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Cape Town & Peninsula
As one of the top 10 cities in the world, Cape Town deserves a spot at the top of your travel itinerary. See what makes this city so special among tourist and locals alike, and be captivated by Cape Town’s charm.
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The Cape Peninsula is the name given to the piece of land stretching from the south-west corner of South Africa, with the warmer Indian Ocean to the right (known as the False Bay coastline) and the colder Atlantic Ocean to the left (known as the Atlantic Seaboard).
The Cape Peninsula is where you will find the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, also known as “the Mother City,” nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the majestic Table Mountain. This region is very popular with both local and international tourists and offers world-class beaches, sparkling blue oceans, breathtaking mountains, beautiful surroundings, and colourful landscapes.
The Cape Peninsula is a narrow strip of land that extends approximately 75 kilometres into the Atlantic Ocean. On the northern side of the Peninsula, you will find Table Mountain overlooking the city of Cape Town, while at the southernmost end you will find Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope.
The Cape Peninsula is a popular region for both local and international visitors and the area’s tourist infrastructure is well established. There are a number of smaller towns located on either side of the Cape Peninsula’s coastline and they offer a variety of accommodations.
Cape Town is the central hub of the region and provides travellers with a variety of activities to suit everyone. A great place to start is with some of the world class beaches on offer in the Cape Peninsula region like Cape Town’s Camps Bay, Clifton Beach, which has four different bays that are called 1st, 2nd; 3rd and 4th Beach, Muizenberg and Bloubergstrand; Llandudno Beach; as well as Boulder’s Beach Penguin Colony in Simon’s Town.
The charming Camp’s Bay area with its extended sandy white beach; lush palm trees and cobalt blue ocean is not only one of the most popular tourist attractions, it is also the “in” place to be for the younger generation. There is a trendy mix of kiosks; restaurants and cafés situated on the main road, and the beach is easily accessible. Camp’s Bay also offers the most magnificent, uninterrupted view of the well-known Twelve Apostles.
The Constantia Valley is where you will find the oldest wine growing area in South Africa. A tour of the Constantia Wine Route will take you past some of these esteemed estates, where you can also taste some international award-winning wines.
The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is situated in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour and has become South Africa’s most visited destination. The majority of its charm lies in the fact that this busy commercial harbour is set right in the middle of a huge entertainment area complete with pubs, restaurants, speciality shops, arts and craft markets, theatres and movies. Visitors have plenty to do from seal watching to deep-sea fishing, to helicopter rides and even tours to the famous Robben Island.
- Beautiful coastal drives
- World class beaches
- Wine routes
- Table Mountain
- Fantastic restaurants, pubs and clubs
- Sunset cruises
- Kite boarding and surfing
- Deep sea fishing
- A variety of golf courses
- Hiking and mountain bike trails
- Great shopping
The Cape Peninsula has many fine restaurants to choose from, a number of excellent places to grab a cocktail along the scenic coastline as you take in the panoramic sunset over the ocean, as well as some fantastic clubs where you can dance the night away.
The Western Cape has dry summers and receives most of its rainfall in the winter. The best time to visit is between November and May, but it is actually a year-round destination. Most holidaymakers prefer to visit the area in autumn and spring, when the city isn’t too busy and when the heat of summer hasn’t set in yet.
- A wide choice of sports and activities
- Amazing views
- Majestic mountains
- Beautiful blue oceans
- Great vibes and holiday atmosphere
- Friendly and interesting locals
- Picturesque seaside villages and towns
- Wonderful plants and wildlife