Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and is the capital of the Western Cape Province, as well as being the legislative capital of South Africa (the Houses of Par... more

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and is the capital of the Western Cape Province, as well as being the legislative capital of South Africa (the Houses of Parliament are here). It is located in the south-west corner of the country near the Cape of Good Hope, and is the most southern city in Africa. It is a stone's throw from South Africa's world-famous Cape Winelands around Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.

Cape Town is also known as the Mother City in South Africa. It is also one of the most iconic cities in the world.

The summer months are from December to February. Days are usually hot, but the humidity is low, so it is not uncomfortable. You should stay inside or in the shade during the midday heat and use sufficient sun block. You will fight for space on the beach around New Year's with all the local tourists but it is still a great time to visit as there are a lot of events happening.

Cape Town has some of the worlds best wine producing vineyards and arguably the worlds most scenically stunning on it's doorstep. The wine regions of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl are all with in an easy hours drive, these historic and lush regions offer stunning views and world class wine tastings. You can self drive but this come with limitations, often the best farms are closed to the public and then there is the drinking and driving issue. The best value and safest way to see the winelands is to trust your day to a dedicated wine tour company.

Places near Cape Town

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Enjoy creative contemporary cooking in a visually exciting venue. With its historic Table Mountain stone and old brick that dates back to the 18th Century, architect Leon Saven's design is complemented by glass, concrete and exposed ducting. Cabbage...

Classical cuisine with innovative interpretations of local produce. An extensive wine list, wine pairing options and sterling sommelier service complete a full gastronomic experience in a warm, elegant setting.

Many accolades have been bestowed upon the estate and some of the more memorable were when Rust en Vrede was chosen by President Nelson Mandela to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner and hosting the Queen of Denmark for a lunch with my family ...

  Join us for lunch at 12 (...6 evening) Eat about 10 courses from mussels through to Crayfish.

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français is South Africa's most lauded fine-dining restaurant. It is the stage to award-winning Relais & Châteaux Grande Chef, Margot Janse, and her unique African Inspired Surprise Tasting Menu.

Nestled in the glens of Table Mountain, The Roundhouse Restaurant is steeped in a rich history as old as the Cape itself. It is this very location that led to the building’s creation as a guardhouse in 1786 by the Dutch East India Company. With its ...

La Colombe, one of Cape Town's most well-loved and awarded restaurants, achieved an impressive 12th place in the San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants of the World Awards 2010. Having moved up 26 places and into the hallowed Top 20, this bastion of con...

Beluga Restaurant is situated in a one hundred year old building with solid wooden floors and ceilings. In this warm space, an Art Deco, New York loft feel is combined with an open plan kitchen, sushi section and designer bar. The intimate cobbled...

Jonkershuis Constantia is nestled inside the Historic Core of the Groot Constantia Wine Estate, with panoramic views of the peninsula and the majestic Constantia Valley. Our Cape Malay influenced bistro lies next to the Historic Manor house and is s...

A tradition built tirelessly by three generations, lunches at La Petite Ferme Restaurant are legendary. A feast of culinary delights that beguile and entertain, the food reflects the creative energy and raw talent of a dedicated staff combined with ...

St Yves Beach Club, situated in one of the most beautiful locations in South Africa will be offering an exclusive opportunity to partake in the Summer Season in absolute luxury.

Café Caprice has firmly established itself as one of Cape Town's most in-demand destination venues. Positioned on the apex of picture-perfect Camps Bay beach, with the magnificent Twelve Apostles to the side and Table Mountain behind, this setting h...

Visit the Bascule Bar for a slice of Cape Town's social energy. This Cape Town whisky and wine bar looks over the calm water of a private V&A Waterfront marina. Full of gleaming yachts, it sets the scene for a relaxed gathering of Cape Town locals a...

  Cool, chic, yet timelessly elegant, Planet Bar throngs all year round with well-heeled Capetonians sipping sundowner cocktails or pre-dinner champagne.   The bar’s stylish celestial décor, quirky touches and comfy couches create a rela...

Oblivion – a funky, friendly, European style Wine Bar for the over 23s. With leather couches, open fires and board games, you can relax and chat with a friend over a 250ml glass of wine from our extensive and varied wine list. Alternatively, enjoy d...

Comprised of 7 luxurious bars and two dance floor. The club sports both a commercial and a house scene. So not only does Tiger have variety, its sound waves Guarantees to keep your pulse moving. Cape Town's hip nightlife ascends to a new level with ...

Dizzys is situated in the heart of the beautiful Camps Bay village along the luxurious platinum mile. We have a fully licensed restaurant, pub, cigar bar and non-smoking lounge, making it the perfect place to eat, drink and play.

Ferryman's Tavern, which opened in 1989, was the first tenant in the Waterfront and is still run by the original owners. It has established, over the years, a loyal following of regulars, both from Cape Town and further afield.

  Traditional pub food is served from 12 noon till 10.00 pm daily mon - sat. The menu reflects the rich diversity of the area from bangers & mash to espetado, eisbein and much more.

Things do to in Cape Town

Table Mountain

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  The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has been providing visitors with a world-class experience since October 4, 1929. The company operates in a National Park and World Heritage site.   For more than 80 years, the company has been...

From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom.

V&A Waterfront

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Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, within a stone’s throw from the Cape Town Stadium and in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experiences. Indoor shopping and entertain...

  Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.   ...

Cape Point

www.capepoint.co.za - Outdoor Activities

  At the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60 km south-west of Cape Town, lies Cape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park; a declared Natural World Heritage Site.   Encompassing 7 750 hectares of rich and varied flora a...

Just around the corner from the seaside village of Simons Town turn left off main road to Boulders Visitor Centre to visit the famous colony of African Penguins, so called for their hilarious braying call.   This is a truly special experienc...

  The new Stellenbosch Wine Routes represent more than 200 wine and grape producers within the boundaries of the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin classification. The Wine Route is divided into five sub-routes.   Our new, improved MAPS will gu...

  Just inland from the secluded harbour of Saldanha Bay one finds the azure waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, focal point of the West Coast National Park.   Thousands of seabirds roost on sheltered islands, pristine golden beaches stretch ...

Cape Whale Coast

www.whalecoast.info - Outdoor Activities

Close to the very tip of Africa, just outside Cape Town, you will find the Cape Whale Coast - a place on Earth where wonders never cease. This pristine stretch of the South African coastline that runs from the coastal hamlet of Rooiels in the west t...

29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lies the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo - the Cango Caves. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest d...

Cape Town Nightlife

St Yves Beach Club, situated in one of the most beautiful locations in South Africa will be offering an exclusive opportunity to partake in the Summer Season in absolute luxury.

Café Caprice has firmly established itself as one of Cape Town's most in-demand destination venues. Positioned on the apex of picture-perfect Camps Bay beach, with the magnificent Twelve Apostles to the side and Table Mountain behind, this setting h...

Visit the Bascule Bar for a slice of Cape Town's social energy. This Cape Town whisky and wine bar looks over the calm water of a private V&A Waterfront marina. Full of gleaming yachts, it sets the scene for a relaxed gathering of Cape Town locals a...

  Cool, chic, yet timelessly elegant, Planet Bar throngs all year round with well-heeled Capetonians sipping sundowner cocktails or pre-dinner champagne.   The bar’s stylish celestial décor, quirky touches and comfy couches create a rela...

Oblivion – a funky, friendly, European style Wine Bar for the over 23s. With leather couches, open fires and board games, you can relax and chat with a friend over a 250ml glass of wine from our extensive and varied wine list. Alternatively, enjoy d...

Comprised of 7 luxurious bars and two dance floor. The club sports both a commercial and a house scene. So not only does Tiger have variety, its sound waves Guarantees to keep your pulse moving. Cape Town's hip nightlife ascends to a new level with ...

Dizzys is situated in the heart of the beautiful Camps Bay village along the luxurious platinum mile. We have a fully licensed restaurant, pub, cigar bar and non-smoking lounge, making it the perfect place to eat, drink and play.

Ferryman's Tavern, which opened in 1989, was the first tenant in the Waterfront and is still run by the original owners. It has established, over the years, a loyal following of regulars, both from Cape Town and further afield.

  Traditional pub food is served from 12 noon till 10.00 pm daily mon - sat. The menu reflects the rich diversity of the area from bangers & mash to espetado, eisbein and much more.

Cape Town Dining

Enjoy creative contemporary cooking in a visually exciting venue. With its historic Table Mountain stone and old brick that dates back to the 18th Century, architect Leon Saven's design is complemented by glass, concrete and exposed ducting. Cabbage...

Classical cuisine with innovative interpretations of local produce. An extensive wine list, wine pairing options and sterling sommelier service complete a full gastronomic experience in a warm, elegant setting.

Many accolades have been bestowed upon the estate and some of the more memorable were when Rust en Vrede was chosen by President Nelson Mandela to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner and hosting the Queen of Denmark for a lunch with my family ...

  Join us for lunch at 12 (...6 evening) Eat about 10 courses from mussels through to Crayfish.

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français is South Africa's most lauded fine-dining restaurant. It is the stage to award-winning Relais & Châteaux Grande Chef, Margot Janse, and her unique African Inspired Surprise Tasting Menu.

Nestled in the glens of Table Mountain, The Roundhouse Restaurant is steeped in a rich history as old as the Cape itself. It is this very location that led to the building’s creation as a guardhouse in 1786 by the Dutch East India Company. With its ...

La Colombe, one of Cape Town's most well-loved and awarded restaurants, achieved an impressive 12th place in the San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants of the World Awards 2010. Having moved up 26 places and into the hallowed Top 20, this bastion of con...

Beluga Restaurant is situated in a one hundred year old building with solid wooden floors and ceilings. In this warm space, an Art Deco, New York loft feel is combined with an open plan kitchen, sushi section and designer bar. The intimate cobbled...

Jonkershuis Constantia is nestled inside the Historic Core of the Groot Constantia Wine Estate, with panoramic views of the peninsula and the majestic Constantia Valley. Our Cape Malay influenced bistro lies next to the Historic Manor house and is s...

A tradition built tirelessly by three generations, lunches at La Petite Ferme Restaurant are legendary. A feast of culinary delights that beguile and entertain, the food reflects the creative energy and raw talent of a dedicated staff combined with ...