island and the V&A Waterfront, which is an easy 10 minute walk. The 177 rooms are equipped with first-class amenities such as tea and coffee provisions, free high-speed internet access and a mini bar. The spacious and stylish Business Class rooms and suites overlook Table Bay. Al fresco dining is available at the Tobago's restaurant and the bar terrace is a great spot for sundown cocktails. The hotel also boasts a spa, a fitness centre and a heated rim flow swimming pool.

Four Rosmead

8 rooms

Four Rosmead is a contemporary classic, a lovingly restored Edwardian home built in 1903, with magnificent views of Table Mountain. The property is within walking distance of the city centre and popular restaurants, with the V&A Waterfront and the beautiful beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton a short drive or taxi journey away. Tastefully decorated rooms all have first-class amenities, most with private gardens, balconies or courtyard access. Delicious breakfasts, a swimming pool and warm, efficient and socially responsible hospitality. Lunches and dinners are available on request, as are health treatments. Wi-Fi is complimentary

The Vineyard Hotel

114 Courtyard-facing rooms; 60 Mountain-facing rooms; 26 Suites; 5 Garden Cottages

The ever-popular Vineyard Hotel is a 207 room hotel situated in 6 acres of landscaped gardens in Newlands, a leafy suburb just 15 minutes from the city centre and the V&A Waterfront. There are a variety of rooms and suites, with interleading and paraplegic rooms available, all offering free internet access. 5 x two-bedroom Garden Cottages are ideal for families. A choice of 4 restaurants ranging from fusion cuisine to health cafe, a casual garden lounge to fine dining and sushi. The hotel has an Angsana Spa, indoor and outdoor pools as well as a state-of-the-art gymnasium.

Glen Avon Lodge

16 rooms

Set in the scenic garden suburb of Constantia, 30 minutes from the city centre, Glen Avon Lodge has wonderful gardens and an 11-metre heated swimming pool. Stylish and tranquil air- conditioned garden-facing bedrooms offer modern comforts. Hearty breakfasts are served on the verandah overlooking the roses and the lawn, while gourmet dinners and cosy fireside conversations are all part of the tradition.

Glen Avon lies within easy access of the M3 highway linking it to Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Point, the Cape Town Waterfront and the Atlantic and Indian Ocean seaboards. TGCSA 5-Star Country House. Children 12+ welcome.

Redbourne Hilldrop

4 rooms

In a pleasant street in central Cape Town, this popular and good value B&B establishment has been restored to provide convenience and comfort, with very personal and friendly service. The charm of fine wooden floors, lofty ceilings and lead-lined windows combined with creative colours in fabric and finish enhance the warm individual style of each room.

Stylish welcoming rooms offer percale linen, down duvets and TV, with views of Table Mountain or Table Bay. Enjoy panoramic views over a delicious breakfast. Sparkling swimming pool.

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice!

189 rooms and 12 one and two bedroom executive suites

Not to everyone’s taste, this is Cape Town hotel accommodation with a difference. A retro suspended pod chair welcoming guests at reception gives you an idea of what is on offer here - the whole concept is trendy, quirky, modern and different – expect the unexpected. For example they talk ‘in-suite’ showers, meaning just that, the shower is in the bedroom.

Facilities include a lap pool and gym. Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! offers you a place to ‘chillax’ in the heart of Cape Town, close to nightlife, restaurants and entertainment. 3-star hotel.

Around Cape Town

Just a 45-minute drive from Cape Town and you’re in the scenic mountains and valleys of the Winelands – gracious gabled Cape Dutch homesteads, cask-lined cellars, oak-treed towns, historical monuments and fine restaurants. The charming towns and wine routes of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington are there to be explored and savoured, like good wine !

With a selection of over 200 cellars to choose from, you are guaranteed to taste some fine wines.

The historic centre of the university town of Stellenbosch is packed with cafes, galleries and restaurants (roughly 75 of them). The attractive town of Franschhoek is also a culinary delight, with many award winning restaurants and cafes.

Experience the historical and cultural heritage of the region while visiting quaint villages and vibrant townships, outdoor museums and galleries, open-air theatres and outdoor art and craft exhibitions.

For the more adventurous visitor there are activities such as canoeing, 4x4 trails, horse-riding, hiking, mountain biking, rock pool swimming, abseiling and kloofing. The best time to visit is October – April, with September and May still very pleasant months, with some great deals to be had !

Whether you love the sea or the mountains, the cities or cosy hamlets, the Western Cape never ceases to serve up a litany of captivating destinations for the wide-eyed wanderer

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