Marvel over the harbour views in Cape Town
Cape Town successfully blends a remarkable natural landscape with a thriving harbour city. Book a trip to the area and experience a city rich in cultural heritage. Tour the township regions of Khayelitsha, Cape Flats and Bo-Kaap and mingle with the locals in the bars and restaurants. Discover the hidden beach coves, hike through trails at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) or relax by the port and look out at the Atlantic Ocean. Whale watching is an encouraged pursuit and many species including Orca and Bryde whales can be spotted off the north coast. For those looking for a peaceful beach break, hire a sun lounger on the False Bay where the water is warmest and the atmosphere is chilled. In the evening book a table at a restaurant near the lively Victoria and Alfred Waterfront for the best in local seafood.
Cape Town is considered to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa. From its beautiful natural landscape to vibrant city life, Cape Town has much to offer. Tour the botanical regions and mountains or party with locals in the beach bars and clubs.
When To Go
Cape Town features a Mediterranean climate prone to mild yet wet winter months and long, hot summers. Winter lasts from June to August with temperatures reaching 18°C. Flights are usually cheaper at this time. Cape Town’s summer runs from November to March and with temperatures exceeding 27°C it’s popular with tourists. The best time to visit is during the quieter months of April and May where temperatures maintain a steady high of 21°C.
How To Get There
The city is served by Cape Town International Airport offering a reliable international and domestic flight network. Fly direct from destinations in Europe and The Middle East with Lufthansa, KLM, Emirates and Singapore Airlines. South African Airways operate scheduled services to Cape Town from London Heathrow Airport. The duration of flights from the UK can take over 12 hours.
A must see attraction when visiting Cape Town is the majestic Table Mountain. Considered an iconic feature of the landscape, join a tour of the Table Mountain National Park to marvel over the sprawling terrain. Get close to Cape Town’s wildlife and visit the Cape Fur Seal colonies on the outlying islands. The townships are one of the most interesting aspects when touring the area. Wander through the streets to see brightly coloured Dutch influenced buildings and experience the lively atmosphere of the markets.