What to do in Cape Town on holiday

The most popular holiday destination in the Republic of South Africa, Cape Town enjoys some breathtaking views and a charming countryside, as well as a thriving city with bustling night life.

As such, there is a huge variety of things to do, so no visitor will feel that they have run out of attractions when on holiday or enjoying a few extra days of relaxation in luxury accommodation after a business trip.

It is worth noting that Cape Town is not only the most visited city in South Africa, but of the entire continent.

Table Mountain
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Majestic Table Mountain

Perhaps the city’s international image is most associated with Table Mountain which is recognised the world over. The mountain remains one of Cape Town’s major attractions and few travellers spend time in the city without taking time to visit it.

Dominating the city’s skyline, Table Mountain is easily accessible via its Aerial Cableway which ascends its slopes. Many people also trek up the mountain on organised hikes and these can sometimes be combined with an abseiling session which, given the heights involved, is not for the faint hearted.

Blue Flag beaches

Cape Town’s beaches are also well worth visiting and many can be discovered in the course of just one day – each offering something unique. For those seeking a section of beach close to luxurious accommodation and top-quality apartments and villas, then Camps Bay and Clifton is worth seeking out.

Infamous Waterfront

V&A Waterfront Marina, Cape Town
V&A Waterfront Marina, Cape Town

If you like to shop till you drop, the ever-popular V&A Waterfront is another superb place to put into your itinerary. It affords great views of the Atlantic Ocean and the harbour has something of an old world charm dating back, as it does, to the mid-Victorian era.

World class vineyards

Another thing that Cape Town is world famous for is its exceptional wine making industry. The fertile land that surrounds the city is ideal for growing a wide variety of grapes and Cape Winelands have a reputation for quality produce that is well-deserved.

As such, wine routes have sprung up which mean that travellers can easily navigate between wine making estates to sample the best that Cape Town has to offer. Independent travellers can usually just turn up so long as it is not grape picking season, but many people prefer the comfort of an organised tour which means they don’t have to drive.

Sublime spas

For travellers who are looking for some rest and relaxation during their stay, then Cape Town has all the top-quality spas that you would expect from a sophisticated city.

Many of the five star spas in the city are part of luxury hotels, but you don’t need to be a guest to book yourself in as a day visitor or even for a one-off treatment. Some of the best ones are by the waterfront and the relaxing atmosphere is augmented by the rolling waves of the sea.

Fine dining

Cape Town also offers a fine dining experience in many of its restaurants which can be the perfect way of rounding off a day of pampering.

With so much on offer, booking the right sort of luxury accommodation in Cape Town is essential, so it is well worth checking the listings to find something suitable in the heart of the city.

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