view of Lions Head and Cape Town from Table Mountain

Destination

Cape Town Holidays

The Mother City

Regularly voted the best city in the world, Cape Town is a year-round destination which is sure to take your breath away.

Its picture-perfect location is stylish, colourful and exciting with brightly painted houses, world-class restaurants, eclectic African culture and rich history to discover. Affectionately known as the 'Mother City', Cape Town is world-renowned for its epic views and jaw-dropping landscapes: take the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain for panoramic vistas – where city merges with wave-lashed coast – to remember forever.

Cape Town is the perfect place to start or finish any South African adventure. Why not combine your stay with a self-drive along the glorious Garden Route, or extend your trip with a safari adventure in nearby Kruger National Park, searching for the Big Five. We also recommend taking the majestic Blue Train cross country to historic Pretoria, to enjoy more of the country's stunning scenery while being treated like royalty. The possibilities in Cape Town are limitless.

Destination Highlights
  • Take in the awesome views from the summit of Table Mountain
  • Spend time at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront – a haven for food, shopping and entertainment
  • Visit historic Robben Island, the place where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years
  • Immerse yourself in nature at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden or Boulders Beach
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +2 hours
  • Currency ZAR – South African rand
  • Visa Information British citizens don’t need to obtain a visa for South Africa for stays of up to 90 days. Strict entrance policies apply for passengers travelling with children under the age of 18.
  • Language English is widely spoken
  • Flight Time Approximately 11 hours and 30 minutes direct to Cape Town from London Heathrow, operated by British Airways. Indirect flights are available with South African Airways, Emirates, Qatar and KLM via their hubs.
  • Health Information Some special vaccines are required for travel to certain areas of South Africa. Speak to your GP for the latest medical advice.

Top Tips from our Experts

Sue

Customer Experience Executive

“Seize the moment, get up early and get the first cable car to the summit of Table Mountain. Enjoy panoramic views before the crowds arrive and have breakfast at the top.”

Gina

Destination Specialist

“Head down to Cape Point to be stunned by the amazing sheer cliffs towering more than 200 metres above the sea. Be sure to include a visit to the Two Oceans Restaurant for a memorable dining experience above the clouds.”

Barbara

Destination Specialist

“Don’t order a glass of wine with your meal – treat yourself to a bottle. Cape Town has some fantastic vineyards nearby and in many restaurants a bottle is cheaper than a glass.”

Types of Cape Town holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

A non-stop flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town International Airport takes around 11 hours and 30 minutes on average.

Our favourite hotels

Here's some of our favourite places to stay in Cape Town. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like then we'd be more than happy to help.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Cape Town

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,309 pp

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

The Table Bay Hotel

Cape Town

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,849 pp

The Table Bay Hotel

21 Nettleton

Cape Town

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,869 pp

21 Nettleton
The Bay

The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay

Cape Town

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,819 pp

The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay

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