Cape Town has been repeatedly voted as a Top Destination by many visitors and with good reason. The natural beauty, wealth of places to visit and outdoor activities are endless. Cape Town offers a Mediterranean type climate with wet and cool winters from June until August and dry, sunny days from September until March.
Even though Cape Town offers distinct seasons, each season offers its own highlights. The winter months of June, July and August coincide with the arrival of the Southern Right whales along the Cape Whale Coast and these months also offer peak shark viewing due to better water visibility. It is important to remember though that a winter’s day in Cape Town is not like Europe or England where everything is covered in snow.
If it is a beach holiday you’re after, however, then the best months to visit Cape Town would definitely be the warmer sunny months from September until March.
Here are our Cape Town highlights:
- Summer sunshine & pristine beaches – with approximately 11 hours of sunshine to enjoy during the summer months, what’s not to like? Cape Town has some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the world including the protected beaches of Clifton, Sea Point, Camps Bay, Llandudno, Hout Bay and more.
Table Mountain – you can take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain to enjoy the spectacular views over the city and the more adventurous can enjoy a hike to the top. Table Mountain forms part of Table Mountain National Park, a protected national park and a haven for nature lovers, offering unique fauna and flora.
- Signal Hill offers a different angle and a different view over the city and the area and it is perfect for sundowners or a romantic picnic.
- Camps Bay offers a hive of activity; it exudes positive energy combined with beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean, fantastic restaurants, bars and night clubs perfect for sundowners and evening entertainment.
- The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront offers a hive of activity with world-class restaurants, entertainment and boat cruises from the harbour.
- Bloubergstrand is well worth a visit and offers a different view over Table Mountain, the city and the ocean.
Visit the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens situated at the foot of Table Mountain on the eastern side offering an extraordinary diversity of indigenous fynbos and the first botanic garden in the world to be included within a natural World Heritage Site.
- For some fun and family adventure, Kayak to the penguins at Boulders Beach from Simon’s Town Harbour to see the African Penguin colony, enjoy ocean life and magnificent scenery.
- Explore the city, South Africa’s oldest city, visit the Company Gardens, see the Castle, the oldest building in South Africa, browse Greenmarket Square, the District Six museum or take a boat cruise to Robben Island.
- Visit the Cape of Good Hope National Park and climb up the famous Cape Point Lighthouse.
- Enjoy a cooking lesson with one of the locals in the Bo-Kaap, the most colourful part of Cape Town, and learn about the Cape Malay people and their delicious cuisine.
- Visit Chapman’s Peak and Hout Bay and enjoy spectacular views of the coast and Atlantic Ocean
- A Winelands safari – explore the beautiful Winelands in an open Land Rover, enjoy spectacular views, wine tastings at world-class wine estates, cellar tours and lunch at a historic estate.