Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula
Cape Town is a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city at the gateway to a majestic continent. It's a place where old and new harmoniously converge - in history, architecture, cultural pursuits and the essence of its people.
The city is dominated by the towering Table Mountain, set on a peninsula of soaring, rocky heights and lush valleys, where two oceans meet. Immense natural beauty, and the fast pace and bright lights of a great urban centre meld effortlessly here. Firmly positioned on the international map, Cape Town offers a myriad things to do and places to see, whatever your tastes, inclinations or budget.
Take the revolving cable car to the summit of Table Mountain for spectacular views across one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Shop “til you drop” at the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront – the most visited attraction in Cape Town. Take a tour to Robben Island – this former prison is now a national monument and offers a fascinating insight into the struggle against apartheid. Visit the Castle of Good Hope – the oldest surviving building in South Africa built in the 1660s, and now housing a military museum and excellent restaurant. Experience the “real life” of many Capetonians on a township tour, where you will be overwhelmed by our hospitality. Relax in the magnificent Kirstenbosh Botanical Gardens – home to many rare fynbos species and other indigenous plants.
A day tour around the Cape Peninsula is a “must”. Drive along the side of the Atlantic Ocean to the pretty fishing village of Hout Bay, and then on over the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive to the southern villages of Noordhoek, Kommetjie and Scarborough. Enjoy the spectacular coastline and pristine beaches on the way to Cape Point – where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town, or trawl for antiques and curios in the fishing village of Kalk Bay.
Accommodation options in Cape Town are extensive! Five star hotels promise luxurious living in this sophisticated and beautiful city. For those seeking high standards of comfort but with a more personalised service, we have a large selection of hand-picked luxury guest lodges and guesthouses where you will be welcomed as a friend. We can also recommend a number of lovely hotels, guesthouses and self-catering options for families with children.