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

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

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 and award-winning spa.

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The Last Word Long Beach

The Last Word Long Beach

The Last Word Long Beach is right on the beach in the picturesque lobster-fishing village of Kommetjie. Only a 30-minute drive from Cape Town, Kommetjie is a sleepy village with 8-kilometres of white sand stretches of beach. Just like the sand of the beach, the hotel’s interior is airy, light and modern. The 5-star boutique hotel has six luxurious rooms with stylish interiors and private patios. Each room faces the sea – even the bathrooms!

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The Last Word Constantia

The Last Word Constantia

Explore Cape Town’s wine farms right from your doorstep – if you’re staying at The Last Word Constantia! This stylish boutique hotel has 9 rooms: 5 suites and 4 superior double rooms. Relaxation areas all have views of the vistas of the Constantia Valley. It’s a secluded but central spot in the green Constantia suburbs, centrally located in Cape Town. Enjoy a sunken pool, expansive deck, and a big garden that capture the regions endemic flowers. It’s a five-star escape.

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The Cellars-Hohenort

The Cellars-Hohenort

Once a wine estate, the Cellars-Hohenort has a magnificent setting on the lower slopes of Table Mountain. A Relais & Chateaux property, this luxurious hotel has 52 individually decorated rooms and suites, beautiful gardens and two award-winning restaurants. An elegant country escape just a 15-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre.

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Taj Cape Town

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 an excellent spot in Cape Town’s city centre.

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Southern Sun Cullinan Hotel

Southern Sun Cullinan Hotel

A well-known and impressive landmark in Cape Town’s central business district, Southern Sun The Cullinan provides its guests with all the luxury that is expected of an award-winning Tsogo Sun hotel. The hotel is situated within one of the most sought-after areas in the city – within easy reach of the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Long Street, a host of eclectic shopping and dining experiences, along with entertainment options, and cultural destinations. Each of the 394 rooms is outfitted for a luxurious and comfortable stay with upmarket facilities and amenities.

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Ritz Hotel

Ritz Hotel

Cape Town’s Ritz hotel is located just off Sea Point’s vibrant promenade and a short distance from the beach and the V&A Waterfront. It’s undergoing refurbishment at the moment but it is set to open later in 2017. With spectacular views and a top location, this modern hotel offers a first-class conference centre and luxurious stays. With the only revolving restaurant in Cape Town, it’s a showstopper.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront

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 Tobago’s Restaurant, bar and terrace right downstairs. Whether you enjoy an icy cocktail on the terrace, relax at the rim flow pool or indulge in a spa treatment you are guaranteed a memorable experience. The hotel also offers 3 conference rooms. This is the perfect hotel location for business or leisure.

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Lawhill Luxury Apartments

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, satellite TV, underfloor heating, fully equipped kitchens with tumble dryer, washing machine and dishwasher and underground parking.

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Welgelegen Guesthouse

Welgelegen Guesthouse

Situated in Gardens (5 minutes from the city centre), an old and established area of Cape Town at the foot of Table Mountain, Welgelegen comprises two beautiful turn of the century houses, lovingly renovated and decorated. Welgelegen is an absolute jewel of a Guest House: a gem set in a…

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More Quarters Hotel

More Quarters Hotel

More Quarters offers luxurious home-away-from-home accommodation in its one- and two-bedroom apartments, and the four-bedroom Redcliffe House. These spacious apartments have both a kitchen and lounge where you can kick off your shoes and make yourself a snack. Breakfasts are top notch, and the central location puts you close to Kloof Street’s trendy restaurants and shops. Staff are always on hand to help with order-in meals or dinner reservations, and there’s a regular free shuttle down to the V&A Waterfront.

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Steenberg Hotel

Steenberg Hotel

10 Reasons why you should stay at SteenbergUnique location and surroundingsSteenberg Hotel is conveniently located in the beautiful Constantia Valley, beneath towering mountains, amidst lush green vineyards and within sight of the crystal blue ocean.Service deliveryOur recent Conde Nast Reader’s Choice award as thenumber one hotel in Africahighlighted our service…

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Featured Tours in Cape TownDiscover our tailor-made tours

Romance in Southern Africa

Romance in Southern Africa

Spend 15 days on a luxury safari in the most romantic lodges in Southern Africa. Kick off your journey in the metropolis Cape Town and explore the city, and the Cape Winelands’ culinary delights and famous wines. Fall in love with the Big Five and Africa’s lush bush on a private game reserve. End your trip soaking up the sun on a romantic island off Mozambique’s coast.

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Family-Friendly Fun in South Africa

Family-Friendly Fun in South Africa

We’ve tracked down the most child-friendly lodges and safari experience in Africa for this trip. Spend 13 days exploring the most beautiful sights in South Africa: Cape Town, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Franschhoek and the Madikwe Game Reserve with your entire family. This safari is the best combination of city, bush and winelands.

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Best of Southern Africa

Best of Southern Africa

This Southern Africa safari delivers on beautiful beaches, Big Five game viewing and a city-to-bush experience. Kick off your 11-day stay at the Waterfront in Cape Town before heading into the bush to the famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Timbavati shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park, and game drives are mesmerising. From the Lowveld, your journey ends off on a high note at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

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Golf, Wine & Safari Experience

Golf, Wine & Safari Experience

Enjoy the best of South Africa over 14 days for the best golf safari. We’ll show you the best golf courses in South Africa as well as beautiful wine estates and game viewing.

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Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Botswana

Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Botswana

We curated the experiences and lodges in the 3 top safari destinations of Southern Africa. In just under two weeks, you’ll explore the much-loved city of Cape Town, Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta. Add a couple of days of the floodplains of Botswana’s beautiful Linyanti Region, and a few more on the moon-like Makgadikgadi Pans – and you’ve got a diverse safari with luxurious accommodation, unforgettable activities and plenty of big game too. Have you packed your bags yet?

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Ultimate Luxury in Southern Africa

Ultimate Luxury in Southern Africa

Indulge in the best that Southern Africa has to offer on this tailor-made 14-day luxury safari. This superior itinerary will let you experience beautiful scenery and incredible experiences as you journey from Cape Town to the Cape Winelands, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Escape the hustle and bustle of life – and delight in an exclusive safari experience.

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Family Adventure in South Africa

Family Adventure in South Africa

A family safari in South Africa is an exciting adventure! Over 12 days, you and your family will meander from Cape Town to Hermanus, ending off at beautiful Stellenbosch. Then you will go to South Africa’s prime safari destination, at Madikwe Game Reserve, to see the Big Five. This itinerary is perfect for families and multi-gen groups.

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Cape, West Coast & Whale Coast Self-Drive

Cape, West Coast & Whale Coast Self-Drive

Discover the best of South Africa on a self-drive in 14 days, exploring the most beautiful sights the African country has to offer. On your journey, you will pass through Cape Town, the West Coast, Cederberg, Breede River Valley and the Whale Coast. This safari has boutique hotels and lodges for ultimate comfort and pure luxury.

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Railway Romance in Southern Africa

Railway Romance in Southern Africa

One of the most romantic and relaxing ways to explore a destination is by train. Rovos Rails is one of South Africa’s finest and most luxurious trains that travels through Africa’s most magnificent scenery. See the best highlights of Cape Town before heading on two luxury train journeys. First from Cape Town to Pretoria, which is followed by a train journey out of South Africa to the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. This 13-day adventure will take you through spectacular South Africa, ending at the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

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Wellness Safari in Magical South Africa

Wellness Safari in Magical South Africa

Enjoy pure relaxation and indulgent pampering on your 12-day African vacation which offers some of the best destination spas across the globe! Reconnect with yourself or your partner on this luxury itinerary in South Africa. We’ve picked South Africa’s leading spas in these destinations: Cape Town, Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve, Johannesburg and Thornybush Game Reserve.

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Other regions in South AfricaExplore

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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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De Hoop Nature Reserve

Just three hours’ drive out of Cape Town lies De Hoop Nature Reserve, a fantastic destination for hikers, cyclists, bird watchers and anybody who loves being out in nature. The reserve extends to the De Hoop Marine Protected Area, which provides an important sanctuary for marine life. And, every year…

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George

George lies at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains, a short drive from the Garden Route coast. For keen golfers George is a must, as the town is home to South Africa’s premier golfing resort, Fancourt. Here you’ll find not one but two of the country’s top courses: The Links…

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Gondwana Game Reserve

Gondwana Game Reserve lies at the start of South Africa’s Garden Route, about a four-hour drive from Cape Town. Set against the backdrop of the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges, this beautiful reserve is home to elephant, zebra, cheetah, rhino, lion, giraffe and other big game.

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Hermanus

Hermanus lies less than two hours’ drive from Cape Town, or slightly longer if you take the scenic coastal route that carves between mountains and sea. Located on the well-named Whale Coast, Hermanus is the winter playground for Southern Right Whales. From July to November, whales gathered in Walker Bay…

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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….

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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.

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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…

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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…

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Madikwe Game Reserve

On the border of Botswana lies Madikwe, 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…

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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…

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Oudtshoorn

The Klein Karoo beckons visitors to sample its thrilling beauty, myriad of attractions inherent in its people, indigenous environment, and culinary delights. It’s most famous and largest town is Oudtshoorn, which is also known as the “ostrich capital of the world”. It’s a beautiful town surrounded by the Swartberg and…

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Plettenberg Bay

The Garden Route is one of the most beautiful, awe-inspiring stretches of land in South Africa. Plettenberg Bay is one of the most beautiful towns on the Garden Route. Nestled beside a brilliant blue coastline, Plettenberg Bay beckons visitors to sample its thrilling beauty, myriad of attractions inherent in its…

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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…

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Route 62

Route 62 is a scenic route that snakes through the Western and Eastern Cape in South Africa. Route 62 leads through the wine-growing areas of Wellington, Tulbagh, Worcester, Robertson and the Klein Karoo and is one of the longest wine routes in the world. Along the route, there are many…

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Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

The Sabi Sand Reserve borders the southwestern part of the Kruger National Park and is arguably South Africa’s most exclusive private reserve. There are no restricting fences between this 65,000-hectare reserve and the Kruger National Park, allowing the game to roam freely between the two.

Known for its…

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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. …

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Swellendam

Swellendam is a great place to start your Garden Route adventure. Nestled at the foot of the Langenberg Mountains, Swellendam is steeped in history, Cape Dutch architecture and culture. Just 2.5 hours outside of Cape Town, it’s on the Garden Route and welcomes visitors with coffee shops, top restaurants, and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Whale Coast

Just outside of Cape Town, the Cape Whale Coast stretches from the small town of Gordon’s Bay to Gansbaai along the Western Coast. It can easily be called ‘Heaven on Earth’. The pristine stretch of South African coastline is flanked by mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.

The main…

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