South Africa: Cape Town

Cape Town is perfect for a city trip! You can fly there directly with KLM, there is no time difference and there is much to experience in and around the city. This bustling city by the sea has lively terraces, shops, markets, botanical garden, and vast beaches. Chapman’s Peak Drive is a breathtakingly beautiful route alongside the ocean with great opportunities to spot seals. Sail by boat to the former prison on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent many years of his life. There are beautiful beaches in the area and the beach at Muizenberg with the photogenic beach houses is considered the best surfing beach. Given the many excellent restaurants, Cape Town has now also become a culinary destination.

The spectacular ZEITZ MOCAA museum recently opened its doors and has the world’s largest collection of African modern art, a must for art lovers. Spend the night at The Silo, an architectural masterpiece with a glass swimming pool on the roof. The One & Only is a great alternative with a lovely garden and where you will find the most beautiful swimming pool in Cape Town. The Mount Nelson Hotel is famous for its high tea in its gardens and the cozy Camps Bay is known for its beautiful beach and excellent restaurants. Here we suggest an overnight in The Pod, a stylish boutique hotel close to the ocean. In addition, we also have a large selection of small-scale guesthouses and villas in our portfolio.

Just outside of Cape Town are the wine towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl set in beautiful nature and with historic wineries where you can eat and spend the night. Among the top are Cloud Estate and Babylon’s Tower, a Dutch farm from 1692 with the most beautiful organic vegetable garden in the country.

We also recommend the seaside town of Paternoster which is located west of Cape Town. The best place to stay is the Strandloper Boutique Hotel and in the Wolfgat restaurant, Kobus will prepare the most fantastic dinner for you!

From June to November you can spot whales swimming along the coast.

 

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