Explore Cape Town
Cape Town, on South Africa's Western Cape, has one of the most fabulous settings of all the World’s cities, set between Table Bay and the soaring Table Mountain. With its white sandy beaches and warm seas, the place is also a draw for sunbathers, surfers, and divers. The city center is compact, and there are neighborhoods full of cafes, restaurants, and fashionable nightspots.
When to visit Cape TownWinter is generally regarded as the best time to travel to Cape Town with average January temperatures around 81ºF. Average July temperatures are around 64ºF, so it's still feasible to visit during the southern hemisphere winter. Cape Town Festival in April is a fine time to take a Cape Town holiday.
How to get to Cape TownCape Town International Airport (CPT) is about 12 miles from the city center and you can take a taxi to your hotel in Cape Town. The center of Cape Town is compact and thus easily managed on foot. Some of the sights and beaches are further afield so rent a car to make the most of your stay.
Cape Town attractionsMost popular are the beaches and coast as evidenced by the number of waterfront hotels. Cape Town's most iconic sight is Table Mountain. You can take the cable car to the top for views of the city, Table Bay, and beyond, or if you're feeling very energetic then you can walk up. At Two Oceans Aquarium it's possible to swim in a shark tank. The highly regarded Cape Grace Hotel is convenient for the aquarium. There are dozens of 4-star hotels throughout the city and the Portswood hotel is handily placed for the waterfront. One of the most popular areas for tourists to stop is at a hotel at the V&A waterfront. The Victoria and Alfred Hotel with its own marina is close to the Robben Island ferry. At Boulders Coastal Park, south of the city, you can take pictures of the penguins.
Where to stay in Cape TownHotels.com offers the best hotel choices in Cape Town from budget hotels to boutique hotels and from lodges to condos. Wherever you decide to stay, be sure to book online with Hotels.com.