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CAPE TOWN TRAVEL INFORMATION
Cape 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.
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Cape 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.
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FISH HOEK AREA SELF-CATERING / VACATION RENTALS

Fish Hoek, Western Cape, South Africa 
Seaside town on the South Cape Peninsula with a magnificent beach on the Indian Ocean in False Bay, on the Cape Point Route.  Colourful, original Victorian bathing boxes provide a jaunty atmosphere, and this beach also sports a children's playground, a refreshment kiosk, restaurant and secure parking.  Safe swimming at the beach or in tidal rock pools.  30 minutes from Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront. 
A Whale of a Time, Self-Catering, Fish Hoek
A Whale of a Time lodge is not just a guest house, B & B or self catering establishment. What could be better than your welcoming home away from home, where your comfort is of the utmost importance? The atmosphere and rooms are designed to take away all your cares and instill peace and relaxation. Every unit overlooks the splendour of False Bay (where whales calve right in front of the cottage in season) in all its moods and colours. There are 6 different self catering accommodation units to suit every need. Fish Hoek, in Cape Town, South Africa is in a great position to be the "Base" from where all your tourist activities start. Fish Hoek is close enough to many Cape Town tourist attractions, and is safe and family friendly.
Blue Yonder, Self-Catering Apartments, FISH HOEK
Ideally situated in the beautiful Sunny Cove area of Fish Hoek, Blue Yonder holiday apartments offer breathtaking views over the bay and its white sandy beach. Safe swimming at the beach or in tidal rock pools are only a 3-minute walk away. Ideally situated for whale watching (in season). Three superbly decorated, luxurious, self catering* apartments each offering, maid service, secure parking, private entrances, fully equipped kitchen (including washing machine), spacious lounge and dining room with music system and satellite TV, burglar alarm, wall safe, en suite bathrooms, fine linen and spacious north facing terraces with panoramic views for leisurely breakfasts, BBQís or relaxing over sundowners.
Echo Terrace, Self-Catering, FISH HOEK
Echo Terrace provides 5 superb and spacious self-catering apartments overlooking the whole of False Bay. Watch the whales play on your doorstep in season. If lucky the whales might choose to arrive as early as July! Take a short stroll down to one of the safest, warm water swimming beaches in Cape Town and find various shops close by. Some of the apartments have beautiful little gardens with small plunge pools and all apartments have unsurpassed views of False Bay.
Holiday Flat, Self-Catering, FISH HOEK
A two bed roomed apartment, sleeping four persons, and comprising kitchen, large dining/lounge area; balcony and full bathroom. Bedroom one has Queen size bed and bedroom two has two of 3/4 beds. Apartment has color TV; Radio/CD player, and is fully equipped with all linen and towels (excluding beach towels). The flat is on the 1st Floor in a block directly opposite the Fish Hoek Beach - without doubt the safest bathing beach in South Africa. Close proximity to a number of restaurants. 
Sea View Luxury Self-catering apartment, FISH HOEK
This charming and immaculate house with wooden flooring and Persian rugs, has a sea and mountain view.  The apartment is walking distance (200m) to the very popular beach, restaurants and shops. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the whales in whale season (Aug - beginning Nov) It is often referred to as 'A Home away from Home'. Dogs allowed - on request It sleeps max 8 people. It comes with four bedrooms - 2 double and 2 with 2 single beds, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, lounge with fireplace, garden with patio and braai facilities.
Tudor House by the Sea, FISH HOEK
Tudor House by the Sea offers stunning seaviews across False Bay with the Hottentot Mountains in the background. Luxury apartments ranging from 1-3 bedrooms, all with wooden decks overlooking the water or private waterfront gardens. Privacy and idyllic situation guranteed, close to shops and restaurants, together with all major tourist attractions. Six of the suites are named after the wives of King Henry VIII. Each luxury suite is sea-facing, has a spacious lounge, dining area and a fully equipped kitchen/kitchenette. All suites equipped with telephone, wall safe and clock radio. Satellite TV available at Tudor House. All have large sun filled terraces/ decks with superb sea views of the bay and white sandy beach which offers very safe swimming.
Whalesounds, Bed and Breakfast, Self-catering, FISH HOEK
Our lovely luxury downstairs suites have breathtaking views of +180° over the whole of False bay. Whale sounds is situated against the mountain with uninterrupted views of the sea and mountains. The ocean laps right beneath the house which is a favourite spot for the whales to visit every year. Watch them and hear them all day and night from your apartment!  Each apartment is en-suite and have a seperate entrance. The large windows bring the beautiful views right into your room where you can watch the yachts float by or the dolphins play from your bed in the morning. There is no balcony.
Whale Watcher's Private Luxury Apartments, FISH HOEK
Perched on the hillside overlooking Fish Hoek beach, all these apartments have balconies with barbeques, hammocks and great sea-views. Collectively, the apartments comfortably accommodate 16 visitors and form a three storey privately owned structure that may also be rented as a villa. Privacy and tranquility guaranteed. Fish Hoek is a popular family holiday destination with a stunning beach featuring a kid's playground, restaurants, bistro and safe bathing. You can also enjoy access to Table Mountain National Park from this location just 500m away..
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FRESNAYE SELF-CATERING / VACATION RENTALS, CAPE TOWN

Fresnaye, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa 
Fresnaye is an exclusive residential suburb set high on the slopes of Lionís Head between Sea Point and Bantry Bay. It has sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Table Bay and Robben Island and is one of the most wind-free suburbs in Cape Town. 
502 Atlantic Views, Self-Catering Apartment, FRESNAYE
This luxurious apartment takes maximum advantage of its unique selling point- the most spectacular views the Mother City has on offer. From the spacious open plan kitchen to the living room to both bedrooms- every room in the house has a view of the Atlantic Ocean and either Signal Hill or Robben Island. The apartment has all the finest finishes- stone floors, granite counter tops, double sinks in the master bedroom, and is decorated in an elegant minimalist manner with an Asian flair. The kitchen and the master bedroom both have access to the large furnished balcony that provides a perfect venue for a lush morning breakfast or a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean.
View of the Flatlet from across the pool "Avenue Disandt", Self-catering Flatlet, FRESNAYE
Nestling under Lions Head, on the Atlantic Seaboard, in Avenue Disandt.  This flatlet is situated in the tranquil garden of a charming Victorian home, dating back to 1884 and is centrally situated, six minutes by car from the city centre, renowned Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront, acclaimed Camps Bay and Clifton beaches, and a forty-five minute drive from our world famous winelands.  Your hospitable and friendly hosts invite you to join them for a typical South African "braai" (barbecue) whilst on your stay with them.
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GORDON'S BAY SELF-CATERING / VACATION RENTALS

Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa 
Gordon's Bay is a harbour town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, close to Strand. It is situated on the northeastern corner of False Bay about 50 km from Cape Town.  Gordon's Bay is the smallest of three towns in the Helderberg region, so named after the Helderberg Mountain which is part of the Hottentots Holland Mountains which dwarf the locality on two sides.
Gordon's Bay self-catering, South Africa Jade Cottage, Self-Catering, GORDON'S BAY
The moment you arrive at Jade Cottage, you feel like you have arrived in heaven.   The feel of the home is inviting, casual yet elegant, and it exudes peace and tranquility from every angle. Jade Cottage offers guests fantastic panoramic 360 degree views of the mountain and the ocean all the way to glowing sunsets over Table Mountain.  Only a short distance to Gordons Bay's famous Bikini Beach and the Marina Yatch Club, pub and restaurant.  Close to Gordons Bay village where you can do shopping or enjoy the many casual dining venues, with long walks along the beach. On the ground floor the villa offers a security automatic double garage with secure access to the house.
Mountain Bay Self Catering Apartments, GORDON'S BAY
Mountain Bay Self Catering apartments offer 2 separate modern self-catering units for a family holiday by the seaside and with beautiful mountain views.  Harbour Island unit consists of 2 spacious bedrooms each with a double bed. One of the bedrooms also has a twin bed. There is also a double sleeper sofa in the lounge area. All bedding and towels are provided. The lounge has a TV with M-Net and Satellite, a video recorder and DVD player with a selection of videos and DVD's for your enjoyment. The kitchen is fully equipped with stove, fridge and microwave. The spacious bathroom has both a bath and a shower. Enjoy watching the beautiful Gordon's Bay sunsets from the lovely large balcony with large table, chairs and a Weber braai.
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GREENPOINT SELF-CATERING / VACATION RENTALS, CAPE TOWN
Greenpoint, Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Coastal location 5 minutes south of Cape Town city centre 
  • Close to the  beaches of Sea Point and Mouille Point 
  • A few minutes walk from the V&A Waterfront. 
  • Lovely mountainous scenery. 
  • The Greenpoint stadium is soon to be the 2010 Semi-final Venue in South Africa
Greenpoint Stadium from the Waterfront
214 Son Vida, Self-Catering Apartment, GREENPOINT
Fully renovated and refurbished Studio apartment in the heart of Cape Town's holiday land. If you are looking for apartment close to everything you could possibly need in Cape Town; look no further! Leave your car in the secure parking bay and walk to the restaurants, clubs and V&A Waterfront. Minutes from the City Centre, Cape Town International Convention Centre and the Atlantic beaches. With all bus and taxi routes outside your front door. This is where security, convenience and beauty meet. The Table Mountain view from the breakfast table is an added bonus!
706 Cascades, Self-Catering Apartment, GREENPOINT
706 Cascades is a beautifully renovated studio apartment. It is perfectly situated, as the apartment is two minutes walk from restaurants, coffee shops, clubs and is literally across the road from the 2010 World Cup Cape Town Stadium. The V & A Waterfront is also in walking distance, as is the new and uplifted De Waterkant area. The apartment receives a lot of natural light and has views of Signal Hill, the harbour area and the City. 
Romney Park Luxury Suites Romney 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. We've created an environment that's graciously African Colonial - but also modern, sophisticated and decidedly elegant.  You'll find all the space, facilities and charm to proudly invite your friends or business associates over.. 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.
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HERMANUS SELF-CATERING / VACATION RENTALS - OVERBERG WHALE ROUTE
Hermanus, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa
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 hotels.

Crimson Views, Self-Catering House, HERMANUS
Nestled between the tranquil Sandbaai shoreline and the towering Fynbos covered Onrust Mountains, this modern and sophisticated property is perfectly situated in an area unsurpassed in its natural beauty. The expansive living area leads out onto a large wrap-around balcony, which offers stunning views overlooking the ocean. The main balcony is extremely spacious with wonderful sea views to watch the amazing Crimson sunsets and is an excellent area to enjoy all your meals during the summer months. There is an outside table provided and is equipped with two Webber braaiís, perfect for cooking the local crayfish as the Sandbaai skies turn crimson in the evening and the sun goes down over the ocean.
Marine Square Luxury Holiday Suites, HERMANUS
Marine Square is ideally located only meters from the Village Square Piazza, excellent restaurants and boutiques as well as the scenic cliff paths for whale watching in season. This luxury apartment hotel offers the benefits of a hotel, with a reception area, and daily servicing, but the privacy and flexibility of a self-catering unit. The apartments are spacious, comfortable and tastefully furnished . Master bedrooms are en-suite, and offer king size beds with 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen, dressing gowns and spacious bathrooms. 
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HIGGOVALE SELF-CATERING APARTMENTS

Higgovale, Cape Town City Bowl
Higgovale is an upmarket suburb in the Cape Town City Bowl, situated next to Kloof Nek Road and is bordered by the suburb of Camps Bay to the west and Oranjezicht to the east with Lions Head to its immediate north west.
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Cape Paradise Lodge. Guest House/Self-Catering, HIGGOVALE
Welcome to Cape Paradise Lodge, set on the slopes of Table Mountain with a truly magnificent view over the whole of Cape Town and Big Bay. Within walking distance you will find many shops, restaurants and bars on trendy Kloof Street. A short five minutes drive will take you to the V and A Waterfront, or the popular beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. The Lodge offers five African style, en-suite rooms with king size beds. Two of the rooms offer romantic four poster beds, and four have their own verandah. You can enjoy our buffet breakfast (includes an English breakfast) in the cosy breakfast area, which also offers seats outside on the sun deck overlooking Cape Town. Here you can always help yourself to courtesy coffee and tea.
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