Cape Town has been called the Mother City for centuries – a favourite destination of South Africans and tourists alike. Whether you’re looking for the excitement of street life, dramatic scenic beauty or thrilling activities, a holiday in Cape Town has it all. With our help, you can travel Cape Town and the Western Cape on a self-drive holiday with confidence.
Take the cable car up Table Mountain, Cape Town’s famous backdrop, or catch a ferry to the historic Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Explore the steep cobblestone streets and colourful houses of the Bo-Kaap and visit the Bo-Kaap Museum showcasing the heritage of this area that once became the home of the Cape’s Islamic community and freed slaves.
The V&A Waterfront is the most popular spot for shopping, pubs and restaurants set on the edge of a natural working harbour. Join the Hop-on, Hop-off bus on a city tour to visit the Castle of Good Hope and Greenmarket Square. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or sip on award-winning wines at Groot Constantia, the country’s oldest wine producing estate.
A scenic day trip to Cape Point is a must for any Cape Town itinerary. Self-drive along the Atlantic Seaboard, starting in Sea Point, passing the gorgeous white beaches of Camps Bay and Hout Bay over Chapman’s Peak to Kommetjie. Or follow a different route through the charming villages of Kalk Bay and Simon’s Town, making a stop at Boulders Beach to visit the resident African Penguin colony. Eventually, all roads lead to the tip of the Cape Peninsula, Cape Point, where spectacular ocean and valley views await.
When it comes to Cape Town’s restaurant scene, you are spoilt for choice: from vibey African cafes and local seafood joints to fine-dining and wine pairing in unique vineyard settings.
For the adventure-seekers there’s plenty to keep you busy. Enjoy kayaking at Sea Point, hiking up Table Mountain or Lion’s Head, a bicycle tour through the Cape Winelands, surfing world class beach and point breaks or shark-cage diving near Seal Island if you dare.