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With daily direct flights between Maun and Cape Town, this spectacular city offers the perfect start or end to your safari
Cape Town boasts one of the finest settings in the world. Lying at the tip of Africa, where majestic mountains tumble into lively seas and windswept beaches are home to penguins and seals and a stunning range of superb restaurants. Table Mountain dominates the landscape and divides the city up into numerous very distinct areas. From the buzzing waterfront to the trendy city bowl and leafy vineyards of Constantia, this city is a melting pot of cultures. With a world class dining scene, an amazing range of hotels and activities to suit every interest, Cape Town is a fantastic destination for every traveller. Whether you are looking to enjoy the beaches, the wine-farms or just the buzz of the city – Cape Town makes a perfect contrast to the wilderness of the Okavango.
The city is defined by its spectacular natural surroundings, which host its most famous visitor attractions. Cape Point, Table Mountain, Robben Island, Chapman’s Peak, Boulders Beach, Vineyards, Beaches and so much more. It is a city which really deserves to be explored beyond the lively waterfront, fun as it is.
First and foremost Table Mountain, a must visit. This distinct mountain crowns the city and offers awe-inspiring views of the city and the rest of the beautiful Table Mountain National Park, which is an impressive 221 km2 reaching all the way to the Peninsular. And a trip to the Peninsular and Cape Point will really showcase the best of this stunning area, ideally on Chapman’s Peak Drive, a spectacular road skirting the Atlantic seaboard which will stay with you forever. Cape Point marks the point where the two oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic meet, and the end of the national park. Expect to see baboons, antelope and wonderful birdlife on your visit here.
The numerous beaches which line the coast are all distinct in their individual settings and experience offering something for everyone. Whether you are looking for something trendy like Camps Camp and Clifton beaches, something quiet and secluded like Llandudno beach or a long walk or surf on Long Beach, you are sure to find what you are looking for. Just remember the water around Cape Town is cold!
Penguins are another iconic image of Cape Town. Children will be delighted with the experience at Boulder’s Bay, where thousands of African Penguins have made their home. Further out of town, and less busy is Stoney Point, another impressive colony of these little characters.
The stunning landscapes and natural surroundings of Cape Town offer a spectacular playground to a huge range of activities. From hiking to surfing, mountain biking or paragliding, kayaking, snorkelling, diving, abseiling, climbing, wind-surfing, stand-up-paddle-boarding…the list is endless.
Cape Town has become synonymous with fine dining and equally fine wines –with an impressive and ever growing list of award winning restaurants, such as The Test Kitchen and La Colombe. It is certainly one of the most exciting cities to eat out, with an every changing food scene. Cape Town has fantastic restaurants at every price point, from foodie markets and playful pop ups to chef tables and wine farm picnics. It really offers a foodie safari like no other. One thing is for sure- if you hope to visit some off the most popular restaurants, booking in advance is a must. We can assist with all of these plans and to guide you through the almost overwhelming options available in the city.
The city is often described as a melting pot of cultures, with Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and African beliefs all living in the city. A walk through the colourful Bo-Kaap district, the Cape Malay quarter of the city, showcases this well. Food tours have become popular in this colourful district and offer a delicious way to learn more about this interesting ethic group of the city while sampling their famous aromatic cuisine.
Cape Town is steeped in history, and a number of tours offer fascinating insight into its rich and troubled past. The city has been receiving Western visitors and colonists since the 15th century when Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias first reached the area. The Portuguese, Dutch East India Company and British all ruled here at one time – leaving their mark as colonists do. More recently Cape Town was greatly affected by Apartheid and this changed the face of the city permanently. The District Six Museum tells this story well, and along with other sites such as Robben Island, Slave Lodge and Company Gardens which showcase the city’s history.
Cape Town Airport is well connected and serviced by a number of international airlines. Importantly, there are daily direct flights to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango, meaning a safari to this pristine wilderness is only a 2 hour flight away. For those looking to safari even further, there are direct flights to Kruger as well. We know the region extremely well and are experts at designing tailormade itineraries to include all your preferred destinations.
Perfectly capturing the spirit of a bygone era, a journey on the world-renowned Rovos Rail transports guests back to the nostalgic golden age of rail travel. Rovos is an exceptional way to travel to iconic destinations such as Cape Town and Victoria Falls, embracing slow, luxurious travel as you journey through dramatic African landscapes. Between exquisite dining experiences, guests enjoy an array of guided activities at notable historical and natural attractions along the way.
Old - world charm and opulence await the discerning guest at the Mount Nelson Hotel. Opened in 1898, this well located hotel is the epitome of elegant establishments. Delectable afternoon teas, magnificent gardens and excellent facilities ensure that Cape Town’s oldest hotel remains a much celebrated icon of a bygone era. A favourite with figures such as John Lennon and Winston Churchill, the Mount Nelson continues to delight its modern- day patrons.
On the slopes of Lion’s Head with breathtaking mountain and ocean views, lies the exquisite Cape View Clifton Beach Hotel. Stylish, sophisticated and service of a top notch standard from one of the most exclusive addresses in Cape Town, this is a fantastic hotel. Full concierge service, fine dining restaurants and splendid beaches are within easy reach - a combination of true luxury and convenience. Great for couple and families alike.
More Quarters is a collection of luxury serviced apartments ideal for families looking for space and independence as well as the security and support of a hotel, which provided by its sister hotel, Cape Cadogan next door. Tucked away on a quiet mews just off popular Kloof Street, and just 10 minutes from the Waterfront, More Quarters is an ideal base, with a number of popular restaurants and cafes on the doorstep.
A charming boutique hotel, Four Rosmead prides itself on attention to detail and outstanding personalized service. Built in 1903 in leafy Oranjezicht, this smart hotel sits at the base of Table Mountain with easy access to the Waterfront, Clifton, Camps Bay and Kirstenbosch Gardens. With bespoke elegant rooms, a heated saltwater swimming pool and welcoming lounge this homely but stylish hotel is a perfect and affordable base from which to explore Cape Town. Children are not accepted.
Named after the mountain range into which it nestles, The Twelve Apostles Hotel has a spectacular setting below majestic mountains with superb Atlantic views. This illustrious five star hotel offers a more peaceful setting to the hustle and bustle of the city, with convenient access to Camps Bay and Llandudno beach. The Waterfront is just 20 minutes away. This elegant and luxurious hotel offers a full range of services making it suitable for families and couples alike.
Once a Georgian-Victorian townhouse, Cape Cadogan is a smart boutique hotel perfectly located in the city bowl. Tucked away on a quiet mews just off popular Kloof Street, and just 10 minutes from the Waterfront, the Cape Cadogan is an ideal base, with a number of popular restaurants and cafes on the doorstep. Service is a strong point here, with a friendly and attentive team on hand to ensure the most comfortable stay.
With a prime location on Cape Town’s historic V&A Waterfront, The Cape Grace Hotel offers a warm welcome and luxurious accommodation. As well as central location, the hotel stands out for its incredibly personalised and service. Complimentary chauffeurs are provided within 10kms of the hotel. Harbour or mountain view rooms are available, as well as a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, gym and spa. An extremely well run and serviced hotel.
One of Cape Town’s finest hotels, Ellerman House is a sophisticated boutique hotel with spectacular Atlantic views, excellent facilities and top notch service. Originally an Edwardian Mansion, Ellerman House now stands on the cliffs of Bantry Bay as a beacon of luxury and elegance. Traditional in style but modern in approach, the personalised service and attention to detail stands out. A fine art collection, wine cellar, fine dining and beautiful grounds complete this five star experience.
The Silo is a historic grain silo, unbelievably, the platform for this five star hotel based in the heart of the Cape Town Waterfront. Contained within the upper six storeys of the silo, the industrial architecture is a sophisticated masterpiece based on abstraction –clean lines, basic geometric shapes and liner elements. More wonders lie below at the Zeitz MOCAA Art Museum. With stunning rooms, a superb restaurant, beautiful bar, spa, swimming pool this is an outstanding hotel.
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