From majestic Table Mountain to the retail opportunities of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, there is a world of holiday options in Cape Town…
For most visitors, it takes just minutes to fall for the charms of Cape Town – a major South African city. Sitting on the shores of Table Bay in the Western Cape, where grape vines and wild flowers cling to hills and the Atlantic Ocean crashes onto rocky beaches, this is a city of many cultures. Home to parks and green spaces as well as skyscrapers that pierce the brilliant blues above, it is a place that celebrates art, design and architecture.
Whether you are taking a sip of local wine or racing to the peak of the Lion’s Head, Cape Town will work its way into your soul as well as your holiday album.
Holidays in Cape Town can be enjoyed in a range of exciting locations. Many of the best city hotels are situated on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, in the City Bowl, at Camps Bay and along the ultra-exclusive Kloof Road. There are many luxury hotels in the city. But if you are looking for cheap holidays to Cape Town, there are plenty of budget accommodation options too. Just outside of the central areas, historic homes, farms and vineyards offer unique lodgings that are full of character.
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Find out when the main holiday season begins and ends in Cape Town with our guide to when to go…
Package holidays to Cape Town are very popular in the summer months of the southern hemisphere, which fall between December and February. This is when daily temperatures drift into the high 20s and rainfall is low. The months of November, March and April are also great times to visit, with plenty of sunshine and temperatures still reaching the 20s.
The winter months of June-September are very mild in Cape Town (18C in August), making the city a year-round destination. However, rainfall is higher between June and August.
Music, food and wine combine to produce an exciting programme of annual events in Cape Town…
Cape Town International Jazz Festival; March/April: Cape Town hosts one of the best jazz festivals in the world, attracting a stellar line-up of big names every year. Check what’s on before you travel as many events sell out.
Good Food and Wine Show; May: The best chefs in South Africa, alongside a few international cooks, bring their culinary skills to Cape Town to treat visitors to a feast of local fare, accompanied by some of the best Cape wines.
Kirstenbosch Sundowner Concerts; November-April: Weekly summer concerts that take place in the glorious Table Mountain gardens. Pack a picnic, find the perfect spot, and enjoy the sounds of a local band.
From young families and loved-up couples to groups of friends, there is something for everyone in Cape Town…
Kids and teens: Designed for younger children (aged 2-10), Bugz Family Playpark has indoor and outdoor play areas and rides, plus a programme of fun shows.
Grown-up families: A short ferry ride will deliver you on to the fascinating Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of his 27 years behind bars.
Romance: Take a ride in one of the horse-drawn carriages at your service in the city centre, taking in sights such as St George’s Cathedral and the Grand Parade – the city’s main public square. Bring a bottle of bubbly for extra romance.
Active types: Work off some of those delicious Cape wines with a hike up one of the peaks of the Table Mountain National Park. Abseiling and climbing are also available.
Shopping: The Victoria and Albert Waterfront is one of the best shopping destinations in Cape Town. Hundreds of stores and markets stock all kinds of gifts, clothes, souvenirs and designer goods.