Where To Stay In Cape Town
South Africa is a country of breathtaking natural beauty, and Cape Town is one of its highlights. Over the past few years Cape Town has become an extremely popular holiday destination, not only is it the most popular international tourist destination in South Africa, but Africa as a whole. It is a city that offers tourists a remarkable natural setting, a good climate and wealth of attractions.
In 2014 Cape Town was voted the best holiday destination by the New York Times and the British Daily Telegraph. Not only is it the most popular international tourist destination in South Africa, but Africa as a whole. It is a city that offers tourists a remarkable natural setting, a good climate and wealth of attractions.
The city is inextricably linked to Table Mountain which forms a large part of the Table Mountain National Park. The mountain is a haven for tourists – it can be reached by cable car or by hiking. Cape Point is another hugely popular place to visit. This dramatic headland at the end of the Cape Peninsula provides scenic day trip to the south-western tip of Africa. There are many other small towns and routes to explore around the peninsular, most notably the route linking Hout Bay, Noordhoek, Simons Town and Kalk Bay.
At the foot of Table Mountain lies the splendid shopping complex, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (V&A). This maze of shopping malls and restaurants offers another fantastic tourist attraction. There is also a wonderful sea life aquarium and smaller areas for music sung and played by people from Cape Town. Seals can be seen from the walkways, sunning themselves alongside glamorous yachts. Dolphins play close by in the Atlantic ocean. Helicopter rides offer a birds eye view of city and the ocean.
The V&A also hosts the Nelson Mandela Gateway, through which ferries depart for Robben Island. The island being most famous for the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela for 18 years. There is also a museum dedicated Nelson Mandela and the struggle for equality in South Africa.
Cape Town has a temperate climate with a Mediterranean feel. Unlike much of South Africa, which is tropical, the summers are warm and dry. Summers last from early December to March with an average maximum temperature of 26’C, and a minimum of 16’C. The winter months, which last from June to August, are fairly mild with an average high of 18’C. They see the occasional cold front the Atlantic Ocean which brings significant rainfall. Both spring and autumn are notable for their moderate temperatures, with the biggest distinction being the wind – the spring generally features a strong wind from the south-east, whereas the autumn tends to be wind free.
Recommended Areas To Stay
Our recommend areas offer exceptional holiday rentals in the best places to enjoy when visiting Cape Town and its surrounding areas. View these recommended areas and discover the finest luxury properties to stay in.
Camps Bay is considered to be Cape Town’s premier holiday destination. It offers clean, sandy beaches located at the foot of the Twelve Apostles mountain, and many excellent luxury holiday rentals.
Clifton is an exclusive residential suburb along Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard. Famous for having some of the most expensive real estate in South Africa and home to some of the best luxury villa rentals.
Bantry Bay is home to some of Cape Town’s most exclusive villa rentals. Its properties line the base of the Lion’s Head mountain side, climbing up from the rocks overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Set on the slopes of Lion’s Head, between Sea Point and Bantry Bay, Fresnaye is one of Cape Town’s most fashionable residential areas.
Ideally situated between the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the historical Mouille Point Light House in Cape Town, and within waking distance of the Cape Town Stadium and Green Point Park.
Sea Point is characterized by high-rise, luxury apartments and offers urban entertainment in a host of pubs, music clubs, coffee shops and restaurants.
The Southern Suburbs is a leafy green residential area to the South-east of Table Mountain. It is famous for its breathtaking natural scenery, long-standing cultural heritage and world-class wine producing estates, not to mention is superb area of grand residential properties.
The west coast is a long, dreamy coastline that stretches north towards Namibia. There are plenty of sightseeing opportunities and excellent places to stay.
The Cape Winelands is a truly magical landscape comprised of small wine producing towns, rural farms and interconnected valleys. The breathtaking natural scenery is beautifully compliment by classical Dutch architecture and refined holiday rentals.