Why visit Cape Town?
Virgin Atlantic will commence flights to the city from October 25 departing London Heathrow at 1630 arriving Cape Town at 0555; leaving Cape Town at 0800 arriving London Heathrow at 1800.
What’s more, there is only a 2 hour time difference between the UK and South Africa, meaning there is no jet-lag.
View of Table Mountain from Camps Bay
When should I visit?
As it is warm all year round, Cape Town is popular in the winter, which is one significant reason the Love Island moved to the city this winter. But for less crowds, and with temperatures reaching the mid twenties, visit between March and May or September and November when you will find lower hotel prices.
Taking a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain is a must. Even the ride up is interesting with a revolving floor! Make sure you bring your camera as the views across the The Valley of The Red Gods and Echo Valley is breathtaking. Don’t make it a brief stop as you could easily spend the entire day here; enjoy lunch in Table Mountain's fab restaurant which offers a variety of hot dishes and sandwiches at reasonable prices, soft drinks, local beers and wines. Oh, and an interesting fact for you, there are eco-friendly toilets here!
Getting here is easy too; buy a joint City Sightseeing and Table Mountain ticket for £34, and you will be dropped off! https://www.citysightseeing.co.za/en/cape-town
Taking the tour is fab as you will stop-by chic up-and-coming Camps Bay, South Africa’s equivalent to LA. Make sure you wander the stunning sandy beach and enjoy a glass of pinotage on the stylish promenade laden with bars and restaurants. Dizzy’s Camp Bay is fab! And not forgetting The Marly will be offering superb views of Table Mountain later this summer from their exclusive brand-new poolside bar. https://www.themarly.co.za
If getting off the tourist trail is more your thing, why not enjoy a tipple at Cape Point Vineyards? http://cpv.co.za And, if retro is your thing, Woolworths is here too!
Table Mountain cable car
Stunning Camps Bay
Every May the Cape Town Gourmet Festival takes place in the city; renowned chefs from across South Africa serve recipes from varied cultures across the globe. I am hungry thinking about it ...
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