Located at the very tip of the vast African continent, this coastal city is booming with international visitors. Famed for its wine regions, majestic mountain ranges, and unique wildlife, Cape Town is quickly becoming the hottest destination to visit this season. Whether you’re looking to spend your holiday soaking up the sun, shopping till you drop, seeing wildlife, or relaxing at a yoga retreat, Cape Town has it all.
Have your phone in hand, as you’ll find an endless amount of Instagram-worthy locations along the way.
With all the hip and happening streets in the city, you’ll always have an excuse to dress up. Most are lined with exciting bars, chic clothing stores, or boutique art galleries. Look out for wall murals and street art. The Bo-Kaap region has a collection of culturally-significant houses, all painted in bold colours. We recommend Bree Street, Long Street and the Waterfront.
Along the West Coast, you’ll find the cold Atlantic Ocean. Whilst along the East Coast, you’ll find the warmer Indian Ocean. Either direction offers picturesque views and dramatic landscapes. We recommend heading down to Camps Bay and finding a restaurant along the beach. Or you can catch some waves, fresh cocktails, and sunsets along Blouberg coast. There are so many great cafes, bars and eateries both in and around the city of Cape Town.
Within a few hours from the city centre, you can find yourself deep in nature. Consider joining a tour or safari and take in the incredible wildlife that roams freely within the nature reserves. There is no better way to ensure wildlife than in a protected sanctuary. Take lots of photographs, as they have the power to encourage conservation. You’ll definitely encounter herds of elephants, ostriches, zebra and more. If you’re lucky, keep an eye out for some of the predators (like the mighty, but lazy, lion lounging in the shade). We recommend checking out Inverdoorn Game Reserve or the private Aquila Game Reserve. For a full list of MUST see wildlife parks, read this list: https://thesaltbox.co.za/travel/best-national-parks/
We wouldn’t want you to miss out on such a hot location. There are direct flights to Cape Town international airport from both the U.S and Europe. Travelling around the city and surrounding areas is a breeze too. The country experiences warm, dry weather for most of the year, but do expect some heavy winds along the coast. If you have more time on your hands, consider exploring Johannesburg (the capital of South Africa) too. Happy travels.