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Cape Town is one of the most striking cities in the world, with that famous perspective of Table Mountain being up there with Sydney Harbour and the Manhattan skyline among the world’s best views. Cape Town will often form a key part of any holiday to South Africa and combines easily with the winelands, the Garden Route and, with a short flight, a safari in Kruger, Sabi Sands or Madikwe. However, it also stands alone as a destination in its own right and, with overnight flights in both directions and only one hour’s time difference, can also make a great long weekend city break. There is plenty to keep you occupied for a week or even longer. The cable car ride (or hike if you are feeling energetic) up to the top of Table Mountain is a must and we recommend you do this on the first clear day you get in the city as it can sometimes be covered in cloud – the Tablecloth as it’s known. Then a day trip to Cape Point and Boulders Beach, where the penguins live, as well as Hout Bay and Noordhoek Beach will give you a great tour of the local landscapes and views. The winelands are also easily accessible, with Franschhoek and Stellenbosch being only a 45-minute drive from Cape Town. Those keen on South Africa’s history will want to make a short trip by ferry to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 29 years. In terms of accommodation there is a great range of hotels from the grand Mount Nelson, set in the middle of the city in its own lawned grounds, to some excellent hotels on the V&A Waterfront, a handful of very chic boutique hotels in the City Bowl, beneath Table Mountain, and those with stunning views out over the ocean at Camps Bay or Bantry Bay. As to food, Cape Town is very hard to beat for a gourmet experience at incredibly reasonable prices. The plethora of top-notch restaurants is quite overwhelming and we recommend discussing your restaurant choices with our team or with your hotel concierge to make the most of the opportunities on offer.
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Top Hotels in Cape Town

Kensington Place

Nestled in the leafy suburb of Higgovale and sheltered by Table Mountain, Kensington Place offers a stylish base from which to explore this exciting and vibrant city.

Ellerman House

One of Cape Town’s most elegant hotels sits in an enviable position overlooking the well-known Bantry Bay.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

The Mount Nelson Hotel, affectionately known as ‘The Nelly’, has been the grande dame of Cape Town’s hotels for many decades. Now part of the Belmond group, the levels of service and attention to detail are guaranteed to make your stay a very comfortable one.


Sitting somewhere between a boutique hotel and an upscale B&B, Welgelegen is one of the friendliest and most welcoming places you can stay in Cape Town.

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