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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.


From $27 per night

Next weekend

From $64 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency ZAR 100 = $5.33
Language English
Average weekend price $94 per night
Average weekday price $103 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Cape Town is a great city!

September 19, 2023

Cape Town is a great city! it’s got some amazing views from pretty much wherever you are, whether it’s the mountains or the ocean there’s something to look at. The restaurant scene is also the best in the country. It’s not a cheap place to visit if you want to enjoy everything, but it definitely is a place where you can find loads of gems at any price point if you look.


Cape Town has so much to offer

September 18, 2023

Cape Town has so much to offer We are spoilt with some of best Restaurants , Wine farms and Shopping experiences The beaches, hikes and sightseeing in Cape Town is a travellers dream Always look forward to return and explore more leaving with fond memories to make our way back here!

Rene South Africa

So much to see and do it was hard to choose.

September 17, 2023

So much to see and do it was hard to choose. We opted due to the short time in Cape Town to do a private tour the first day and then chose what to explore further after that. We ate at the V&A water front a few times the food was good everywhere we went. The scenery is anazing and the Cape Point adventure was well worth the effort.

L Australia

Cape Town is one of my favourite destination.

September 8, 2023

Cape Town is one of my favourite destination. It offers a lot to see and even more to do. Lots of hikes and gorgeous sceneries. Lovely drives and interesting museums. The shopping scene is great with lots of markets and quirky shops. Close to world class vineyards.


Cape Town, a breathtaking gem nestled at the tip of South...

September 7, 2023

Cape Town, a breathtaking gem nestled at the tip of South Africa, boasts a captivating blend of natural wonders and vibrant culture. The iconic Table Mountain presides majestically over the city, offering unrivaled panoramic views. Pristine beaches like Camps Bay invite relaxation, while the rugged cliffs of the Cape Peninsula beckon adventurers. Cape Town's rich history is evident in its diverse neighborhoods, such as Bo-Kaap, with its colorful houses, and the historic District Six. The city's food scene is a gastronomic delight, with fresh seafood and multicultural influences. And don't miss the world-famous wine regions just beyond the city. Intriguing, diverse, and endlessly captivating, Cape Town is a must-visit destination for every traveler.


Cape town is truly spectacular, multi cultural and has...

September 7, 2023

Cape town is truly spectacular, multi cultural and has attractions to suit every type of visitor. Table mountain, the drive to cape point and cape of good hope, visiting the vineyards walking around the V & A waterfront area and Bo Kaap were my favourites. Vine & Grub, Karibu and some sea side restaurants served really good food and wine.

ZACH India

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