CAPE TOWN

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With a looming Table Mountain ever guarding over this beautiful city, Cape Town sits dramatically tucked between mountain and oceans at the southern tip of afriKa. Extraordinary natural beauty awaits visitors to this fun and casual city where soft white sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, smashing surf and sensational sunsets are part of everyday life. Add to that a vibrant night life culture that will have you dancing on the table till the wee hours and soon you, too, will be taking a vow to return....

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arrive in Cape Town and spend most days here before embarking on a 3/4night safari
for those on a travel budget, SAVE money in cape town & spend MORE on the safari
cape town is a 1hr drive from the winelands - and 5hours from the garden route 
cape town/johannesburg = 2hr flight and cape town/KRUGER = 2.15hr flight

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find your way around Cape Town

Table Mountain lies like a lobster-  with Lion's Head & Devil's Peak its 2 claws surrounding the city
its tail stretches a scenic 70kms into the ocean - all the way to spectacular Cape Point
 

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we can book ANY accommodation ANYwhere in cape town but, as endless listings can be SO boring
cut to our favourites - from top of the range luxurious, to an easy lock-up-and-go in the heart of it all
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Ellerman House, Bantry Bay, Cape Town

probably the Cape's most glorious villa perched high up the mountain in trendy Bantry Bay
shaded terraces, manicured lawns, sparkling pool and views across the Atlantic Seaboard
splendid views, shockingly stylish, highly discreet, immaculate service, gourmet kitchen
11 rooms, 2 suites and 2 luxurious villa's with panoramic views and private chef
home to the rich and famous, it also offers an art collection to blow the mind
30min from airport and minutes away from beaches, city and waterfront
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rates 2017
rooms/suites from R8500 to R28000 per night b&b for 2adults sharing
3 or 5 bedroom Villas from R60 000 to R146 000 per night
low season may-sept
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Beach Bugalow - Clifton 3rd Beach

cosy beach bungalow set around spacious sundeck with dining area, sun loungers and jacuzzi
a lush, tropical garden setting metres from the beach with spectacular beach/ocean views
main house with kitchen, dining/lounge area & 2nd bedroom with private bathroom & patio
separate and spacious main bedroom with private bathroom leads directly onto deck
drift off to the sound of ocean waves gently lapping the soft sandy beach below
rates include house keeper service & expect odd visits from neighbouring cats
30min from CPT airport and situated on one of the most scenic Cape beaches
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rates 2017 - from R6500 to 8500 per night for 1-4adults self catering
peak season (Xmas and New Year) rates on request
minimum stay 7 nights, except during dec-feb when min stay is 14 nights
low season may-aug
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The Clarendon Boutique Hotel, Bantry Bay 

marble floors, large windows and panoramic ocean views from this owner operated guest mansion
clean modern lines, airy open spaces, distant views and crisp interiors with a touch of glam
choose from 4 different types of rooms - all with private bathrooms and most with sea views
sea facing central lounge/dining area overlook garden with sun loungers and sparkling pool
a luxurious 1 bedr apartment (nearby) offers privacy with room service and private pool
30min drive from Cape Town airport - 5 minute drive from Camps Bay - private parking
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rates 2017
rooms and suites from R3950 to R12500 per night for 2adults b&b
Neptune Apartment from R6950 to R12500 per night for 2adults b&b
low season = may to sept

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self-catering cottages in De Waterkant, Cape Town

if you want to spend LESS in Cape Town - so you can spend MORE on the big game safari
consider one of the coolest self catering (and serviced) options in quaint 'De Waterkant'
see its CENTRAL location on this map - between city, waterfront & greenpoint
 
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DE WATERKANT VILLAGE

Tucked in between Signal Hill, the city and the waterfront lies the quaint suburb, or village, of De Waterkant. An easy walk from the buzzy waterfront, Greenpoint bars, the gay village area, the city and the many café bars, shops and art galleries in De Waterkant itself. From here its a quick 10min taxi/bus/drive to Clifton and Camps Bay beaches by day - and an easy stroll, or short taxi ride, to many Cape Town hotspots by night.
 

SELF-CATERING COTTAGES

Historical cottages in the area have all been restored to modern day splendour and are rented out as self-catering holiday accommodation by a reception office in the area. Holiday units vary from 1 to 5 bedrooms/bathrooms with spacious lounge/dining areas, fully equipped kitchens, crisp bed linen, fresh towels and a weekday cleaner service.
 
Most cottages offer an outdoor patio, balcony, courtyard or sundeck - some with private pools or jacuzzi's - and some with spacious rooftop decks affording panoramic views across Table Bay, Table Mountain, the harbour and the city below. The perfect setting for your own sundowner party...
 
Take a look at some of our favourite self-catering apartments and cottages dotted around the quaint De Waterkant village in beautiful Cape Town:line CPT

100 Loader Street Penthouse, De Waterkant

luxurious 1bedroom penthouse with 3 outdoor areas, private pool & panoramic views
living area leads onto terrace with bay views & inner courtyard with solar pool
crisp, modern interiors with air-con bedroom and all rooms wired for sound
a large rooftop terrace offer breathtaking views of the Cape Town skyline
walk to city and waterfront, drive to beaches, 30min drive from airport
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rates until apr2017 - R3630 per night for 2adults self catering 
low season may-sep
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24 Loader Street, De Waterkant

modern cottage with 2bathrooms & 3 aircon bedrooms of which 2 lead onto garden terrace with views
expansive 1st floor aircon living/dining/kitchen area with views onto garden and across harbour
roof top deck with spectacular views, plunge pool, jacuzzi, sun loungers, bar, sink and BBQ
situated in the heart of trendy Loader Street, nearby shops, galleries, bars & restaurants
walk to city and waterfront, 7min drive to beaches or 30min drive from airport
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rates 2017 - from R2100 to R3795 per night for 1 to 3 adults self catering
20dec-5jan18 at R6000 per night for 1-6 adults self catering
additional adults from R400 to R600 pp per night extra
low season may-sept
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getting around Cape Town

as it is snugly situated between mountain and ocean, central Cape Town is relatively small
go by foot, taxi, car, bus, boat, helicopter, scooter, hang glider, roller blades or bicycle
below some transport options to keep you mobile and on the move in Cape Town

site button originalmeet & greet airport transfers

pre book a transfer and meet your driver, with a hand held name board, in the arrivals hall
you sit back, relax and take in the views while our friendly drivers safely get you there

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car rental is the easiest way to explore Cape Town and it's many scenic attractions
simply follow clearly sign posted roads and freeways and yes, we keep to the left
ask about our car rental rates and... go discover beautiful places

site button originalCape Town bus routes

all new to the city of Cape Town but get from the airport (and to the beach) in a jiffy
many bus routes conveniently criss cross the city and gets you there on time
buy a bus pass and tap in/tap out as you discover beautiful Cape Town

site button originalCape Town sight seeing bus

a hop-on hop-off bus offers a quick city orientation and visits all the main attractions
choose the tour of your choice on their very informative and user friendly website
planning to rent a car? familiarise yourself with main roads on a quick bus trip

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a list of all our favourite places, restaurants and must-do things around Cape Town

site button originaltwo FULL DAY tours to consider - guided or self drive

1. Cape Point, the Penguins and Chapman's Peak

Drive from the city along the N2 freeway and bear right onto the M3 freeway at the foot of Devil's Peak. You will be passing the turn off to Kirstenbosch Gardens and onwards, pass Constantia and Tokai, to the end of the freeway. Turn left at lights and right at next set of lights. Soon after, turn right onto BOYES DRIVE (stick to the speed limit!) for panoramic views across False Bay (Indian Ocean side) and surfers' paradise, Muizenberg, below. At the T-junction traffic light at the end of Boyes Drive, see the Kalk Bay harbour ahead and turn right. Continue along this scenic and winding coastal road and follow signs to Simon's Town. Just before exiting Simon's Town, look out for the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony parking area on the left - from where you walk pass a variety of artefact stalls to the reserve's entry gates. After the penguins, head further south to spectacular Cape Point itself and RETURN to the city via Scarborough, Misty Cliffs (surfers' paradise), Kommetjie, Noordhoek and it's Farm Village. From here cross over the hair raising (toll gated) Chapman's Peak Drive before stopping for a late afternoon seafood lunch - on the airy verandah of the Chapman's Peak Hotel - on the right as you enter the village of Hout Bay. From here it's an easy 25minute and very scenic coastal drive, pass glamorous Llandudno (sensational beach) and through Camps Bay, back into Cape Town - literally a day trip right around Table Mountain! And as a bonus - from July to November this route also offers whale watching along the way!

2. Winelands Tours to Franschhoek and Stellenbosch

Guided day tours to the winelands are available but, as it has SO much to offer, we DO suggest renting a car for an easy 1hour self drive trip into the winelands and staying in Franschhoek for 2-3nights. Most importantly, pre-book all your favourite restaurants WELL IN ADVANCE as the winelands has now perfected the art of the elegantly shaded garden lunch. In spectacular surrounds - with distant views - and fabulous food. Once dinner/lunch reservations are done, you'll be free to explore the beautiful valleys and visit a few of the many wine tasting estates dotted around a mosaic of vineyard landscapes - mostly backed by dramatic mountain ranges. From an astonishing Motor Museum to a breathtaking vegetable garden, from picking your own strawberries in season to the quirkiest of art galleries, shops, cafe bars and farm stalls. For a listing of our favourite wineland estates, restaurants and places to visit, scroll down our WINELANDS page. CapePointPanoramic by Paul Bruins


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suggested itineraries including Cape Town

a few itinerary ideas including Cape Town - just so you know what is possible
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Cape Town and a 3night Kruger Park fly-in safari - 7 to 10nights 

day 01 - arrive Cape Town and stay 4nights (or more)
day 05 - fly direct Cape Town/Kruger and transfer to lodge for 3night safari
day 08 - fly 1hr Kruger/Johannesburg & fly out of JNB
short and sweet - the most memorable highlights of South Africa

Cape Town, Winelands and a 3night Kruger Park fly-in safari - 14nights

day 01 - arrive Cape Town and stay for 8nights
day 09 - 1hr self drive to Franschhoek winelands and stay for 3nights
day 12 - drive 1hr to CPT airport, drop car and fly direct Cape Town/Kruger
             transfer to lodge for 3night safari
day 15 - fly 1hr Kruger/Johannesburg & fly out of JNB

Cape Town, Winelands, Garden Route and a 3night Kruger Park fly-in safari - 14nights

day01 - arrive PE Airport, collect rental car, drive 2hr to Storms River & stay 3nights
day04 - drive 4.5hr to Barrydale and stay 1night
day05 - drive 3hr to Franschhoek and stay 2nights
day07 - drive 1hr to Cape Town and stay 5nights
day12 - fly CPT/Kruger Park and end your holiday on a thrilling 3/4night safari
day15 - fly 1hr Kruger/Johannesburg and connect outbound flight

Namibia, Victoria Falls, Botswana and Cape Town - 10 to 14nights

day01 - arrive Johannesburg Airport and overnight to rest up
day02 - connect 1.5hr flight JNB/Windhoek + connect charter flight to reserve
              stay 2 nights Namibia
day04 - return charter to Windhoek + connect 1.5hr flight Windhoek/Victoria Falls
              transfer to Victoria Falls and stay 2 nights
day06 - 1.5hr road transfer to Botswana + 1hr charter into Okavango Delta
              transfer to Botswana lodge and stay 2 nights
day08 - 30min charter flight to Maun + connect flight Maun/Cape Town
             end your holiday in beautiful Cape Town and stay as long as you want!

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some pics to give a general overview of beautiful Cape Town and its funky vibe