1.1 miles from downtown
Locals know Green Point as the city’s “Rainbow Capital”. Hip cafes and colourful bars line the streets, where liberal attitudes are de rigueur. Parade in and out of the funky bars, boutiques, and cafes along Somerset Road, then head to the coast to gawk at South Africa’s oldest lighthouse. Trinkets from all over Africa are yours for the taking at the Sunday flea market.
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1.1 miles from downtown
C-Town’s luxury zone is a beehive that keeps on buzzing. Shop in brand-name stores at the V&A Waterfront Mall, or buy designer knick-knacks at the Watershed Markets. Don’t miss Sevruga’s mouth-wateringly-fresh sushi, or an evening of hilarity spent at Cape Town Comedy Club. For the real deal, ferry to Robben Island or see the Cape by helicopter.
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Fuel up with a latte from Truth Coffee and see City Bowl! Contemplate great art in the museums along Government Avenue and old Adderly Street. Shop for authentic African jewels at the Women’s Craft Market on Long Street. Sightsee on the Red Bus, or treat yourself to a play at Fugard Theatre. Then dine your heart out on Bree Street.
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0.7 miles from downtown
This quiet, suburban district is made special by its diverse soundscape. Children play tag in De Waal Park while their parents natter, and drum circles beat a uniform rhythm that’s distinctly South African. Mums and Dads take to Mill Street’s cafes to buy posh nosh – pop into Cassis Paris to bite into the dreamiest macaroon of your life!
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As South Africa’s capital and oldest city, Cape Town’s isolated global location has allowed it to prosper in ways unique to other global destinations. Offering a mix of African and European cultural influence, Cape Town’s diverse heritage can be felt across its shopping districts, beaches and bustling harbour towns.
After colonisation by the Dutch East India Company in the 17th-century, the city’s development in trade and commerce remained strong during the Apartheid era. Nowadays, South Africa thrives in other departments, with citizens both young and old working hard to create an inclusive, diverse and progressive multiculturalism throughout Cape Town.
Cape Town's Mediterranean climate means it's suited to an array of outdoor adventures. Nearby, you’ll find Robin Island and Table Mountain, where you’ll be able to take an aerial cableway to its summit. Home to around 2,285 plant species, the mountain is one of South Africa’s most biologically diverse regions.
The Victoria and Albert Waterfront is where you’ll find the best of South Africa’s fine dining and wine culture with restaurants serving traditional dishes. Alternatively, head to the District Six Museum to learn more about one of Cape Town’s most inspiring neighbourhoods.
One of the great things about Cape Town is the combination of urban and coastal life present throughout. While the beaches of Clifton are home to cafés and sunbathing spots, House Bay offers something a little different, with antique stores and old time South Africa markets.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||ZAR 100 = $6.07|
|Average weekend price||$98 per night|
|Average weekday price||$99 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
Absolutely LOVED Cape Town especially the MyCiti bus service, it was super efficient and there were lots of bus stops along the way. Always so good to spend time in a City that WORKS! We will definately be back soon. Keep up the brilliant service.
Cape Town is one of the most exiting cities i know. Diversity in everything like culture and social life, gastronomy, entertainment, sights and nature ,museums and exhibitions. Choices in everything satisfy even highest standards. You will find everything you are hoping for and come back often..
Cape Town is great for hiking, site seeing, clubbing, walking, boating, and is 420 friendly so walking outside and smoking is not frowned upon. Food and drinks are reasonably priced and you can have a great meal and a beer for under $10.00
I love Cape Town! It’s so beautiful. I think if you really want the best experience of Cape Town and to make the most out of your trip in Cape Town, you can definitely do the sightseeing tours, like the “hop-on-hop-off” busses. It’s definitely worth it, and you get the most out of your Cape Town stay when doing this. Table Mountain is always a well know attraction, because of it’s beauty and the cable cars.
Cape Town is one of those cities that has an endless array of wonderful things to see, do and visit. Speak to any local and they will gush about its beauty and where the next great thing to see is. The longer you spend in Cape Town the more it’ll give you. Stay a week, a month or a lifetime - you won’t regret it.
It is honestly one of the most beautiful places on earth. There is something for everyone and every kind of vacation. There are mountains and beaches, safari's and vineyards There is so much history to be enjoyed Not to mention the food. The eclectic culture and people groups It really is a wonder of the world. Cape Town is a great destination on a high or low budget.
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