Every Capetonian and many international visitors will tell you that you’d be hard-pressed to find a more laid back holiday destination than Cape Town. The Mother City, as it’s affectionately known, is nestled at the foot of one of South Africa’s most iconic natural attractions; Table Mountain.
A mix of jaw-dropping natural beauty and cultures, Cape Town is as proudly multicultural and diverse as she is stunning. Cape Town is also accessible for inbound visitors. There are also numerous domestic connections between Johannesburg and Cape Town and the route is listed as one of the busiest flight routes in the world. Or if you’d rather drive, the routes to and from Cape Town are a road-tripper’s dream.
The weather can be temperamental in Cape Town however, there is a reason to visit in every season. The summer months, from December to April, are sunny and dry and its peak travel season. Winter, from June to August, can be chilly (by South African standards) and rainy. A mild autumn and spring, when the summer tourists have left, are idyllic, quieter times to visit.
Journey to the Mother City and take your pick of unforgettable landscapes and experiences.
What to do in Cape Town
With Table Mountain standing guard over the CBD, it’s little wonder that this iconic natural attraction was listed in 2011 as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature but there’s much more for the nature-loving traveller to explore in Cape Town. More than 221 km² makes up the Table Mountain National Park with many other parks and beaches to visit.
Where to stay in Cape Town
Cape Town is an incredibly traveller-friendly city and has accommodation to suit every traveller interest and budget.
From five-star hotels in the heart of the city to glamping tents just a hop, skip and jump away from the city, you can find it all here.
Where to eat in Cape Town
You can eat the world in Cape Town. A foodie paradise sandwiched tightly with acclaimed culinary establishments to cheap-as-chips family run locals, the recommendation is to arrive hungry.
Eating your way through the city is the most delicious way to dive headfirst into the multicultural flavours of the Mother City.