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Cape Town, the parliamentary capital of South Africa and provincial capital of the Western Cape, is the county's third most populous city and most popular tourist destination in Africa. In 1652, on the shore of Table Bay, Jan van Riebeeck of the Dutch East India Company established a supply station for Dutch ships rounding the tip of Africa, and the city has since grown into a vibrant & colourful metropolis. Surrounded by outstanding natural beauty with gorgeous white beaches and rolling green vineyards, and with the iconic Table Mountain watching over the historical yet frivolous, sporty and convivial city centre, and this all interspersed with the unique flora of the Cape floral kingdom, Cape Town is certainly one of the world's premier vacation destinations .

The Mother City of South Africa boasts a vast and exciting collection of places to see and things to do for those on a family holiday to those seeking a romantic getaway, and the myriad of accommodation options, ranging from luxurious resorts to down-to-earth backpackers ensure that there will certainly be something to suit your tastes, inclinations or budget. Make you sure you visit this city of immeasurable natural beauty, where old and new amicably converge between two oceans, at least once in your lifetime.
Population for the city of Cape Town is around 3,433,504
Cape Town, South Africa beach guides .
  • Big Bay Beach  
    ... We recommend this beach for families, sport, surfing, sunbathing.
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  • Boulders Beach  
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  • Camps Bay Beach  
    ... We recommend this beach for sunbathing, hot people watching.
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  • Clifton Beach  
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  • Glen Beach  
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  • Hout Bay Beach  
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  • Llandudno Beach  
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  • Long Beach  
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  • Milnerton Lighthouse Beach  
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  • Misty Cliffs Beach  
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  • Muizenberg Beach  
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  • Noordhoek Beach  
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  • Sandy Bay Beach  
    ... We recommend this beach for nudity.
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  • Scarborough Beach  
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  • Tableview Beach  
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  • Witsands Beach  
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Beach stories around South Africa
  • Loving Cape Town
    'I first landed in Cape Town on business. When I saw Table Mountain from the plane window I stopped breathing - the view was too big to take in otherwise. It was a clear, warm, sunny day and Table Moun...'..read more
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    'Hopefully you'll forgive the rather obvious pun of the title because shark conservation breaks offer the possibility of a fantastic and rewarding new experience.

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  • Victoria & Alfred Hotel
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    Part of the V&A Waterfront, this hotel enjoys an ideal location in the heart of Cape Town and benefits from picturesque views of Table Mountain. The Victoria & Alfred Hotel is a luxurious oasis in one of the city’s most bustling areas.
  • Coral International Cape Town
    Hotel Class: 5 stars
    Centrally located at the foot of Table Mountain, this 5-star hotel offers luxurious accommodation and excellent service in the heart of the city, close to the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain Cable Way.
  • The Westin Grand Cape Town Arabella Quays
    Hotel Class: 5 stars
    Located at the entrance to the V&A Waterfront, within walking distance of many of Cape Town's attractions, this large hotel impresses with its luxurious accommodation and world-class spa.
  • Protea Hotel Victoria Junction
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    Combining stylish design and a central location, this hotel boasts views of the V&A Waterfront and other attractions, providing you with a great base in Cape Town.
  • Protea Hotel President
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    Situated on the Bantry Bay beachfront , just a short walk along the promenade to Cape Town's famous V&A Waterfront, this hotel is close to Camps Bay, Clifton and impresses with its many facilities.
  • Ambassador Hotel
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    Directly situated on the rocks of Bantry Bay, boasting panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, this deluxe hotel impresses with its spectacular setting and sophisticated atmosphere.

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