Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the world’s best-loved and most beautiful cities. Set against the instantly recognisable backdrop of Table Mountain, this laidback seaside town has something for everyone: mountains, beaches, buzzing outdoor markets, world-class restaurants, a fascinating mix of cultures and plenty of adventure activities.

The city’s most popular attraction is the vibrant V&A Waterfront. Here harbour cruises chug past lazy seals, buskers entertain the crowds, and the selection of restaurants is simply staggering! Other must-do Cape Town activities include a tour of Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years), catching the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, and a slow drive around the exceptionally scenic Cape Peninsula – stopping to see the penguins at Boulders Beach.

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Highlights in Cape Town

  • Hike or catch the cable car to the top of Table Mountain
  • Take in the views from Cape Point’s rugged cliffs
  • Enjoy fine dining at the city’s top restaurants: The Test Kitchen, La Colombe and Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort (best booked well in advance)
  • Go on a walking tour around the city centre
  • Meet inspiring people and projects in the Cape townships
  • Spend a day (or two) in the Cape Winelands

Featured Accommodation

Taj Cape Town

The Taj in Cape Town, South Africa, is a building that has many different past identities. It was once the South African Reserve Bank, the Temple of Chambers and then the Board of Executives. It’s now a 5-star hotel with 166 rooms that shares old and new heritage, located in…

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Sea Five Boutique Hotel

Stay in the heart of Camps Bay, an easy stroll from its famous beach and fashionable restaurants. Sea Five Boutique Hotel has the feel of a luxurious beach house with inviting living spaces and fresh décor. This boutique hotel has seven individually styled rooms with glass sliding doors opening onto…

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Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront

This international five-star hotel is situated on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, overlooking a private marina and next to the world famous V&A Waterfront. You can enjoy top-class service, free broadband, the award-winning Quantum spa and fitness centre, the choice of 177 luxurious rooms and the benefit of having…

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Lawhill Luxury Apartments

Overlooking Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront Marina, Lawhill offers travellers 30 five-star apartments that range from one- to three-bedroom units and penthouses. It’s luxury living in the most central location in Cape Town. Each of our apartments offers a spacious living area with modern and trendy décor. You can enjoy Wi-Fi,…

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Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa boasts panoramic views of mountains and ocean. The hotel is located only 20 minutes from Cape Town’s city centre. You can choose between deluxe guest rooms and luxurious suites with 24-hour room service, and enjoy a gym, outdoor swimming pool…

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Tintswalo Atlantic

Tintswalo Atlantic is tucked away at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, about a 30-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre. Wonderfully private, this award-winning hotel is perfect for relaxing afternoons beside the heated pool and evenings sipping sundowners while waves break on the pebble beach. Each of the 11 suites…

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Steenberg Hotel

Steenberg Hotel lies on the Cape’s oldest wine estate, in the beautiful Constantia Valley. The 24-bedroom boutique hotel has a luxurious feel and modern amenities, while still maintaining the understated elegance of the thatched Manor House and original Cape Dutch buildings. Also on the estate is an award-winning winery, two…

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Four Rosmead Boutique Guesthouse

Four Rosmead has a fantastic location in a quiet neighbourhood, about a 10-minute walk from the restaurants and vibrant café culture of Kloof Street. Built in 1903, this beautiful old house has been converted into a luxury boutique hotel with 10 rooms, each opening onto a private garden, courtyard or…

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Ellerman House

Located in Bantry Bay, perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head lies the elegant Ellerman House. The mansion features panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, it boasts a lush garden, outdoor swimming pool, and breathtaking views. Each of the rooms are individually decorated with classic furnishings and contemporary art. The…

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Cape Grace

A member of the ‘Leading Hotels of The World’, the Cape Grace sits on a private quay in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. From the moment you arrive at this elegant hotel you’re made to feel right at home: the reception area feels like a welcoming lounge, staff greet you by…

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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

One of Cape Town’s best-known hotels, the Belmond Mount Nelson offers a luxurious stay in the heart of this dynamic city. Set against the backdrop of Table Mountain, this 198-room luxury hotel has a superb garden setting, 7 accommodation wings housing a variety of elegantly appointed rooms and suites, 2…

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Vineyard Hotel

With over 200 years of history within its walls, The Vineyard Hotel is situated in six acres of attractive landscaped parkland on the banks of the Liesbeek River. Located in the lush leafy suburb of Newlands, the Vineyard Hotel & Spa is within easy walking distance of the up-market Cavendish…

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Featured Tours in Cape TownDiscover our tailor-made tours

Luxury Family Safari

Explore the finest family-friendly destinations in South Africa! Cape Town is your starting point. Then you’ll meander up the Whale Coast to the pristine stretch of Atlantic Ocean coastline. End of your safari with the Big 5 at the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. This trip offers your family 100% flexibility!…

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Family Adventure in South Africa

A family safari in South Africa is an exciting adventure! You trip will take you to Cape Town, Hermanus and Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. Then you’ll visit South Africa’s prime safari destination, at Madikwe Game Reserve, to see the Big Five. This itinerary is perfect for families!

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Other regions in South AfricaExplore

Marakele National Park

Marakele National Park is located in the far north of South Africa, within the Limpopo Province. It forms part of the Waterberg Biosphere, a region known for its dramatic mountain ranges, sprawling bushveld, and deep valleys. The word ‘Marakele’ means ‘place of sanctuary’ in the Tswana language, referring to the wealth…

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Kruger National Park

South Africa’s largest reserve, the Kruger National Park spans nearly two million hectares (roughly the size of Israel or Wales!). To the west of the park lies the Sabi Sands and other privately owned Kruger reserves, while within the park are exclusive-use areas such as the Singita concession.
The Kruger Park…

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Garden Route

South Africa’s Garden Route is holiday perfect: long sandy beaches, magnificent forests, lagoons, rivers and a million things to do. Although the official start of the Garden Route is Mossel Bay, you know you’ve arrived somewhere really  special when you round the coastal pass down to the small seaside town of…

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Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sand Game Reserve is regarded as one of the oldest and finest game reserves in southern Africa. Located in the southwestern corner of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The reserve shares a 50-kilometre unfenced border with the Kruger National Park which means the thousands of animals that live in the…

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Cape Winelands

An hour’s drive northeast of Cape Town is an expanse of the most beautiful countryside in South Africa, with jagged mountain peaks and lush valleys lined with vineyards. Historic towns, quaint villages and gracious Cape Dutch homesteads are to be found in the Cape Winelands.
Stellenbosch is South Africa’s oldest town…

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Whale Coast

The well-named Cape Whale Coast runs from the hamlet of Rooi-Els to the De Hoop Nature Reserve. Backed by fynbos-covered mountains, this magnificent stretch of coastline is the winter playground for southern right whales. Every year, from June to November, whales gathered in these waters to calve and mate – putting…

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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve shares a common, unfenced border with Kruger Park and is home to many exclusive lodges. It’s home to the Big Five, and famous for ‘the white lions of Timbavati’. The reserve is brimming with abundant wildlife, birdlife and lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo roam freely as…

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg is South Africa’s largest city and the commercial heart of the country. Until recently, most travellers viewed Johannesburg as nothing more than transit city. But that view has changed and Jozi (as it’s is affectionately known to locals) is rapidly becoming a travel destination in its own right.
Joburg has…

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Madikwe Game Reserve

Bordering Botswana, Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s largest game reserves. This is prime big game territory set against rugged landscapes with rocky hills, woodlands and rich, red earth. Madikwe is not open to the general public, and visitors must be accommodated in one of the luxury lodges within…

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Kapama Private Game Reserve

Kapama Game Reserve is located in the Greater Kruger Park near Hoedspruit in the Limpopo Province. It stretches over 13,000 hectares of big game territory. Founded in 1993, Kapama is the perfect Big Five safari destination and home to a number of luxury lodges.
Ready for your game drive? At Kapama…

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Thornybush Game Reserve

Named one of the best Big Five reserves in South Africa, Thornybush is next to the Kruger Park and shares a fenceless border with Timbavati Game Reserve. Surrounded by prime game habitat it’s no wonder that this is a prime safari location. You can go on early morning and late afternoon…

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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Kwandwe Game Reserve flanks both the north and south banks of the Great Fish River, in the rugged Eastern Cape Province. The 22,000 hectare (54 000 acre) reserve is a sanctuary for thousands of animals including lion, black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant and cheetah. Meaning “Place of the Blue Crane”…

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andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve

Cradled between the Lebombo Mountains and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Phinda Game Reserve is Big 5 country and home to healthy populations of other classic African mammals such as black rhino and cheetah. The bird watching here ranks among the best in South Africa with 415 recorded species,…

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Shamwari Private Game Reserve

This private reserve is 25 000 hectares of wildlife terrain in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Perfect for malaria-free safaris, Shamwari is an excellent destination for families, groups, and solo travelers. In the local language, Shamwari means friend, and this translates into the lodges’ hospitality and top notch service. Conservation…

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Route 62

When travelling from Cape Town to the Garden Route, why not skip South Africa’s N2 national highway and opt instead for Route 62. This incredibly scenic road trip takes you through the wine-growing areas of Wellington and Robertson, over spectacular mountain passes and across the semi-desert plains of the Klein Karoo….

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The West Coast

Charming fishing villages and delectable seafood is what the West Coast is famous for. Enjoy whale watching outings, hiking, golf courses, nature walks and amazing views! Visitors can also enjoy carpets of flowers in spring, ancient San cave paintings in the Cederberg Mountains, and fantastic bird watching, to name only a…

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Pretoria

Pretoria is South Africa’s administrative capital – with its colonial buildings and Jacaranda trees lining the streets, has a far more sedate pace. It’s located just 50 kilometers north of Johannesburg. Pretoria is often the first or last stop in the journey for luxury trains like the Blue Train and the…

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Cederberg

The Cederberg mountains lie about three-hours’ drive out of Cape Town. Fantastic hiking trails, clear mountain streams, sandstone rock formations and ancient rock art make this area truly spectacular. Lying within the Cape Floral Kingdom, the seemingly barren Cederberg explodes with colour in late winter and early spring as the flower…

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Umhlanga

Located on Durban’s coastline, the resort town of Umhlanga is known for its warm waters, beautiful beaches, and tropical weather. Most of the luxury hotels are situated on the beach front, overlooking the Indian Ocean. The town attracts holidaymakers and is a great destination to enjoy Durban’s warm waters, relax and…

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Central Drakensberg

Known to the Zulus as the Barrier of Spears, the Drakensberg is a formidable mountain range with peaks rising to 3,000m. The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park has been granted World Heritage Status in recognition of its awesome natural beauty and rich collection of San rock art dating back 3,000 years. Our favourite…

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Amakhala Game Reserve

Amakhala lies in the dramatic landscape of the Eastern Cape, and is home to the Big 5 as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra, and wildebeest, all of which can be viewed on guided day and night game drives. The Bushman’s River cuts through the reserve and offers water-based game-viewing and excellent…

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De Hoop Nature Reserve

Just 3 hours’ drive out of Cape Town, on the Cape Whale Coast, lies De Hoop Nature Reserve. This beautiful reserve is a fantastic choice for hikers, cyclists, bird watchers and anybody who loves being out in nature. The reserve extends out to the De Hoop Marine Protected Area. Every year,…

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Lowveld

Mpumalanga’s Lowveld region lies between the northern reaches of the Drakensberg mountains and the Kruger National Park. The largest Lowveld town, and the capital of Mpumalanga, is Nelspruit which is where you’ll find Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) – the gateway to the Kruger Park.
Hazyview and White River both make…

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Maputaland Marine Protected Area

Maputaland Marine Protected Area comprises three protected areas, Lake Sibaya Nature Reserve, Kosi Bay Nature Reserve and Rocktail Bay. The reserve extends all the way from the northern Mozambican border to Sodwana Bay in the south. This gorgeous sub-tropical paradise includes immaculate forests and wetlands dotted with lakes and marshes as…

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Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

The uniqueness of the safari experience at Tswalu is in the beauty of the 100 000-hectare southern Kalahari wilderness. With a variety of interactive safari experiences, the reserve offers wide open spaces, rolling savannah landscapes and the Korranaberg mountains. Guests can view game on foot, on horseback or in 4×4 game…

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