Cape Town is a charming city that will spark your imagination
You will be simply amazed by this picturesque city nestled at the foot of Table Mountain. Book a flight to Cape Town and hire a car for day trips to the city’s amazing nature reserves and vineyards. Enjoy the relaxed vibe of the ‘Mother City’ and spend time on the beach at Camps Bay or take a day trip to Dyer Island and go walrus spotting at De Kelders. You will definitely fall in love with Cape Town!
There’s no avoiding Table Mountain. This impressive landmark dominates the skyline of Cape Town. You can even spot the Cape of Good Hope from its plateau. Travel a short distance out of the city to the wine regions of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. The wineries are perfect to visit if you enjoy a delicious glass of wine. Cape Town is the ideal destination for a city trip or the starting point of a longer vacation in South Africa. Book a flight to Cape Town now!
A city with a unique history
Cape Town has a unique, but also tragic history. Take the boat to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, or visit the lesser-known Slave Lodge where you can learn more about the history of slavery in South Africa. The District Six Museum is also an impressive visitor attraction.
Flights to Cape Town for a unique city trip
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Vibrant Cape Town is known as the culinary capital of South Africa. It offers a wide variety of restaurants which serve delicious Cape cuisine in an elegant setting. Here, the chefs use local ingredients to bring the most sumptuous dishes to the table. Surrounded by majestic mountains and sparkling seas, Cape Town is the perfect setting for a great dining experience.
Rolling vineyards amidst majestic mountains: a visit to the Cape wine country ensures a breathtaking experience. This is where the Cape wines originate. The Mediterranean climate is ideal for various types of grape such as chenin blanc, chardonnay and of course, pinotage, the national grape. You can sample these delicious Cape wines in characteristic Dutch estates near Cape Town.
Bobotie, melktert, potjiekos and samosa: the kitchen of ‘rainbow nation’ South Africa is as diverse as its people. Through the centuries, people from numerous places have set foot on the Cape, bringing their culinary habits with them. Combined with the traditional cuisine of the indigenous people, it has resulted in a melting pot that is as eclectic as it is delicious.
The charming university town of Stellenbosch is perfectly situated for a day trip from Cape Town. Featuring centuries-old homes with authentic Cape-Dutch façades, Stellenbosch is the second oldest European settlement in the province. Spending a day on the local golf courses in exceptional surroundings amidst the vineyards is like a dream come true.
The people of Cape Town often come to the Silvermine nature reserve to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the ocean views. This peaceful oasis is located just south of the busy city in a wide area between Table Mountain, Noordhoek and Sun Valley. The landscape in Silvermine is mainly covered by fynbos. This unique vegetation, typical for the Cape region, has a rich endemic flora including rooibos, aloe and gladioli. In fact, the King Protea, South Africa’s national flower, only grows here in the wild.
The majestic Table Mountain rises high above the Cape Town skyline; in 2011, the mountain was proclaimed one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. For centuries the mountain has exerted a magical appeal on those with a desire to reach the top. Before the inauguration of the fast cable car, the climb to the top was quite strenuous.
Sweeping vistas, steep cliffs and a silence that is only interrupted by the angry waves that crash against the rocks. It is quite obvious why Cape Good Hope was originally named ‘Storm Cape’ by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Diaz, the first European to sail by here in 1488. In the 15th century ships often ran into trouble in this region.
South Africa is one of the best whale watching destinations in the world. Every year, these marine mammals migrate from the cold arctic waters to the warmer climates of South Africa. There are dozens of locations along the coast in and around Cape Town to observe the whales, either from land or on the water.
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