A holiday to Cape Town will take you to one of the world's most impressive destinations; a city of contrasts and stunning beauty with a mountain range right in its centre and the Atlantic Ocean lapping at its shores. In no uncertain terms, there is nowhere like it on earth.
You won't be short of activities in Cape Town, since its calendar is full of great festivals on practically everything. Kite flying, whale watching, trekking; there is so much to see and do in Cape Town. And did we mention that this awesome city is the home of South African surfing?
Luxury Holidays in Cape Town
Cape Town offers breathtaking surroundings, spectacular beaches, famous vineyards and, of course, the impressive Table Mountain whose nature park blooms with endemic flora and fauna. Check out the fantastic range of hotels that Kenwood Travel has expertly selected for your luxury holiday to this must-see city.
5 Great Reasons To Holiday Cape Town
- Great weather
- Vibrant nightlife
- Unspoilt beaches
- Diverse geography
- Richly varied wildlife
Things To Do Whilst On Holiday in Cape Town
Cape Town is a great city for adventurous foodies, offering tastes from across the whole continent. Additionally, you have its great cultural vibe and myriad festivals that take place all year round.
Those who seek a relaxing time on the beach will find multiple enclaves in which to enjoy crystal clear waters and Cape Town's Mediterranean climate. If you want to meet Cape Town's most notorious inhabitants, don't forget to visit the amazing African penguin colony at Boulder’s Bay.
Whale watching is a big draw for visitors to Cape Town. The best time to see these majestic beasts in the wild is between May and November when you'll be able to take a boat or catamaran cruise from Simon's Town, Kalk Bay or Hout Bay.
And don't forget about the sharks, seals and dolphins. They might be smaller than their popular whale cousins but they are no less fascinating to observe in their natural habitat, and are sure to provide treasured memories of your time in this great coastal city.
Robben Island has become a symbol of the power of the human spirit. After all, it was here that Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Today it is a world heritage sight and an unmissable part of any visitor of Cape Town's itinerary. Visible from the city shoreline, Robben Island is easily reached by ferry from the Victoria & Albert Waterfront and promises a host of enriching tourist treasures. Explore everything from museums and lighthouses to old airstrips and prisons, not to mention a variety of native wildlife.
Escape the crowds and find a secluded, sunkissed spot on one of the picturesque and unspoilt beaches like Smitswinkelbaai and Oudekraal.
Cape Town enjoys a mild, Mediterranean climate. The summer runs from November to March, with up to eleven hours of sunshine per day and endless sunny evenings. Winter is not such a bad time either, since temperatures rarely drop to 10 °C or 12 °C.
Interesting Facts About Cape Town
- Cape Town has an estimated population of 3.5 million, and it's the 2nd biggest city in South Africa
- Vasco Da Gama recorded sightings of the Cape of the Good Hope in 1497
- The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town is the most visited destination in South Africa
Cape Town Holidays 2024 / 2025
Avoid missing out on your preferred dates and prices by booking early for your 2024 or 2025 holiday to South Africa. With 45 years of experience, Kenwood Travel has the know-how and expertise to turn your holiday dreams into reality. We take pride in sourcing only the best hotels and resorts for you and your family or loved one.