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Cape Town

Coastal Cape Town rewards visitors with a gorgeous setting, sweeping beaches and a rich heritage. With the 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.

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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.

  • 29℃
  • 29℃
  • 27℃
  • 25℃
  • 22℃
  • 20℃
  • 20℃
  • 20℃
  • 21℃
  • 24℃
  • 25℃
  • 27℃
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • 6
  • 9
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4

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

Rainfall

When to Visit

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

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Our Ratings

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For over 30 years Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the globe, creating positive change through the joy of travel. That’s over 30 years of adventures, of changing the way people see the world, on small group tours with like-minded Intrepid people.

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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* Cellars-Hohenort Hotel

Part of The Liz McGrath Collection, the 5-star Cellars-Hohenort Hotel is situated in what is known as “Cape Town’s Vineyard” – the historical Constantia Valley, a short 15-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre. The Small Luxury Hotels of the World member’s 51 elegant guest rooms and suites boast breathtaking views of South Africa’s iconic Table Mountain range and the property’s extraordinary gardens. The on-site restaurants, The Conservatory and Greenhouse – which is renowned as one of South Africa’s top restaurants – take guests on an unforgettable culinary journey. To ensure the most comfortable of stays, the hotel further features a ‘Fresh Wellness Spa’, two pools, gym and tennis court.

Our Rating: Life of Luxury

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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.

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5* One&Only Cape Town

Framed by the towering Table Mountain, One&Only Cape Town is within a tranquil setting including waterways and a traditional harbour, whilst situated only moments away from the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The generous guest rooms at boast breath-taking views and exclusive amenities coupled with fantastic bars and restaurants.

Our Rating: Best of the Best

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