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.