Cape Town Holiday Planning Hub

It’s time to plan your dream holiday to Cape Town. Find all the answers to your travel-related questions in our handy, one-stop holiday planning hub.

You’ve seen pictures of Table Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean and scenic Cape Town. Why not experience it for yourself?

Immerse yourself in the energy of the city. Feel the heartbeat. Come share in nature, the Rainbow Nation, the sights and sounds of South Africa’s Mother City.

Discover the ‘road to freedom’ walked by our late and beloved leader, Nelson Mandela. Come and meet modern-day Capetonians – our food, wine, arts, crafts and culture.

Start planing your visit to Cape Town today! We look forward to hosting you.

Plan your trip to Cape Town

Whether you are a first time or repeat visitor, a well-planned trip to Cape Town always pays off. This city has so much to offer. Whether you are looking for sightseeing, arts, history, shopping, action and adventure, or chill-time on the beach – it has it all.

As you start planning your trip, we advise you to book your accommodation in Cape Town early. Rentals in the popular holiday destinations, such as the villas in Camps Bay, do get booked up quickly, especially during peak season.

Make airport transfer and transport arrangements upfront. Also, be aware that the weather may not always play along, so plan a flexible itinerary.

And remember, don’t leave home without organising a reliable house-sitter and leaving emergency contact numbers

Forgetting something important has the potential to spoil your trip. We want don’t want that to happen to you. Stay organised with the ultimate collection of holiday checklists which cover everything from travel planning to packing for families of all sizes.

Get accurate answers to common questions travellers have about Cape Town while they research and plan their trip to South Africa’s charming Mother City.

Why come to Cape Town

Seasoned travellers agree that Cape Town is a ‘must-see’ destination. Combining spectacular natural beauty with urban chic, Cape Town offers something for every type of holidaymaker.

Wine and dine to your heart’s content. Have fun on the beach. Enjoy the ocean scene. Superb shopping and sightseeing are on the cards. Action and adventure activities abound. Tour a township to understand South African culture.

Did we forget to mention Table Mountain? Walk, run or abseil the magnificent mountain. You can also take the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to enjoy a hawk’s view of the Cape Peninsula.

As a vacation destination, Cape Town seems to be doing pretty well. However, if you are still searching for a compelling reason to visit Cape Town, read on to discover why tourists and travel experts fall in love with this city and its people.

We say, pick two or ideally three weeks when you take a holiday to South Africa. That way you’ll have time to combine a safari with a beach break in the Western Cape and experience the diversity in this beautiful country – the Rainbow Nation.

When to visit Cape Town

Cape Town displays its special magic during each of its four distinct seasons.

  • Summer is a great time to soak up the sun. Beach bunnies will take delight in the long, hot days.
  • Autumn is cooler and adventurers may prefer the more temperate months. Cooler weather makes for great mountain climbs and long days outdoors.
  • Winter is wonderful for whale watchers and wine lovers. Spot whales from seaside spots. Visit various wineries and sample wines in front of roaring fireplaces.
  • Spring is the prettiest time of year in the Western Cape because the floral kingdom is in full bloom.

Cape Town is a city for all seasons. Discover the special treats in store at different times of the year. Then decide which season would suit you best. Make the most of your Cape Town holiday itinerary by picking the right time of year for your trip.

Cape Town is a city for all seasons. Discover the special treats in store at different times of the year. Then decide which season would suit you best. Make the most of your Cape Town holiday itinerary by picking the right time of year for your trip.

What to do in Cape Town

This vibrant city has so much to do, see and experience. It is up to you how you choose to fill your days. There is more than enough to do for everyone.

Planning a holiday with the family? Cape Town is a plum destination for families with kids. Your family can strike an easy balance between free activities and exhilarating entertainment. Experience the great outdoors. Have fun in the sun. Animal adventures await. Challenge your family’s athletic abilities. Arts and crafts can also form part of the fun.

The majestic Lion’s Head is a rocky outcrop of the Table Mountain range. It beckons hikers and trailers to discover its steep ascent. Pick your reward of stupendous views when you reach the top.

Cape Town has enough beaches to keep your beach body bronzed. There is something for everyone, from sandcastles to sun worshippers, discoverers to divers. Water sports are available to suit every wave. Choose the perfect beach according to your mood and experience the ebb and flow of Cape Town’s blue flag beaches.

With so many different things to see and do, your bucket-list may overflow with options. Whether you seek family fun, adventure activities, nature encounters, wining and dining and even shopping, Cape Town answers your call.

Cape Town’s oldest wineries started in the 17th century. Visitors can sample the wine culture and history. Get to know a variety of terroir that plays such an important part in the wines produced. As unique as the Cape culture, the wine will make you come back for more.

If it’s a lovely day in Cape Town and you’re wondering what to do, go day tripping! There are many fascinating destinations nearby the city waiting to be explored.

Did you know there is more to the wondrous Cape Winelands than just wine tasting and cellar visits? Organise your day trip to the Cape Winelands and discover why visitors to the region (and even locals) can never get enough.

There are plenty of fun activities to engage in on a day trip to Hermanus from Cape Town. Arguably the most memorable moments’ visitors take home from Hermanus is watching the Southern Right Whales play in Walker Bay.

There are many amazing places to visit on day trips from Cape Town but the Cape Peninsula is special. Here’s your chance to discover the Mother City’s rich diversity as you follow Table Mountain’s footprint against the coastline.

With Table Mountain as the eastern backdrop and the Atlantic ocean serving as a border to the west, Camps Bay is picture-perfect. If you want sea, sand, sun plus entertainment and fun in one trip, Camps Bay Beach is your family’s ideal destination for a vacation.

Discover the crème de la crème of things to do and places to see around Cape Town. Use them to build a custom itinerary according to your likes, instead of following a set itinerary created by a tour operator.

Where to stay in Cape Town

Cape Town has plenty of great places to stay. If you are wondering where to stay in Cape Town, we can suggest perfect accommodation suited to your needs.

What suits you best; a hotel, guest house, or self-catering stay? There are many deciding factors influencing your choice of accommodation in Cape Town.

Length of stay

Space and privacy become more important the longer you stay with family or friends. A self-catering villa is the obvious choice for longer stays.

Personal needs

If privacy is important, self-catering wins every time. The same goes for private amenities, such as a kitchen, lounge, pool and barbecue.

Housekeeping services

Nox Rentals’ self-catering villas and apartments are serviced daily. You can enjoy space and privacy, without having to lift a finger. You will also enjoy free Wi-Fi and satellite TV.

Guest support

Concierge services are part of hotel stays. However, Nox Rentals also offers a 24/7 concierge service. A knowledgeable member of our team is always available to assist guests.

Best location for the price

Hotels choose excellent positions. The same goes for Nox Rentals’ holiday homes. Our luxury rentals offer excellent value for money in Cape Town’s best locations.

There are plenty of good accommodation options for travellers. Self-catering in a good tourist area makes it easier to settle in and enjoy your stay. Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard has many excellent self-catering options to cater for every visitor’s needs.

Choosing a place stay is the hardest but most important part of planning your visit. If you’re struggling to decide, we’re here to clear up any confusion and help you pick the perfect area. The best place for tourists is located on Cape Town’s picturesque Atlantic Seaboard. This suburb has it all. We invite you to come to share in its spoils.

Popular holiday destinations in Cape Town

Cape Town is a sprawling city. There are great areas for tourists to stay in. The Atlantic Seaboard is the most central. Visitors love this area thanks to its proximity to the city and mountain. The sea and mountain views attract tourists time and again.

Get to know Cape Town’s holiday destinations. It will help you make a good choice when selecting your accommodation

Guarded by majestic granite boulders, secluding it from the city’s hustle, Bantry Bay is the ultimate spot for romantics.

Camps Bay’s vibrant strip is a tourist’s delight with its white, palm tree lined beach and trendy dining and drinking spots.

Immerse yourself in the heart of Cape Town’s cosmopolitan feel, watched over by Table Mountain as the backdrop.

Uninterrupted ocean views and four fabulous, wind-free beaches makes Clifton is the ultimate beachfront destination.

Sassy city living with harbour views, the action is always near De Waterkant with its chic shops, clubs and restaurants.

In Fresnaye, the grand lady of places to stay, your family can sit back and watch the ocean from the foothill of Signal Hill.

Green Point

A hub of action, Green Point is an uber convenient location at the meeting point of the city centre and Atlantic Seaboard.

Ticking all the boxes of a holiday town, Hout Bay has the sea, mountains, a harbour and plenty of family-friendly activities.

Limited access to this hidden gem ensures your privacy and pleasure. Exclusive seaside living awaits you in Llandudno.

A fun and happening are for families, Mouille Point has a lighthouse, easy access to the Promenade and V&A Waterfront.

Sea Point answers the call of energetic vacationers who want it all – the sea, promenade, restaurants, clubs and bars.

Families seeking laid-back seaside living will love the old-worldly charm of Simon’s Town and it’s African penguin colony.

Top end luxury and security. The V&A Waterfront is a city in itself with action and activities to fill your days of leisure.

Travel tips for tourists visiting Cape Town

Your Cape Town vacation will be a lot of fun. Here is a collection of detailed guides and articles with useful travel tips, which will enhance your experience.

Security is important. Tourists should take care of themselves and their belongings. Learn how to stay safe when visiting Cape Town by reading our comprehensive guide.

Ready to explore some more? Venture outside of Cape Town and tour the Western Cape province. Here’s a list of 50 amazing landmarks and places to see.

Your well-researched holiday will pay off in ensuring ease of travel. Our travel tips help ensure a seamless visit to one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Do not miss a thing. Browse the luxury traveller’s guide for discerning holidaymakers. It will help you tick all the boxes for your holiday in Cape Town.

So, you have decided to go the self-catering route for your vacation in Cape Town. Here is how to choose and book the perfect a vacation rental.

Are you looking for more information on where to go, places to see and what there is to do around Cape Town? Be sure to read our Cape Town travel blog too.

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Book your holiday to Cape Town today

The time has come to put your Cape Town holiday plans into action. Pick a holiday season that suits you and mark your calendar. Secure superior self-catering accommodation in the best area.

Then, all you need to do is pack your bags and get to Cape Town. This superb city, with all its spoils, awaits you. However, just a fair word of caution. Once you have experienced the beauty of the Cape, you will want to return. A visit to South Africa’s Mother City does not leave travellers unchanged. We expect that you’ll be back for more.

Start browsing Nox Rentals’ portfolio of luxury villas and apartments. Your home-away-from-home stay is sure to be a treat!

You can call our team at +27 21 201 1217 for travel advice and recommendations.