Cape Town is Southern Africa’s most beautiful, most romantic and most visited city.
Cape Town’s history and culture are inextricably linked with that of South Africa – from the days of the Khoisan to the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck.
A good place to start your exploration into Cape Town’s past is with the city’s oldest building at the Castle of Good Hope, built as a fortress by the first settlers, the Dutch.
To appreciate Cape Town you need to spend time outdoors, as Capetonians do: they hike, picnic or sunbathe, often choose mountain bikes in preference to cars, and turn adventure activities into an obsession.
The city of Cape Town has so much to offer, with a huge array of experience and attractions, from the iconic Table Mountain, Robben Island and the V&A Waterfront – to the jaw-dropping beautiful Camps Bay, Boulders Beach and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Other must-see/ must-do attractions & activities:
- Groot Constantia – the oldest wine farm in South Africa.
- Table Mountain Aerial Cableway – travel up to the summit of the majestic mountain.
- City Sight-Seeing Tours (Red Bus) – an enjoyable and easy way to see attractions.
- Cape Point – you will certainly feel as if you are standing at the edge of the worl
- The City Walk – experience some of the sights and sounds of the CBD with this route.
- Two Oceans Aquarium – interactive displays and over 3 000 marine animals.
- The Bo-Kaap – brightly painted houses & cobbled streets, packed with history & culture.
Cape Town is a shopper’s dream with a wide range of shopping expeditions to undertake – from luxury boutiques and shopping malls to private shopping tours and markets, the Mother City has it all.
- BEST TIME TO VISIT
Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate, the warm, dryish summers balanced by cool wet winters. The best time to visit Cape Town depends on the kind of trip you’re planning; come prepared for hot days in winter and cold snaps in summer, and always pack a jumper and jacket.
For sun and swimming, the best time to visit is from October to mid-December and mid-January to Easter, when it’s light long into the evening and there’s an average of ten hours of sunshine a day.
Between mid-December and mid-January, the whole region becomes congested as the nation takes its annual seaside holiday.
Cape Town is easily accessible by road from most areas of South Africa and served by an international airport.