Staying in Cape Town
Choices abound in the City Centre
South Africa's so-called Mother City is lucky enough to have her fair share of natural delights, such as the imposing Table Mountain, as well as cosmopolitan city trappings. With galleries, boutiques, restaurants and bars aplenty, staying in downtown Cape Town is ideal for visitors travelling for both business and leisure.
Bunk down in a boutique lodging at the stylish Hollow on the Square – with an all new Green Annexe for the sustainably minded – just moments from retail paradise at Green Market Square, St Georges Mall and the Flower Market. Otherwise, the Hilton provides the perfect base for inner city exploration.
The 5-star Cape Town experience
Quickly earning a reputation as South Africa's fashion capital, it's no surprise so many Cape Town hotels are decked out to perfection with a blend of traditional and modern "Afro-chic" style. There are a number of luxurious 5-star Cape Town hotels claiming extra attention to detail and personalised service, waiting to welcome you to the South African capital.
Take in the splendid ocean or mountain views from your private balcony at the Radisson Blue Waterfront, delight in the contemporary offerings of The Westin, or step back in time with a stay at Cape Grace – dressed in historical elegance with all the up-to-the-minute conveniences you could ask for.
Beachy retreats along the Cape Peninsula
You may only be a stone's throw from the bustling CBD, but staying around the Cape Peninsula offers a better chance to enjoy Cape Town's natural grandeur or to get active with prime surfing, swimming, paragliding and coastal hiking opportunities.
In the beachside tourism hub of Camps Bay you can hop back and forth between wining and dining and basking on the beach. The upmarket 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa is the pick of Camps Bay accommodation, but there are plenty of charming bed and breakfasts too. Alternatively, venture further around the coast to Simon's Town to see the penguin colonies at Boulders and bunk down in a boutique guest house near False Bay.