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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Lovely mountainous scenery.
The Greenpoint stadium is soon
to be the 2010 Semi-final Venue in South Africa
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.