Known as South Africa’s “mother city”, the oldest city and most attractive, Cape Town is colourful, vibrant, metropolitan and welcoming of visitors.
Flanking the city to the south is the exquisite Table Bay. Along its coastline the scenic towns of Seapoint and Camps Bay offer gorgeous promenades, sparkling white beaches, a lighthouse and interesting rock formations.
No visit to the Cape would be complete without a trip up Table Mountain, whether by hiking, a 2-hour event for the fit, or half day when taking it easy; or by cable car - a trip up and walk down is a good option for most visitors.
Day trips can be taken with ease to the Cape Peninsula, including the Cape of Good Hope, Simon’s Town with its Boulders Beach penguin colony, Hout Bay, Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens and the very scenic Chapmans Peak.
The winelands are within close proximity, the most popular spots being Stellenbosch, renowned for its red wines and shopping facilities, and Franschhoek, with its lovely scenery, small village feel and boutique crafts, wines and chocolates.
Within the city bowl itself are the V&A Waterfront, which offers world class shopping and restaurants alongside the Cape Town harbour; and the fun and colourful Bo Kaap township, with its brightly painted houses.
The Company Gardens, Castle of Good Hope and Green Market Square crafts market are also worth visiting. For those looking for a bit of adventure, “scootour” rides can be taken from Table Mountain into the city, while sky diving, surfing, paragliding, and kite surfing are world class and all within easy reach.