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CAPE TOWN

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CAPE TOWN

Climb table mountain, spot penguins, take a boat
to Robben Island, enjoy a sunset beach stroll,
visit the Cape of Good Hope ...

There's so much to do. See our Cape Town guide.

Cape Town Holiday Guide

Cape Town is one of our favourite cities in the world and a fabulous holiday destination. Take a look through our Cape Town Guide to get a feel for our must-see sights. The backdrop of Table Mountain and the beautiful bays at every turn, give the city a character unlike any other. Whatever your view on visiting a city as part of a holiday, this is the one to take the time over. Call us on 01273 923100 to start planning your South Africa holiday and chat through your Cape Town holiday options.
Table Mountain

Table Mountain is the iconic back-drop to Cape Town. A cable car runs to the top or if you’re feeling fit, it’s possible to climb. Table Mountain can often be obscured by a cloud known as the Tablecloth so if you see it’s clear, take the opportunity to visit that day. And if you’re hiking, make sure you’re suitably prepared. 

Penguins at Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town is home to a breeding colony of over 2,000 endangered African Penguins. Pay an entrance fee & then explore the large 540 million year-old granite boulders & little bays often in the company of penguins. Aim to visit at low tide. Best combined with a trip to the Cape of Good Hope. 1 hour from central Cape Town.

Camps Bay

A 20 minute drive from the city centre leads you to this beautiful white sandy beach with the rocks of the Twelve Apostles forming a backdrop. The sea is pretty nippy but the views certainly make up for it and the cafes and restaurants that line the main drag are ideal for a sundowner.

Robben Island Tour

Led by former prisoners of the island. Visit the old maximum security prison including Nelson Mandela’s old cell, the church and graveyard built during the island’s time as a leper colony and the lime quarry where prisoners worked. The island is also home to 132 bird species including penguins & offers fantastci views back towards Cape Town. 3.5 hour tour including the boat crossing. 

 

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

The world’s first botanical garden, established in 1913. Home to 7,000 species representing the Cape Floral Kingdom. Wander aimlessly, sniff your way through the Fragrance Garden, take in spectacular views from the tree canopy walkway or take a picnic & a bottle of Cape wine & book in for a sunset concert (Nov-April).

The V&A Waterfront

Much more than a shopping centre. Visit the aquarium, take a spin on the Cape Wheel, take in a few drumming or singing busking groups, head to the Watershed & browse cool crafts & barter for unique souvenirs, visit the Food Market for lunch or choose a waterside restaurant. Keep an eye out for seals!

Lion’s Head

The little brother to Table Mountain, named after the shape of the rock at the top. Perfect for a decent walk/hike. It takes about an hour to climb on mainly very good paths. The last part can be steep, with the use of chains to help you ascend. You’re rewarded with stunning views across Cape Town as well as towards the Twelve Apostle’s coast.  

Cape of Good Hope

Also known as Cape Point. The most south-westerly tip of Africa, is a spectacular sight, covered in endemic fynbos and home to breathtaking bays and rugged green hills. Take the funicular to the most powerful lighthouse on the South African coast & wide ocean views. Consider a hike to one of the bays & a picnic lunch. 1.5 hrs from central Cape Town.

Chapman’s Peak Drive

One of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. Hire a car and head along this 9 kms route from Hout Bay to Noordhoek en route to Cape Point. There are plenty of places to safely pull over and savour the stunning panoramic views across the Atlantic Ocean. You may be lucky &  spot whales or dolphins. 

City Centre Walking Tours

There’s no better way to explore the city centre than on foot. Take in St Georges Cathedral, Parliament, the President’s House, Green Market Square & the Castle of Good Hope. Or see the colourful houses & hear the mosques calling for prayer on a Bo-Kaap Tour. Or head to the District Six museum to gain an understanding of Cape Town’s past. 

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Call us now on 01273 923100 to start desgning your South Africa holiday or request a quote. Some favourite Cape Town combos include adding-on a self-drive trip along the Whale Coast and Garden Route, ending with a safari in the Eastern Cape or taking in the Winelands before flying off to the Kruger for some big five safari action.

South Africa Holiday Ideas that include Cape Town

Cape, Vic Falls & Safari

14 days
Soak up the many highlights of Cape Town, indulge in the beautiful Winelands, be amazed by the 'Smoke that Thunders' and spot the Big 5 on an incredible safari in Hwange National Park.
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£3,796pp

Southern Africa Holiday

18 days
An incredible diverse trip filled with culture, wildlife, nature, and beaches. Soak up the city of Cape Town; go on Safari in the Kruger; visit the thunderous Victoria Falls and end your journey relaxing on the Mozambique Coast.
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£5,557pp

Safari & Seychelles Special

14 days
Packed with unforgettable moments, enjoy thrilling Big 5 4x4 safaris all before heading to the Indian Ocean for some surf, sand and relaxation. This is one of our favourite safari and beach combos - for ultimate luxury and perfect experiences with amazing service.
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£5,244pp£3,994pp
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These are just a few ideas that include Cape Town. We have lots more up our sleeve and can chat through where would best suit you in this diverse city. So let's chat about the best Cape Town Holiday for you, call 01273 923100 now. Or if you can't speak right now, drop us an email, holidays@sundownerholidays.co.uk

Meet the Cape Town Owner-Managers

Dominique
Owner-Manager, Trevoyan Guesthouse

“I fell in love with Cape Town and now enjoy providing a wonderful tranquil base for others to see this amazing city. I wanted to create a beautiful home away from home, comfortable yet special, somewhere for all my guests to be happy, everyday surrounded by the sights of Cape Town.”

Klaus & Chris
Owner-Managers, 2Inn1 Kensington

Hosting is our passion. We want everything to be perfect and believe in being there alongside our team for our guests, each of us being hands-on for everyone who comes to stay with us, doing whatever we can to make certain that every guest is comfortable, happy, relaxed.”

Ursula & Michel
Owner-Managers, Rouge on Rose

“You can expect a few things from our hotel. Beautiful décor! Fantastic breakfast! Excellent service! Spacious Rooms! And with every stay at Rouge on Rose, you’ll also get a generous helping of personality, initiative, real insider’s input & probably a witty remark or two.”

Cape Town Sundowner Moments
Sundowner is about moments. Those moments that immerse you wholly into your surroundings and together make up the most wonderful, memorable holiday. Here are a few of our favourite Cape Town Sundowner Moments ...

Sitting in Cafe Caprice in Camps Bay as the sun goes down over the sea, a cocktail in hand.
Visiting picturesque Simon's Town for Boulder's Beach and penguin spotting.
Abseiling down Table Mountain (or watching someone else if you can't quite face it!)
A long lazy lunch at Constantia Uitsig, Cape Town's very own vineyard with in-house cricket ground.
Walking 90 minutes up Lion's Head for a well-earned view of the city.
Going local, eating freshly caught fish & chips out of paper at the port in Hout Bay
Taking to the sky with a heicopter flight over the Twelve Apostles
Driving one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world from Cape Town past Chapman's Peak to Noordhoek.

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When to go

South Africa is a year-round destination. Seasons are the opposite to those in the UK with the hottest months from November to March (summer), and the coolest June to September (winter). Cape Town has a mediterranean climate with most rainfall in winter and plenty of sunshine and hot weather in summer.

Temperatures peak at an average of 24°C between December and January/February. The wind does blow during this time and this can sometimes cause a cloud 'tablecloth' on the top of Table Mountain (so if it's clear then take the opportunity to go up that day).

From February to April the winds calm and the temperatures average 22°C making it the ideal time to visit for warmth and windless days. If you fancy more strenuous activties such as hiking then April to June offer cooler days with average temperatures of 19°C.

Southern-Right whales can be seen off the Cape coasts from mid June to October, and humpback whales from May to December.

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