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Cape Town - things to do IN THE CITY and where to stay?


Jun 25th, 2015, 03:20 PM
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Cape Town - things to do IN THE CITY and where to stay?

In November, we have been lucky enough to get a home exchange in Somerset West for 2 weeks. We will have a vehicle in Somerset West. PRIOR to that time, we will be doing a tour of the garden route and safari at Lalibela.

Before we go on the garden tour, I am thinking of going to a hotel directly in the city of Cape Town to recover from our jet lag and see the city itself. We DO NOT want to drive in the city, so we will be limited to public transport and taxi. We mostly enjoy spending time in areas with locals, eating and drinking in pubs, seeing a few tourist things (but since we'll have two weeks in Somerset West, we will have plenty of time to visit the penguins, Table Mountain and wine country from there). We are American Senior Citizens and tend to book moderate hotels or B&B's. We are not luxury travelers, in most cases, but neither are we sharing a bathroom.

Where area should we stay for 2-3 nights in Cape Town? Hotel recommendations? What shall we see and do while there?
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Jun 25th, 2015, 07:30 PM
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we stayed in the bo-kaap area of cape town and loved it. (stayed at 'rouge on rose.) no elevator... but really big, super comfy rooms in a very interesting area, which is walking distance to both the waterfront and central market square area.

the two best things, other than the huge room... the owners, who will answer your every question about every local pub or restaurant... and their delicious made-to-order breakfasts.
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Jun 28th, 2015, 01:47 PM
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We are recently back from Cape Town. Whilst we have been to Cape Town several times before, this time we decided to do a walking tour. We took a tour from the Cape Town Tourism Offices with Ursula Stevens from Wanderlust. We highly recommend her walks. She is very knowledgeable and we covered a lot of interesting ground. Highly recommend!!
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Jul 10th, 2015, 07:43 AM
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Some not very expensive hotels I really know and would recommend you in Cape Town:

-The camps bay resort
-The water front village
-The Glen apartments
-The Ikhaya Lodge
-61 On Camps bays
-The Atlantic Breeze

And 3 blogposts I personally like that recommend very interesting things to do in Cape town.




I hope it helps!

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