Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad, Xhosa: iKapa) is the third most populous
city in South Africa, forming part of the metropolitan municipality of
the City of Cape Town. It is the provincial capital of the Western Cape,
as well as the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National
Parliament and many government offices are located. Cape Town is famous
for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom,
including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Often
regarded as one of the world's most beautiful cities because of its geography,
Cape Town is the most popular South African destination for tourism.
Town originally developed as a victualling station for Dutch ships sailing
to Eastern Africa, India, and Asia more than 200 years before the advent
of the Suez Canal in 1869. Jan van Riebeeck's arrival on 6 April 1652 established
the first permanent European settlement in sub-Saharan Africa. Cape Town
quickly outgrew its original purpose as the first European outpost at the
Castle of Good Hope. It was the largest city in South Africa until the
growth of Johannesburg and Durban. Cape Town is town twinned with
Nice in France.
and beautiful southern suburb of Cape Town.
views - some areas have magnificent views across to False Bay.
from the Cape Town City Centre, and 25 minutes from the airport.
Constantia and the Constantia winelands close by.
from the nearest beaches at Hout Bay.
Hotel Constantia The
Alphen is a National Monument, a historic Country Manor House offering
you so much more than mere accomodation. It is in the heart of a former
wine estate, centrally situated in the Peninsula and at the gateway to
the Constantia Valley and Wine Route. Constantia has a country atmosphere
with a distinctive historic and scenic environment and has an image of
quality as Cape Town's most exclusive suburb. Where squirrels scamper
and birds sing, where the gleaming patina of antique furniture reflects
gleaming tales of a bygone era. Alphen - where warm hospitality has reigned
supreme since the 18th century. A spectacular setting amidst the dappled
shade of ancient oaks offers both tranquility and easy access to the many
splendors of the Cape.
Uitsig Hotel, Constantia Set
amongst the vineyards of a private wine estate in the shadow of Cape Town's
Table Mountain, the highly acclaimed hotel and restaurants are just twenty
minutes from the city centre and Waterfront, and within easy reach of the
Historic Winelands of Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch. The hotel
is renowned for its atmosphere of quiet elegance and gracious hospitality.
Encircled by age-old vineyards, the hotel has sixteen individually decorated
garden rooms each with a private patio and sweeping views of the Constantia
Valley. If you are a gourmet food lover then this is an excellent
reason to visit Constantia Uitsig. La Colombe Restaurant has been voted
the top restaurant in South Africa for four consecutive years, and serves
traditional french provençal cuisine of the very highest standard.
Constantia Hotel, Constantia The
Constantia is situated in one of the oldest and most beautiful wine producing
valleys in the Cape, in close proximity to five of South Africaís top wine
estates, and many celebrated Cape restaurants. It is just one minutes drive
from the chic Constantia Mall with its fashionable shops and restaurants.
An easy approach to freeways gives the visitor superb access to the entire
Capeís scenic delights, from Simonís town and the False Bay beaches to
the City Centre, Waterfront and beyond. Great attention is paid to
peace and tranquility, with even the luxury swimming pool and surrounding
tanning deck having been landscaped and sunk below ground level, making
it very private.
Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, Constantia Situated
in the heart of the secure Constantia Valley in Cape Town, The Cellars-Hohenort
unifies two great traditions: the magnificent restoration of the Cellars
of the 18th century Klaasenbosch wine estate and the splendid Hohenort
manor house previously owned by the Spilhaus family. In its renaissance
as one of the great country house hotels of the Cape, the five-star Cellars-Hohenort
is a member of the international Relais & Chateaux Association.
Nestled against the densely forested eastern slopes of Table Mountain,
the hotel affords breathtaking views across the Constantia Valley to False
City Bowl, Cape Town, South Africa In
the city bowl, framed by the famous Table Mountain and close to Table Bay.
Areas of interest are the V&A Waterfront (shops and restaurants galore),
Table Mountain cableway, the Castle, Company Gardens, shopping streets,
museums, excellent restaurants and more. A short drive to many magnificent
sandy beaches and the famed Winelands.
Mount Nelson Hotel GARDENS For
over 100 years, visiting members of royal families, international
and local statesmen, celebrities and businessmen have preferred to stay
at The Mount Nelson Hotel, where they are assured of privacy, comfort and
care. Opened in 1899,
the Mount Nelson hotel is a colonial Cape Town institution and set at the
foot of Table Mountain in nine acres of landscaped gardens. Cape Town International
Airport is 12 miles away. A business centre is located on the ground
floor in close proximity to all conference rooms where guests can make
use of a office equipment and wireless Internet. Staff can assist with
various secretarial needs.
Hotel Cape Castle GREENPOINT The
Protea Cape Castle is a modern aparthotel located directly adjacent to
Cape Town's Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with magnificent views of
the ocean. It has 67 apartments spread over nine floors, decorated in rich,
warm colours and all including separate living areas, fully-equipped kitchens
and balconies. Guests can relax on the outside patio area or take
a dip in the rim-flow swimming pool adjacent, while children can be kept
busy in the supervised kids' club. The hotel has wireless Internet in public
areas and business guests can use the onsite meeting rooms.
Hotel Victoria Junction GREENPOINT The
designer Protea Hotel Victoria Junction is located in Cape Town, South
Africa, among the bustling shops, bars and restaurants of Green Point.
The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is on the doorstep, while Sea Point
beaches are two kilometres away. The hotel is six kilometres from Table
Mountain. Converted from a former warehouse, the Protea Hotel Victoria
Junction is now ultra-modern inside. The lobby provides a 24-hour front
desk offering currency exchange and tourist information on Cape Town's
attractions. Designed to look like a working film set with lights
and cameras, The Set restaurant serves international cuisine. Californian
beaches are the theme of The Beach House which serves snacks and cocktails
around the clock.
Park Luxury Suites, GREENPOINT If
you're looking for spaciousness and privacy of an apartment, coupled with
all the convenience of a five star hotel, you're invited to be our guest.
created an environment that's graciously African Colonial - but also modern,
sophisticated and decidedly elegant. Guests can enjoy a traditional
Continental breakfast served either in your suite or on your private terrace;
or guests can join us in our Breakfast Room for a continental buffet or
full South African breakfast. Flexible catering arrangements are available
on request. Whether you have your choice of favourite dishes brought to
your suite, prepared by a chef, or stocked in your fridge ... we'll cater
for your every whim.
This lovely town, on the
coastal area of the Overberg, is most well known for its awesome land based
whale watching. Most of Hermanusí shoreline is rocky cliff, quite
high above Walker Bay so it offers fantastic viewpoints from which to observe
the huge southern right whales as they come into the bay to mate, calve
and just hang out in the (relatively) warm water. (Itís warmer than Antarctica.)
A whale crier blows a horn made from kelp and informs locals and tourists
alike where the whales are to be found at any given time. The whales usually
arrive in late winter Ė towards the end of June or beginning of July Ė
and stay until autumn, with the last stragglers heading back down south
in November, or even December. The town holds a whale festival every year
from the end of September to the beginning of October.
There is a lovely path, most
of which is wheelchair-friendly, along the cliff top. As well as the lovely
sea views and sightings of whales, there are many pretty and fragrant flowers.
It is a wonderful path and itís generally safe but use your common sense
and donít walk alone on it when there are hardly any other people about.
There is also a boat based whale watching operator based in the New Harbour.
Other attractions in this
lovely town include a wine tasting cellar, a museum, in which you can see
many exhibits pertaining to whaling and fishing, and a golf course.
The nearby Hermanus Lagoon
is a great place to sail or paddle, and the paragliding is excellent. The
diving is great and Hermanus is a popular beach destination, even though
there is only one beach. For nature lovers a visit to the Fernkloof Nature
Reserve is a great way to get up close to the dainty montane coastal fynbos
which attracts scores of jewel bright sunbirds and elegant sugarbirds which
flit about the proteas. There are loads of marked trails for strolls or
long walks taking in the extensive views of Walker Bay.
Hermanus is just bursting
at the seams with good restaurants, lovely guest houses and characterful
House Hotel, HERMANUS With
its sophisticated ultra modern decor Harbour House Hotel has set new standards
in accommodation for Visitors in Hermanus. The exquisitely designed
and furnished rooms in the Hotel feature original artwork. Each Room has
a small kitchenette to enable Guests to enjoy light meals in the comfort
of their rooms should they so desire. With Whale viewing from Hotel
balconies, the Hotel enjoys the most prominent of positions in the centre
of the old town. Plentiful off-street Parking (a nominal daily fee is charged)
frees Guests to explore the town centre on foot, with a multitude of Restaurants,
Shops and Bars surrounding the Hotel. The Hotel is wi-fi enabled
and Guests can enjoy the use of a Work Station at Reception.
Waves Boutique Hotel, HERMANUS Hermanus
Misty Waves offers the best of Hermanus! Absolutely stunning sea views
from your luxurious bedroom. You can lie in bed and watch the whales. Suites
with lounge area and private veranda have spa baths and some with four
poster beds. Only ONE minute walk to Village Centre, craft markets
and restaurants! NO NEED TO DRIVE ANYWHERE! We even offer a chauffeur
service to golf clubs! Metres from famous Cliff Paths for the best
land based whale watching in the world. Linger in the lounge area
with fireplace. Sumptuous breakfasts in adorable dining area! Romantic
inhouse Dinners by Candlelight with a view on the entire Walker Bay!
Marine Hermanus, Luxury Hotel, HERMANUS Walter
McFarlane, who had moved to Hermanus from nearby Elgin in the 1880's, built
the Marine Hotel in 1902. The hotel started off quite modestly with
a mere 21 rooms and over the years the hotel has seen numerous extensions
and changes of ownership. Following the purchase of the Marine by David
Rawdon in the early 1980's and four years of painstaking renovation, thirteen
years of successful management ensued. However a new custodian was required
to take this grand old lady into the new millennium. Liz McGrath
became the new owner of the Marine Hotel in March 1998 and so began the
complete makeover of this historic hotel.
Hotel, HERMANUS The
three-star Windsor Hotel offers 70 comfortable en-suite bedrooms (most
of which are sea facing) in one of the Cape's most glorious settings.
On the very edge of sparkling Walker Bay, the Windsor Hotel combines the
best of traditional hospitality with all the comforts you expect of stylish
waterfront living - right in the village of Hermanus. Hermanus is long
admired for its invigorating "champagne air" and breathtaking scenery that
unfolds along miles of cliff and mountain paths. It remains essentially
unspoiled in spite of all the sophisticated amenities it now has to offer;
there is so much to experience that you will want to stay forever.
Western Cape, South Africa Langebaan is a smallish
town on the edge of the immense Langebaan Lagoon, about 2 hours' drive
north of Cape Town on the West Coast. The Lagoon is a water sports enthusiastís
paradise with wonderful kayaking, fun snorkelling and some of the best
windsurfing and kitesurfing in the world. In summer, migratory water
birds arrive in their thousands from as far away as Russia. Schaapen Island,
in the middle of the lagoon, is bird sanctuary so itís strictly off limits,
but you can paddle really close to it and watch the gannets, gulls and
cormorants squabbling amongst themselves. The West Coast National Park
borders on the town and sweeps down to the southern end of the lagoon.
Itís a good place for spotting small game but the major attraction is the
colourful spring flowers.
Farmhouse Hotel, Langebaan Overlooking the tranquil
Langebaan lagoon, The Farmhouse Hotel is an experience to be savoured.
Celebrated for our pleasant staff and West Coast warmth, The Farmhouse
offers guests an authentic coastal farmstead encounter. Alluring to nature
lovers, Langebaan offers vivid shows of spring flowers, birdlife and an
untamed coastline. Explore the lagoon, hike the neighbouring Nature Reserve
or simply relax and enjoy the sunset. The farm kitchen bakes fresh bread
and other produce daily for the popular restaurant, that serves up hearty
meals infused with West Coast culture.
Beach Hotel, Milnerton The
Lagoon Beach Hotel is a city hotel located in Cape Town, South Africa,
within 12 kilometres of Cape Town's Waterfront. It is situated on the beach
and offers panoramic views of the city's landmark - Table Mountain.
The hotel's Abalone Brasserie restaurant faces the sea and offers à
la carte and buffet dishes. There is also a Thai restaurant onsite, two
pool deck-dining areas, and two cocktail bars. A full complimentary buffet
breakfast is offered to guests. This chic hotel with its contemporary
design and features has a lounge, a rooftop bar, a gym, a boutique shop,
a Health and Wellness Spa and two pool decks with views of the ocean and
Table Mountain. Butler service is offered on each of the four floors of
the Lagoon Beach Hotel.
Bay Luxury Suites, Vacation Rental Condos/Hotel Suites, Milnerton Leisure
Bay Luxury Suites offers high quality service and hospitality in a lovely
location. Walk directly onto an endless stretch of white sandy beach from
the hotelís terrace! This stylish 4 star luxury suite hotel is set right
on the dunes with panoramic views of Cape Townís Table Mountain and Robben
Island. Each suite at this hotel in Cape Town faces the sea and the
spectacular sight of the African sun setting over the Atlantic Ocean is
a view not to be missed. The 2 swimming pools and terrace are literally
on the beach. All luxury suites are spacious and accommodating whilst the
ground floor suites have direct access to the beach and sea.
Hotel and Spa, Newlands The
Vineyard Hotel and Spa is located in Newlands, South Africa. Devil's Peak
Nature Reserve is 5.5 kilometres away, and the centre of Cape Town is 10
kilometres away. Set in six acres of landscaped parkland on the banks
of the Liesbeek River, the Vineyard Hotel and Spa is spread between a renovated
19th-century country house and several modern annexes. The hotel opens
to interiors decorated in traditional Cape country style with leather chairs,
antique furnishings, and houses both an indoor pool and outdoor pool. There
is a fitness room, and a spa offering a range of beauty and massage services
with emphasis on natural ingredients such as flowers, herbs, fruits, and
Lodge Pinelands Offering
comfortable accommodation and quality services, the City Lodge is an ideal
place for a pleasant and enjoyable vacation. Situated in the old
English-type suburb of Pinelands, the City Lodge is just 7 minutes from
CBD and 10 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. This property
is located close to most major attractions in the Cape town. City
Lodge comprises of 133 rooms that are comfortable and equipped with modern
facilities rendering excellent services. You can begin your day with
delicious buffet breakfast served in the breakfast room.
Affair Boutique Hotel, SEA POINT Situated
in the bustling area of Sea Point, with the sea as your backyard, Atlantic
Affair is a luxury, self-catering hotel which fuses incomparable privacy
with a sophisticated interior and a welcoming ambiance. A fresh hotel concept,
assimilating ultimate comfort and flexibility and serving as the ideal
oasis for the discerning traveller or busy executive. The modern, spacious
suites range from eight superior suites, three luxury superior suites and
one penthouse suite. The highest quality Egyptian cotton linen will sooth
you to sleep while the smooth, clean lines and beautifully designed rooms
will have you invigorated for a day of exploring the Mother City.
Suites Beach Road, Sea Point The Don Beach Road is a
modern hotel overlooking the Atlantic, two kilometres from Cape Town's
famous Victoria and Alfred waterfront complex. The 27 guestrooms feature
modern decor with dark wood furnishings; all include separate lounge areas
and kitchenettes, are sea-facing and come equipped with satellite television,
telephones, hair dryers, and internet connections. Guests can take
a dip in the outdoor pool after a day's sightseeing, or watch the sun setting
over the sea with a drink. Those arriving by car can make use of the hotel's
free parking, or an airport transfer can be arranged.
Le Vendome, Sea Point Situated
in the cosmopolitan suburb of Sea Point, with picturesque views of the
Atlantic coast and a mere fifty meters walk from the vibrant Sea Point
Promenade, Hôtel Le Vendôme is a luxury boutique hotel, marrying
French old world charm, with elegance, comfort and renowned South African
hospitality. Hôtel Le Vendôme's fine dining restaurant,
Rive Gauche, is renowned for its culinary masterpieces. Complemented with
superb international and local wines, the cuisine, served in equally tasteful
surroundings, is fit for any aspirant King or Queen. Adjoining the restaurant,
you will find a boutique with a select range of clothing and accessories,
designed exclusively for the hotel.
Hotel Sea Point The
3-star Protea Hotel Sea Point offers stylish accommodation graced with
an inspirational blend of South African art and contemporary elegance.
Set in the heart of Cape Town's Sea Point suburb, this 3-star flagship
Hotel boasting sea views is only minutes away from Cape Town's city centre,
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and looks onto Cape Town's famous Sea
Point Promenade. Unwind in the sophisticated and friendly atmosphere
of the La Cafe Coffee Bar. This popular venue converts to a Cocktail Bar
from 17H00 to 23h00. Protea Hotel Sea Point's La Cafe Restaurant is open
for a delicious buffet breakfast on a daily basis and provides room service
from 11am until 10pm, daily.
Hotel, Sea Point A
modern, high-rise property overlooking the Atlantic Seaboard, situated
300 metres from the beach and two kilometres from the Victoria and Albert
Waterfront. Cape Town International Airport is located 25 kilometres away,
and takes approximately 30 minutes to reach by car. Guests can swim
in the outdoor pool with its jetted tub, enjoy drinks and snacks in the
café, and use multilingual concierge services for sightseeing assistance
and booking tickets. Further amenities include garage parking (surcharge),
a gift shop, airport transfers (surcharge), a hair salon and laundry facilities.
The Hotel houses The Top of the Ritz, a revolving restaurant set on the
21st floor offering panoramic sea views, and serving a range of international
dishes to the accompaniment of piano music.
Hyde All-Suite Hotel, SEA POINT Situated
in the cosmopolitan area of Sea Point, The Hyde comprises 36 swanky self
catering apartments and is Cape Town's new hot spot for production crews,
conferencing clients, and business or leisure travellers. Catering specifically
to this discerning market, the Hyde delivers the small things that make
the big differences - with a style all of its own. The Hyde knows how to
'work hard and play hard', and offers a series of individual solutions
that go beyond the typical. The Hyde is just a stone's throw away from
all the local pubs and restaurants. Enjoy and nice long stroll on the Promenade
hearing the waves breaking to a breathtaking sunset.
Mansions, Sea Point Situated
on Cape Town's Platinum mile and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Winchester
Mansions is an exclusive, privately-owned 4 star hotel in Cape Town.
It sets itself apart among other hotels in and around Cape Town with its
spectacular beachfront location, stylish elegance and personalised service.
Close to the V&A Waterfront and the Cape's beaches as well as Cape
Town's sights. Harveys at The Mansions restaurant, bar, courtyard
& terraces is fast becoming the hot spot among the wide choice of contemporary
Cape Town restaurants.
Valley, Bellville, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Tyger Valley Shopping Centre
is the destination where international shoppers feel at home and Capetonians
are proud to call their own for the past 20 years.
This 82 844m² super
regional exciting shopping centre is situated just off the N1, a 20-minute
drive from Cape Town CBD. Located in the fast growing Tyger Valley business
district, this stylish and welcoming destination is considered to be the
retail heart of the fairest Cape - convenient, beautiful, comprehensive
Hotel Tyger Valley Protea
Hotel Tyger Valley, now a full service hotel overlooking scenic views of
Table Mountain, offers unrivalled convenience and value for money. Strategically
located near the airport and CBD, Protea Hotels Tyger Valley is tailor-made
for the executive traveller. All rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning,
computer and modem plug point, tea/coffee-making facilities and deluxe
en-suite bathrooms. Our new a la carte restaurant, Point of View,
caters for breakfast and dinner, whilst the exclusive residents' bar and
lounge is ideal for informal meetings or sundowners. Secure, individual
parking bays are strategically located outside each room.