Cape Town

 

Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa. Located in the southwest corner of the country near the Cape of Good Hope, it is the southern-most city in Africa.

Cape Town has developed into a global city with lively night-life and diverse cultural activities – from theater to township tours.

Table Mountain dominates the landscape, and can be reached via cable car or hiking.

Cape Town also provides access to beaches, diving, fishing, surfing, kite surfing, and other ocean activities. Inland areas have vineyards that can be visited.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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   Rough Guide
   1000 Places to See Before You Die

 

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Chamonix - Accommodation Daddy

Featuring views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as a large wooden deck with outdoor seating and a BBQ, Chamonix - Accommodation Daddy is situated just 1 km from Sea Point Beach. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$213

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Ten on Joubert

Ten on Joubert offers modern self-catering accommodation in Green Point, just an 8-minute drive from the V&A Waterfront and a 4-minute drive from the centre of Cape Town. Each luxurious room features a balcony with a view of the pool. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$76

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Royal Atlantic

Featuring an indoor pool and BBQ facilities, Royal Atlantic offers self-catering accommodation in the centre of Sea Point, 230 metres from the coast. Cape Town Stadium is 2.5 km away. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$86

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129 on Kloof Nek Apartments

Kloof Nek offers modern apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. Each has free WiFi and opens onto a garden with barbecue. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$221 - $507

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Acorn House

Acorn House is situated in an early 20th-century residence and features panoramic views of the bay and Table Mountain. It has an outdoor pool surrounded by lush gardens and offers guest rooms with free Wi-Fi. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$91 - $105

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Cape View Accommodation

Cape View Accommodation

Cape View Accommodation is situated on the slopes of Table Mountain and offers modern rooms with private terraces. The guesthouse has access to many mountain biking tracks and is just 5km from V&A Waterfront. This property offers 4 spacious rooms. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$95 - $53

$95-
Radium Hall Guest House

Radium Hall Guest House

Set on the slopes of Cape Town's Signal Hill, in Tamboerskloof, Radium Hall offers views of Table Mountain. It features spacious rooms with patios and a large garden. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$95

$95-
Fullham Lodge

Fullham Lodge

Located in Cape Town, 6 km from the city centre and 1.5 km from the Camps Bay Beach, Fullham Lodge features an outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge area, and free Wi-Fi access throughout the property. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$95

$95-
Neptunes Isle Apartment

Neptunes Isle Apartment

Located in Cape Town, Neptunes Isle Apartment offers a shared outdoor pool and sea views. This property is 7 km from Canal Walk Shopping Centre and 10 km from V&A Waterfront, and offers free WiFi and parking on site. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$95

$95-
Ark Royal

Ark Royal

Ark Royal offers accommodation in Cape Town. The property features views of the mountain and is a few steps from The 7th Cubs & Scout Hall. The unit fitted with a kitchen with an oven and microwave. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$95

$95-
Planet Africa

Planet Africa

Planet Africa is located in the Sea Point district in Cape Town, 100 metres from The Frame Art Gallery and 100 metres from Galeria (Shopping Centre). Every room comes with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$95

$95-
Gorgeous mountain views in the heart of the city

Gorgeous mountain views in the heart of the city

Situated in Cape Town, this apartment is 100 metres from The Anglican Church of St Paul. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. The kitchen comes with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, as well as a kettle. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$96

$96-
Mouille Point Apartments

Mouille Point Apartments

Located within 10 minutes' drive from the V&A Waterfront and CTICC, Mouille Point Village features an outdoor pool, WiFi and a travel desk. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$96 - $228

$96-
La Splendida Hotel

La Splendida Hotel

La Splendida Hotel provides luxury rooms on the bustling Mouille Point promenade. Offering far-reaching views of Robben Island and the Atlantic, it is 5 minutes’ walk to the V&A Waterfront. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$96 - $179

$96-
Parliament Hotel

Parliament Hotel

Located in the heart of Cape Town, Parliament Hotel is just over 600 metres from St. George’s Cathedral. The Cape Town International Convention Center is 5 minutes' drive and the V&A Waterfront a 10-minute drive away. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$97 - $69

$97-
Barry Hall Apartments

Barry Hall Apartments

Barry Hall offers spacious and luxurious self-catering accommodation, set in an historic manor house just off the hustle and bustle of Sea Point’s delightful Main Road. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$98 - $225

$98-
Southern Light Country House

Southern Light Country House

Nestled in a beautiful private garden, this guest house is surrounded by Constantia’s renowned wine estates and provides guests with a tranquil retreat from everyday life. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$99 - $122

$99-
Mountain Manor Guest House & Self Catering

Mountain Manor Guest House & Self Catering

Mountain Manor offers rooms and apartments with a private bathroom and is located at the foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town. It features an outdoor swimming pool. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$99 - $176

$99-
Liberty Lodge Guest House

Liberty Lodge Guest House

Liberty Lodge is set on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, between the Cape Town CBD and the mountain’s cable car station. Kloof Street, with its many restaurants and cafes, is less than 500 metres away. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$99

$99-
Rouge on Rose Boutique Hotel

Rouge on Rose Boutique Hotel

Occupying a central position in the Bo Kaap district of Cape Town, the 4-star boutique hotel Rouge on Rose is located within easy walking distance of the city centre and the V&A Waterfront. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$99 - $107

$99-
Diamond House Guesthouse

Diamond House Guesthouse

Diamond House Guesthouse, set on the slopes of Table Mountain in Camps Bay, Cape Town features views of the Twelve Apostles, Lions Head and of the Atlantic Ocean. Each individually decorated suite has either a garden or sea view. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$99

$99-
Kingslyn Boutique Guest House

Kingslyn Boutique Guest House

Built at the turn of the twentieth century; Kingslyn is a charming manor house with original finishes situated in the heart of Cape Town, at the foot of Signal Hill. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$99 - $111

$99-

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Global City
The Cape Town metropolitan area covers a large area, from Durbanville and Somerset West in the east to Cape Point in the south and Atlantis in the north. The city center is located in a relatively small area between Table Mountain and Table Bay.

Cape Town's European history began in 1652, when Jan van Riebeeck established a trading post there on behalf of the Dutch East Indies Company. The first European settlers were mainly Dutch, with some French Huguenots that had to flee from religious persecution in their home country. The first settlers soon explored the adjacent hinterland and started settling the rest of South Africa. Capetown maintains its reputation as the most cosmopolitan and traveler-friendly city in the country. It is also the legislative capital of South Africa.
Natural
Unusual Local Feature

Tabletop Mountain

Tabletop Mountain is Capetown’s universally famous town landmark. It can be hiked or visited by cable car. There is a cafe with a limited range of snacks, coffee, beer and wine at the top. Table Mountain is the home of a small animal, the rock rabbit (known locally as the 'Dassie') whose closest relative, DNA-wise, is the elephant, and you can see them running around on the rocks at the top of the mountain. Expect temperatures to be considerable cooler on top than on the bottom and dress accordingly.
Beaches
Beaches on the False Bay side of the peninsula are the most popular with swimmers as the water is warmer. St James has the most picturesque tidal pool on the stretch between Muizenberg and Kalk Bay, while Clovelly and Fish Hoek beaches wrap around a sheltered bay with soft, white sands. Fishing boats, hobie cats and kayaks launch from here too. Camps Bay and Clifton also have great beaches to visit if you want to try the chillier waters of the west coast.
Other Interests:
Cultural
Unusual Local Feature
Theater
Visual Arts
Museums
Combination
Vineyard Region
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Natural
Windsports
Fishing
Diving
Ocean Wildlife
Lowland Mountains
Hiking and Trekking
Wildlife and Plants

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