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What are the best places to visit in Cape Town?

Can't wait for your trip to Cape Town? Keen for a few pointers about what to do and see when you arrive? That's where we can help!

Of course, if you're on your way to Cape Town, you probably already know all about Table Mountain. This world-famous attraction is not to be missed!

With wonders such as Two Oceans Aquarium and Castle of Good Hope, there will never be a boring moment in this metropolis. When you're done exploring those, push on to Greenmarket Square and the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

A wise man once said, "Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos." Admire the intriguing works at South African National Gallery, and take a couple of minutes to envisage the story of each piece. There's an excellent range of things to do in this destination. Throughout the years, people have built towering edifices for many different reasons. Come and learn about the history behind Clock Tower — you can't miss it! Still have some time on your hands? Burn off yesterday's dessert and get some fresh air by walking to the top of Signal Hill. Be sure to keep a lookout for native wildlife too.

What are the most popular activities for a Cape Town holiday?

Take advantage of all there is to see and do and go home with the best souvenir of all — memories of your sensational vacation!

Kick-start your trip to Cape Town by trying out some of these activities:

For the entire list of options, go to our Cape Town things to do page.

What types of accommodation options are available in Cape Town?

Expect an excellent variety of accommodations when you visit Cape Town. With no less than 377 properties on offer, it won't be too difficult booking a comfy place to stay for your next cheap vacation or luxury getaway.

Premium choices such as the Ellerman House (180 Kloof Road Bantry Bay) and the Ivory Sands Villa (2 First Beach) are sure to delight even the most discerning guests. The Cape Town Beachfront Apartments At Leisure Bay (3 Fourjays Road) and The Backpack - Hostel (74 New Church Street) both have good guest reviews if you want somewhere less expensive.

Is there an airport in Cape Town?

Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is situated 11 miles east of central Cape Town. Find your bags, wave down a taxi and switch into vacation mode!




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The Table Bay Hotel ¥22,641
Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020
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The Table Bay Hotel

The Table Bay Hotel

Quay 6 Victoria & Alfred, Cape Town, Western Cape
     
    4.6 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Good all round hotel. Best position for VA waterfront.

    Road Lodge Cape Town International Airport ¥3,705
    Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020
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    Road Lodge Cape Town International Airport

    Road Lodge Cape Town International Airport

    Adjoining BP Service & Filling Station, at Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town, Western Cape
       
      3.7 of 5
      2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Very good for a one night stay, proximity to airport (in walking distance). Very good rate. What we did not like: within 20 min. of our check-in, my credit card was tampered with three times by someone trying to make on-line purchases through my credit card. This was prevented by the excellent access ...

      Hotel Verde ¥11,278
      Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020
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      Hotel Verde

      Hotel Verde

      15 Michigan Street, Airport Industria, Cape Town, Western Cape
         
        4.6 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        We liked the "green"ethos of the hotel. A very relaxing place to stop overnight.

        Taj Cape Town ¥11,625
        Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020
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        Taj Cape Town

        Taj Cape Town

        1 Wale Street, corner St Georges Mall, Cape Town, Western Cape
           
          4.7 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          One of the best five star hotels in the World, who looked after us like family at one the the greatest crises the World has ever experienced

          Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel ¥5,354
          Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020
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          Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel

          Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel

          20 London Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape
             
            4.0 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            The location was good, all the sight-seeing places were very near.

            One&Only Cape Town
            Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020
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            One&Only Cape Town

            One&Only Cape Town

            Dock Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
               
              4.8 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Great hotel but now just a tiny bit tired. Will soon need a program of renovation. Staff were great. Gym is fab. Nice location.

              Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town ¥12,060
              Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020
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              Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town

              Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town

              Beach Road Granger Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
                 
                4.3 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Location, staff and quality of the infrastructure

                Hilton Cape Town City Centre ¥6,953
                Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020
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                Hilton Cape Town City Centre

                Hilton Cape Town City Centre

                126 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
                   
                  4.3 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  The staff is very supportive and kind. Also, the hotel is located close to the downtown

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