Cosmopolitan Cape Town, at the southwest tip of Africa, is a vibrant place of extraordinary natural beauty with a slick city vibe.

Cape Town lies at the southwestern tip of Africa on the Atlantic Ocean, straddling a peninsula of pristine sandy beaches and scenic bays. This city is world-famous for its striking natural beauty, which combines with its slick city vibe and some of the finest gourmet dining and wines you’ll find anywhere to make it a spectacular travel destination, frequently voted one of the ‘best places in the world to visit’. Known as the ‘Mother City’ and one of three capital cities of South Africa, Cape Town has a vibrant spirit of multicultural roots and a heritage rich in diversity. Surrounded by the pounding Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches, the city sprawls around the foot of Table Mountain, and locals and visitors alike thrive in its energetic, outdoor lifestyle.

Towering over the city is the instantly recognisable landmark, Table Mountain. Part of the Cape Floristic Region, the mountain supports about 2 200 species of plants. Hike to the kilometre-high summit or catch the Table Mountain Cableway for panoramic views of the city and ocean. On either side of Table Mountain are Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, which provide equally magnificent hiking trails and views.

The coastal city is a prime beach destination, with the white sands of Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandudno beaches among the most popular. Spend the day soaking up the sun on Camps Bay Beach and then enjoy ‘sundowner’ drinks in one of the excellent beachfront restaurants. The Sea Point promenade is a long stretch favoured by walkers, runners and cyclists, who are invigorated by the inspiring seascape. It leads to Cape Town’s hugely popular V&A Waterfront. Perched on the edge of Table Bay inside the working Cape Town harbour and with the towering Table Mountain as its backdrop, the V&A Waterfront offers world-class shopping, a wide range of excellent restaurants with fabulous sea or mountain views, and plenty of live music and entertainment, all of which draw locals and visitors year round. It is also the spot from which to catch the ferry to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years in his fight for freedom.

Don’t miss beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore the flora of Cape Town and enjoy a picnic under the trees. If you are visiting during the summer (November to March/April), take in one of the weekly open-air music concerts that feature local and international artists.

Cape Town is a city of warmth and connection – you will be irrestibly drawn to the area’s striking natural beauty and its vivid and colourful life force. Contact us to create a bespoke itinerary for your visit to beautiful Cape Town, South Africa’s Mother City.

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Cape Cadogan

Charming and well appointed, Cape Cadogan offers the perfect balance between timeless traditional style and every modern comfort. Located in the friendly neighbourhood of Gardens, Cape Cadogan is close to many of the restaurants and boutiques popular with Capetonians and guests feel like locals rather than tourists. A regular complimentary shuttle service gets you to the V&A Waterfront in a few minutes, and Table Mountain and Cape Town’s glorious beaches are an easy drive away. Originally a 19th-century Georgian farmhouse, the home was converted in the Victorian era with the addition of a second floor. The Cape Cadogan retains a…

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Cape Grace Hotel

Stay at the Cape Grace hotel for a stylish five-star experience that has charmed even the most discerning travellers. With a classically inspired exterior and graceful elegance within, the Cape Grace enjoys prime position on its own private quay within Cape Town’s famous and vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The hotel – which is set between the bustling working harbour and the glamour of the Waterfront Yacht Marina, with sweeping views of iconic Table Mountain – prides itself on its intimate atmosphere with a discernibly Cape Town warmth and flavour, elegant decor and personalized hospitality. All 120 rooms have harbour or…

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Dock House Hotel & Spa

The gracious Victorian-era residence of Cape Town’s harbour master has been sumptuously reinvented as Cape Town’s most discreet Victoria & Alfred Waterfront hotel. A short flight of steps from the heart of the Waterfront conceals the swimming-pool deck and courtyard garden of Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa, poised above Africa’s hottest tourist destination. The sleek, beautifully manicured outdoor space (which overlooks the Waterfront’s lively harbour and has views of iconic Table Mountain) hints at the discreet glamour you’ll find within this architectural gem. Understated grace meets luxe contemporary style in the beautifully appointed interior, which offers six plush suites…

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Ellerman House

In Bantry Bay on the slopes of Table Mountain just below Lion’s Head you will find Ellerman House, the elegant Cape Edwardian mansion that is now Cape Town’s finest boutique hotel. Ellerman House is conveniently located just 1½km from the famous Clifton Beach and a five-minute drive from Table Mountain National Park and 10 minutes’ from Cape Town’s city centre. Those in the know head here for its sheer luxury, sophistication and excellent service, as well as the magnificent surrounds – the one-and-a-half acre property is also famous for its astonishing panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Genuine privacy and…

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Rovos Rail

What could be more idyllic than Rovos Rail's glamorous train safaris through the heart of southern Africa? These top-notch journeys combine magnificent natural scenery with the timeless allure and thrill of the golden age of rail travel. The adventure begins as you step aboard the immaculately restored wood-panelled coaches and enter a world where time stands still and luxury is synonymous with superb personalised service and attention to every detail. Rovos Rail’s masterfully rebuilt classic trains travel to southern and East Africa’s most spectacular destinations, including Victoria Falls, Durban, Cape Town, Namibia and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to give you…

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The Blue Train

The last word in elegant travel, the Blue Train – which traverses the spectacular landscapes between Cape Town and Pretoria – is one of the world’s great train journeys. There are few travel experiences to beat that of gliding through South Africa’s spectacularly beautiful and diverse landscapes cocooned in the timeless elegance and luxury of the Blue Train. The nearly 1 600km (994m) journey – from Cape Town in the southwest of the country to Pretoria in the north, or vice versa – takes 27 hours. This is a special experience – time is suspended as you roll in the lap…

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The Mount Nelson

Tucked into lush gardens between the Company’s Gardens and the towering Table Mountain, the pink-hued Mount Nelson is a Cape Town icon of elegance, luxury and old-school comfort. The sun-soaked gardens are so peaceful and tranquil that it is hard to believe you are in the centre of one of the world’s most vibrant, exciting cities. This beautifully restored five-star hotel recalls an era of colonial splendour, and famous guests include Winston Churchill, John Lennon and Nelson Mandela. Enjoy the sanctuary of the elegant, understated bedrooms and suites – among the most luxurious on offer in Cape Town. Each of…

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The Silo Hotel

A tribute to timeless glamour and contemporary luxury, The Silo Hotel towers above the V&A Waterfront to offer incredible outlooks over the surrounding natural wonders of Cape Town. Designed by London starchitect Thomas Heatherwick, The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above the Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa), Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art. The lobby sets the scene for the contrast between old and new showcased throughout The Silo Hotel. Suspended from the double-volume ceiling hangs Haldane Martin’s contemporary chandelier, juxtaposed against the original…

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Victoria & Alfred Hotel

In an excellent location in the heart of the world-famous V&A Waterfront, the superb Victoria & Alfred Hotel is a luxurious and elegant home from home.                    Gorgeous traditional decor aside, this elegant, romantic hotel offers the best of modern conveniences and true comfort. The Victoria & Alfred Hotel prides itself on its warm hospitality, excellent service and intimate, elegant ambience. Each of the bedroom suites is beautifully appointed and quite unexpectedly spacious, with either harbour and Table Mountain views or an outlook over the vibrant, busy piazza where Cape Town’s cosmopolitan crowd comes to relax and enjoy the best…

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