Destination

Cape Town Holidays

The Mother City

Voted the best city in the world many times, Cape Town is a great spot for winter sun and is sure to take your breath away.

Its picture-perfect location is stylish, colourful and exciting with brightly painted houses, world-class restaurants and eclectic African culture. Lovingly known as the Mother City, Cape Town is famous for its epic views and jaw-dropping landscapes; take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain for the best seat in the house and vistas to remember forever.

Cape Town is the perfect place to start or finish any South African adventure. Combine your stay with a self-drive along the Garden Route, or safari in nearby Kruger National Park searching for the Big Five. We also recommend taking the majestic Blue Train or Rovos Rail cross country to enjoy the stunning scenery while being treated like royalty. The possibilities in Cape Town are endless.

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 traveling with children under the age of 18.
  • Language English is widely spoken
  • Flight Time Approximately 11 hours direct to Cape Town from London. Indirect flights are available from UK airports with Emirates via Dubai and KLM via Amsterdam.
  • Health Information Some special vaccines are required for travel to certain areas of South Africa. Speak to your GP about 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.”

Mark

Destination Manager

“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 bother ordering a glass of wine with your meal – order a bottle. Cape Town has some fantastic vineyards nearby and in most 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

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Cape Town

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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

The Table Bay

Cape Town

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The Table Bay

21 Nettleton

Cape Town

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21 Nettleton
The Bay

The Bay Hotel Camps Bay

Cape Town

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The Bay Hotel Camps Bay

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