Cape Town

Cape Town

Cape Town is a thriving cosmopolitan city located on the southern tip of South Africa’s Western Cape region. The city and its suburbs lie fringed by the Atlantic Ocean and flanked by the dramatic peaks of Table Mountain National Park, with the majestic 1,000m high Table Mountain providing a stunning backdrop.

We usually recommend 3-5 nights in Cape Town, but you could easily spend longer, particularly if you are here in the South African summer and want to enjoy the beaches. Cape Town combines particularly well with a road trip along the Garden Route or safari in Kruger, KZN, Madikwe, Botswana and Zimbabwe and also with Victoria Falls.

Our favourite accommodations are the charming owner operated boutique guesthouses in the suburbs at the foot of Table Mountain (e.g. Welgelegen). The Gardens area is a favourite with an array of lively bars and restaurants particularly on popular Kloof Street. For families we often find ourselves recommending the smart self-catering waterfront apartments in the buzzing Victoria and Alfred Waterfront for shear convenience and practicality (Lawhill Luxury Apartments are particularly good). If visiting in the South African summer then there is a strong case for considering a stay by the beach in Camps Bay, an affluent seaside suburb, with a white sandy beach and excellent eateries.

Table Mountain is a must visit, either by Cableway or a strenuous hike. For a moving reminder of South Africa’s turbulent history, visit the District Six Museum, and take a boat excursion to Robben Island, the former prison where Nelson Mandela was famously imprisoned. Cape Point is a stunning drive to the extreme southwestern tip of the Africa with a stop at Boulders Beach to see the penguins a must do.

Cape Town has a Mediterranean-style climate with hot and sunny summers and mild, but often stormy winters. The City tends to be packed-out in its December / January peak, so book early if planning to visit over Christmas or New Year. July / August is low season, and come prepared for all weathers (usually in one day).


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Accommodation

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Stunning views
- Great Facilities
- Part of Table Mountain National Park

Cape Grace

Cape Town

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- High-end luxury hotel
- Amazing room views
- Central but secluded location
- Great service for all ages

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Incredible location in Cape Town
- Luxury hotel experience
- Amazing facilities
- Family Friendly

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- 24 luxury rooms & suites
- Stunning estate with vineyard & mountain views
- Gourmet food & award-winning wines
- National Monument
- Golf course, pool & spa

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- 394 contemporary rooms and suites
- Close to V&A waterfront
- Indoor and outdoor pools, gym and spa
- Wheelchair accessible rooms available

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Charming guesthouse with character
- Situated in a quiet residential area
- Stunning views of Table Mountain

The Bay Hotel

Cape Town

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Convenient beach access
- 4 swimming pools and spa
- Tennis and squash courts
- Gym with optional personal trainer

Sea Five

Cape Town

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Set in a trendy suburb of Cape Town
- Peaceful, quiet location
- Well designed interiors
- Good hospitality

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Located central Cape Town
- Family-friendly
- Not many activities on-resort
- Spacious apartments

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Isolated location on beach
- Private patios and gardens
- Exploration activities
- Relaxation facilities

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Location central Cape Town
- Lots of activities nearby
- Family suites
- Rooms with views

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Iconic Hotel
- Large Gardens
- Large Pools
- Family Friendly

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Great views of Table Mountain and the sea
- Right beside popular shopping area
- Outdoor pool, spa, fitness centre
- Complimentary shuttle service across city

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Historic & Contemporary
- Lush Parkland
- Indoor & Outdoor Spa
- Banyan Tree Spa

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Elegant boutique hotel
- Tranquil setting in beautiful gardens
- 20 minutes to downtown Cape Town

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Great Location
- Peaceful atmosphere
- Maximum 18 guests

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Upmarket hotel in waterfront location
- Superb panoramic views
- Spacious modern rooms and suites
- Pool, spa, gym, bars, and restaurants

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Stylish, intimate boutique hotel
- Tranquil location close to amenities
- Lovely gardens, pool, and restaurant
- Short drive to sights and beaches

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 6 chic rooms & suites
- Elevated position with stunning views
- Tranquil, urban hideaway
- Pool & Jacuzzi
Close to beach & restaurants

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Smart, stylish property
- 10 minutes from Cape Town centre
- Lovely gardens and two pools

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Stylish property in affluent wine suburb
- Beautifully presented gardens with pool
- 15 minutes from central Cape Town
- Gourmet dining experience

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Stylish self-catering apartments
- Flexible accommodation, concierge service
- Super location in chic Camps Bay
- Swimming pools, spa, tennis courts

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Central location in Cape Town
- Relaxation facilities
- Children's activities
- Rooms with Ocean/Mountain views

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Boutique hotel in central location
- Fabulous views of Table Mountain
- Pool, restaurant, bar, and gym
- Wine tours, mountain treks & shops nearby

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- 587 sleek, contemporary rooms
- Recently refurbished
- Central Cape Town, waterfront bar
- Pool, spa, gym

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Well presented stylish hotel
- Great attention to detail
- Centrally located
- Good on-site facilities

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Homely Guesthouse
- Affordable
- Pool and Gardens
- Neighbourhood location

Colona Castle

Cape Town

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Set on a mountain side with lovely views
- Characterful boutique hotel near golf courses
- Wine estates, theatre & water sports nearby
- Swimming pool, gym, library, restaurant

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Lovingly preserved building over 100 years old
- Nestled on the slopes of Table Mountain
- Quaint, cosy accommodation

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Family friendly
- Self- catered apartment
- Great location

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Private Nature reserve
- 500 yards from the beach
- Extensive facilities

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Slick modern apartments
- Water views
- V&A Waterfront location

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Stylish boutique hotel
- Unpretentious
- Plunge Pool
- Neighbourhood Location

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Camps Bay Apartments
- Good Value
- Contemporary style
- Swimming Pool

Hotel Verde

Cape Town

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 400m from Cape Town Airport
- Tranquil wetland setting
- 145 room / 4* Hotel
- Eco pool & Outdoor Gym

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Our rating

5/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Centrally located
- Two pools
- Choice of accommodation

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 504 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

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