Western Cape, South Africa

Overlooked by the iconic Table Mountain, Cape Town is a world-class destination for visitors who are looking for the finest in entertainment, dining and scenery. You’ll find superb shopping and entertainment complexes, beaches to rival those on the Algarve, a wide variety of trendy restaurants and nightclubs.

Even more important are the city’s history and culture, encapsulated in distinctive neighbourhoods such as the Bo-Kaap. In this city you’ll find an exciting mix of cultures – African, European, Asian – that have combined to create one of the world’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities.

Lovers of wine won’t want to miss a drive inland to the winelands. There’s the popular Stellenbosch Wine Route while the Constantia Wine Route includes several legendary estates with wonderful Cape Dutch architecture.

The beaches are beautiful and you’ve got a wide variety to choose from each offering a huge variety of outdoor recreational activities and beach culture. Cape Town beaches have white sand and great surf, but remember that beaches on the west side of the Cape are cold. If you want a safe family environment where you can watch your children paddle in the warm waves, try the False Bay beaches of St. James or Fish Hoek or go to Clifton’s Fourth Beach.