Welcome to the Mother City.
Welcome to the Mother City.
Resting at the foot of the iconic Table Mountain and fringing the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town sprawls along South Africa’s spectacularly scenic southwest coast. Dubbed the ‘Mother City’, this cosmopolitan city is a flourishing and vibrant multicultural modern metropolis that draws visitors from around the globe. Cape Town offers unrivalled dining experiences, world-class wines, rich cultural experiences, unique art and design, and some of the most beautiful scenery the natural world has to offer.
The Atlantic Seaboard is considered Cape Town’s ‘Riviera’ and stretches from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront on the north shore at the foot of Table Mountain all the way down the west side of the Cape Peninsula to Hout Bay. This stunning stretch of coastline is best experienced with a scenic drive to soak up the awe-inspiring views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean on the one side and the slopes of the Lions Head and Twelve Apostles on the other. Visitors can take a dip at one of the iconic Blue Flag beaches, explore the natural wonders of the Table Mountain National Park and enjoy the myriad of fantastic restaurants, bars and shopping opportunities in this area.
The City Bowl comprises a natural amphitheatre-shaped area bordered by Table Bay and defined by the mountains of the towering slopes of the magnificent Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak, Signal Hill, and Lion’s Head. The City Bowl is Cape Town’s beating heart offering some of the most diverse and vibrant communities and exciting activities Cape Town has to offer. Explore the Cape Town city centre, the scenic harbour, the Company’s Garden, and a collection of charming neighbourhoods filled with relaxed sidewalk cafes, inviting restaurants and rooftop bars perfect for evening sundowners while enjoying incredible views from every angle. Don’t miss the chance to visit local hangouts, browse the museums and art galleries, shop at the amazing markets and learn about the rich history on a cultural tour.
The Cape Winelands is only 40 kilometres from Cape Town featuring the magnificent Helderberg Mountains as a picture-perfect backdrop. This picturesque region is dotted with a collection of charming historic towns like Paarl, Worcester, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. The rich soil in the valleys allows this wine-producing area to make South Africa’s celebrated world-renowned wines. Home to some of the country’s best restaurants, the Winelands town of Franschhoek is known as the country’s gourmet capital and boasts breathtaking scenery.
The Cape Peninsula protrudes out into the icy Atlantic Ocean at the most southwestern point of Africa. It comprises Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope on the southern point, and the iconic Table Mountain on the northern end. It features an incredibly scenic, rocky coastline dotted with a collection of hidden gems. Cape Point forms part of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, which is home to a variety of animals, including baboons, buck, and the Cape mountain zebra; as well as a plethora of bird species and an array of unique indigenous flora found nowhere else in the world. Charming small towns like Noordhoek, Kommetjie, Scarborough, Muizenburg, Kalk Bay, Hout Bay, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Simons Town – with its colony of African penguins – are undeniable highlights.