Cape Town’s value-for-money luxury offering keeps coming out tops

Cape Town is one of the world’s most naturally beautiful and authentic cities; a dramatic meeting place between the iconic Table Mountain and the vast expanses of surrounding ocean at the Southern tip of Africa.

National Geographic Traveler included Cape Town in their 50 Places of a Lifetime selection, Conde Nast Traveler calls it the Top City in Africa & The Middle East (fourth in the World) and The UK Telegraph voted Cape Town their Favourite Foreign City. Sunshine, vast skies, Blue-Flag beaches, excellent food, abundant wine, world-class accommodation and a diverse melting pot of people all add up to give Cape Town an allure that will not disappoint.

The Mother City (as Cape Town is fondly known) has a sophisticated urban infrastructure, which is undergoing further expansion and upgrade ahead of the forthcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup. Cape Town is a host city during this prestigious event and is being dubbed the ‘Party Capital’ of the World Cup; a place to celebrate the spirit of the games in style.

Cape Town offers diverse attractions from awe-inspiring natural sight-seeing and interesting cultural tours, theatre and events, to excellent fine dining, exclusive sports and world-class shopping. Take a trip through the winelands in a vintage Rolls Royce or a helicopter flip with a breath-taking bird’s eye view over the Peninsula. Sip champagne laced with gold leaf at The Gold of Africa Museum, shop for diamonds or get the adrenalin racing with a sortie in an ex-military jet. Cape Town could even be your starting point for a luxury train safari to Dar-es-Salaam.

Whilst some experiences may be beyond the average budget, Cape Town is a playground for those holding strong currencies. Restaurants serve excellent fresh food. A main course can range between R 50 and R 150 ($ 5.2 – $ 15.69) depending on where you choose to dine. A bottle of wine could be anywhere from R 60 ($ 6.2 ) for the ordinary (but good) to R400 ($ 41.8).

Hotel prices range from budget at $ 36.60 -111.30 to luxury at upwards of $ 523.01.Trips and tours are professionally run, interesting and cost-effective. Day trips around the scenic Cape Peninsula come in at about $ 53.30. A day-long Township Tour (including a visit to former Mandela prison, Robben Island) will set you back around $ 63, whilst a leisurely day in the Winelands will be about $ 51.22. All members of Cape Town Tourism comply with strict membership criteria.

Unlike some of Africa’s other star-cities, Cape Town has a very pleasant, moderate climate but is still warm and dry enough to allow a rewarding outdoor lifestyle nearly all year round. Health and wellness is very important to Capetonians and excellent health clubs, spas and cosmetic facilities are of an international standard. World-class private clinics ensure that all minor and emergency medical treatment is assured.

High standards of service and attention are inspired by the talent of local creatives; from artists to decorators, performers to poets and clever entrepreneurs who give Cape Town an authentic aesthetic all of its own. An excellent place to people-watch and shop, it’s just as easy to find spaces for serene relaxation and contemplation.

Please direct your enquiries to: marketing@capetown.travel and be sure to visit www.capetown.travel for an interactive online experience of this incredibly diverse destination.

All cost estimates mentioned above were based on an exchange rate of 10.31 US dollars to the South African Rand

ENDS

Cape Town Tourism
www.capetown.travel

Mariëtte du-Toit Helmbold
CEO
+27 21 487 6800
+27 83 225 5955
mariette@capetown.travel

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