Cape Town

Travel Guide
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront showing a lake or waterhole
Constructed on a rich tapestry of cultures and shaped by its stunning surroundings, Cape Town’s heritage is reflected throughout the city in its houses and museums.

Nestled in the shadows of Table Mountain and close to the foaming waves of the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town is a city that’s never far from the true majesty of the wild.

Hiking along one of the many nature trails will give you the chance to see wild antelope, ostriches or even baboons. Travel a little further and you’ll find African penguins in their thousands on the sands of Boulders Beach. For a more relaxed day out, take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain and allow yourself time to marvel at one of the greatest views in the world.

On returning to the city, you can soak up the atmosphere by settling down for a picnic amongst the floral gems in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

If you’re interested in South Africa’s complex past, historical gold can be found at the South Africa Maritime Museum, Slave Lodge or the recently opened Jewish Museum. Nelson Mandela’s long struggle for freedom will come to life before your eyes if you visit Robben Island, where he was imprisoned during the years of apartheid.

Local delicacies such as spicy Babotie or soothing Melktert are well worth a taste. Choose from delicious street food straight from the carts in the Islamic quarter or today’s catch served up by the finest restaurants around on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Many settlers have left their mark since Cape Town was first established by the Dutch East India Company. This can best be seen in the mixture of architectural styles around the city. Local Cape Dutch style houses rub shoulders with colourful Edwardian, elegant Victorian and gleaming modern architecture.

Cape Town’s warm climate is tempered by the breeze off the Atlantic, bringing down the humidity so that the heat doesn’t hit so hard. There is much to be discovered on the outskirts of the city. Pack more into your stay by hiring a car or trying out the public bus network to explore the myriad of wonders in Table Mountain National Park.

Where to stay in Cape Town

Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport
Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport
4 out of 5
15 Michigan Street, Airport Industria, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7490
The price is ₹8,402 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar
₹8,402
per night
28 Feb - 1 Mar
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Cape Town. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (905 reviews)
"Easy checking in even though it was past midnight. Very accommodating with the transfer on the airport shuttle as well. The next morning we had to shuttle back to the airport to pick up our rental and the friendly staff made sure we didn’t have to wait more than 10 minutes (even though it wasn’t ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2023

Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport
Taj Cape Town
Taj Cape Town
5 out of 5
1 Wale Street, corner St Georges Mall, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
The price is ₹10,189 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
₹10,189
per night
31 Jan - 1 Feb
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Cape Town. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,013 reviews)
"We stayed here for 9 days in Jan 2023 and it was amazing from the beginning to the end of our stay. The consistency of the quality of the staff, the hotel has an victorian meets Indian design which is perfect. It is close to most activities you'd want to do in Cape Town. The food was amazing! And ..."

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2023

Taj Cape Town
AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront
AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront
4 out of 5
Dockrail Road, Foreshore, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
The price is ₹12,167 per night from 10 Feb to 11 Feb
₹12,167
per night
10 Feb - 11 Feb
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Cape Town. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (226 reviews)
"friendly accommodating staff"

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2023

AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Onyx Apartment Hotel by NEWMARK
The Onyx Apartment Hotel by NEWMARK
4 out of 5
57 Heerengracht Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Cape Town. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (251 reviews)
"Great big room, and food was delicious"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2023

The Onyx Apartment Hotel by NEWMARK
South Beach Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
South Beach Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
6 Link Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Cape Town. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy beds in their ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (174 reviews)
"Property and staff are wonderful."

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2023

South Beach Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
V&A Waterfront Luxury Residences - WHosting
V&A Waterfront Luxury Residences - WHosting
5 out of 5
1 Cast Anchor Way, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Cape Town. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the WiFi in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (27 reviews)
Comfortable and Convenient stay..
"Cape town is amazing. The residence is central to all the tourist attractions in Capetown.Its a few minutes lovely walk through the canal walkway to the marina shops.. it's beautiful! Comfortable, convenient and great communication with management. Would definitely recommend it for a fisrt timer ..."

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2022

V&A Waterfront Luxury Residences - WHosting
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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