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Enjoy a luxury holiday in Cape Town, South Africa

Known as the “Mother City,” Cape Town hugs the southern coast of South Africa. Rightfully considered one of the most beautiful cities in the country, Cape Town is framed by the iconic, picture-postcard Table Mountain, while overlooking Table Bay and the notorious Robben Island, prison home of former South African President Nelson Mandela. The coastline offers some of the best beaches, while the nearby Cape winelands offer both beauty and the best of South African wines.
View of Cape Town and Table Mountain

When booking a luxury holiday in South Africa, True Luxury Travel offers some great holiday options in a country that is open and welcoming to visitors all year round. Explore some of the best areas of Cape Town below, to get a taste of some of the upmarket areas on offer.

City centre life

In the city of Cape Town itself, the V&A Waterfront is a popular destination, offering a range of luxury hotels, excellent shopping and dining facilities as well as exciting sailing and boating trips. The nearby De Waterkant, with its cobbled streets and quaint homes, offers the Cape Quarter, an area surrounded by restaurants and bars. In the city bowl, Gardens and Tamboerskloof offer charming accommodations, surrounded by trees and often spectacular views of Table Mountain and its surrounds.
Cape Town - V and A Waterfront

Enjoy life on the Atlantic Seaboard

Spreading out from the city of Cape Town, the Atlantic Seaboard offers several beach resorts, including the world-renowned Camps Bay - hugged by the 12 Apostles Mountains. Nestled on a stunning sandy beach, backed by swaying palms, this small town has much to offer in the way of luxury accommodation, as well as several excellent restaurants and many lively cafés and bars.
Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Hout Bay is a more traditional destination, with its harbour restaurants offering the delicious catch of the day. There is also an excellent clean and sandy beach and beautiful surrounding scenery. The World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park is an interesting day out with a selection of birds and wildlife on view. Between Hout Bay and Noordhoek, Chapman’s Peak is a well known spot for hiking and cycling, with incredible views over the Atlantic Sea and surrounding landscape.

Hout Bay view
Photo: View over Hout Bay from Chapman's Peak via Wikimedia by Kay/CC BY-2.5

Constantia and its wine farms

Constantia, in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, is an affluent place, located 15 kms from the city centre. The area is home to many spectacular homes, both in the Constantia Valley and up on the hillside, with views across to False Bay in the distance. One of Cape Town’s oldest townships, it grew around Groot Constantia, a notable wine farm producing excellent vintages. There are other wine farms close by, including Steenberg, Buitenverwachting and Klein Constantia.

Groot Constantia Cape Town
Photo: View Groot Constantia wine farm via Wikimedia by JessyAM/CC BY-3.0

The Cape Winelands

The wonderful Cape Winelands stretch for miles, with hillsides and valleys covered in colourful grapevines. Charming Stellenbosch is a must-visit, with its historic buildings and oak-lined streets, while Franschhoek is nestled in one of the prettiest valleys, offering a range of award-winning restaurants in its quaint surroundings. A visit to a winery is a must, with wine tasting and delicious cuisine on offer, as well as a range of South African wines to take home.

Stellenbosch view
Photo: View across Stellenbosch via Wikimedia by Fmalan/CC BY-SA 3.0

Enjoy your visit to Cape Town – with its luxury, beauty and style this city has so much to offer, you will find yourself returning in years to come.

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