A Cape Town City Break

Icon October 12, 2018
Icon By Freddi Previte
Icon 0 comments

Whether you’re looking for a short stop over en-route to your final destination or a long weekend adventure escape, Cape Town is the city on everyone’s lips.

 

 

Think Miami Beach meets San Francisco. Following the slopes of Signal Hill, you’ll find yourself discovering the colourful facades of the houses in Bo Kaap and the popular restaurants of Long Street (where the buildings resemble that of New Orleans). Stroll along the Promenade at Camps Bay, with the ocean on one side and some of the hottest nightlife spots on the other. Immerse yourself in the history of South Africa with an emotional trip to Robben Island, the infamous prison which held Nelson Mandela for 27 years. Or simply recline and absorb the spectacular views of Cape Town.

You can’t talk about Cape Town without mentioning the foreboding Table Mountain. Travel in the comfort of a cable car with panoramic views of the city or if you’re feeling fit, hike up the mountain on foot. Whilst we’re on the subject of fitness, Cape Town has an abundance of activities to get the heart pumping. Try your hand at supping, paddle boarding, surfing, cycling and scuba diving to name only a few. For wildlife enthusiasts a trip to Boulders Beach will provide the perfect spot to watch the aquatic African penguins or in the months of September and October witness the grandeur of the Humpback whales at Cape Point Nature Reserve.

 

 

Looking for modern and stylish accommodation in the heart of the V&A waterfront, then look no further than the One&Only Cape Town. Luxuriously appointed rooms, a cool and trendy atmosphere and at the very heart of the hotel a popular haunt for your favourite tipple and live entertainment to kick start your evening. For groups or families looking for exclusivity and something extra special, The One Above is a private residence with a wraparound terrace, modern interior and catering team. For those after a slightly more traditional hotel, but still located within the V&A waterfront, Cape Grace is a spectacular maritime styled hotel. Fancy sipping on 400 whiskies from around the globe? Rather you than me. Bascule Bar at the Cape Grace is the perfect spot on the water’s edge, to savour the speciality drinks and sample the signature cocktails.

 

 

Exploring Outside of Cape Town

Fancy developing your sommelier skills; Franschhoek and Stellenbosch are a mere 40 minutes away from Cape Town. Enter the winelands and truly appreciate the cultivation and skill of the master wine makers. Wander through the gardens at Babylonstoren located in Simondium, sample award-winning wines from the renowned Delaire Graff, escape to the palatial La Residence and be whisked up into the surrounding mountains to gaze across the rolling hills.

 

aFor those who like the freedom of the open road, the Garden Route provides a coastal journey that is sure to revive the senses. From Cape Town, head south to Hermanus where you can experience a rather close encounter with one of the world’s most fearsome predators; the Great White Shark. Perched on the edge of a cliff, the luxurious Birkenhead House overlooks Walker Bay, a hotspot for whale watching.  Leaving the coastline, veer inland through the mighty mountains and forests to Plettenberg Bay. A stay at The Plettenberg gives you the perfect seaside getaway paired with farm-fresh gourmet dining. Along the Garden Route you’ll find a selection of small towns, where you can admire the changing coastline, wildlife and horticulture.

 

Let Us Help

Pair your journey through the Garden Route or your stay in Cape Town with an authentic safari experience. Whether you decide to stay in South Africa and roam the majestic Kruger National Park or fly across the border into Namibia, Botswana or Zimbabwe, we can tailor a bespoke trip that is perfect just for you.