Cape Town holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Winter, Spring, Autumn
December – February

March
November

Getting There

550 £GBP

LCY → CPT

Stay There

22 £GBP

4-star hotel

Visas

Tourist Visa
not required

Up to 90 days

Currency
South African rand
1.00 USD = 13.07 ZAR
CURRENT WEATHER
Rain
+17°C
Airport Transport

Taxi: 29 £GBP (20 min)

Bus: 4 £GBP (20 min)

Restaurants
Lunch ≈ 4 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 12 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 1.10 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 0.62 £GBP
Health & Safety

Travel insurance and vaccinations are recommended
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 107
Police: 107

Why Cape Town

Allow the scenery and vibrancy of what is known as the ‘Mother City’ steal your breath on holidays to Cape Town. Explore this bustling metropolis and its beautiful coast, all set against a stunning mountainous backdrop.

Admire jaw-dropping views from Table Mountain’s summit on Cape Town holidays. Hire a car and tour the world-famed vineyards. Relax on sun-soaked white-sanded beaches or go whale-watching. Learn more about the city’s history of apartheid on Robben Island or indulge in the great shopping, eating and nightlife that is available at the V&A Waterfront.

When to go

Climate

Cape Town has mild, slightly wet winters and dry, warm summers. Winter, which starts at the beginning of June and lasts to the end of August, sees an average a maximum of 18 degrees Celsius (64 Fahrenheit) and a minimum of 8.5 degrees Celsius (47 Fahrenheit). Summer, which extends from the beginning of December until March, is warm, dry with average maximum temperatures of 26 degrees Celsius (79 Fahrenheit) and minimums of 16 degrees Celsius (61 Fahrenheit).

Cape Town’s average amount of sunshine in a year is 3,100 hours is comparable with Los Angeles which is 3,300 hours per year and is more than that of Madrid and Athens and Madrid at 2,900 hours. So Cape Town holidays are ideal for those who love sunny vacations.

Where to go/stay

On top of the of the outstanding beauty of Cape Town’s surrounds this city is legendarily reputed for being laid-back, relaxed and friendly and most of the best places to stay here reflect this attitude.

There are more than enough affordable and stylish accommodation in Cape Town for every visitor to stay in, from chic boutique hotels in the centre of the city to out-of-town mansion houses.

Things to do

Let beautiful South Africa and the range of things to do on holidays to Cape Town astound you. See the spectacular natural landscape, relax on white-sanded beaches, enjoy first-class shopping and sample the country’s famed wines.

At the top of your list of things to do in Cape Town should be to take the cable car to the summit of Table Mountain for amazing views. Shop-till-you-drop and enjoy a meal alfresco at the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre on the buzzing V&A Waterfront or visit where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island.

Pick up African souvenirs from your Cape Town holidays that have been handcrafted at the busy market on Greenmarket Square or sample sumptuous home-made cheeses with wood-fired breads all washed down with local beer at The Old Biscuit Mill.

Learn about the one of the darkest chapters in Africa’s history – slavery at Slave Lodge.