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Cape Town Holidays - Safari in Capetown South Africa
Cape Town South Africa Holidays
Cape Town is the third most populous city in South Africa and is the provincial capital of the Western Cape.
The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, table mountain, Robben Island are a few of the landmarks that have made Cape Town famous and one of the best holiday destinations in the world and it is no surprise that Cape Town is the most popular South African destination for tourism.
The Table National Park is recognised worldwide for its extraordinarily rich, diverse and unique fauna and flora - with rugged cliffs, steep slopes and sandy flats. It's highlights include the Cape of Good Hope, Boulders, Table Mountain, Silvermine, Signal Hill and Lions Head as well as Beaches and Indigenous Forests. The Park is a truly remarkable natural, scenic, historical, cultural and recreational asset both locally and internationally. Nowhere else in the world does an area of such spectacular beauty and such rich bio-diversity exist almost entirely within a metropolitan area, the thriving and cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. >> More Details
Table Mountain provides a stunning backdrop to cosmopolitan Cape Town.
With the tablecloth of clouds that pour almost endlessly down its slopes when the south-easter blows, this mountain offers walkers and hikers a range of routes that vary from strolls to rigorous hikes.
You can reach the summit and revel in spectacular views of Cape Town and the surrounding landscape or simply take a leisurely walk along in the indigenous forest. The ancient Afromontane forest with it's vines and canopies create a mystical atmosphere.
Table Mountain National Park, South African jewel, international tourism icon and Natural World Heritage Site which includes the incredibly scenic Peninsula mountain chain, from Cape Point in the south to Signal Hill in the north covering a distance of around 60 km.
Placed in between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, Cape Town generally has mild winters and pleasant summers. Summer temperatures between December and February range from around 15°C to 27°C (59°F to 81°F). The winter months of June to August the average temperatures are between 7°C and 20°C (45°F and 68°F). Rainfall is moderate throughout the year, and there are refreshing sea breezes that can sometimes turn a little bracing during the winter.
Beaches in Cape Town
Cape Town has a beach for all tastes. If you like a a bit of a beach culture and want to mingle with the beautiful people and bronzed beach goers a good beach to go to Llandudno on the Atlantic seaboard.
If however you prefer a more laid back beach, head south and try out Noordhoek, Kommetjie or Scarborough all of which are more than big enough to accommodate crowds and are also excellent places to watch another spectacular African sun set.
For more wild and secluded beaches head for The Cape of Good Hope which has the benefit of beaches on both the Atlantic and False Bay coasts.
Rent holiday apartments in Cape Town
Villa Gordons Bay
Affordable Quality Self Catering Accommodation near Cape Town and from R140 (approx £12) per person per night with kids staying for free, you cant argue with that! Now I bet your thinking "yeagh well I bet this place is going to be miles from Cape Town or next to a rubbish tip!" Not true:
The property is situated on the outskirts of Gordons Bay overlooking False Bay. In front you see False Bay, and at the back there is the Cape Nature Reserve Biosphere and natural "fynbos". It is centrally situated between "Hermanus", the "Whale" capitol of SA, the Wine Farms of Stellenbosch and the City Lights of Cape Town and activities such as fishing, mountain walks, climbing, the beach, swimming, sailing and various adventure sports are all within a 10 minute drive from the house.
The villa offers 3 separate apartments for rent, the Whale which sleeps 8, the Dolphin which sleeps 6 and the Seal which sleeps 4.
Each fully air conditioned apartment has it's own full kitchen, there are laundry and maid services available, computer and fax, table tennis, swimming pool, 3 minutes from the beach, Hiking trail starts at the back door and Cape Town is 40 minutes away. Not bad at all!
Tel: SA 0832 864172
PO Box 1002, Gordons Bay, 7151, South Africa
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