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Cape Town

Cape Town Holidays


A holiday to Cape Town delivers an enticing mix of sun-splashed beaches, vibrant neighbourhoods, spectacular coastal scenery and moving history. Surely one of the world’s most dramatic cities, Cape Town enjoys an enviable location perched on the shoulders of Table Mountain between the Atlantic and Indian Ocean.

From the vibrant waterfront the city radiates out past sweeping beaches, bustling markets and elegant Cape Dutch homesteads. To the north, Robben Island is a moving reminder of the country’s turbulent history, whilst to the south, dramatic coastal drives stretch out to the wild expanses of the Cape of Good Hope.

Visitors today can choose to stay at the upmarket V&A Waterfront, with its array of shops and restaurants or the historic City Bowl, which sits close to museums and the serene Company’s Garden.

For a more relaxing stay, enjoy one of the city’s beachside suburbs: Granger Bay boasts striking marina views whilst Sea Point and Bantry Bay are popular with locals strolling along its sweeping seafront promenade.

Trendy Camps Bay is just around the headland and offers a laidback surf scene with cafés, shops and bars opposite its glorious sandy beach.

Alternatively, venture just a few minutes from the city to the affluent suburban areas of either Constantia for its stunning rural setting or Newlands, proudly standing in the shadow of majestic Table Mountain.


Trailfinders is the UK and Ireland's No.1 to South Africa. Almost all of our travel consultants have travelled extensively here, often returning time and time again.

OUR MOST POULAR HOLIDAYS IN CAPE TOWN

As well as a magnificent destination in it's own right for a holiday, Cape Town is also the gateway to some wonderful experiences in South Africa and beyond.
.The rolling vineyards of the winelands are right on your doorstep and it's also just a short drive to the scenic delights of the Garden Route that promises beautiful beaches, pristine national parks and charming seaside communities.
Good air connections also mean combining Cape Town with the Kruger National Park, Kwa-Zulu Natal or even beyond to Botswana, Victoria Falls, Mauritius or the Seychelles are all within easy reach.
Here's a snapshot of our most popular holidays.
City, Wine & Wilderness
16 days / 15 nights
from £1,941
  • Stellenbosch
  • Battlefields Tours
  • Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

  • Classic Garden Route & Game
    15 days / 14 nights
    from £1,027
  • Cape Town
  • Stellenbosch
  • Garden Route
  • Eastern Cape Reserves

  • Ultimate Family Adventure - South Africa
    13 days / 12 nights
    from £Please contact us
  • Cape Town
  • Oudtshoorn
  • Garden Route

  • Nature & Gourmet Retreats of the Western Cape - Chauffeured Fly Drive
    13 days / 12 nights
    from £2,349
  • Chauffeured transfer service between airports and all hotels
  • Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Gansbaai
  • Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards, Cape Winelands
  • Bushmans Kloof, Cederberg Mountains

  • Bush & Beach Odyssey
    13 days / 12 nights
    from £2,489
  • Robben Island
  • Greater Kruger National Park
  • Bazaruto Marine National Park

  • Madikwe Family Safari & Mauritius
    13 days / 12 nights
    from £Please contact us
  • Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Cape Town
  • Mauritius

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    Cape Town holiday highlights map
    City Bowl Cape Town
    City Bowl
    Set within a natural mountainous amphitheatre, the historic City Bowl is the pulsing business and retail heart. Visit fascinating museums, wander the colourful streets of Bo Kaap, discover the boutiques of central Bree Street and sample the fantastic nightlife of Tamboerskloof.
    V&A Waterfront Cape Town
    V&A Waterfront
    Home to the oldest working harbour in the Southern Hemisphere, the V&A Waterfront is the buzzing hub of the city. As well as boasting a fabulous array of shops and restaurants, it is the departure point for visiting iconic Robben Island and a popular place to stay.
    Camps Bay & Bantry Bay
    Camps Bay & Bantry Bay
    Soak up the beach lifestyle in upmarket Camps Bay and neighbouring Bantry Bay. Enjoy scenic walks along the white sand beaches before winding down with an evening sundowner in one of the stylish alfresco restaurants lining the promenade.
    Granger Bay, Green Point & Sea Point Cape Town
    Granger Bay, Green Point & Sea Point
    Enjoy the city’s beachside suburbs: Granger Bay boasts striking marina views and trendy Green Point offers a lively foodie scene. Sea Point is popular with locals strolling along its sweeping seafront promenade.
    Newlands Cape Town
    Newlands
    This lush, green suburb is proudly nestled in the foothills of majestic Table Mountain, just 20 minutes from central Cape Town. Enjoy a picnic in the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or head to the iconic Newlands Cricket Ground for an action packed match.
    Constantia Cape Town
    Constantia
    Elegant Constantia boasts one of Cape Town’s most prestigious addresses, stunning Baroque and Cape Dutch architecture and some of the world’s oldest and most notable wine farms and estates, whilst being just a 25 minute drive away from the city centre.

    OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN CAPE TOWN

    We offer a wonderful choice of hotels in Cape Town to suit every budget.
    Maybe you’re looking for a luxury resort right in the heart of the V&A Waterfront or a stylish boutique place by the beach in Camps Bay? Or perhaps it's a family friendly apartment within walking distance of all the attractions or a historic property nestled amongst the vineyards of Constantia.
    We can help you with city hotels, beach resorts, vineyard stays, apartments and guesthouses all over Cape Town.
    What you won’t find here are thousands upon thousands of hotels where you have to wade through endless reviews of questionable origin to find the best one. We have done the hard work for you and selected the best places to stay so you don’t have to and our travel consultants are on hand to help, often with first-hand experience.
    Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
    Cape Town
    from £102
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar & lounge
  • 2 pools
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Tennis courts
  • Kids’ club
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
    Cape Town
    from £101
  • 2 restaurants & a bar
  • Conservatory lounge
  • 2 pools
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Cinema
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Sea Star Rocks
    Cape Town
    from £97
  • Breakfast room
  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Waterfront Village
    Cape Town
    from £56
  • 4 pools
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Gym
  • Open plan living area
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • The Bay Hotel
    Cape Town
    from £54
  • Restaurant & 2 bars
  • 4 pools
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Parking up to R90 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • The Cellars-Hohenort
    Cape Town
    from £88
  • 2 restaurants & 2 bars
  • 2 pools
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Tennis court
  • Free local
  • area shuttle
  • Free use of bikes
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • THINGS TO DO IN CAPE TOWN

    Our selection of local tours and experiences will complete the picture for your holiday in Cape Town. One day you might be exploring the stark prison cells of Robben Island, the next paddling with penguins at Boulders Beach. We can help you with scenic helicopter flights over Table Mountain, cycling tours of the Cape of Good Hope, whale watching, mountain hiking and even shark cage diving.
    Robben Island & Walk to Freedom
    Approx 9 hours
    from £74
  • Fascinating Robben Island
  • Infamous District Six

  • Cape Point & Peninsula Tour
    Approx 9 hours
    from £72
  • Chapman's Peak
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • African Penguins at Boulders Beach

  • Shark Cage Diving Tour From Cape Town with Transfers
    Approx 10.5 hours
    from £128
  • Encounter sharks
  • View African Penguins & Cape Fur Seals

  • Private Table Mountain Hike & City Tour
    Approx 7-8 hours
    from £223
  • Table Mountain cable car
  • Relaxed walking pace
  • Company Gardens
  • Castle of Good Hope

  • Whale Watch Tour from Cape Town with Transfers
    Approx 8-9 hours
    from £104
  • Whale watching experience
  • Good chance of seeing dolphins, seals, penguins & sharks
  • Observation deck on board

  • Cape Winelands Tour
    Approx 9 hours
    from £61
  • Visit wineries in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek & Paarl
  • Wine tastings included
  • Spectacular scenery

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    Cape Town Fast Facts

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    Time Zone

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    Flight Time to Cape Town

    Approx
    11½ hours

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