From Table Mountain and the culture, boutique hotels and restaurants of Cape Town, down to the beaches and along the Cape Peninsula mountain chain (a National Park), to the dramatic scenery of the Cape of Good Hope, this is a stunning region not to be missed.
Reasons to visit Cape Town and the Peninsula include:
There is never really a bad time to go to this area, however from roughly October to March it has a particularly lovely Mediterranean climate which is hard to beat.
Often the start or end of a longer trip, Cape Town or the Peninsula are also great stand-alone options. Flights from the UK take approx. 10 hrs, and there are direct options available.
Luxury Guest House in historic building in Cape Town.
A lovely lodge and fantastic restaurant overlooking False Bay and the penguin colony.
Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel and More Quarters self catering apartments are located just off fashionable Kloof Street in Cape Town.
Cape Grace Hotel is set on a private quay on the prestigious Cape Town waterfront.
Gorgeous boutique ocean-front hotel in an exclusive Cape Town suburb with stylish rooms and suites.
A family-owned and run boutique hotel in a prestigious suburb, once the home of the Earl of Clarendon.
Four Rosmead is a boutique guesthouse on the slopes of Table Mountain and makes an ideal base from which to explore this fascinating city.
Located near Camps Bay and within easy reach of Cape Town, this is a well-equipped, family-friendly hotel and spa
Time: GMT +2 hours
There are daily flights from Europe to Johannesburg (about 10 ½ hours direct) and Cape Town (about 11 hours). There is also a good network of domestic flights connecting all main towns.
Language: English is South Africa's main administrative language and is widely spoken. There are also 11 official tribal languages.
Visas are not required for British passport holders.
No vaccinations are compulsory. Malaria is found in certain areas (mainly Kruger and the east coast towards Mozambique), but not throughout the country.