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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.

Tonight

From $22 per night

Next weekend

From $34 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency ZAR 100 = $6.07
Language English
Average weekend price $98 per night
Average weekday price $99 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

Absolutely LOVED Cape Town especially the MyCiti bus service...

June 30, 2022

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.

Cumming
Cumming South Africa
10

Cape Town is one of the most exiting cities i know.

June 29, 2022

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..

Friedrich
Friedrich Germany
10

Cape Town is great for hiking, site seeing, clubbing,...

June 28, 2022

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

Tunde
Tunde United States of America
10

I love Cape Town!

June 22, 2022

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.

Christelle Gevers
Christelle Gevers South Africa
10

Cape Town is one of those cities that has an endless array...

June 19, 2022

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.

Diesel
Diesel South Africa
10

It is honestly one of the most beautiful places on earth.

June 15, 2022

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.

Yvonne
Yvonne Taiwan

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