The ultimate cosmopolitan African city, Cape Town has been voted one of the most beautiful destinations in the world to visit, year after year. Our travel experts on the ground have given us an insider’s guide to Cape Town’s iconic landmarks, beautiful beaches, top restaurants and most noteworthy hotels.
What to expect
Cape Town is a unique blend of cultures and cuisines, with a fascinating history going back 350 years. Table Mountain is the defining feature of the city, dominating the skyline and useful as an ever-present navigation tool. The city is rich in natural landscapes including Table Mountain National Park, the cultivated Company’s Gardens and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
In terms of culture, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and traditional African beliefs coexist peacefully in this modern, multicultural city, all adding unique flavours to the melting pot of Cape Town. From the brightly coloured houses of the Bo-Kaap, striking street art of the CBD to the historic vineyards of the Constantia Wine Valley – it’s easy to see why Cape Town is considered such an exciting travel destination.
The best time to visit Cape Town
The best time to visit Cape Town for a beach holiday is in the summer months between November and April. Cape Town enjoys a temperate climate with warm, dry summers and peak temperatures in December, January and February.
The rainy, winter months fall from May to October and bring with them their own fireside charm. This is a great time to explore the Cape’s indoor markets, go whale watching and see the wildflowers bloom along the west coast.
Top 10 things to do in Cape Town
Table Mountain Cable Car
Tour of Robben Island
Wine tasting in Constantia
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Camps Bay Beach
Bars and restaurants along Bree Street & Long Street
Visit the National Gallery & District Six Museum