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Cape Town Durban Johannesburg Port Elizabeth Sun City
30 July 2022 | 7 nights | 2 people

About Cape Town

Sitting in the shadow of Table Mountain, nestled against Africa's southern coast off the South Atlantic, Cape Town is a pristine example of the coming-together of different landscapes, cultures and cuisines and offers the traveler a perfect and picturesque opportunity to really explore.

Take a hike up the infamous mountain or one of its surrounding and equally beautiful peaks, then paraglide or abseil your way back down. Don't fancy the altitude, learn to surf, dive with Great White sharks or head out whale watching

Enjoy the long stretches of white sand and the get your tan on at the beach or head into the wine regions of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek to sample some of the areas finest produce.

The diverse culinary experiences on offer at every turn make dining in the Cape a pleasure. With a heavy focus on meat, this is a carnivores dream and a must try local delicacy is Biltong, but you should also try Bobotie, Boerewors, Bunny Chow and Chakalaka among other things.

Heading further afield, witness the Garden Route unfolding as you take in the awe inspiring scenery on a coastal drive or mountain pass.

With temperatures ranging from 7°C to the high 20's, and with mirrored seasons, this is a perfect place to visit when the UK weather is just depressing, and with little to no time difference, its easy to get there and back without suffering jet lag.

With so much to do and see in this incredible place from the mountains to the surf plus Robin Island for a piece of history, it has to be on everyone's bucket list so why not book your next trip now.

When to visit

If you're planning a holiday in Cape Town, our top picks for the best time to travel would be andanuary

January

With around 14 hours of daylight and dry, sunny days, Cape Town is at its summery best. Slightly busier and pricier but there's loads to do and the waters are warm enough for swimming and water sports

Cape Town Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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3rd January 2022 by PommieTravels

One week in Cape Town: Best 7 day Cape Town itinerary

Since I’m a travel blogger so many people ask me – “Where’s the best place you’ve been to?” – a question I’d always found difficult to answer. I’ve travelled to a lot of destinations and I always struggle to choose a favorite. But then I found some cheap flights from London to Cape Town (£400 return peak season – thank you Jack’s Flight Club) and I have to say Cape Town is incredible....

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9th September 2021 by Phil and Garth

Big 5 game reserve near Cape Town, South Africa

Our main reason for travelling to South Africa was to go on a bucket list safari. Having never done a safari, we didn’t know what to expect, so we booked a couple of options. A 2 day safari at Kruger National Park and a big 5 game reserve near Cape Town at the Aquila Private Game Reserve which we’ll tell you all about in this post and if it’s worth the money....

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12th February 2021 by Andy

Cheapest places to holiday in January

Forget the typical New Year’s Resolutions of dieting, exercising and saving money – and kick the New Year off with a holiday instead! After all, it’s cold and you’ve probably spent far too much time indoors, wondering where to put all your Christmas presents.In the tropics, you’ll find perfect weather and the southern hemisphere is in sun-filled party mode for the entire month. If you’re not aching for the sun, but can’t wait to hit the slopes instead, Europe’s best ski resorts...

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14th January 2021 by PommieTravels

Where are the most visited places in South Africa?

Sub-Saharan Africa is full of amazing travel destinations. The Swahili Coast features the expansive plains that spread throughout Kenya and Tanzania and the deserts of Namibia feature flora and fauna not found anywhere else on earth. Perhaps no country in the region though offers the variety of amazing attractions that South Africa does. ...

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28th March 2020 by Phil and Garth

Your essential Cape Town travel guide

Visiting Cape Town reminded us a lot of Los Angeles – it’s cosmopolitan, it has a relaxed vibe, it’s hot, it’s layered with smog and has a never ending urban sprawl. Cape Town is a BIG city made up of lots of small neighbourhoods over a vast area so you need to plan ahead and decide what you want to see, that’s where our essential guide will help you. Cape Town is also called South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ thought to be because it gave birth to civilisation in the country. We...

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10th February 2020 by Phil and Garth

Travel guide to Boulders Beach penguins & Cape Point

The final destination on our tour of South Africa was Cape Town. But before heading to the city we drove from Stellenbosch to see the Cape Peninsula and the Boulders Beach African penguins, just 50 minutes south of Cape Town. On the way out of Stellenbosch we passed loads of strawberry fields. Apparently most of the produce is destined for our supermarkets in the UK and Europe....

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7th February 2020 by Phil and Garth

Stellenbosch – South Africa’s grape escape guide

After whale watching in Hermanus the next stop on our tour of South Africa was Stellenbosch – the country’s famous wine producing region. But first we had to get there. The route along the R44 (Clarence Drive) coastal road is just stunning, the best part is when you can see False Bay with the mountain backdrop. This is South Africa’s biggest bay, we stopped at a viewpoint and looked for sharks which are common here whilst reading all about the shark flag warning system....

Weather in Cape Town

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Cape Town

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