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Cape Town

About Cape Town

Situated on the south-western tip of Africa, The Cape is the meeting point of the cold Atlantic and the warm Indian Oceans. It is one of South Africa’s premier tourist attractions and is home to the famous Table Mountain, vast wine lands, magnificent beaches, gourmet cuisine and the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.

Known as ‘The Mother City’ and a destination in itself, Cape Town enjoys one of the world’s finest settings and is regularly voted amongst the best cities on the planet. The city’s many attractions include Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for so many years, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the stylish Camp’s Bay beach and Table Mountain, whose summit can be reached either on foot or by aerial cableway.

Further afield visitors can explore Cape Point, soak up the sun from one of the many stunning beaches, go whale-watching, enjoy the rich floral kingdom or simply immerse themselves in the city’s world-class galleries, museums, restaurants & boutiques. The tourist to South Africa could easily spend two or three weeks in The Cape, but that would mean missing out on so much more….

For more information, why not speak to one of our experts on +44 (0) 20 7843 3500 or email info@africatravel.co.uk

Experiences

  • Table Mountain
  • Wine tasting
  • Robben Island
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Boulders Penguin Colony
  • Sea Point Promenade

Wildlife

  • Penguins, whales, sharks, seals, pelagic birds, zebra, eland, baboons and smaller mammals and reptiles

Seasons

  • Summer (November to February) -  Mild Mediterranean climate with little rain and long sunny days.  This is the season for the “Cape Doctor” (South-Easter winds) – mornings are less windy than the afternoons
  • Autumn (March to May) - It is usually less windy and days are balmy, possibly the best time to visit the Cape. Plenty of events taking place including the annual Cape Argus cycle race in May
  • Winters (June – August) - Days can be wet and windy although at times you can have a perfect weather. The first Southern Right Whales start to arrive in the region
  • Spring (September and October): Temperatures start to increase considerably making this a great time of year to visit. The Spring Flowers start to bloom in the desert to the North of Cape Town

In The Know

    • Enjoy watching the penguins at Boulders Beach
    • Long Street is the place to party
    • Fabulous beaches and outstanding scenic beauty just minutes from the city
    • Superb fine dining restaurants
    • Visit quaint Kalk Bay
    • Take a scenic helicopter flight

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