Quick Guide to Cape Town

Cape Town is Africa's most popular tourist destination and has been hailed as a destination of a lifetime by National Geographic

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How to get to Cape Town

Several operators offer Cape Town flights which come direct to the UK. Virgin Atlantic and British Airways are two such airlines. To get a cheaper holiday deal some holiday providers offer flights via Johannesburg or other international gateways. This is especially true if you are planning a holiday departing from a regional UK airport.

Once you arrive, there are bookable shuttle buses to any destination or the central Cape Town Train Station and car hire from Cape Town Airport is offered by most of the best known hire brands. Car usage is particularly convenient thanks to a large number of parking spots available throughout this fast developing city.

What to do in Cape Town

As with most African destinations, holidays to Cape Town allow you to immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy exotic wildlife that differs from anything living in the northern hemisphere. The imposing beauty of Table Mountain is something that many visitors long to explore and there really is something for everyone in Cape Town, with the local wine industry providing opportunities for tasting while the beaches cater to those who seek water-based fun and relaxation. In the centre of the city there is the Museum Mile to take in, together with substantial retail centres such as St George's Mall.

Where to Stay on Holidays in Cape Town

With traditional architecture sitting alongside modern, luxurious complexes, Cape Town holidays can offer accommodation at a variety of price ranges, with cheap holidays in Cape Town a possibility if you are looking for a bargain. Some operators offer Cape Town as a citybreak. You can spend 4-5 nights in and around the city. Others combine the direct flights from the UK with hotels to create packages which you can tailor the holiday to your budget. Others will offer you Cape Town as part of a wider South African holiday combining the Winelands and other destinations of this amazing country. Finally, you may find that other operators offer twin centres with Cape Town being twinned with a safari or a beach holiday on Mauritius.