Beautiful Cape Town

Crashing surf... sandy beaches...

  • 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....
  • We suggest starting your holiday in Cape Town - and ending it with a 3 to 4night safari
  • For those on a travel budget, SAVE money in Cape Town & spend MORE on the big game safari
  • Cape Town is a 2hr flight from Johannesburg and a 2.5hr flight from Kruger Park.

map of 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.
Easy to get around - scenic beauty everywhere... 
  • where to stay in Cape Town?

    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
  • Ellerman House, Bantry Bay

  • stay

    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

  • travel

    30min from airport and minutes away from beaches, city and waterfront - private parking

  • rate

    rates 2019
    rooms/suites from R10000 to R32000 per night b&b for 2adults sharing
    3 or 5 bedroom Villas from R75 000 to R125 000 per night
    low season may-sept
  • The Clarendon Boutique Hotel, Bantry Bay

  • stay

    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

  • travel

    30min drive from Cape Town airport - 5 minute drive from Camps Bay - private parking

  • rate

    rates 2019
    rooms and suites from R5500 to R15950 per night for 2adults b&b 
    Neptune Apartment from R9500 to R15950 per night for 2adults b&b
    low season may - sept
  • self-catering cottages in De Waterkant

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 the map above - between city, waterfront & greenpoint
  • stay

    De Waterkant is 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 it’s 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.

    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...

  • travel

    30min drive from Cape Town airport - 5 minute drive from Camps Bay - ample street parking

  • rate

    rates depend on how many people sharing a unit and grade of luxury but vary
    from as little as R900 per night for 2 people in low season May-Sept
    to R8500 per night for 10adults sharing a 5 bedroom unit over PEAK Christmas season
    Let us know your dates and how many people and we will reply with some options to choose from.

     


  • 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

  • meet & 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
  • car rental

    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
    check car rental rates with your inbound airline and... go discover beautiful places
  • Cape 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
  • Cape 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
  • WHAT TO DO IN CAPE TOWN

    a list of all our favourite places, restaurants and must-do things around Cape Town
  • two FULL DAY tours to consider - guided or self drive

    1
    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
    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. 

itinerary ideas

Below some ideas of what can be done but YOU decide.
Travel when YOU want to
choose YOUR favourite lodge
and combine destinations as YOU wish.
Take a look:

8 nights - Cape Town and Kruger Park safari

  • day 1
    arrive Cape Town and stay 5nights (or more if time allows)
     
    day 6
    fly 2.5hr direct Cape Town to Kruger Airport
    transfer to lodge for 2night safari
     
    day 8
    return transfer to airport
    fly 1hr Kruger/Johannesburg & fly out of JNB

12 nights - Cape Town, Winelands and Namibia

day 1
arrive Cape Town and stay for 7nights
 
day 8
1hr self drive to Franschhoek winelands and stay for 2nights 

day 10
drive 1hr to Cape Town airport and drop rental car
fly 2hr direct Cape Town/Windhoek, Namibia
charter flight to lodge + transfer to lodge for 3night safari

day 13
return charter flight to Windhoek
fly 1hr45m Windhoek/Johannesburg & fly out of JNB

14 nights - Namibia, Vic Falls, Botswana & Cape Town

day1
arrive Johannesburg Airport and overnight to rest up

day2
connect 2hr flight JNB/Windhoek
charter flight to reserve & stay 2 nights Namibia

day4
return charter to Windhoek
connect 1.5hr flight Windhoek/Victoria Falls
transfer to Victoria Falls and stay 2 nights

day6
1.5hr road transfer Vic Falls to Kasane Airport, Botswana
1hr charter into Okavango Delta
 transfer to Botswana lodge and stay 3 nights

day9
30min charter flight to Maun
connect flight Maun/Cape Town
end your holiday with 5nts in beautiful Cape Town
or stay as long as you want!

Come feel the sun on your back - see you in Cape Town!

Cape Point Panorama - by Paul Bruins



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