We'll go right out and say it. The Cape of Good Hope is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and you will recognize this fact the moment your flight circles over spectacular Table Bay to start its decent. It is a city easy to fall in love with and to ensure your first impressions is that of typical South African hospitality we shortlisted a few of the best hotels in Cape Town to welcome you with mother city warmth. More good news is you arrived at a source for the best accommodation deals, guaranteed. Search and compare prices for top 5 star luxury hotels to cozy boutique venues and we'll put our money where our mouth is by showing you where those budget friendly deals lie hidden.
Top 5 Star Luxury Hotels
Cape Grace Hotel & Spa
On the water's edge in the V&A Waterfront.Two bedroom family friendly accommodation.
From the city centre to the beautiful V&A Waterfront and along the Atlantic Sea Board to spectacular locations a few kilometers outside the city such as Stellenbosch and Franschoek, both of which are of historical significance and top wine producing areas, visitors are rarely if ever disappointed. In short, there is no bad place to stay, especially around the city centre everything is nearby and easy to reach.
Located snug between curving Table Bay and the foot of Table Mountain the captivating image of this 360 year old former Dutch colony regularly braces the front covers of travel magazines. Cape Town is an inter-mix of historical grace, modernism, it is vibrant and cosmopolitan, culturally divers, it's beaches are pristine, it has great adventure opportunities, a vibrant night life and spectacular scenery.
It offers world famous historical sights such as Robben Island, a former political prison where the iconic Nelson Mandela was held, a 350 year old castle built by the first Dutch settlers who arrived in 1652, boat tours along the coast, para-glides off Lion's Head, cable cart trips up Table Mountain and music artists regularly entertain inside spectacular Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens at the foot of the mountain. The city centre allow easy access to all other tourist locations and beaches made even easier with the city's effective MyCity bus service.
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From the city centre to the areas of the Atlantic Seaboard there are no visible borders. They are all closely huddled together and require minimum travel from one to the next.
Its starts with the famous V&A Waterfront hosting primarily luxury hotels, countless restaurants along the waterfront quays wrapped in an amazing atmosphere and maximized by views of the tranquil harbour and flat top Table Mountain.
Being a tourist attraction in itself the V&A Waterfront can keep you busy for a while. Buildings bare witness to a Dutch heritage, its has movie theaters, an array of shops sell African hand craft and memorabilia to designer clothing and tour operators stand by to take you on scenic boat trips during which views of the city and mountain backdrop emphasize the beauty of your location. For a romantic occasion, board a yacht at sunset for dinner while cruising the harbour. If you can afford it you will be hard pressed for a better location.
Against the V&A Waterfront are vibrant locations such as Sea Point featuring the Cape Town world cup soccer stadium, Green point, Mouille Point and Bantry Bay. Exiting this area you will be 10 minutes drive outside the city centre and entering Clifton, a yuppy beach area with white sandy coves always packed with sun worshipers during summer.
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Moments from up-market Clifton is affluent Camps Bay sporting spectacular beaches and an up-beat vibe with lots of sea-side restaurants and a few night-time venues.
From here the road meanders further along the mountain with unsurpassed ocean views to the one side and majestic mountain peaks rising to the other, passing The Twelve Apostles in Bakoven clinging to the mountain slope, one of the best 5 star hotels in Cape Town for unsurpassed ocean views.
Next up is Llandudno, a quiet, upmarket residential area sporting nudist beaches and finally Hout Bay, a picturesque town set amid the rising peaks of the mountain, an approximate 20 minutes outside the city. Even of you don't stay here a scenic drive to Hout Bay for a seafood dish at the Wharf or Lookout Deck with its supreme bay views is advised.
Forty km in an opposite northerly direction from the city the picturesque Cape Winelands with vineyards flowing in perfect rows through mountain valleys reveal itself. It includes towns like historic Franschoek where the French were the original settlers 300 years ago, Stellenbosch and the Paarl Valley. Be sure to at least make a day-trip for cheese and wine tasting and a delectable meal at one of many wine estates.
Best Boutique Hotels
Atlanticview Cape Town Hotel
In trendy Camps Bay with spectacular ocean views. 5•StarRead More