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CAPE TOWN TRAVEL GUIDE 2020

#1 World City

Cape Town is not just another city, it's way more than that. Cape Town is a location steeped in history, culture and breathtaking surroundings, from Table Mountain in the background to the endless beaches, vineyards and ocean views. 

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Located at the Southern tip of Africa lies the mother city, a beautiful must-visit destination with a wide range of attractions and activities. 

  • Table Mountain

  • Southern Tip of Africa

  • Ocean Adventures

  • World-Class Wine Estates

  • Blue Flag Beaches

  • Culinary Capital

Cape Town Weather

High / Low Temperatures

83°/63°

28°/17°

JAN

84°/63°

29°/17°

FEB

68°/52°

20°/11°

JUL

68°/53°

20°/12°

AUG

81°/61°

27°/16°

MAR

77°/59°

25°/15°

APR

70°/55°

21°/13°

SEP

76°/58°

24°/14°

OCT

72°/56°

22°/13°

MAY

68°/53°

20°/12°

JUN

78°/59°

26°/15°

NOV

81°/62°

27°/17°

DEC

Cape Town Activities

The Kruger National Park boasts a wide variety of activities for visitors year-round and offers the best overall wildlife safari experience in Africa. 

The iconic Table Mountain forms the backdrop to the mother city and provides not only splendid beauty but a view from the top via a hike or cable car ride that is an absolute must see during your trip to South Africa. 

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The Cape Winelands are world renowned for producing some of the finest wines on the planet, with favourites including Paarl, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Constantia, easily accessible from your hotel or via private guide.

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The Southern Peninsula rises out of the ocean and provides a wide variety of breathtaking sites and activities including the famed Chapmans Peak Drive, Noordhoek Beach, the Hout Bay fishing village and a host of beaches. 

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Take your adrenaline to the next level when you immerse yourself in the oceanic experience of shark cage diving. Day tours to the surrounding hot spots showcase the coastline before you take the plunge into the Atlantic Ocean. 

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The Western Cape is home to some of the finest whale watching on the planet, especially the majestic Southern Right whales that can be seen off the coast of Hermanus and Gaansbaai on guided day tours or self drives. 

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The idyllic Boulders Beach is located just outside Simons Town and is the home of a local penguin quality, where you can literally swim with and engage with them year-round, kids especially love the experience.

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Cape Town Hotels

The Number 1 City in the world is naturally going to have a wide selection of hotels worthy of any dining table coffee book, here are a few of our favourites. 

The Silo

The Silo Hotel is a Five Star Premier hotel and the icon of Cape Town. Built from an old Silo located at the Cape Town waterfront and operated by the Royal Portfolio group, the hotel is considered one of the finest on earth. 

More than just another luxury hotel, the Silo combines history, art, elegance and point perfect service to ensure your Cape Town stay is the best it can be. 

Ellerman House

Overlooking Bantry Bay perched high up on a hill sits the luxuriously appointed hotel and villa that is a favourite amongst Cape Towns elite boutique hotels. 

Blending an authentic luxury of a bygone era with the modern bells and whistles that simplify life, Ellerman House is for anyone who wants creature comforts away from the hustle and bustle of the city below. 

The Marly

The Marly is a newly renovated modern five star hotel without the premier pricing of its peers. 

Located in Camps Bay - think Miami Beach - and overlooking the endless ocean views and blue waters, The Marly is a favourite of young, hip tourists to Cape Town. 

Enjoy lounging at the pool, cocktails at the bar or the many restaurants within walking distance below. 

One&Only

The One & Only Cape Town is the brain child of international hotelier Sol Kerzner, famous for Sun City, Atlantis and of course the prestigious One and Only group of luxury hotels and villas. 

Conveniently located at the Cape Town waterfront the open planned, resort styled One and Only allows you to step in and out of the surrounding city vibe as you see fit.

Cape Grace

Overlooking the Millionaires Yacht and Boat club is the historic yet luxurious Cape Grace Hotel, blending old world charm with new age sophistication. 

This five star luxury hotel is in walking distance to the best shops, restaurants and night life in the heart of the popular Cape Town V&A Waterfront area. 

Table Bay Hotel

The Five Star Table Bay Hotel was famously opened by former South African president Nelson Mandela, and is one of the most popular Cape Town hotels thanks to what is considered the best address in Cape Town. 

The Hotel is literally in the Waterfront with easy access to all day tours, restaurants, nearby wineries, shopping, ocean adventures and much more. 

Cape Town Prices

from

$102

per person sharing nightly, B&B

from

$275

per person sharing nightly, All Inclusive

Cape Town FAQ's

Below are the most popular questions we receive in regards to traveler's visiting the breathtakingly beautiful mother city of South Africa - and world's number 1 rated city. 

1. What is Cape Town known for?

Cape Town is known for many things, starting as a trading port and oceanic destination for shipping routes back in the day. Today Cape Town is best known as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Africa thanks to the breathtaking natural beauty from the majestic Table Mountain, Blue Flag Beaches, scenic ocean drives and through to world-class wine estates and Top 50 rated restaurants. 

2. Is Cape Town safe for tourists?

Cape Town is safe if you don't poke the lion, like any big city. If you stick to the popular tourist hot spots Cape Town is safe, if you go exploring at night down dark alleys with your camera around your neck, you're going to attract unwanted attention. The same would apply if you were in New York, LA or any big city. 

3. What is the currency in Cape Town?

The currency in Cape Town is Rands, the same as the rest of South Africa. Currently the dollar trades at around 14-15 rands to one dollar, giving you massive bang for your buck when visiting South Africa.