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Cape Town

Coastal Cape Town rewards visitors with a gorgeous setting, sweeping beaches and a rich heritage. With the Cape Winelands close by and boasting an active fishing harbour it is no surprise that Cape Town is a foodie’s dream with amazing dishes and drinks available at incredibly reasonable prices. Stroll the V&A Waterfront or head down to Camps Bay for the relaxed cafe culture before heading out to Boulders Beach to join the colony of penguins as they dip in and out of the sea. Cape Town’s coastal views are dominated by the outline of notorious Robben Island, the former prison that housed Nelson Mandela. It is now a museum and well worth the visit. Of course no stay could be without a ride up Table Mountain and from here you can enjoy a livening walk or just enjoy those panoramic views of the city.

 

What you’ll love most about Cape Town

  • Ascend the iconic Table Mountain via cable car or hike, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the city, coastline, and surrounding mountains
  • Explore the vibrant V&A Waterfront, with its bustling shops, gourmet restaurants, lively entertainment, and the informative Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Take a ferry to Robben Island, where you can tour the former prison that held Nelson Mandela and learn about South Africa’s history and fight for freedom
  • Relax on the pristine beaches of Camps Bay, with its white sands, clear waters, and backdrop of the Twelve Apostles mountain range, perfect for sunbathing and swimming
  • Visit the nearby Cape Winelands, including Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, to taste world-class wines, enjoy gourmet dining, and admire scenic vineyard landscapes
  • Stroll through Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, nestled against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, showcasing diverse plant species and beautiful walking trails

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  • Boulders Beach penguins - South African Tourism

  • Couple enjoying the view of Cape Town from Table Mountain - South African Tourism

  • Exploring Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town - South African Tourism

  • Picturesque view over Cape Town from Table Mountain - South African Tourism

  • Driving by Chapman's Peak on South Africa's Western Cape - South African Tourism

  • Camps Bay coastal cruise - South African Tourism

  • Late evening view over Cape Town, South Africa

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 27℃
  • 25℃
  • 22℃
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  • 25℃
  • 27℃
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  • 6
  • 9
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  • 5
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  • 4

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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Where to book


East Cape Tours create unforgettable holidays, tailored just for you. Explore, experience, and make priceless memories like never before. As tour operator and ground handlers, they’ve been curating dream holidays for 25 years. Tailor-made specialists that you can trust, they’re passionate about Southern Africa with first-hand experience in the destinations they offer.

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Explore is a global adventure travel company with 40 years’ experience in providing exciting and authentic travel experiences. With over 350 trips in around 100 countries, Explore’s expertly crafted itineraries combined with award-winning tour leaders, small group sizes and a commitment to responsible travel ensure unforgettable travel experiences in extraordinary destinations.

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Riviera Travel is the UK’s leading luxury river cruise & tour company with over 38 years’ experience in crafting worldwide tours, luxury river cruises, rail holidays and UK tours. Their commitment to quality & thoughtfulness has earned them a coveted Which? recommendation.

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Visions of Africa will guide you through discovering your dream holiday. The team have vast experience in creating the most perfect safaris and self drive trips tailored to your specific requirements. Speak with their experts about beginning your journey to this amazingly diverse continent.

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Helicopter Tours

Don’t just visit Cape Town, let it take your breath away. Create a custom HELICOPTER TOUR around Cape Town, or select one of NAC Helicopters carefully curated helicopter charters: including the Cape winelands, golf courses, private game reserves and much more.

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Hotels

  • Best of the Best
  • Life of Luxury
  • Unique & Fabulous
  • Creature Comforts
  • Basics covered

5* Last Word Constantia

Last Word Constantia is a serene sanctuary tucked away in the verdant, storied Constantia valley, origin of South Africa’s most acclaimed viticulture.

Nine beautiful guest rooms and suites are all en-suite and appointed with fine linens and sumptuous furnishings. The elegant décor offers a restful backdrop to our world-class hospitality. Superior Rooms and three suite categories namely Elegant, Family and Pool Suites catering to the discerning taste of the well-heeled traveller. The latter, features a private plunge pool and dedicated garden, offers ultimate privacy.

Our Rating: Unique & Fabulous

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5* Last Word Long Beach

Located on the beach in the small fishing village of Kommetjie fronted by eight kilometres of pristine white sand. The majestic Table Mountain backdrop perfectly complements uninterrupted views of the sea from the hotel including every one of the six rooms. Décor by Jim Thompson and Kravet and custom artwork by Gabrielle Raath reflect the beach house style. There is no better place in Cape Town to hideaway, relax, unwind and enjoy the surf, sun and sand than in your own five-star beach suite. With the help of their warm and characterful team, hosts Kim and Fanie will assist with daily arrangements and desires. Our three course dinners are a seafood speciality and include such guest favourites as snoek pâté, Patagonian calamari, Thai mussels and grilled linefish. It’s also complimentary. Also included unlimited Wi-Fi, breakfasts, all beverages including select wines and premium spirits and nightly turndowns.

Our Rating: Life of Luxury

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5* The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Perched above the ocean in the shadow of South Africa’s most famous mountain range is The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa. The perfect place to watch the sun set into the Atlantic, dine on fine international cuisine, luxuriate in the hotel’s award-winning spa, or relax and enjoy the warm, first-class service.

Our Rating: Best of the Best

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