Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Simon’s Town
The coastal naval village of Simon’s Town is a favourite for locals and visitors with its stunning views and rich history combining with a wide range of accommodation, activities and superb restaurants to create a perfect home base while in Cape Town.
The suburb of Milnerton – with its lagoon, beach and golf course – is the perfect spot for some well-earned rest and recreation. Milnerton (named after Lord Milner, Governor of the Cape Colony) is situated to the north of Cape Town’s city centre. It’s just a 10-15 minute drive into the city centre from this relaxed suburb.
Adderley Street Flower Sellers
Ask any local for directions to somewhere in the city near or on Adderley Street and invariably the flower sellers and their market will be given as your point of reference. The Adderley Street Flower Market is a Cape Town institution. An adjective that best describes this landmark in the city is “colourful” and colourful these markets are in every sense! This market has it all – delectable scents, astonishing colours and wonderful sounds.
Welcome to the Cape Town Tourism website, where you will see that Cape Town is a great city to visit, to live in, to work in, to play in and to invest in and why it's one of the World's 10 Most Loved Cities according to CNNGo.
Cape Town is less than 20 hours from New York, with just one stop required in Johannesburg if you fly with South African Airways. From Atlanta, you can fly directly to Johannesburg with Delta Airlines.
From other cities in the United States, you can fly to Cape Town via London with American Airlines or with British Airways.
Accommodation in Cape Town ranges from backpacker establishments (from around $15 per person per night) to some of the world’s finest five star establishments (generally from around $400 per room per night).
United States travelers visiting South Africa for less than 90 days do not require a visa.
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