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Forty8 Backpackers Hotel

3 Reviews
Sleeps 54 in 49 rooms

Welcome to Forty8 Backpackers Hotel. It is a luxurious and affordable backpackers hotel located right in the heart of Cape Town's Central...
Welcome to Forty8 Backpackers Hotel. It is a luxurious and affordable backpackers hotel located right in the heart of Cape Town's Central Business District. It is located near to Long Street in Cape Town, which is renowned for it's abundance of street shops, cafe's, bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants.

Forty8 Backpackers is well known for its unique elegance, you won't find trendier economical accommodation near Cape Town's hotspots than our comfortable backpackers hotel. We cater for all travellers from solo or groups visiting Cape Town domestically or internationally as we have rooms to accommodate up to 50 people.

Our backpackers hotel is newly refurbished and modernized. We focus on great service, a clean space, safety and a friendly attitude. When you travel to Cape Town make sure to visit us.

We cater for adventurers of all ages including backpackers, students and groups and we have taken special care to cater for our guests needs. You will find a well-catered for environment to make your stay hassle free. We have a snack bar, free internet access, including Wi-Fi, a communal lounge and kitchen, laundry facilities and free tea and coffee.

Forty8 Backpackers has six Dormitories ranging from four-beds, six-beds, 10-beds and 12-beds in a bedroom and three Private Double bedrooms. A Dormitory room consists of double bunk beds and the Double Room with double beds. The bathrooms are shared one for the females and the other for the males.

We are open 24-hours, 365-days a year. At the reception you can obtain travel information, tour bookings, safety boxes and there is a laundry service. We have our own shuttle services that offer door-to-door pick-up and drop-off, meet and greet services at Cape Town International Airport, tours and transfers to and from different places and destinations.
from R440

Altona Lodge

11 Reviews
Sleeps 39 in 16 rooms

Relax, refresh and revive at this vibrant hostel in the heart of Cape Town’s lively Green Point area. In addition to having a unique vibe,...
Relax, refresh and revive at this vibrant hostel in the heart of Cape Town’s lively Green Point area. In addition to having a unique vibe, it is also only five minutes from the City Centre and is ideally located close to some of Cape Town’s most famous beaches and attractions.

Nestled in the shadow of Signal Hill and Table Mountain, this 19th-century lodge provides two areas for relaxing and socializing, as well as a palm-lined front garden. An easy-going atmosphere and friendly staff will help you make the most of your Cape Town experience.

The Cape Town Stadium is a mere 800 m from us with the V & A Waterfront and Sea Point only a 15 to 20-minute walk away.
from R460
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SaltyCrax Backpackers Surf Lodge

11 Reviews
Sleeps 30 in 16 rooms

Special Deal   SaltyCrax Backpackers is located 500m from the beautiful beaches of Blouberg, the perfect place to...
SaltyCrax Backpackers is located 500m from the beautiful beaches of Blouberg, the perfect place to see picturesque views of Table Mountain. We are a 20 minute drive/40 minute bus ride from Cape Town Centre and are able to organise a variety of tours in and around the Western Cape. We are walking distance to major shopping centers, transport terminals, beach, restaurants and bars.

Facilities included are a fully furnished house and kitchen, bedding, Jacuzzi, entertainment area, television and a laundry service that operates daily. We also offer a shuttle service from the Airport.
We have budget dorm accommodation, as well as private rooms which could have shared facilities or a private en - suite bathroom.

Activities that our guests have at their fingertips are: Cape Point Tours, Wine Tours, Shark Cage Diving, Skydiving, Safaris of the big 5, Surfing, Kite Surfing, or just relaxing on the beach getting a tan...
There are so many things one can do around the area in the daytime and the nighttime, with beachfront just 5 minutes away.
from R160

The Glam

8 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 10 rooms

The Glam boutique accommodation is nestled in the heart of the Central Business District of Cape Town, only steps away from Green Market...
The Glam boutique accommodation is nestled in the heart of the Central Business District of Cape Town, only steps away from Green Market Square which has seen a vast mix of cultures pass over its ancient cobbles.

The Glam is perfectly located for anyone seeking the pleasure of shopping or the thrill of vibrant night life. We are also in close proximity to the natural scenery the Mother City has to offer, making it the ideal choice when on business.

We offer a variety of beautifully designed rooms. The Glam is about enjoying life, having fun and making your experience memorable.
from R650

Green Elephant Backpackers

5 Reviews
Sleeps 13 in 10 rooms

We are a friendly backpackers with excellent travel information and booking office. A solar heated...
We are a friendly backpackers with excellent travel information and booking office. A solar heated swimming pool complements the hot jacuzzi for great relaxing parties.

We are also leaders in Environmental awareness and have a Grey Water system, solar panels, Extensive recycling and we use the local community for as many supplies as possible.

The computer has ADSL fast internet access for guests. All double rooms have 4 poster beds and the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable.

The managers are great and the owner himself has travelled over 50 countries around the world, so knows the backpackers needs. The old ex-tree climbing dog Defa is legendary!
from R260

Hout Bay Backpackers

3 Reviews
Sleeps 36 in 8 rooms

Hout Bay Backpacker Lodge is situated a stone’s throw away from Hout Bay Beach with uninterrupted views of beach, habour and the majestic...
Hout Bay Backpacker Lodge is situated a stone’s throw away from Hout Bay Beach with uninterrupted views of beach, habour and the majestic Chapman’s Peak. The lodge is quiet and comfortable, just 20 minutes from Cape Town and on the public transport route.

Our hostel suits budget travellers wanting to experience Hout Bay with its restaurants, harbour, beach, Seal Island, World of Birds and so on; the discerning backpackers requiring a base from which to hike Table Mountain National Park, bike Chapman’s Peak, surf Llandudno; and travellers interested in township tours and meeting volunteers working on community development projects. Local volunteer and language courses are also available.

The dormitories all have en-suite bathrooms, sleeping a maximum of six people per dorm and the communal lounge area has DStv and a large fireplace.

Knowledgable staff are on hand to advise and assist in planning a vast range of activities for you, including surfing, fishing, diving, sailing, kayaking, hiking trails, top restaurants, wine and township tours, pubs and if that’s not enough, there’s loads of live entertainment.

Dune’s Lodge Hout Bay is a 3 Star lodge run together with Hout Bay Backpackers and comprises of four luxury en-suite rooms with DStv and tea and coffee-making facilities. All rooms lead onto private wooden decks with views of Hout Bay Beach, habour and the majestic Chapman’s Peak.
from R170

Lighthouse Farm Lodge & Backpackers

6 Reviews
Sleeps 67 in 58 rooms

The Lighthouse Farm Lodge & Backpackers is situated on The Oude Molen Eco Village – A Beautiful...
The Lighthouse Farm Lodge & Backpackers is situated on The Oude Molen Eco Village – A Beautiful site on the last remaining farmland in Central Cape Town. Enjoy a taste of farm style living, with open fields and rivers, spectacular views of The Table Mountain range and breath taking sunsets Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head from the front door.

The Cape Town City Center is just 10 minutes drive away or easily accessible by train. The Local supermarket is within walking distance. A splendid exhibition of Green Energy, a sense of community, urban agriculture and recreation make us the ultimate work/live/play combination.

Humble and Friendly. The Backpackers offers a ‘Home Away from Home Feeling”, where guests become like family.

Whether its a peaceful weekend get-away you’re after. Or a full on Backpackers experience . You can get it here.
We have cosy and affordable, self catering Dorm Rooms, as well as comfortable Double Rooms and Family units available. A range of facilities and local attractions will make your stay something to write home about.
from R100

African Heart Backpackers

Sleeps 18 in 13 rooms

Situated under majestic gaze of Table Mountain, Observatory is seen as the cultural hub of Cape Town. African Heart Backpackers, with its...
Situated under majestic gaze of Table Mountain, Observatory is seen as the cultural hub of Cape Town. African Heart Backpackers, with its relaxed vibe and friendly staff, is the ideal bed and breakfast option for guests visiting this Bohemian-style suburb.

This owner-run lodge has an eclectic design sprinkled with personal touches and artworks. There is a variety of creatively styled rooms ranging from backpacker dorms to private rooms. Most rooms make use of shared bathroom facilities.

Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast as a great start to their day. From the reception desk, guests will be able to book a selection of activities, tours and overland trips. The lodge is run by a team of experienced travellers who will be able to give advice on popular area attractions.

This trendy suburb offers many restaurants, pubs and bars. These are all within walking distance of the lodge, affording guests a great opportunity to experience the culture of this area. The lodge provides the perfect start, or end, to your travels.
from R280

A Sunflower Stop

Sleeps 47 in 37 rooms

A Sunflower Stop is a backpackers hostel that offers relaxing and comfortable accommodation for budget travellers in Cape Town. Nestled...
A Sunflower Stop is a backpackers hostel that offers relaxing and comfortable accommodation for budget travellers in Cape Town. Nestled between the mountains and sea, the backpackers hostel is in the perfect location to enjoy your time in Cape Town and the beautiful Western Cape of South Africa.

Our central location to the City Centre and the V&A Waterfront, as well as Cape Town's trendy nightlife, is just steps away. A quick taxi ride will take you to Cape Town's stunning beaches or to the world-famous Table Mountain.

A Sunflower Stop is located 400 m from the Cape Town Stadium. We offer spacious Dormitories, Double Rooms, Twin Rooms and Quad Rooms. There is a self-catering kitchen and a TV lounge. Our luxury backpackers offers affordable accommodation for every budget. All the backpacker dormitories have individual secure lockers.

Check out our specialist backpackers tour desk for helpful travel tips and the best prices in town, for day trips and adventure tours around the Cape Peninsula. We also offer a booking service for tours around the Garden Route, Kruger National Park safaris and overland safaris throughout the rest of Africa.

So come and make yourself at home with our friendly staff, cool off in our refreshing sun-filled swimming pool, relax at the cosy bar or feast out on one of our weekly braais. Whatever your taste, we will help cater to make your time in Cape Town an unforgettable experience.
from R390

Mountain Manor Backpackers

5 Reviews
Sleeps 56 in 53 rooms

Check-in's are quick, you sign in our register, get given a city map and shown around the lodge....
Check-in's are quick, you sign in our register, get given a city map and shown around the lodge. Anytime you need information on any aspect of travel in Africa just ask for advice at Travel Desk.

We can help with booking safaris, overland trips, daytrips, car rental and trip planning in and around Cape Town.

Backpackers Lodge
Our lodge has the most fabulous views of Table Mountain and Lions Head. Our entertainment room is fitted out with DSTV (Sky equivalent), a pool table and darts. There is also a TV room where you can watch television or just hang out chatting to fellow travellers. Alternatively you may choose to relax by reading one of the many books in the library. For the more sociable travellers there is a bar for those who choose to interact amongst other fellow travellers.

Facilities
The lodge is newly refurbished and offers great accommodation coupled with excellent facilities for any traveller.

- 10 Bed roomed Lodge plus Self-catering apartments
- Walking distance into the city centre
- Close proximity to shopping centre and restaurants
- Entertainment room with DSTV
- Snooker / pool table and darts
- Internet station
- Self-help, fully equipped kitchen
- On-site laundry
- TV room and library
- Communal bathrooms
- Barbecue facilities

24 hour guarded parking in front of our entrance.
Please note for those privileged to have a car, the guards expect R20.00 a night to ensure the safety of your car.
from R310

Colors of Cape Town

4 Reviews
Sleeps 27 in 7 rooms

True to our name, at Colors of Cape Town Lodge we offer guests nearly as many accommodation options as there are hues in the rainbow. ...
True to our name, at Colors of Cape Town Lodge we offer guests nearly as many accommodation options as there are hues in the rainbow. Whether you’re looking to meet new people in a dormitory, get a good night’s sleep with your partner in a private double room, book a studio for a longer stay or spread out in our family room, there’s sure to be something that suits your fancy.

It’s possible to book any room on either a self-catering basis as we have a communal kitchen, or on a bed and breakfast basis. All of the rooms are clean and comfortable, with splashes of colour on the walls and crisp, white linen on the beds.

We also pride ourselves on our versatility, so if you need to accommodate a group, let us know how we can help you, as our lodge sleeps a maximum of between 23 to 28 people.
from R320
Nestled between the beaches and mountains of Muizenberg, African Soul Surfer Backpackers offers...
Nestled between the beaches and mountains of Muizenberg, African Soul Surfer Backpackers offers comfortable accommodation in this scenic part of Cape Town. It is a great option for surfing enthusiasts, or guests hoping to reconnect with nature and themselves.

The spacious house has eight guest rooms, of which all have a variety of bed configurations sure to cater to the needs of travellers. All rooms offer stunning sea views, while some rooms have private balconies inviting guests to appreciate the surrounding vistas.

Guests can start their day off with a complimentary cappuccino before exploring this seaside suburb. Surfing lessons can be arranged on request at an additional cost, and will take place at the nearby beach. This culturally and historically rich area offers plenty of attractions to ensure that guests have a memorable stay.

The house itself has a restaurant serving a wide selection of healthy dishes. Guests will also have access to the communal kitchen for any self-catering requirements. Guests can end their day off with a game of pool or ping pong. Guests can also relax in the comfortable lounges, spend some time in the yoga studio or enjoy the facilities in the media entertainment lounge.
from R400
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Helpmin Hotel

Sleeps 142 in 66 rooms

Special Rates   The Helpmin Hotel prides itself on providing clean, comfortable and super affordable accommodation with a homely and cosy atmosphere. The...
The Helpmin Hotel prides itself on providing clean, comfortable and super affordable accommodation with a homely and cosy atmosphere. The hotel is conveniently located close to public transport, and within short driving distance to various shopping malls, universities, and Cape Town city centre.

The Helpmin offers a wide range of accommodation including en-suite rooms, self-catering units, budget rooms, backpacker’s accommodation, and rooms ranging in size from two to four persons in a room.

The Helpmin specialises in large group bookings, and is ideal for school groups, sports teams, senior citizens groups, large budget tour groups, church retreats and conferences, business conferences and governmental departmental seminars. In addition, the Helpmin has an on-site restaurant.
from R360

Train Lodge

1 Review
Sleeps 48 in 16 rooms

Train Lodge is situated in Cape Town and offers unique and affordable accommodation in ten vintage railway coaches. The coaches are...
Train Lodge is situated in Cape Town and offers unique and affordable accommodation in ten vintage railway coaches. The coaches are original and fully revamped to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The Train Lodge is within close proximity of Cape Town station, including the My Citi bus terminal and the national touring bus terminal.

The accommodation is in two-and four-berth compartments where you can opt for a choice of single or double bed cabins. The bathroom facilities have been built behind and separately from the coaches, designed to be easily accessible and private. The locomotive bar and cocktail lounge areas are fitted with flat-screen TVs with DStv, a swimming pool and a braai area. Our pride and joy is our restaurant situated in one of the coaches, where you can experience our delicious food from our a la carte menu.

Our cigar lounge is a favourite part of our venue for parties and functions. It is open to the public from 10 am daily until late at night. The lounge has comfortable couches and a fireplace making it a cosy and relaxed environment, and we screen all major sport events. Our swimming pool area has bar facilities offering sundowners, and is ideal for groups of up to 65 people. We can arrange any tour, as well as transfers, transport bookings and travel advice.
from R360

Cape Town Deco Lodge Backpackers

4 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 12 rooms

Cape Town Deco Lodge Backpackers is 1.9 km from the city centre, between the University of Cape...
Cape Town Deco Lodge Backpackers is 1.9 km from the city centre, between the University of Cape Town and Cape Town itself. Our philosophy is to offer distinctive accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere. Deco Lodge reflects something special about the local colours and flavours of the city.

We offer you a comfortable bed with crisp and clean linen for a peaceful sleep. Our staff is attentive, friendly and filled with the easy-going spirit of Africa. Guests have access to a beautifully green garden with pool, Internet facilities, a fully equipped kitchen, a braai area, a billiard room, a TV room and a laundry service. This is the place to meet interesting local and international visitors, many of whom stay for extended periods of time.

The surrounding area is bursting with character, especially for the restless and adventurous. Cape Town sprawls at the foot of Table Mountain and its attendant summits, Devil’s Peak and iconical Lion’s Head. We are ideally located for wine tours and trips to the beach.
from R160

Amber Tree Lodge

Sleeps 20 in 5 rooms

Amber Tree Lodge offers intimate and stylish backpacker-style accommodation for travellers wanting to experience the true heartbeat of the...
Amber Tree Lodge offers intimate and stylish backpacker-style accommodation for travellers wanting to experience the true heartbeat of the Mother City. Located in the trendy Cape Town suburb of Tamboerskloof, Amber Tree Lodge has quickly built up a reputation as one of the city’s best backpacker-style lodges.

With limited accommodation for up to 20 people, Amber Tree Lodge provides a warm, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere. Guests can choose between backpacker-chic dorm or deluxe rooms, while the well-appointed guest facilities such as spotless bathrooms, spacious showers, quality linen, and comfortable beds immediately make you feel at home.

We are a mere 10 minutes’ walk away from the heart of Cape Town’s business and shopping district, but if exploring the area on foot is not your thing, then public transport is also easily accessible. Amber Tree Lodge is close to the best restaurants and cafés Cape Town has to offer, as well as the centre of Cape Town’s vibrant live music and entertainment venues. Cape Town’s top tourism destinations are all within a short travelling distance from our doorstep.

With magnificent, sweeping views of Table Mountain from our second-floor terrace, Amber Tree Lodge is the perfect base from which to create your travel memories. Amber Tree Lodge also provides an eco-friendly environment, with solar geysers, energy-saving bulbs throughout the lodge, and a recycling system for kitchen waste.
from R160

Fat Pony Backpackers & Riding Centre

2 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 4 rooms

Alan and Lorna warmly welcome you to their Cape Town backpackers and riding centre, Fat Pony. This...
Alan and Lorna warmly welcome you to their Cape Town backpackers and riding centre, Fat Pony. This is a family-run, child and biker-friendly farm house hostel in the Western Cape Winelands. We offer airport shuttles, free Wi-Fi, comfortable and airy dorms just 30 minutes from Cape Town City Centre. Overland vehicles are welcome.

Relax in one of the En-suite Dormitories. Fat Pony has dorms and Mini Dorms, perfect for large and small groups. The Mini Dorms have heating for cool winter months and private entrances. All bed linens are provided.

Cook your meals in a fully equipped farmhouse kitchen with a log fire or braai outside. Relax on comfortable sofas in a large games room with pool table, library and sun deck overlooking a braai garden with pool. Free Wi-Fi is available covering most of the farm. There are towels and a laundry room with washer and dryer available to hire for a small fee.

Hire a bike and wine taste your way through scenic Cape Winelands. Make new friends while joining in on a riding lesson, pony trail or workshop - we have special discounts for guests.

Nearby activities include Butterfly World, Dirtopia an off-road mountain biking and hiking centre, golfing, quad biking and paintball. Wine tasting along the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek wine routes is a great day excursion. Venture into Cape Town to explore Table Mountain with walks, hikes, climbs and abseiling. Tour around the museums, sandy beaches and enjoy a variety of water sports. Take a trip to the cinema, pubs, clubs and restaurants of Cape Town.
from R300

Afrique Du Sud Backpackers

Sleeps 50 in 21 rooms

Afrique du Sud is located along the Atlantic sea board of Cape Town, nestled between the ocean and...
Afrique du Sud is located along the Atlantic sea board of Cape Town, nestled between the ocean and Lion's Head. It is within close proximity to the city centre and the V&A Waterfront.

This backpacker’s accommodation offers a variety of rooms. All room have linen and share bathrooms. There is a communal living area, ideal for meeting the other guests and exchanging travel stories.

The Cape Town attractions are easily accessible by buse, taxis and Cape Town’s MyCiTi buses. An Olympic-sized seawater swimming pool and an abundance of banks, shops, supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants are close by.
from R250

33 South Boutique Backpackers

6 Reviews
Sleeps 27 in 6 rooms

Young vibrant staff, adventure-packed days, exciting nights, chilled-to-the-max braais and the...
Young vibrant staff, adventure-packed days, exciting nights, chilled-to-the-max braais and the comfiest beds also included. Centrally located in the legendary OBZ, the funky and vibey neighbourhood with some of Cape Town’s most adored live band venues, comedy clubs, restaurants, pubs and bars. 'Forget everything you once thought or believed about backpacking and join us on a new and unique journey in Cape Town' 33 South Boutique Backpackers was developed especially for those individuals who have a taste for a real adventure but are not willing to give up their piping hot showers and fresh percale linen. Because Cape Town is such a great place, we decided to develop a Boutique Backpackers Lodge that is really special. Boutique? Boutique for us is everything stylish, unique and luxurious – and all this you’ll find in the homely atmosphere at 33 South Boutique Backpackers. Since we dedicated our name (33 South) to the geographic location of Cape Town (33 South, 18 East), it’s fitting that each of our rooms is themed after a different culturally rich “Capetonian” neighbourhood. Whether you choose to spend the night in an extra-sized bed in District 6, the colourful Bo-kaap, Khayalitsha Shack chic or the cool and breezy Kalk bay room (amongst others) Cindy, Kim and the rest of the friendly staff will make sure you feel at home in this spacious Victorian house. At the reception you’ll not only find a selection of tours, activities and great music, but also insider-info on the best restaurants, surf spots, music festivals and loads of “off-the-beaten-track” adventures. Comfort, safety and security are top priority. To ensure this, each guest has their very own large locking cupboard with digital code safe, extra-sized bed with the softest fresh linen and the night-watchman Elvis will keep you safe and entertained. See you soon! The 33 South Team
from R320

Simonstown Boutique Backpackers

3 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 10 rooms

Simonstown Boutique Backpackers is situated along the main road in Simonstown and is based in the...
Simonstown Boutique Backpackers is situated along the main road in Simonstown and is based in the Historical Prince Alfred Building Est. 1802. Simonstown is a charming naval town named after the governor of the Cape Colony, Simon van der Stel, upon whose recommendation the Bay was used by the Dutch East India Trading Company for winter anchorage.

The backpackers offers a number of different room types to accommodate your specific needs. Come spend some time on our huge sea-facing-people-spotting-action-watching balcony - a great spot from which to soak up the view whilst knocking back a beer or two.

Simonstown is a good deal quieter than Cape Town itself, so if you’re all partied out or just want to relax in peace and tranquility, then it’s a great base for your holiday. We have no parking hassles and no crime problems and the centre of Cape Town is only 45 minutes away by car or just over an hour by train. You can reach all the great sites of Cape Town easily and the beauty of Cape Point at the Cape of Good Hope, the Cape Peninsula and the famous Penguins of Boulder’s Beach is right on our doorstep.

We’re conveniently located in the heart of Simonstown and just a 10-minute walk from the railway station. We can also arrange airport transfers, bicycle rental, Cape Point, Overland, Wine, and Garden Route tours, shark diving tours, boat trips, and car hire.
from R160

Cape Town South Africa

Cape Town Backpacker Hostel Accommodation

Voted Favourite Foreign City by the UK Telegraph, Cape Town is one of the places you just have to visit before you die. It's an awesome city. All the vibe you want - great parties, great shopping and loads of galleries and other cultural attractions can't detract from the fact that what makes Cape Town special is the fact that it is set in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Even Sir Francis Drake, who'd pretty much seen it all, called Cape Point the 'fairest cape in all the circumference of the world'. It's a needle-sharp promontory, which - contrary to marketing hype - does not divide the Indian Ocean from the Atlantic. But Capetonians claim it does and you can often see a line of foam heading straight out from the point - possibly all the way to Antarctica - which certainly divides the False Bay Coastline on the east from the Atlantic Seaboard on the west.

And the Peninsula Mountain Chain forms a high-lying spine all the way from Cape Point to Table Mountain above the city. Most of this high lying ground is part of the Table Mountain National Park, which also includes Boulders Beach and its penguins, and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens that showcases South Africa's fabulous floral heritage as well as hosting some great concerts among the flowers. Table Mountain is the soul of Cape Town - its emotional heart and touchstone. Many Capetonians escape to the slopes of the mountain on weekends and after work as a regular - well, it's almost a pilgrimage. There are literally hundreds of walks on the mountain. Cape Town is the epicentre of the Cape Floral Region, which is a world heritage site. Another great thing about the Peninsula and its mountains is that Cape Town has virtually two different climates in one city. When the wind is blowing on one side, the beaches should be warm and sheltered on the other - and even when it's raining on one side, you may get bright sunshine on the other.

It's all a kind of yin yang thing - opposites balancing - the dark and light side of the mountain and all that esoteric stuff. And speaking of which - Cape Town is not just a beautiful city with fantastic beaches, a national park, an awesome mountain and beautiful flowers. No - it's also a great city. It's a place where residents and visitors alike work hard and play even harder.

Cape Town accommodation is plentiful and there’s something to suit every budget but it is highly advisable to book ahead, especially over the Christmas season (December to mid-February) and during the Argus Cycle Tour (usually mid-March). The greatest density of Cape Town hotels, boutique hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, guest houses and self catering apartments and holiday villas are situated in the City Bowl area and immediate South Atlantic Seaboard belt, all within a 10 minute drive from Cape Town City Centre and the V&A Waterfront. Highly desirable suburbs like Tamboerskloof and Oranjezicht spill down the slopes of Table Mountain towards Gardens, Cape Town City Centre, De Waterkant and the exclusive Waterfront. From the Waterfront the dazzling Atlantic coastline curves south, fringed by the seaside suburbs of Green Point, Sea Point, Bantry Bay the ultra glamorous suburbs of Clifton and Camps Bay.

Unless you tie on a blindfold and lock yourself in your hotel room, there is absolutely no way you can get bored in Cape Town. There are so many things to do. If you're into shopping, the V&A Waterfront is just one of many shopoholic's dream venues but it stands out as it has so much more - boat trips, the embarkation point for the Robben Island ferry, the Two Oceans Aquarium, loads of interesting historical buildings and some of the city's best hotels with possibly the best views in the world. Cape town offers a whole range of exciting adventure activities, great birding, awesome whale watching, historical buildings, and dozens of museums outlining the city's fascinating history and its many cultures.

An easy day trip from Cape Town, the Winelands offer great scenery, white-washed gabled farmhouses nestling in bright green vineyards, lovely little restaurants, great coffee shops and - of course - wine tasting sales and cellar tours. When the sun goes down you can choose between hundreds of great restaurants and a huge range of funky pubs, vibey clubs and a wide selection of movies, theatre and live music. Cape Town is also home to one of the most outrageous parties in the world. The Mother City Queer Project is a themed costume party in December that is fast becoming one of the most popular gatherings - certainly in South Africa - and possibly the world. And shortly thereafter, the traditional Kaapse Klopse minstrel dancers take over parts of the city streets in a tradition that stretches back hundreds of years to the era when slavery was legal in Cape Town. Don't forget to pack your dancing shoes.

Other areas close to Cape Town you may like to explore include the dramatic West Coast, which offers great birding along the shores of Langebaan Lagoon, Namaqualand, which has even more spectacular spring flowers, and the Overberg, famous for land-based whale watching. It also features lovely flowers in spring. Cape Town is not the best game viewing destination in South Africa, but there is some small game at Cape Point and there are a few game farms a short distance from the city, but they're not really up to the standard of the game reserves further north and east.

Voted Favourite Foreign City by the UK Telegraph, Cape Town is one of the places you just have to visit before you die. It's an awesome city. All the vibe you want - great parties, great shopping and loads of galleries and other cultural...

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