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Cape TownSouth Africa

Constructed on a rich tapestry of cultures and shaped by its stunning surroundings, Cape Town’s heritage is reflected throughout the city in its houses and museums.

Nestled in the shadows of Table Mountain and close to the foaming waves of the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town is a city that’s never far from the true majesty of the wild.

Hiking along one of the many nature trails will give you the chance to see wild antelope, ostriches or even baboons. Travel a little further and you’ll find African penguins in their thousands on the sands of Boulders Beach. For a more relaxed day out, take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain and allow yourself time to marvel at one of the greatest views in the world.

On returning to the city, you can soak up the atmosphere by settling down for a picnic amongst the floral gems in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

If you’re interested in South Africa’s complex past, historical gold can be found at the South Africa Maritime Museum, Slave Lodge or the recently opened Jewish Museum. Nelson Mandela’s long struggle for freedom will come to life before your eyes if you visit Robben Island, where he was imprisoned during the years of apartheid.

Local delicacies such as spicy Babotie or soothing Melktert are well worth a taste. Choose from delicious street food straight from the carts in the Islamic quarter or today’s catch served up by the finest restaurants around on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Many settlers have left their mark since Cape Town was first established by the Dutch East India Company. This can best be seen in the mixture of architectural styles around the city. Local Cape Dutch style houses rub shoulders with colourful Edwardian, elegant Victorian and gleaming modern architecture.

Cape Town’s warm climate is tempered by the breeze off the Atlantic, bringing down the humidity so that the heat doesn’t hit so hard. There is much to be discovered on the outskirts of the city. Pack more into your stay by hiring a car or trying out the public bus network to explore the myriad of wonders in Table Mountain National Park.

Where to stay in Cape Town

Top hotels in Cape Town

Taj Cape Town
Taj Cape Town
5 out of 5
1 Wale Street, corner St Georges Mall, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$151 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.

This family-friendly Cape Town hotel is located near the airport, just steps away from St. Georges Mall and Long Street. Kloof Street and Castle of Good Hope ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (998 reviews)

"One of the best five star hotels in the World, who looked after us like family at one the the greatest crises the World has ever experienced"…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar. 2020

Taj Cape Town
President Hotel
President Hotel
4 out of 5
4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$88 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.

Located in Sea Point, this beach hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Sea Point Swimming Pool and within 3 miles (5 km) of Camps Bay Beach and Cape Town Stadium. Sea ...

4/5Very Good! (381 reviews)
Excellent stay

"Beautiful experience. Upmarket stay with great facilities and location"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

President Hotel
The Westin Cape Town
The Westin Cape Town
5 out of 5
Convention Square, Lower Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$160 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.

This family-friendly Cape Town hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Cape Town International Convention Centre and Long Street. Two ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (750 reviews)

"Lovely staff. Welcoming and efficient. Good location close to waterfront."…"

Reviewed on 24 Apr. 2020

The Westin Cape Town
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Cape Town

The Onyx Apartment Hotel
The Onyx Apartment Hotel
4 out of 5
57 Heerengracht Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$99 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.

Located in Cape Town City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cape Town International Convention Centre and Long Street. Castle of Good Hope ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (178 reviews)

"Nice modern apartment in good downtown location. Comfortable and quiet. Good fast wifi. Good value for longer stays."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov. 2020

The Onyx Apartment Hotel
Waterfront Marina Residential
Waterfront Marina Residential
4 out of 5
V&A Marina, Dock Road, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$154 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.

Located in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village, Two Oceans Aquarium and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (91 reviews)

"Perfect location , awesome price"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2020

Waterfront Marina Residential
De Waterkant Luxury Apartments
De Waterkant Luxury Apartments
4 out of 5
34 Prestwich Street, De Waterkant, Cape, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$70 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.

Located in Cape Town City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village and Long Street. Cape Town International ...

4/5Very Good! (70 reviews)

"This would have been a 5 star rating if the WiFi had worked. The room was very modern, and had a great vibe to it. We were in room 907, and the views were amazing. You could see Table Mountain, and it was so beautiful to have coffee in the morning on the deck. There was a nice kitchenette, and living ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2020

De Waterkant Luxury Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Cape Town

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Apr. 2020

Loved Cape Town and the Surrounds It is well known world wide as one of the most beautiful cities and it definitely did not disappoint. Will definitely be back again.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Jan. 2020

Will be recommending Cape Town as a holiday destination.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Jan. 2020

We definitely be recommending Cape Town as a holiday destination. We are loving our visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Jan. 2020

We love Cape Town but we'll never use these apartments again. I recommend avoidance.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Jan. 2020

Great city, would recommend to anyone.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Dec. 2019

Loved our Cape Town experience

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