The Mother City is on everyone’s radar at the moment, and for good reason. It’s a vibey, growing city that has its finger on the creative pulse of the world, with a bustling nightlife, dynamic young population, and dramatic natural beauty that regularly places it at the top of even the most respected global must-visit lists.
With two oceans, one flat-top mountain and unique wildflowers, a Cape Town city break is rich in striking landscapes. But imposing architecture and a full cultural calendar means there’s also a world of manmade attractions to discover. Book a Cape Town hotel to find it all on your doorstep.
Cape Town has a diverse range of accommodation options, which suitable match the cliché that there is something for everyone. Hip, urban boutique hotels rival quaint bed and breakfasts and large hotel chains for business, as each offers a unique way in which to experience everything that the city has to offer.
Traditionally, Cape Town hasn’t been considered much of a shoppers’ paradise. There aren’t the markets, bazaars or souks associated with many cities around the world. This has all started to shift, however. Small, bustling clothing and organic food markets have sprung up around town, shopping meccas such as the V&A Waterfront continue to expand, and between them all, small boutiques, curio stores and niche shops continue to multiply.
Cape Town is widely recognised as the culinary capital of South Africa, and is home to a vast number of locally and internationally awarded restaurants. With a diverse range of restaurants catering to a variety of tastes, budgets and locations, the city is earning a reputation as a must-visit for culinary enthusiasts.
For many years Cape Town has been seen as a sleepy city, where it takes months to get anything done and most of the time is spent feet-up on the beach. But with a multitude of events, activities and spectacular attractions, this reputation is fast being put to rest.
With abundant natural beauty under regular blue skies, it’s hard to spend time indoors in the ‘Mother City’. Swim with penguins, try surfing or relax at a wine farm - outdoor Cape Town has so much to offer.
Climb sandstone mountains, track big predators and observe witch doctors preparing healing potions. Take an open mind on your holiday in South Africa and you’ll experience the real African spirit.
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