The Mother City of South Africa
, Cape Town
consistently features in top travel destination polls around the globe.
If the combination of extreme natural beauty, rich multi-cultural experiences, great nightlife, unlimited arts and entertainment, exceptional wines, and a loads of fashion, food ...more
The Mother City of South Africa, Cape Town consistently features in top travel destination polls around the globe.
If the combination of extreme natural beauty, rich multi-cultural experiences, great nightlife, unlimited arts and entertainment, exceptional wines, and a loads of fashion, food and fun appeal to you, then Cape Town should top your personal list of must-visit places.
Cape Town Attractions
Atlantic Seaboard– ‘Designer’ coastline with white sandy beaches, aquamarine waters and dozens of delis, cafes and wine bars - trendy lifestyle living at its best. Buzzy Sea Point, trendy Camps Bay, the delightful beaches of Clifton and Bantry Bay and all the way to beautiful Llandudno.
Blouberg - Blouberg’s beaches are famous for kite surfing and paragliding. After you have captured your panoramic shot of Table Mountain, relax at one of the local eateries.
Cape Point & the Southern Peninsula - Drive via rural Noordhoek, through the fishing village of Kommetjie and the eco-village of Scarborough, to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Head back via Simon’s Town (stopping off to visit the African Penguin colony at Boulders and Seaforth beaches), Glencairn, Fish Hoek, arty Kalk Bay, picturesque St James and the surfer’s paradise of Muizenberg for a full tour of the Peninsula.
City Bowl - Vibey Café e Vida on Kloof Street makes classic foamy cappuccinos and yummy muffins, it’s a trendy and central spot to meet a friend. Long Street is a legend, Cape Town’s own bohemian quarter, packed with shops, bookstores cafés and clubs and famous for its night life. Visit the historic Long Street Baths for an original Turkish steam bath.
City Bowl Suburbs - The suburbs of Oranjezicht, Tamboerskloof and Gardens are crammed with pretty historical houses, quaint shopping precincts, café society life style centres and quiet suburban cul de sacs. Visit museums and art galleries, grab a bite, then head up to the cable car station and take a ride to the top of Table Mountain in the revolving cable car.
De Waterkant - Fast becoming known as Cape Town’s Décor District, with shops selling everything from antiques to traditional, shabby chic, ethnic and Bauhaus. Trendy alfresco cafés and bistros. Bordering Green Point’s Somerset Road, it is the city’s welcoming gay nightlife district.
Green Point - Home of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Cape Town Stadium, Green Point also now boasts a stunning public garden ideal for family picnics.
The Southern Suburbs of Cape Town - Newlands (home to the famous cricket and rugby stadiums); Claremont (shopper’s paradise); Bishopscourt (with Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens); Constantia (historical winelands including Groot Constantia)
V&A Waterfront – SA’s biggest and most diverse tourist attraction. Shopping, dining, entertainment. Ferry rides to Robben Island.
Our Portfolio of Cape Town Accommodation
You’ll find excellent Cape Town accommodation throughout the Peninsula although the highest concentration of holiday establishments is along the Atlantic Seaboard where Cape Town villas, B&Bs, Guest Houses and Boutique Hotels abound.
As Cape Town is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, you can imagine that booking ahead of time is vital especially in the summer months. In December and January you’ll be hard pressed to find decent last minute accommodation in the Cape Town City Bowl, V&A Waterfront and Atlantic Seaboard so don’t leave your reservations till the last minute.
Be prepared for a strong to gale force wind in summer – the so-called Cape Doctor is said to blow away the cobwebs but it can also blow away your beach umbrella! If you’re visiting in the windy season, the beaches of Clifton and Llandudno can be a sheltered option, while the elegant suburb of Fresnaye which boasts a number of B&Bs and Guest Houses offering luxury accommodation, is known for being wind free much of the time. Alternately come in February if you can – the wind has dropped, the sun is shining and the crowds have eased up.
Cape Town in winter has a charm all its own – romantic getaways in cold rainy weather mean you can snuggle up with a glass of fine South African wine in front of your Guest House’s fireplace or go for long wild walks on the beaches.
Self-catering holidays in Cape Town are a fantastic way to enjoy family reunions of getaways with a group of friends, any time of year. The Southern and Northern Suburbs of Cape Town offer numerous accommodation opportunities ideal for any kind of break.
Contact Portfolio for all your Cape Town accommodation needs.