While Cape Town’s metropolis huddles at the base of the majestic Table Mountain, the greater city is made up of suburbs and satellite towns that sprawl southwards over much of the scenically spectacular Cape Peninsula.
We believe Cape Town itself is best explored on foot – explore historic sites such as the Castle of Good Hope, the District Six Museum, the Company Gardens and Greenmarket Square to eclectic Long Street. Connecting the city and harbour is the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront development, with numerous attractions that include the Two Oceans Aquarium and a wealth of restaurants, bars and retail stores.
A leisurely day’s drive around the Cape Penninsula’s coastline is highly recommended. Stops include Kirstenbosch Gardens and the wineries of Constantia. Chapmans Peak is one of the greatest drives in the world with its hairpin bends and fantastic views. Further down the Penninsula visit Simon's Town with its naval history, arty Kalk Bay and the charming villages of Noordhoek and Kommetjie – both connected by the ‘Long Beach’. On the winding road back to the city, stop at one of the beaches along the Atlantic Seaboard (Llandudno, Camps Bay, Bakoven or Clifton) or enjoy sundowners at one of the many trendy bars in the area.
Blessed with the most stunning of scenery and a pleasant Mediterranean climate, the ‘Fairest Cape’ is a must on every visitor’s itinerary.