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Cape Town Holiday

What are the best places to visit in Cape Town?

Can't wait for your trip to Cape Town? Keen for a few pointers about what to do and see when you arrive? That's where we can help!

Of course, if you're on your way to Cape Town, you probably already know all about Table Mountain. This world-famous attraction is not to be missed!

With wonders such as Two Oceans Aquarium and Castle of Good Hope, there will never be a boring moment in this metropolis. When you're done exploring those, push on to Greenmarket Square and the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

A wise man once said, "Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos." Admire the intriguing works at South African National Gallery, and take a couple of minutes to envisage the story of each piece. There's an excellent range of things to do in this destination. Throughout the years, people have built towering edifices for many different reasons. Come and learn about the history behind Clock Tower — you can't miss it! Still have some time on your hands? Burn off yesterday's dessert and get some fresh air by walking to the top of Signal Hill. Be sure to keep a lookout for native wildlife too.

What are the most popular activities for a Cape Town holiday?

Take advantage of all there is to see and do and go home with the best souvenir of all — memories of your sensational holiday!

Kick-start your trip to Cape Town by trying out some of these activities:

For the entire list of options, go to our Cape Town things to do page.

What types of accommodation options are available in Cape Town?

Expect an excellent variety of accommodation when you visit Cape Town. With no less than 377 properties on offer, it won't be too difficult booking a comfy place to stay for your next cheap holiday or luxury getaway.

Premium choices such as the Ellerman House (180 Kloof Road Bantry Bay) and the Ivory Sands Villa (2 First Beach) are sure to delight even the most discerning guests. The Cape Town Beachfront Apartments At Leisure Bay (3 Fourjays Road) and The Backpack - Hostel (74 New Church Street) both have good guest reviews if you want somewhere less expensive.

Is there an airport in Cape Town?

Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is situated 11 miles east of central Cape Town. Find your bags, wave down a taxi and switch into holiday mode!




Guide to Exploring Cape Town


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The Table Bay Hotel €226
Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020
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The Table Bay Hotel

The Table Bay Hotel

Quay 6 Victoria & Alfred, Cape Town, Western Cape
     
    4.6 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Good all round hotel. Best position for VA waterfront.

    South Beach Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
    Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020
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    South Beach Camps Bay Boutique Hotel

    South Beach Camps Bay Boutique Hotel

    6 Link Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
       
      4.8 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Lovely place to stay! Very close to restaurants and the beach. The hotel has thought about a lot of little extras that make a stay that much more confortable!

      Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
      Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020
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      Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

      Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

      76 Orange Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
         
        4.8 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Heated pool is actually very warm. Breakfast was amazing. The options and the quality. Enjoyed my balcony view. Some upgraded to the cottages which were very amazing.

        The Commodore Hotel €115
        Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020
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        The Commodore Hotel

        The Commodore Hotel

        Portswood Road, Portswood Square, V and A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
           
          4.3 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Great location, relaxed friendly environment, great service

          The Portswood V&A Waterfront €111
          Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020
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          The Portswood V&A Waterfront

          The Portswood V&A Waterfront

          Portswood Road, Cape Town, Western Cape
             
            4.1 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            The service was excellent. The staff were incredibly helpful and always had a smile on their faces. I would certainly recommend The Portswood Hotel and would definitely stay there again.

            One&Only Cape Town
            Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020
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            One&Only Cape Town

            One&Only Cape Town

            Dock Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
               
              4.8 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Great hotel but now just a tiny bit tired. Will soon need a program of renovation. Staff were great. Gym is fab. Nice location.

              Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore €64
              Reviewed on 1 Apr 2020
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              Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore

              Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore

              29 Heerengracht Street, Foreshore, Cape Town, Western Cape
                 
                4.2 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Quick service. Very easy check in, check out. Excellent staff members. The rooftop restaurant/bar was noisy on our first night, we requested to change to another room on the lower floor. They did it happily next day. Thank you. Good breakfast. Good bar and restaurant.

                President Hotel €54
                Reviewed on 12 May 2020
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                President Hotel

                President Hotel

                4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
                   
                  4.0 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Wonderful location, excellent breakfast, would highly recommend this hotel

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