Cape Town

Welcome To Cape Town

“Known as the “Mother City”, here activities are plenty and offer you the chance to discover the rich history that span from the colonial period to the emergence of the Rainbow Nation. Here you’ll explore a diverse landscape of city, sea, and mountains where it’s easy to see why so many travelers fall in love with South Africa’s oldest city.

Eliud Karimi

Head Wildlife Guide/Director Of Operations

Known as one of South Africa’s most historically important cities, Cape Town has a deep-rooted history dating back to when the first European colonists set foot in South Africa sparking the beginning of the South African slave trade. It was also home to Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s most famous political prisoner during his time on Robben Island. Fast forward to today and the unique blend of cultures, cuisines, and landscapes make it a destination unlike anywhere else. Providing a dramatic backdrop over the city, Table Mountain is just one of many unique places to explore while activities such as surfing and hiking take advantage of the abundant outdoor space. Only an hour away, charming villages and towns of popular Winelands destinations offer an inside look into the many popular varietals that come from this region. Don’t forget about Hermanus, a prime whale-watching location that also serves as a base for many adrenaline rush shark-cave diving experiences. No matter what direction you take, an adventure here is well worth the visit.

While exploring Cape Town can be done year-round, the most popular times to visit are from March to May and from September to November when there are fewer crowds and the weather remains at its best. Keep in mind while planning that seasons here are reversed and their summer is our winter and vice versa. Visiting between December and February can be overwhelming especially on the beach with fierce winds and at night the city is boasting with endless packed clubs and bars. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, April to early June is great for hiking and biking as most days are sunny and clear. If you are looking to cozy up, June to August is great for taking advantage of the vibrant indoor markets and famous eateries. This is also a great time to head to the coast and witness the migration of southern right whales with wildflowers in full bloom.

Cape Town showcases a Mediterranean climate, that includes long rainy winters but also dry summers. Traveling during the summer you can expect warm days with an abundance of sunshine where occasional winds tend to pick up. The average temperature can range from 63°F to 84°F with little to no chances of rain. During the fall, temperatures remain comfortable as the wind dies down making it a great time to explore. Temperatures can range from 59°F to 80°F providing the perfect opportunity to take in long walks on the beach and stunning sunsets before the cold of winter approaches. While the winter in the city is mild compared to others, it also it the rainy season resulting in lush green forests and an abundance of roaring waterfalls. You can expect temperatures around 52°F to 72°F but just make sure to pack a rain jacket for any outside adventures. As winter closes and spring begins, the landscapes are full of vibrant colors from wildflowers coming into bloom and temperatures beginning to rise to reach an average of 63°F to 84°F making activities once again enjoyable.

With so much to do and see, there’s nowhere like Cape Town when it comes to the diverse range of places to explore. Probably the most popular attraction is Table Mountain which can be experienced both on foot and by cable car which offers sweeping views of the city below. Heading into the city you can’t help but notice the unique architichure of Cape Dutch homes while performers in the street captivate audiences and the aromas of spices and well-made wine fill your sense. An escape from the hustle and bustle of the city can take you to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, internationally acclaimed as one of the great botanical gardens of the world.

A trip here can’t be complete without a visit to Victoria & Alfred Waterfront where a working harbor comes to life with shops, restaurants, and endless entertainment along with breathtaking scenic views. Adventuring further off the coast, the former home of Nelson Mandela can be explored at Robben Island where visitors have the opportunity to explore the historic prison and museum. Outdoor enthusiasts will have their fill of exciting activities including mountain biking, hiking, and even kayaking where you might be lucky enough to encounter whales and penguins. Overall, Cape Town is a city where anything is possible and rest assured you’ll never be bored.

Ready to experience Cape Town for yourself? We’d love to help create the ultimate itinerary just for you, whether you’re planning your first trip or making your way back for another unforgettable adventure. Our dedicated team of Africa travel experts are here to plan your dream trip, give you great advice and share in the excitement of what many consider a bucket list adventure. Whether you’re traveling with a large a group of friends, on your honeymoon or as a solo traveler, we’ve got you covered.

Our Recommended Cape Town Tours

 

Surrounded by oceans and beaches, Cape Town isn’t the type of place where you simply just soak up the sun. Here, dramatic landscapes pull you in as you see a first glimpse of Table Mountain and the bustling city below. Heading into the east, charming towns and vineyards welcome you with savory wine varietals and romantic atmospheres. Down south, you’ll find friendly penguins at play in Boulders Beach and exciting underwater encounters with sharks if you are brave enough. From horse riding to wine tasting, the selection of exciting, unique tours in Cape Town and the Western Cape are full of unforgettable experiences.

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