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Aerial View, Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town

Lying immediately beneath Table Mountain, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, a true melting pot of diverse cultures with a fascinating past.

The central city is packed full of quirky roads to explore and the Victoria & Albert Waterfront offers mainstream shopping with a great harbour.

Restaurants here are world-class, with a fusion of cuisines from fresh seafood to Cape Malay, complimented by incredible wines from the Cape Winelands nearby. To the south of the city are the picturesque golden beaches of Bantry Bay, Clifton, and Camps Bay. Friendly and welcoming, Cape Town is a city you can’t help but love.

Breaching Southern Right Whale, Cape Town, South Africa
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walking at the foot of the twelve aposle mountains,Twelve Apostles Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
SunSet dinner, Twelve ApoStleS Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Twelve Apostles Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Why visit Cape Town

  • Cable car up Table Mountain for spectacular views of the city
  • Scout for whales off the Cape Point coast and see penguins at Boulders Beach
  • Have a picnic on one of the city’s excellent beaches
  • Spend a day exploring the superb wine estates of Constantia
  • Take a boat ride to Robben Island and learn the history of South African democracy
  • Explore the city’s great art galleries, restaurants and botanical gardens
  • Brave the shark-infested waters of Gansbaai with a shark cage diving day trip
  • Go shopping at the V&A Waterfront, or live like a local and try out the markets at the Old Biscuit Mill and Hout Bay

Experiences

What do you really love doing? We’ll tailor your itinerary to suit you.

Uthando Community Projects

Visit one of Uthando’s many community projects and meet local South African children, supported by a donation included in every booking.

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Cape Town Adventures

Explore the city and its surrounds, with options to hike, paddle board, kayak, cycle and more.

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Snorkels with Seals

Snorkel with playful seals off the waters of the Cape, in Hout Bay.

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V&A Waterfront

Go shopping at the V&A Waterfront, or live like a local and try out the markets at the Old Biscuit Mill and Hout Bay.

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Whale and Penguin Watching

Scout for whales off the Cape Point coast and see penguins at Boulders Beach.

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Constantia Wineries

Spend a day exploring the superb wine estates of Constantia.

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Robben Island

Take a boat ride to Robben Island and learn the history of South African democracy.

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Table Mountain

Take the cable car up Table Mountain for spectacular views of the city.

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Shark Diving

Brave the shark-infested waters of Gansbaai with a shark-cage-diving day trip.

Art Galleries, Gardens and Restaurants

Explore the city’s great art galleries, restaurants and botanical gardens.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management.

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Chris Johnston

25 years ago, my first trip to Africa took on a life of its own. I planned for three months, I stayed for two years. Whilst there, I was mistaken for a priest, attacked by sharks and arrested. Yet the countless, clattering journeys opened my eyes to the beauty of the landscapes and the grace of the people. My recent trips are undoubtedly more comfortable, but the welcome is as warm as ever and the best experiences are still those I never see coming.

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