It is true that Cape Town has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but there is much more to the Western Cape than miles of stunning coastline. As well as long, sandy beaches flanked by mountains, bathed in beautiful sunsets and providing exhilarating conditions for surfing and kite-surfing, there is plenty to do away from the shore.
The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is part of the Table Mountain National Park. Enjoy a hike or a forest walk; see a variety of wildlife, including eland, red hartebeest, bontebok and zebra; and photograph the fully functioning lighthouse at the Cape of Good Hope on the most south-western point of Africa. See the African penguins and the pristine beaches of Boulders Penguin Colony, and relax and enjoy the view, finding a spot to admire how the mountains plunge into the sea.
Visit the Victoria & Albert Waterfront, which is situated at the foot of Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour and within walking distance of Cape Town City Centre. There are more than 80 restaurants, and in excess of 450 retail outlets, as well as entertainment venues and an impressive selection of accommodation, whether you are a business traveller or a holidaymaker taking in the sights with your family.
Cape Town apartments are located in the trendy neighbourhoods in the City Bowl District, and also in the more serene, leafy suburbs of Cape Town if you prefer. There are a number of different types of accommodation, whatever your price range, including waterfront apartments located a short distance from the beach and luxurious, renovated period houses in the inner-city districts. World Escape’s Cape Town apartments can accommodate families or smaller parties and offer attractive and comfortable accommodation. Staying in the heart of Cape Town means you are conveniently located for amenities and entertainment. Explore the nightlife and the rooftop bars, bistros, restaurants, cocktail bars, beach clubs and jazz venues, or perhaps you prefer art galleries, theatres and museums.
The District Six Museum is in an area that was originally established as a community of freed slaves, merchants, labourers, artisans and immigrants, and witnessed the forced removal of black South Africans in 1901 and the subsequent demolishment of their homes. Take in the culture of this provincial city, tour Robben Island and see Nelson Mandela’s cell, or visit South Africa’s oldest wine-producing estate in the fertile Constantia Valley. Chapman’s Peak Drive is a 9km coastal road that skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman’s Peak and offers wonderful views of the mountains above and the sheer drop to the sea below.
Cape Town is the perfect venue for a beach holiday or for someone looking to experience adrenaline-pumping activities such as diving with sharks, paragliding, sandboarding, or abseiling from Table Mountain. Of course, if you prefer to traverse Table Mountain in a more sedate manner, you can always take an aerial tram and enjoy a 360-degree view of Cape Town. Enjoy an adventure on the Cape for a truly unforgettable holiday experience.
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