Without question one of the world’s most spectacular cities, Cape Town sits on the southwestern edge of Africa and nestles beautifully between the two national heritage sites of the infamous Robben Island and the iconic “New 7 natural wonders of the world” member, Table Mountain.
Cape Town, which is three times the size of New York, set about remodelling and restyling itself post the end of apartheid in 1994. It is thus not surprising that it has begun to receive international acclaim and was voted the 2014, World Design Capital. Despite being South Africa’s oldest city, Cape Town has managed to retain its traditional charm whilst developing its cosmopolitan lifestyle. This combination ensures a wealth of experiences for tourists and locals a-like. Cape Town is undoubtedly a destination in itself but also the holidaymaker’s gateway to the African continent.
Cape Town city itself has a multitude of explorations. Arranged tours will allow you the opportunity to discover our friendly and relaxed city at your pace: cruise through the African craft markets, visit the colourful and vibrant Cape Malay suburb of Bo Kaap or boat across to the infamous Robben Island where our nation’s beloved father, Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for over two decades.
Perhaps in your own time you’d prefer to relax peacefully on tranquil beaches, stroll along the promenade, hike up “Lions Head” or visit The Houses of Parliament set picturesquely in the Company Gardens? Or for those looking for a bit more of a buzz and some retail therapy visit the shops, restaurants and lavish hotels of V&A Waterfront.
Cape Town is geared to its visitors with a number of hotel options available. Iconic Africa has an exclusive selection of elegant hotels, private villas and boutique hotels which will cater to your needs as honeymooners and families alike. Be it the luxurious Relais & Châteaux’s Ellerman House or the boutique MannaBay. Let us help you choose your perfectly suited hotels at our fantastic rates.
A world of endless experiences
The beauty of Cape Town is not restricted to the city alone. Cape Town’s proximity to a number of incredible destinations makes short day trips to the likes of the Cape Winelands, Cape Point, Hermanus and the Garden Route an absolute must!
No matter your holiday desires Cape Town has something which will grab you. Honeymooners and romantics will fall further in love with the idyllic views and white sanded beaches. Families can share a morning with curious penguins or throw in some laidback whale watching in Hermanus. For the more adventurous go cage diving with the Great White sharks off Gansbaai or even paraglide off the mountains surrounding Cape Town.
Gourmet lovers will be kept in awe by the multitude of mouth-watering restaurants which combine delightfully with the local wines at world beating prices! Whether it be visiting the spectacular, World Heritage botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch or wine tasting at the multitude of fabulous wine estates, Cape Town has it all and will leave you planning your next visit before you’ve even left!
Cape Town is your gateway into our African continent and ideally should be combined with other amazing African destinations. Our Cape Town Packages can pull your ultimate wishes together. Fly to the African bushveld for your luxury African safari or be mesmerised by the thundering Victoria Falls! Contact us now and let our Africa safari expert tailor your trip for you.