Endless Cape Town – the luxurious and authentic tip of Africa
Cape Town is one of the world’s most naturally beautiful and authentic cities; a dramatic meeting place between the famous Table Mountain and the vast expanses of surrounding ocean at the Southern tip of Africa. Cape Town is truly iconic.
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 ‘Lifestyle 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 side-car motorcycle. Flip over the Peninsula in a helicopter for a breath-taking bird’s eye view of Cape Town. 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.
Golf, polo, horse-riding on the beach, chartered yacht cruises, vintage car rentals and private catered dinners are all a part of Cape Town’s charm for those who wish to see, taste and experience the best. Top local restaurants are often the playground of well-traveled chefs keen to source abundant fresh ingredients and play with a contemporary infusion of gourmet styles that reflect the inspired Capetonian culinary culture.
With so much to do, a stay in Cape Town should be as long as possible! There are numerous accommodation establishments that offer a variety of accommodation options; from serviced villas, uniquely and proudly local designed boutique hotels to the newly opened six star One &Only hotel in the cosmopolitan V&A Waterfront. Whether it’s traditional or cutting edge, quiet or buzzing, Cape Town has plenty to offer when it comes to ensuring your stay is comfortable and unforgettable.
English is widely spoken and is the language of commerce and business, making Cape Town the ideal location for business and conferencing events. The Cape Town International Convention Centre offers centralized facilities for large scale expos, conferences and events. The surrounding infrastructure ensures convenient accommodation and break-away facilities. Private transport is easily arranged, roads are excellent and Cape Town International Airport is just 20 minutes from the City Centre.
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 wellness centres, health clubs, spas and cosmetic facilities are of an international standard. Excellent minor and emergency private medical treatment is also assured, no wonder then that the rich and the famous flock to Cape Town for their make-overs.
For those holding strong foreign currency, Cape Town is a veritable playground, whilst offering real value for money experiences to domestic and local visitors as well. 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.
“Cape Town has never been more ready to host those travelers in search for a remarkable and authentic lifestyle experience,” comments Cape Town Tourism CEO, Mariëtte du-Toit Helmbold, “our hospitality infrastructure and new luxury hotels are world-class and combined with Cape Town’s natural beauty, the Mother City offers an authentic experience which is something that money simply cannot buy.”
All your questions about Cape Town can be directed to Cape Town Tourism; the local tourism authority, for making the right accommodation booking and choosing a personal itinerary ahead of your stay.
Cape Town Tourism
+27 21 487 6800
For more information about Cape Town Tourism contact:
Mariëtte du-Toit Helmbold (CEO)
+ 21 27 487 6800
+27 83 225 595