About Cape Town and Vicinity
Sandwiched between the glittering ocean and spectacular Table Mountain, Cape Town is undoubtedly one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The main tourist hub is the Victoria & Albert Waterfront, which is teeming with fantastic hotels, restaurants, markets and art galleries. It is from here that boat excursions depart to the fascinating Robben Island. Whilst some visitors love to be based in the thick of things, others might prefer the idea of basing themselves at one of the city’s many beautiful beaches, such as Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandudno. Boutique hotels and designer villas with spectacular seas views abound in these spots, offering visitors a more relaxed Capetonian experience.
A must see during any trip to Cape Town is Boulders Bay, which just happens to be home to hundreds of African penguins. The best thing about this spot is the fact that you can literally swim with the penguins (if you can stand their fishy smell!). Contact us before visiting to ensure you have the best experience here, as it is very easy to go in the wrong entrance and not find the beach where you and swim with the birds.
A particularly charming area to visit is leafy Constantia. This heritage filled area is the oldest wine-making region in the southern hemisphere as well as a foodie’s paradise with some exceptional restaurants attached to many of the vineyards. A classic is La Colombe at Silvermist vineyards. The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are well worth a visit - especially for those travelling with children.
Other sights not to be missed around the Cape Town area include the Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain, and the District Six Museum.