The beautiful cosmopolitan city of Cape Town is the perfect introduction to a luxury vacation in South Africa. The city offers an eclectic mix of historic sites, gorgeous scenery, rich culture, world-class shopping and diverse offerings to suit every traveller.
Start at the top, by hiking or catching the Cable Car to the top of iconic Table Mountain to take in the view. Catch the ferry across to Robben Island and step into history, by visiting the cell where former president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned – a great introduction into the history of the Rainbow Nation. Then visit the District Six Museum to learn about the Apartheid years. For art lovers, the Zeitz MOCCA Museum showcases the best in contemporary African art with world-class exhibitions.
Take a tour of the peninsula along the scenic Chapmans Peak Drive to Cape Point, stopping off to see the penguins at Boulders Beach. Learn about the beauty of the smallest and most diverse plant kingdom’s – fynbos while visiting the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Perhaps learn to surf at surfers’ corner on Muizenburg Beach. Take a walk around the colourful houses of the historic Bo Kaap and learn about the culture and history of the Malay people.
Relax on the sandy white beaches of popular Clifton and Camps Bay. The Waterfront offers international standard shopping, a range of popular restaurants, fascinating shops selling all kinds of curios and there are interesting tours of the harbour which depart from here.
A luxury vacation in Cape Town would not be complete without enjoying fabulous food. Globally, Cape Town has been emerging as a foodie hotspot. Dine-in style at some of the best restaurants in the World. Be inspired by the flavours of the unique Cape Malay cuisine while trying a curry or koeksisters. Many great food markets are offering local produce and tasty treats such as the Biscuit Mill or Neighbourhood Goods Market. South Africa’s oldest wine-growing region, the Groot Constantia Wine Route falls within the city suburbs and is a wonderful introduction into the country’s winemaking roots.