Explore one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most attractive destinations.
Cape Town is one of the most iconic cities of South Africa. With a mix of urban locations and natural environs, it offers something for everyone. Get mesmerized by white sand beaches, craggy mountains, and the best of wildlife.
Late summer is a lovely time to visit Cape Town. The weather is great, and it is off peak times, so there are fewer tourists and crowds. Its urban culture and rich history make the city very interesting, to say the least. Some of the must-visit spots include the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the Bo-Kaap neighborhood, distinct with its colorful buildings and quaint streets. For a dose of modern history, visit Robben Island, which has in the past held political prisoners like Nelson Mandela.
Take in the breathtaking view from atop Table Mountain; accessed by cable car. A trip to Cape Town is incomplete without circling the peninsula and a visit to the Cape of Good Hope, the most south-western point of Africa. Spot the cheerful penguin colony at Boulders beach. Adventure enthusiasts can partake in activities like surfing, kite-surfing, seal snorkeling, whale-watching, free diving, and even shark cage diving! Another wonderful option for nature lovers is outside the city. After a few hours’ drive, immerse yourself in a whole new world of luxury safaris like the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.
For beach buffs, the marvelous Atlantic coastline is a dream come true. The four beaches of Clifton are known for their beauty. The Camps Bay Beach offers easier access, with a host of restaurants and entertainment for both tourists and locals alike.
For accommodation, it is hard to find a better place than Ellerman House, perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head in the posh Bantry Bay area of the city. The Cape Edwardian-style mansion offers the most picturesque ocean views around. The iconic hotel is situated on a one-and-a-half acre property, with 11 rooms, two suites, and two three-bedroom villas for discerning guests. Every room in the hotel is unique, for an altogether different experience. Guests have exclusive access to two lounges, a library, a dining room, three dining terraces, a spa, a fitness centre, pool, and a contemporary art gallery on the property.
Cape Town offers cuisines from around the world, for every taste and preference. La Colombe is one of the most acclaimed and iconic restaurants in Cape Town, which offers contemporary fusion cuisine that combines local ingredients with classic French flair. For nouvelle Latin cuisine with a touch of South African ingenuity, head to The Test Kitchen. The Cape Dutch style farm Babylonstoren is a must visit for its award-winning restaurant Babel. Housed in an old cow shed, the wildly popular eatery is sometimes booked two months in advance, where simplicity is the focus. For upscale dining, Asian restaurant Haiku is a great option, while Carne is a delight for meat lovers. Enjoy Tea by the Sea at the famed 12 Apostles Hotel. Nightlife options abound in Cape Town – from the classy Asoka to the trendy Fiction, and the intimate Bascule.
Try to catch your breath as you marvel in all that Cape Town has to offer. It’s an experience like no other!
“For accommodation, it is hard to find a better place than Ellerman House, perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head.”
“For beach buffs, the marvelous Atlantic coastline is a dream come true.”
“A trip to Cape Town is incomplete without circling the peninsula and a visit to the Cape of Good Hope.”
“Cape Town offers cuisines from around the world, for every taste and preference.”