Cape Town is one of the largest cities in South Africa third in terms of population after Johannesburg and Durban. Cape Town is also the country’s legislative capital, home to the South African Parliament. The City is also the administrative capital of the Western Cape Province and is situated near the Cape of Good Hope (from which the city got its name) off the South Atlantic Ocean. The City is a testament to South Africa’s flourishing tourism industry.
Each year Cape Town hosts more than a million visitors from around the world who come here for leisure, sporting activities or business. Visitors to Cape Town have the opportunity to visit a variety of tourist attractions such as; the Cape Winelands, Table Mountain, Cape Point on the Cape Peninsula and a number of good beaches. Visitors here can also indulge in a variety of sporting and recreation activities such as; bungee jumping, surfing, whale and dolphin watching, deep sea diving, sailing and hiking.
From here you can also take a trip to Robben Island with tours conducted regularly to this prison where Nelson Mandela and other anti-apartheid activists were detained. The city also has a lively nightlife and a good variety of entertainment options including pubs, restaurants and nightclubs.
Hotels in Cape Town:
Cape Town is home to a good number of quality world class hotels. The city is one of the most visited in South Africa and there is a variety of accommodation options here including hotels, motels, resorts and apartment complexes. Some popular hotels in Cape Town are;
Mount Nelson Hotel: one of Cape Town’s premier hotels, the Mount Nelson is a five star establishment situated at 76 Orange Street, at the foot of Table Mountain within nine acres of beautiful garden. Facilities and services here include; tennis courts, swimming pool, fitness and health center, access to golf courses, restaurants and bars.
The Table Bay Hotel: situated at Quay 6, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, The Table Bay is another of Cape Town’s fine hotels. The five star establishment offers its guests; business and conference facilities, restaurants, bars, gym, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, health spa and easy access to shopping and sporting facilities.
Car hire in Cape Town:
There are a good number of car hire options for visitors to Cape Town. A number of established car hire firms such as Hertz Car Rental, Europcar and Avis offer car hire services for visitors to the city. There are also a number of reliable local car hire companies here that offer very competitive rates and may be worth checking out.
You can hire a car prior to your arrival either online or via your travel agent. The Cape Town International Airport has a number of car hire firms situated at the international and domestic arrival terminals. These are; Budget, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Imperial, National Alamo, Dollar Thrifty and Tempest.
Flights to Cape Town:
There are a number of airlines that offer regular flights to the city of Cape Town. The City is served by the Cape Town International Airport.
This airport is one of the key hubs for South African Airways and handles regular domestic and international flights which connect the city to other parts of South Africa and the rest of the world.
Airlines offering flights to Cape Town include; South African Airways, KLM, Malaysia Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Namibia, British Airways, Air Botswana, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Qatar Airways.