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cape town

cape town south africa

Cape Town is a truly remarkable destination, blessed with awesome coastal scenery, magnificent beaches and mountains, and a superb selection of activities and accommodation options for both adults and families.

Whilst it's a long haul flight from the UK it has the great advantage of being pretty much in the same time zone as us (+1 hour), meaning that you arrive (and return) with no jet lag at all.

Cape Town itself is worthy of visiting for at least two to three nights, taking in the world famous V & A Waterfront for its shopping and restaurants, hiking up the majestic Table Mountain (or taking the cable car), a boat ride to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years incarcerated, an aerial tour by helicopter, surfing or body boarding on one of the sensational beaches, strolling round the world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens, or playing with Penguins in Simonstown.

For accommodation, you can choose from a selection of outstanding hotels, luxury villas or romantic beach bungalows. There's something for everyone.  How about a tailor-made 'healthy' villa holiday?  We can organise any number of one day or multi-day tours and activities. Why not hike up Table Mountain, stay at the top, and walk down the other side in the morning? Or cycle along the magnificent coastline or take a mountain bike along hillside trails. Or head out trail running with one of our professional guides?  Learn to surf or play some golf. Whatever you would like to do, we can make it happen. All with our hand-picked expert guides and instructors.

Other ideas near Cape Town

  • Franschhoek - gorgeous landscape and a foodie paradise, about an hour from Cape Town.
  • Stellenbosch - world famous wine region, also about an hour away.
  • Garden Route - head up the east coast and discover this magical area.
  • Eastern Cape - for amazing malaria-free safaris.
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10 day family spa holiday

From £2,790 for a family of three

10 days of relaxation, pampering, rejuvenation for parents around Cape Town, while children are kept entertained and staying at some of the best Spa hotels in South Africa.   More

5 days mountain biking

From £1,270 per person

Experience the mountain trails and vineyard paths the way they were meant to be discovered, by bike. More

5 day cycling tour

From £510 per person

Experience the beautiful roads and picturesque mountain passes. Our friendly, professional riders will guide you around the beautiful Cape as you pedal on coastal roads under the sun. More

7 night 4 star romantic getaway

From £2,030 per couple

A seven night romantic getaway to Cape Town and Franschhoek in exclusive, four star ‘villas-for-two’ for the ultimate in intimacy and privacy. More

7 night 5 star romantic getaway

From £2,030 per couple

Split your time between villa on the Atlantic coast and a two bedroom luxury cottage on the slopes of the
Franschhoek vineyard you are guaranteed a peaceful and romantic escape. More

4 day safari and 3 days in Cape Town

From £3,500 per room

Experience four days at the Lion Sands River Lodge in the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve before flying to Cape Town to spend three nights in a 5 star Victorian and Georgian hotel. More

12 day family escape

From £10,275 for a family of three

Tour Cape Town, Garden Route and culminate in a safari on the incredible Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. More

12 day South Africa tour

From £5,900 per room

5 days in Cape Town, 3 days on Thesen Island and 3 days in the bush on private safari. Sounds perfect! More

8 day trail running tour

From £1,170 per person

5 days trail running with 4 nights at Constantia Lodge Gueshouse & 3 nights in Stellenbosch.  The perfect mixture of activity and relaxation. More

7 day road biking trip, Capetown and Winelands

From £2295
Enjoy a 7 day road-biking holiday through Cape Town and beautiful Stellenbosch. More

 

Weather and seasons

Being such a vast country, the weather varies greatly from region to region.  The only universal truth is that the South African seasons are exactly the opposite of the northern hemisphere.  For full details, please see Seasons in South Africa - together with related ideas of what to do in each region.

Everything else

  • Flying time from London:  11 hours
  • Currency:  Rand
  • Languages:  English, Afrikaans, IsiZulu
  • Visa requirements:  Two blank  pages and 30 days before passport expires after leaving South Africa if duration is less than 90 days
  • Time difference:  GMT +2
welgelegen guesthouse

welgelegen guesthouse


cape town, south africa    room per night from £100

A charming and delightfully unpretentious 13 bedroom boutique hotel, well known for its warm hospitality and friendly service. A great urban sanctuary, located in the heart of Cape Town.

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colona castle

colona castle


cape town, south africa    room per night from £130

Colona Castle is a magical luxury 5 star boutique hotel of great quality with just 8 bedroom suites. Ideal for those who wish to distance themselves from the “hustle and bustle” of the city and stay in a quieter spot, but still have easy access to all the places of interest in and around Cape Town.

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steenberg hotel

steenberg hotel


cape town, south africa    room per night from £177

One of the oldest residences in the Cape has become a superb hotel. Feels like a country club, with a bioutique luxury hotel, a fine dining restaurant and a super trendy brasserie, plus a wonderful 18 hole golf course and a winery.

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constantia villa

constantia villa


cape town, south africa    villa per night from £280

This grand, 6 bedroom Cape Dutch style house is exceptional. Perched on the edge of the Constantia Mountains, it has sweeping views across the vineyards towards False Bay. Swimming pool and 4 acres of gardens.

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theatre place

theatre place


cape town, south africa    villa per night from £365

This glamorous and theatrical 3 bedroom apartment is set on two levels and located in a prime position on Camps Bay’s beach front, a stone’s throw from the plethora of shops and restaurants that line the promenade.

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dock house

dock house


cape town, south africa    room per night from £535

The Dock House is our favourite small 5-star boutique hotel situated in the V&A Waterfront, set against the back drop of Table Mountain. With just 6 bedrooms, ideal for booking on an exclusive use basis.

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cape grace hotel

cape grace hotel


cape town, south africa    3 nights from £545

For those who enjoy the services and facilities of a larger hotel, the Cape Grace is one of the best 5-star hotels in Cape Town. Resting serenely on the quayside of the working harbour, flanked by the luxury yacht basin, this hotel exudes style and elegance.

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glen beach villa

glen beach villa


cape town, south africa    villa per night from £565

Stylish, open plan living space in this beautiful contemporary villa located right on the beach. 2, 4 or 6 bedroom options. Enjoy the wide panoramic views of the ocean whilst you relax beside your swimming pool.

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steenberg villa

steenberg villa


cape town, south africa    villa per night from £585

Situated in the heart of the magnificent Steenberg estate, this charming 4 bedroom family bungalow is just a short stroll to the golf course and the Steenberg Hotel's excellent dining facilities.

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bishopscourt villa

bishopscourt villa


cape town, south africa    villa per night from £630

Situated in the prestigious Bishopscourt suburb of Cape Town, this immaculate villa with 4 en suite bedrooms offers a homely retreat for families or small groups.

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bantry villa

bantry villa


cape town, south africa    villa per night from £1,260

With spectacular views over the ocean, this fabulous and extremely stylish 5 or 6 bedroom villa, is one of the finest residences in Cape Town. With live-in butler and chef and wonderful open plan layout, this pad is an entertainer's dream.

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bantry bay villa

bantry bay villa


cape town, south africa    villa per night from £3,995

Quite possibly the finest private residence available for hire in Cape Town (3 or 5 bedrooms), with its own luxury spa, all fully serviced by its own neighbouring 5 star boutique hotel. Stunning views of the ocean with towering mountains behind.

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llandudno beach villa

llandudno beach villa


cape town, south africa    7 nights from £21,410

Immaculate ultra luxurious beach side private villa has 6 spacious bedroom suites and excellent indoor and outdoor entertaining and relaxation space. The wrap around deck and open plan living space all provide sensational views of the ocean.

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