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Best areas to stay in Cape Town for holidaymakers

If you’re after an exotic or luxurious holiday in Cape Town, then look no further than these glamourous suburbs in and around the marvelous Mother City.

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The Waterfront

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront offers much for travellers and holidaymakers to enjoy. Be it luxury shopping, fun activities or even some cultural museum hopping!

With the likes of Zeitz MOCCA Museum and the trendy Silo District overall, as well as the long-standing V&A Waterfront, there’s no question that the Waterfront is one of Cape Town’s most deservedly high-end, holiday-making spots.

Cape Town V&A Waterfront Marina

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Not only can you shop till you drop and dine on the best local cuisine (mixed with international flair) that the city has to offer but you can also soak up the natural beauty of the harbour, ocean and of course, the famous Table Mountain from the Waterfront district.

Atlantic Seaboard

Not far behind is the Atlantic Seaboard – stretching from Bantry Bay to Hout Bay, there are few stretches more beautiful along the Cape Peninsula. Wherever you go, you have the glorious, yet icy Atlantic on one side and stunning mountains on the other – whether it’s Lion’s Head or the Twelve Apostles.

Enjoy the glorious beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton, gorgeous scenery and some chic restaurants, cafes and clubs too.

Cape Town Atlantic Seaboard

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City Bowl

The City Bowl is well and truly the pulsing heart of the city. It’s the part of the city where cultures come together and parties rock, as travel stories are swapped over a glass of wine or a cold one.

There’s a lot to be seen and enjoyed in the City Bowl too, from markets to historic churches to restaurants and cool spots. While Long Street is all about the night, Bree Street is where you’ll want to head for your true gourmand experience of the Mother City.

Soak up the hustle and bustle by car or by foot, either way – you’re in for a good time in the CBD!

 

Cape Winelands

While the Mother City boasts several awesome holiday-making spots, there’s no question that the Cape Winelands command their own thrilling sense of holiday fun and adventure. And one thing is certain: no visit to Cape Town is complete without exploring the Winelands.

If you can’t travel too far, why not head to the Constantia or Durbanville Wine Valleys?

But if you do have some time to spare, be sure to visit Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Wellington and Paarl for their lovely wine-producing regions.

Cape Town Winelands

 

South Peninsula

This amazing stretch is the less trendy side of the city… but that’s only because the natural beauty and ocean views make their own formidable travel case.

Places like Simon’s Town, Muizenberg and Kalk Bay tend to steal the show but don’t overlook their less talked-up peers, like Kommetjie, Scarborough and Noordhoek.

Wherever you go in the South Peninsula and Deep South, you’re sure to encounter lovely family-friendly beaches, good surf, adorable wildlife (including penguins, dassies – and even farm animals and camels, if you know where to look…) and some of the most scenic drives in all the Cape too.

And while you’re that side of the world, be sure to visit the world-famous Cape Point and Good Hope Nature Reserve or the delightful Silvermine Nature Reserve for your nature fix.

Southern Suburbs

The Southern Suburbs offers pretty, leafy suburbs, high-end shopping and some unforgettable travel highlights too: think Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden or Cavendish Square.

So, whether it’s outdoor fun or retail therapy you’re after, the Southern Suburbs offer a healthy dose of both.

Conclusion: These are some of Cape Town’s best areas in for holidaymakers to stay – whether you’re craving a seaside escape or an inner city discovery.

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