Cape Town Vacation
Cape Town: South Africa's Most Cosmopolitan City
Travelers the world over consistently vote Cape Town as one of the globe’s top travel destinations, and with good reason. South Africa’s Mother City is a hotspot of culture, color, cuisine, and wine. And all of this set at the foot of the iconic Table Mountain.
Cape Town’s abundant offerings are encircled by some of the most breathtaking scenery you could imagine. Here, fynbos-covered mountains meet not one, but two oceans in a clash of dramatic beauty while sun-ripened vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. In the city itself, cafes and trendy eateries line the streets between boutiques, curio shops, and galleries.
Then there are the beaches. Along the Atlantic Seaboard, powder-white shores attract sun worshippers and people-watchers in droves, while the warmer Indian Ocean waters of False Bay are the preferred choice for families, surfers and swimmers.
Naturally, Table Mountain takes center stage, flanked by Lion’s Head and Devil’s Peak. You can’t come to Cape Town without visiting the summit of this flat-topped icon, whether by cable car or following one of the many hiking trails. Cape Town also has its very own wine route – the Constantia Wine Route in the heart of the city. The oldest wine farm on this wine route, Groot Constantia, was built in 1685.
Best Time to Visit Cape Town:
The Western Cape enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Most visitors vacation in Cape Town during the warm and dry summer months, with December to April a particularly busy season for travel. Winter, especially during July and August, is partial to being cold and wet. However, there are still plenty of activities to do in Cape Town during these cooler months.
Indulge in the flavours of traditional Cape Malay cuisine and discover Cape Town’s hidden culinary hotspots.
See legendary Robben Island through the eyes of Nelson Mandela’s prison guard, Christo Brand, on a private tour.
Take off from Signal Hill on a tandem paragliding experience and enjoy breathtaking views of the city.
Our Top Trips
Romantic Rovos Rail & Twelve Apostles Train to Sea Journey
Travel in style on a rail journey to Cape Town
Romantic Red Carnation Cape Town & Okavango Delta Safari
A luxury beach to bush safari from Cape Town to Botswana
Wine, Whales & Big 5 Luxury Safari
Be inspired by South Africa’s scenic landscapes and unique experiences.
Luxury Cape & Kruger Honeymoon Safari
Love & luxury; sweet honeymoon dreams are made of these.
Romantic Tintswalo Cape & Safari Escape
Experience three extraordinary destinations in South Africa: Cape Town, Lapalala & Manyeleti
Luxury Cape, Kruger & Victoria Falls Safari
A classic Southern African trilogy.
Scenic Cape Town & Winelands Mindfulness Escape
Escape the daily grind; unwind body and mind.
Cape, Cederberg & Kalahari Wellness Safari
Expand your horizons in breathtaking surroundings.
Escape to Africa Family Safari
Your 10 best days in Africa start here
Luxury Honeymoon Journey Through Southern Africa
Luxurious, immersive and romantic
Garden Route Luxury Family Safari
Enjoy a memory-making family safari in the malaria-free Garden Route
City Lights & Safari Stars Luxury Honeymoon
Experience chic Cape Town living and lavish bush comfort.
Cape, Cederberg & Kalahari Wellness safari
Top Experiences in Cape Town Vacation
Wake up and smell the coffee! Take a coffee tasting tour of Cape Town and discover the choicest brews in and around the Mother City.
Thanks to its gently breaking, sand-bottomed waves, Muizenberg is Cape Town’s favourite learn-to-surf beach destination. Plus, it’s home to Waves for Change, a local NGO that provides surf therapy to vulnerable children from unstable communities. Learning to surf here is not only fun, but it’s also potentially life-changing.
Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island for 27 years. See this legendary destination through the eyes of Madiba’s prison guard, Christo Brand on a private tour of the island.
The walls of trendy Woodstock are covered in artful graffiti. Take a walking tour of this open-air urban gallery before ending off with a gin tasting.
Saddle up for a chauffeured motorcycle sidecar adventure from the city to Cape Point, taking in highlights such as Chapman’s Peak and Simonstown. This is also a great option for exploring the Cape Winelands.