Cape Town offers a tantalising blend of culture, adventure and natural beauty, set against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain National Park. For the active and open-minded explorer, the city entices the imagination yet offers the perfect place to soak up your surroundings.
Arriving in Cape Town, you’ll soon discover the cool, edgy vibe of its city streets and will want to immerse yourself fully in its eclectic selection of funky art galleries, cool bars and design-inspired stores. The city has distinctive areas that offer an insight into local living and form a blended hub of South African history and contemporary lifestyle.
The country’s troubled past is far from forgotten, and is now celebrated by the coexistence of diverse cultures and faiths. This innate characteristic of the city opens up a number of experiences from jazz, food and gospel tours and the welcoming manner of Cape Town’s residents. At the heart of the city lies Long Street, packed full of eateries and quirky shops. As the sun sets on this spot, it’s the perfect time to indulge in the bustling nightlife and delicious foodie options on offer, and you’ll always find a rooftop bar to watch the sunset over the Atlantic.
District Six and the Cape Flats is where you’ll want to head for its fascinating history. But for a hive of entertainment, V&A Waterfront is one of the best spots in town. If you prefer to spend your evenings off the main tourist drag, then head for the city bowl – an area with a bad reputation for safety for many years, now home to some of CT’s coolest bars. Further afield, the sweeping emerald valleys of the Northern Suburbs offer an abundance of vineyard stops for a cheeky glass of vino.
You’re never far from adventure in Cape Town, and if you take a leaf from the locals, seizing the opportunity to soak up the natural surroundings of Table Mountain National Park and its vast landscapes, there are plenty of activities to set your pulse racing. For thrill seekers, discover Cape Town from a unique perspective on a tandem-paraglide experience or take to two wheels for some downhill mountain-biking fun.
You might be surprised to discover the diverse, cosmopolitan atmosphere of the city’s central hub nestled between impressive mountain ranges and shimmering coastline, but once you arrive, you’ll be drawn in by its unique beauty.
Plan your trip to Cape Town today and discover the perfect mix of urban vibes and natural wonder.