Jan 31, 2020 - Feb 1, 2020
2 adults - 1 room
Where to Stay in Cape Town
A dramatic and rugged landscape with the imposing figure of Table Mountain looking down on the city below makes Cape Town one of the most memorable places to visit in South Africa and there are numerous car rental options if you want to get out of the city and explore.
Visitors to Cape Town – located on the south west coast of the country – are never short of things to do with a boat trip to the notorious Robben Island, a day of whale watching and visits to the Cape of Good Hope and Table Mountain National Park all jostling at the top of the "must do" list. For more inspiration on that list, read Top 10 things to see and do in Cape Town.
Cape Town Waterfront Hotels
Cape Town’s waterfront is one of the city’s most popular attractions with many tourists looking to stay close to the restaurants and shops in the area – combining a stay in this beating heart of the city with the convenience of a car rental means the surrounding countryside, towns and beaches are easily accessible, while the nightlife of Cape Town is also at your fingertips.
This well-located hotel perched on a private quay between a yacht marina and the hugely-popular Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, which is home to many of the city’s finest restaurant, shopping and entertainment choices. A glamorous choice of accommodation, the Cape Grace provides five-star amenities, including the titular spa, a swimming pool and fitness center.
Another of Cape Town’s landmark buildings, the Victoria & Alfred Hotel enjoys a city center location on the waterfront offering easy access to Cape Town's shopping delights, restaurants and historic tours to the likes of Robben Island and Table Mountain.
As a budget hotel option, the Prota Hotel by Marriott is a five-minute walk from the waterfront but still close enough to enjoy easy access to the city’s most prominent shopping and entertainment center. Guests at this apartment hotel can enjoy a selection of dining options and a swimming pool.
There are many other places to stay in this dynamic city – to find out more on the luxury, mid-range and budget hotels available in Cape Town take a look through the choices by using our hotel search engine.
Life long dream of seeing South Africa. Safaris, sharks, wine and adventure
Many people miss the ‘old city’ of Cape Town with the coloured little houses. Beautiful restaurants at Bloubergstrand, hop-on-hop-off a great adventure, it takes you everywhere. Avoid Cape Point, extremely expensive and packed with tourists (must have a good fitness level).
It's my home city and it has the best of everything: gorgeous beaches, beautiful mountains, stunning scenery and delicious food and drink. It's the perfect place to escape a northern hemisphere winter.
The western cape has so much to offer, there are the famous tourist attractions such as Table mountain and the cablecar and the penguins at Betty’s Bay ( better than Boulder beach ) but the real gems take a bit more looking for. Hire a car and drive the garden route but visit Swellendam and Oudsthorn and Prince Albert, here is South Africa and the home of hospitality. Go to Stellenbosch and visit Rust - en - Vrede for lunch, simple menu and just fantastic. Watch the local beautiful people mix with affluent tourists, great entertainment. Try Somerset West in the evening, Bluewaters has brilliant sushi for next to nothing, or just meander round a vineyard taking in the views and having a glass or two of fresh and young white wine. Cape Town is just a great place to start your adventure, the best time to go is Jan/Feb when the Xmas holidays are over. The hotels and apartments are readily available and moderately priced and the weather is at its best. Car hire is fairly cheap as is fuel, roads are good and pretty empty once out of Cape Town and driving is very enjoyable as it’s right hand drive. Flights are also cheap in winter with return trips from about £500. For £1500 you can have a wonderful 2 weeks in a stunning location with some of the worlds best food and drink and the friendliest people anywhere. Don’t put it off, just go.