Cape Town Travel Guide

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Plan Your Cape Town Vacation

If you visit only one place in South Africa, make it Cape Town. Whether you're partaking of the Capetonian inclination for alfresco fine dining (the so-called "Mother City" is home to many of the country's best restaurants) or sipping wine atop Table Mountain, you sense—correctly—that this is South Africa's most urbane, civilized city.

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Cape Town Hotels

Finding lodging in Cape Town can be a nightmare during peak travel season (December-January), as many of the more reasonable accommodations are booked up...read more

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Cape Town Restaurants

Cape Town is the culinary capital of South Africa. Nowhere else in the country is the populace so discerning about food, and nowhere else is there such...read more

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Cape Town Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to Cape Town

    City Sophistication: Cape Town is a cosmopolitan city with a rich heritage that's proudly on display. It might be more laid-back than Johannesburg... Read more

  • Cape History at a Glance

    It's said that Cape Town owes its very existence to Table Mountain. The freshwater streams running off its slopes were what first prompted early... Read more

  • A Cape Town Celebration of Food

    The Gourmet Festival is an exclamation mark on the Cape culinary calendar. The festival usually begins in mid-May with the announcement of the... Read more

  • Cape Town Spas

    Arabella. Breathtaking 360-degree views and ambrosial aromas (courtesy of Anne Sémonin and St Barth products) greet you at this streamlined 19th-floor... Read more

  • Cape Town and the World Cup

    Cape Town Stadium will hold 70,000 World Cup fans, is 15 floors high, and has 16 elevators, 135 VIP suites, and basement parking for 1,200 cars... Read more

  • The Wilds of Table Mountain

    Despite being virtually surrounded by the city, Table Mountain is a remarkably unspoiled wilderness. Most of the Cape Peninsula's 2,200 species... Read more

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