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Do we really need to list Cape Town’s big 3? If you’ve flown in before and somehow skipped the sharks, wine and Table Mountain, you need to check your passport. An unmissable trio, but perhaps you were busy scampering among Cape Town’s many, many other beautiful sights? You may have been rummaging in the 7,000 species of plants at the Kirstenbosch Gardens – though the Cape’s unique and endemic floral carpet found elsewhere might have escaped you. Maybe you took a road trip to Hermanus and watched southern right whales breaching in the bay. Were you swimming with African penguins in Simon’s Town? Or were you engrossed in the markets, restaurants and attractions on the city’s waterfront?

Feel no shame in being distracted in Cape Town. There’s no shortage of things to see and do. Be they shiny and slick – like the city’s swish, yet affordable eateries. Or a little uncomfortable, such as a delve into the past with a visit to Robben Island. Whether you’re flying in to Cape Town’s craggy and cultured cityscape for the first time or your tenth, do yourself a favour. Make your timetable as eclectic as the city itself. Sure you’ll miss a few things – but that’s a fantastic excuse to come back for more.

Cape Town

Do we really need to list Cape Town’s big 3? If you’ve flown in before and somehow skipped the sharks, wine and Table Mountain, you need to check your passport. An unmissable trio, but perhaps you were busy scampering among Cape Town’s many, many other beautiful sights? You may have been rummaging in the 7,000 species of plants at the Kirstenbosch Gardens – though the Cape’s unique and endemic floral carpet found elsewhere might have escaped you. Maybe you took a road trip to Hermanus and watched southern right whales breaching in the bay. Were you swimming with African penguins in Simon’s Town? Or were you engrossed in the markets, restaurants and attractions on the city’s waterfront?

Feel no shame in being distracted in Cape Town. There’s no shortage of things to see and do. Be they shiny and slick – like the city’s swish, yet affordable eateries. Or a little uncomfortable, such as a delve into the past with a visit to Robben Island. Whether you’re flying in to Cape Town’s craggy and cultured cityscape for the first time or your tenth, do yourself a favour. Make your timetable as eclectic as the city itself. Sure you’ll miss a few things – but that’s a fantastic excuse to come back for more.

   
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Money matters in the Mother City

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    3 course meal for 2: £29.31

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    A regular cappuccino: £1.37

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    A medium beer: £1.70

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    One-way (Local Transport): £0.98

Money matters in the Mother City

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    3 course meal for 2: £29.31

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    A regular cappuccino: £1.37

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    A medium beer: £1.70

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    One-way (Local Transport): £0.98

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Too hot to handle?

Cape Town is the sort of city that has you questioning ‘when is the best time to get in the water with Great Whites’. June to August, since you ask. But expect rain. January is the busiest month but it’s dry and hot. Really hot. The best time to visit Cape Town? February – slightly less busy, but still plenty of sun.

Discover the real Cape Town

Expect to be offered biltong, a gatsby, or bobotie if you spend any time in the company of locals. And, of course, you may even get an invite to a braai. Which is basically a barbecue – but there’s rarely anything basic about it. You’ll eat well in Cape Town – almost anywhere. If we had one tip? Try the sushi.

It’s hard not to see – and be wowed by – Table Mountain. And by all means do conquer it. Yes, it’s a thrill-filled back drop, but Cape Town’s got plenty more where that came from. Adrenaline maxing activities await on land, air and sea – but don’t miss the laidback villages, art scene and the waterfront.

In a city where coastal waters can be populated by great whites or penguins – it pays to know where to dip your toes in the waters. This isn’t a metaphor – in Cape Town this info is as crucial as picking the best vineyard, hottest restaurant or scenic views. Of course, we’ve got that covered as well.

Food & Drink

Expect to be offered biltong, a gatsby, or bobotie if you spend any time in the company of locals. And, of course, you may even get an invite to a braai. Which is basically a barbecue – but there’s rarely anything basic about it. You’ll eat well in Cape Town – almost anywhere. If we had one tip? Try the sushi.

See & do

It’s hard not to see – and be wowed by – Table Mountain. And by all means do conquer it. Yes, it’s a thrill-filled back drop, but Cape Town’s got plenty more where that came from. Adrenaline maxing activities await on land, air and sea – but don’t miss the laidback villages, art scene and the waterfront.

Guides & Tips

In a city where coastal waters can be populated by great whites or penguins – it pays to know where to dip your toes in the waters. This isn’t a metaphor – in Cape Town this info is as crucial as picking the best vineyard, hottest restaurant or scenic views. Of course, we’ve got that covered as well.

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More of the Cape Town

It’s all about the routes. The wine route, garden route and even a whale route – if you know where to look. All stunning, all well worth your time. South Africa’s bounty doesn’t stop there. Not short on wildlife, seals and penguins to the Big 5 are easy enough to track down. A botanical hotspot, foodie haven and wine lover’s paradise, South Africa’s craggy peaks, sweeping winelands and infamous coastline will get your roadtrip engines running for a drive you’ll not forget.