Cape Town

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Overlooked by the spectacular heights of Table Mountain and surrounded by stunning beaches, lush farmland and superb vineyards, Cape Town has established itself as South Africa’s cultural capital and as one of the most vibrant city destinations on the continent. This is a city where African, European and Asian cultures meet in a multi-ethnic rainbow reflected in its music, architecture and visual arts, as well as in its amazing choice of cuisines. Cape Town is great for partying as well, with a year-round calendar of festivals, parades and world-class sporting events.

Cape Town has an amazing array of things to do and see, from historic buildings, museums and art galleries to nature reserves, wine tastings, boat trips and horseback riding. Discover the different quarters of the city, and be sure to take some time to explore the beautiful natural surroundings, as well.

Top attractions in Cape Town

Planning Your Cape Town Visit

When to go

Best Time to Visit Cape Town. The best time for a Cape Town beach holiday is from late January to late April, the tail end of the city’s dry summer months. Cape Town enjoys a temperate climate with warm, dry conditions from October to April.

How safe is it?

As in any other city you visit, it’s always best to keep your wits about you. It is recommended to take a taxi in Cape Town at night, rather than walking, and be on your guard when withdrawing cash at an ATM. If you’re curious about visiting a township, then go with a group led by an experienced guide.

A visit to Table Mountain

You can buy a ticket online for either a morning or afternoon trip to the top by cable car. However, an excursion to the 3,500-foot summit always depends on the weather, so check it before you go. It’s wise to bring a sweater or jacket with you, and wear sunblock and proper footware. If you plan to hike to the peak or along one of the three trails at the summit, be safe and bring water, snacks and a friend.

What people are saying about Cape Town

★★★★★ Tylor was excellent - informative, knowledgeable, patient, pleasant

Unfortunately weather required visit to Robben Island be postponed a day and Tylor immediately improvised with "Plan B" which ended up being very well-spent day. He is knowledgeable with local history and customs, and made it a really pleasurable day. This is our first visit to South Africa!

★★★★★ Excellent value for money & enabled us to skip the queue. A must do!

First time in Cape Town so Table Mountain was a must do. Get your guide was excellent value as incorporated Hop on Hop off bus & mini peninsula tour. No waiting for the cable car even tho' very busy. Would recommend.

★★★★★ Awesome sunset hike with a super nice guide!

Stuart was the perfect guide for this hike! He guided us up there safely and offered us a helping hand when needed. :) And he had many interesting stories and facts to tell. In the end the view from the top of the mountain was just amazing! Thanks again Stuart for an awesome hike! PS: Keep in mind to bring a headlamp, since it‘s getting dark quickly on the way back.

Other Sightseeing Options in Cape Town

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