Luxury in Cape Town ARCHIVED: Outstanding beaches, dramatic mountains, Africa at its best
Over the past few years, Cape Town has been ranked by the Daily Telegraph as the world's best foreign city and came in at number 5 in the BBC's program of the “Top 50 places to see before you Die”. The striking backdrop of Table Mountain is the signature image of Cape Town and there are many legends and tales behind the famous “cloth” of cloud that descends. There is a cable car that transports you to the top from which you have panoramic views across the city to Robben Island and towards the Cape of Good Hope where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.
Known as the “Mother City”, Cape Town more than lives up to its reputation of being the Must Visit destination in South Africa. The climate is Mediterranean, so even in the summer months it never gets too hot and while the winters are wet and windy, they remain quite mild when compared with most of Europe. As a holiday destination it is hard to beat: there are not many places where you can sunbathe on some of the most beautiful beaches, hike up impressive mountains and visit some of the world's best wine farms. Cape Town is a cosmopolitan city, and it is sometimes easy to forget that this is Africa and is a Developing country. Security is an issue and we advise you to be cautious and always ask local advice about areas you wish to visit. We would be happy to organise a driver for the duration of your stay.