OUR FAVORITE CITY
Savvy Navigator was once told by someone wise that any time the mountains meet the ocean, the scenery is spectacular. And this is why we love Cape Town. Probably the hippest place on the African continent, Cape Town is the perfect place to begin or finish up the South African trip, including your African Safari. A dream place to visit 11months out of the year (the August weather can be unpredictable), there’s food, the Winelands, outdoor activities, beaches, and terrific shopping. We’ve spent a lot of time here over the years, and Cape Town never gets old. It just gets better with each visit.
Sleep — at the foot of Table Mountain where Kings, Presidents and Superstars have all laid their heads, The Mount Nelson Hotel.
Experience — the thrill of coming face-to-face with Great White Sharks, cage diving off the Atlantic coast.
Splurge — on an hour-long helicopter flight along the Atlantic coastline where you’ll enjoy a bird’s eye view of the City, Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles.
Eat — atop an old grain silo overlooking the city lights at internationally renowned Chef Luke Dale-Robberts’ The Pot Luck Club.
Drink — the fine wines of the region at one of the many world-famous vineyards in the Cape Winelands.
Savor — the color, vibrancy and creative energy of Cape Town’s parallel central streets, Long, Loop and Bree.
Visit — the sleepy seaside town of Hermanus, home to some of the best coastal whale watching in the world.
See — incredible views of the city and coastline by taking a cable car up the distinctively flat-topped Table Mountain.
Shop — for the best local crafts and locally-produced items at the Watershed in the famous V&A Waterfront.
Know — more about the turbulent past and bright future of South Africa by taking a tour of Robben Island, made famous for holding Nelson Mandela and several other high profile political prisoners.
Cape Town Guidebooks:
1. Fabsearch operates in cities around the world and provides the ultimate travel and event guide from local trendsetters.
2. Afar takes all the hassle out of planning your trip by putting it all in one place. Plan where you want to stay, eat, drink, shop and be merry then save your itinerary to your smartphone. The site also comes with pre-planned excursions ranging from 1 day in the City to three or more.
3. Whether you’re looking to catch up on local news, plan a weekend in the city or find somewhere to have dinner, Cape Town Etc has all that and more! A site frequented by locals and tourists alike.
4. The official site of Cape Town Tourism, expect great articles by established tourism writers, an up-to-the-minute events calendar and handy booking and trip planning functionality.
5. Cape Town Magazine is the oldest running blog in Cape Town and one of the first in South Africa, so it is a wealth of information. The Cape Town Magazine team has reviewed just about every bar restaurant, theatre or club and they’re showing no signs of slowing down.