A helicopter flight is a luxury experience in Cape Town

Top luxury experiences in Cape Town

Cape Town Villas specialises in luxury holiday accommodation and what better way to spend a vacation than with numerous luxurious experiences to top it off? A holiday full of unique and elegant activities is a memorable one. Luckily Cape Town has no shortage of these experiences.

Our job is to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. Speak to any of our local experts for advice when it comes to luxury experiences on offer in Cape Town. Here are a few of our favourite holiday activities that are guaranteed to add some splendour to your trip.

Helicopter rides in Cape Town and the winelands

Most guests treat themselves to a helicopter ride when visiting Cape Town – it is one of the best ways to see the stunning city, beaches and mountains. There are a number of operators that offer helicopter rides from their V&A Waterfront-based helipads. Prices for helicopter flights are fairly similar at each company and they all offer flights of varying time.

The short flights (about 10 minutes) take guests from the city to Hout Bay and back, while the long flights (about 40 minutes) do a complete trip around the Cape Point peninsula. Each of the charter companies also offers special flights to wineland destinations and Robben Island. Pitching up to a wine farm in Franschhoek in a helicopter is one of the most luxurious entrances you can make.

Wine tasting experiences in the Western Cape

Wine farm in Cape Town

With hundreds of wine farms to visit in the Western Cape, choosing the best ones can be tricky. The Cape Winelands boasts some of the most stunning scenery in South Africa, but there are many wine farms in the suburbs of Cape Town itself. So whether you want to experience the beauty of the winelands or don’t want to travel far from the city centre, there are plenty of wine farm options available.

Our experts can help you make a decision on which farm will offer the most luxurious wine tasting experience. We can give you some helpful tips when selecting a wine farm, depending on your preference for food, views and prices. One thing we can guarantee is a day of sampling some of the finest wines in the country, paired with incredible cuisine and an unreal landscape that is the perfect backdrop to this grand activity.

Host a luxury dinner party with a private chef

Nothing says luxury like a private chef, gourmet meals, sparkling wine and good company; all of this can be arranged in the comfort of your own villa, perhaps overlooking the sea. For villas over R100 000 per night, our experts can organise private chefs and chauffeurs for our guests. Allow your invited guests to sit back and enjoy an evening of opulence while being looked after by some of the best hospitality experts.

The private chefs are highly-trained and can source the finest local and international ingredients for our clients – depending on their taste preferences, of course. Invite some friends around and tuck into some world-class meals without having to worry about the cooking. Wash it all down with some of the Western Cape’s classiest wines and Methode Cap Classiques (MCCs). 

Peninsula tours allow you to see the beauty of nature

Cape Point peninsula tour

The Cape Peninsula was one of the most dangerous points for sailors making the trip around the tip of the African continent. A number of tour operators can take you on an insightful tour of this historic landmark. These day trips also show off the rich flora and fauna of the Cape Peninsula, including the largest wild colony of African penguins located at Boulder’s  Beach in Simon’s Town.

Guests will get to stand on the top of the Cape Peninsula, underneath the historic lighthouse, and gaze upon the angry sea 240 metres below the jagged cliffs. The views from this vantage point are truly breath-taking – an experience that you won’t soon forget. The peninsula tours allow guests to take in all of the beauty and history from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.

See some of the Big Five animals on a day safari

Whenever foreign guests come to Africa, they want to see the Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and rhinos. Cape Town might not be known for its animals and safari experiences, but it certainly offers them. Local tour operators can arrange for guests to visit some of the nearby game parks and see some of these magnificent animals in the flesh

There are a number of luxury camps near Cape Town that offer top-notch tented accommodation, but for guests who prefer a villa in Cape Town, it is still possible to spend a day admiring Africa’s unique animals. These day safaris will be unforgettable experiences complete with fine wines and delicious lunches. Who says a visit to the bush can’t be opulent?

High tea at some historic hotels

High tea at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Image by Graeme Churchard

Luxury and high tea go hand-in-hand. Cape Town has no shortage of historic hotels and many of them offer their own high teas. The most famous of the lot is the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Gardens, Cape Town. This magnificent pink hotel has been around since 1899 and their high teas have been a hit with guests and visitors for many decades. Other high teas to attend include The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands and the Table Bay Hotel at the V&A Waterfront.

Treat yourself to a variety of strains of tea from all around the world. To top it off, you can either order a fancy meal or simply tuck into the numerous sandwiches and sweet treats on offer. These luxurious afternoon delights take place every day in the mornings, afternoons and in the evenings. The high teas are hosted by highly-trained tea sommeliers and tasting menus are available.

Pampering spa treatments

The best way to relax and unwind is with a spa treatment in a lavish setting. There are many spas in Cape Town and the surrounding areas, but some of them offer complete packages that include champagne, full-day treatments and lunches. Speak to one of our local experts for the best advice on a spa treatment for you and your loved one.

Luxury yachts and cruises

Guests can hire their own yachts or step on board a sunset cruise and sail out into Table Bay. Many of the sunset cruise charters operate from the V&A Waterfront and offer similar experiences – a stunning view of the city, backed by Table Mountain in the orange hue of dusk. These cruises include high-end beverages, such as MCCs and cocktails, as wells as tasty snacks prepared by culinary experts. 

These luxury experiences are just a few of the activities on offer in Cape Town. Guests can enquire about more lavish things to do when they make a booking through Cape Town Villas. Take your holiday to the next level by treating yourself to an unforgettable experience in Cape Town and the surrounding region with some of these ideas.


Cape Town Villas has over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry. We are based in Cape Town and, as locals, we can offer guests the best options and advice for accommodation and holiday experiences. Cape Town Villas can provide surety and a guarantee that our properties are of world-class standards

Our properties are located all around Cape Town and the Western Cape, including Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. As these properties are owned by different people, we operate on an inquiry-only basis. Get in touch with one of our Villa experts for all the information you will need.

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