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Cape Town

There can be few cities with a setting more spectacular than Cape Town’s. The majestic Table Mountain forms a magnificent backdrop to this thriving metropolis, which has emerged from the shadow of apartheid as a vibrant, cosmopolitan destination.

Cape Town is a multicultural city with a unique spirit, where ethnic diversity is embraced and visitors are assured a warm welcome. Amid the scars of the past still in evidence at District 6 and Robben Island are brightly-coloured buildings and breathtaking natural scenery. Stunning beaches, verdant winelands and majestic mountains surround the buzzing city. Take a cable car up to Table Mountain for incredible vistas, or go hiking around the Twelve Apostles. Watch the penguins waddling along Boulders Beach or glimpse whales gliding through the surf at Hermanus. Make your way to the bustling V&A Waterfront for excellent shopping, bar-hopping and world-class dining. Whatever you do, don’t leave Cape Town without sampling some of its internationally-renowned wine.

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Explore cosmopolitan Cape Town

V&A Waterfront

V&A Waterfront

Admire stunning views of the harbour and Table Mountain from this bustling waterfront. Tuck into rustic fish and chips or feast on a mouth-watering fusion of international cuisine at one of the many restaurants that line the harbour. Or browse over 200 big-brand stores, speciality shops and curio markets at the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre. Choose from some of our finest 5 * hotels in this safe, desirable area of Cape Town.

City Centre

City Centre

Make your way to the beating heart of Cape Town and wander around stalls offering handcrafted African souvenirs on Greenmarket Square. Stroll around the beautiful Company’s Garden and breathe in the sweet fragrance of the roses. Or soak up the atmosphere and watch the world go by over coffee in a quirky café. As night falls, head to Long Street for cocktails at a buzzing bar. Stay in the heart of the action at one of our great-value, affordably-priced hotels.



No Cape Town holiday is complete without a visit to its renowned winelands. Even before you sample the world-famous produce, captivating views of breathtaking scenery await. Explore the verdant, rolling vineyards with their majestic mountain backdrop. Book one of our hotels set amid some of the region’s most prestigious wine estates, including Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Tour the cellars, learn about the production process and taste some of the region’s finest wines.

Camps Bay

Camps Bay

Take a drive along the stunning Cape Peninsula coastline or choose a base in scenic Camps Bay, at the foot of the magnificent Twelve Apostles mountain range. Stretch out on the soft white sands of one of Cape Town’s most beautiful beaches. Enjoy an al fresco lunch or dine on gourmet cuisine at one of the many seafront eateries. Watch the sunset over the shimmering Atlantic Ocean while sipping cocktails at a chic bar. Or groove to the latest sounds at a hip nightspot.



A two-hour journey south of Cape Town will take you to Hermanus, known as the ‘Riviera of the South’. Visit in summer and take a front-row seat for the awe-inspiring natural spectacle of majestic whales frolicking in the shallow surf around Walker Bay. Stroll along the cliff path and drink in the spectacular ocean and mountain views. Relax on the beach or get your adrenaline pumping with action-packed water sports. The Hermanus Wine Route is a must for wine lovers.

Cape Town weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 26°Jan
  • 26°Feb
  • 25°Mar
  • 22°Apr
  • 19°May
  • 18°Jun
  • 17°Jul
  • 18°Aug
  • 18°Sep
  • 21°Oct
  • 23°Nov
  • 24°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 15
  • 8
  • 18
  • 48
  • 79
  • 84
  • 89
  • 66
  • 43
  • 31
  • 18
  • 10
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11

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