Cape Town boasts spectacular natural beauty, superb accommodation and fantastic weather year-round – and some of the best beaches in the world! It comes in very handy that the seasons are exactly the other way around compared to the Northern Hemisphere, so a perfect winter break for those up north looking for sunshine during their darkest months!
The city’s acclaimed food and wine experiences are as alluring as its iconic landmark: Table Mountain, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. And for some of the best land-based whale watching on the planet, head for Hermanus during whale season (July to September). South Africa’s Mother City is consistently voted as one of the top holiday destinations in the world for families, couples and solo travellers.
The entire peninsula makes Cape Town a destination by itself: The Cape of Good Hope, the penguins at Boulders Beach, Cape Winelands, scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, amazing (kite) surf beaches in among many Blouberg and Muizenberg and much more. The cosmpolitan city itself offers many interesting suburbs: the historical Bo-Kaap and neighbouring Waterkant area, the bustling V&A Waterfront, palm fringed beaches such as Camps Bay, Llandudno and the 4 Clifton beaches and not to forget the many museums, such as Robben Island, District 6 and the Zeitz MOCAA. To top it all off, the city offers a huge variety of world-class restaurants, so you are going to have a hard time picking the restaurants, because there are so many good ones!
The best period to visit Cape Town is the period between September and May, the spring and summer in South Africa! A timeline can be seen in the overview below. The greener the box is by the month, the better it is to travel to this country in that period.