Cape Town is the perfect place to escape to for a hot and scenic beach holiday during the cold and rainy British winter months. Chose an apartment or villa with pool to fully soak up the South African sun, or one of the many bed and breakfasts in the centre available to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this port city. Whatever your budget or need, you will be able to browse the various types of holiday accommodation available on Likibu, displaying various sites such as Airbnb and TripAdvisor.
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Cape Town is one of the world's most multicultural cities and known as the "Mother City" of South Africa. Its rich and complicated history has fascinated the world for years, and it is a key element of a trip to Cape Town. Whether you book a luxury villa or stay in a holiday apartment, Cape Town's bustling vibrancy and unique landscape will be sure to charm you.
When to visit Cape Town?
Cape Town has a pleasantly warm Mediterranean climate, but it's not too hot. The most important thing to remember is that, because it is in the southern hemisphere, winter in South Africa is between June and August, while summer is from December to March, so the best weather in Cape Town is during the northern hemisphere's traditional winter months. The winter in Cape Town can be rainy and is mild but colder than summer.
How to get there
Cape Town International Airport handles international flights from all over the world and has been recognised as Africa's leading airport. This makes it relatively easy for tourists from anywhere in the world to get to Cape Town by air. If you are holidaying in a holiday apartment in South Africa then Cape Town is an unmissable destination from your itinerary. From anywhere in South Africa, Cape Town is well-connected by both rail and coach services.
How to get around in Cape Town
There is a rail system in Cape Town and its surrounding suburbs, which makes it easy to travel into the centre if you book a b&b or holiday apartment on the outskirts of the city. There is some public transport, with the MyCiTi buses going through the city centre, but most people travel in minibus taxis or their own car, so it might be a good idea to hire a car in Cape Town.
Where to stay in Cape Town
This area is one of the most popular in Cape Town because of its dramatic mountain views and beautiful beaches dotted with palm trees. There are plenty of villas with sea views and holiday apartments with pools in this area. In terms of eating and going out, there is an abundance of restaurants, bars and shops nearby. The Atlantic Seaboard suburbs are also slightly further from the city centre and closer to the best beaches, so they're the ideal base for tourists looking for a relaxing beach holiday in Cape Town.
This is the perfect hub of activity for young people looking for a busy city break with lots to do. There are bars, restaurants and nightclubs on your doorstop for a fun night out in Cape Town. Book a luxury apartment or a hostel: this area boasts all kinds of accommodation to suit any budget, making it the perfect base for anyone looking for action-packed days during their time in Cape Town.
This is a less popular but up-and-coming area of Cape Town, popular with arty types. It's considered a ‘cool' district with lots of small independent businesses and young people. Book an AirBnB here for a cheap accommodation option and stick to the nearby public transport for an affordable way to explore Cape Town.
What activities to do
This mountain is part of the wider Table Mountain National Park and is popular with tourists for its outstanding natural beauty. You can hike up or take the cable car, getting amazing views of the city as well as the dramatic Cape Point of the mountain itself. For less outdoorsy types, the Chapman's Peak Drive gives a view of the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains without the tiring hike.
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
This is Cape Town's most visited tourist attraction and one of the best places for shopping in the city. There is even an aquarium amongst the hundreds of shops! The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is built on top of the docks, allowing it to also be home to the Nelson Mandela Gateway, from which ferries go to Robben Island. Here you can also visit the Robben Island Museum. The troubled but fascinating history of Cape Town and South Africa as a whole can be seen everywhere you go, and this most popular attraction is no exception.
Cape Town's balmy weather in the summer months and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean make it a great destination to combine a beach holiday with a city break. As well as being a relaxing way to spend your time sunbathing, Cape Town's beaches are a unique attraction in their own right: the geography of the coastline means different beaches can have radically different water temperatures and atmospheres. Clifton Beach has lots of restaurants and cafés and is bustling with tourists. For a more unusual choice, Boulders Beach is famous for African penguins!