V&A Waterfront Unique Discoveries Guide

Long established and proud of a rich heritage, the V&A Waterfront- Africa’s most visited attraction marches with time, embracing change that brings with it exciting new additions for you to discover.
Download the V&A Waterfront Unique Discoveries Guide to help you plan your itinerary.

Southern Suburbs Map

The suburbs south-east of the city centre and Table Mountain, stretching from the base of Table Mountain National Park toward False Bay, are collectively known as the Southern Suburbs. This area includes the well-known suburbs of Newlands, Constantia, Claremont, Rondebosch and Observatory, as well as lesser-known suburbs such as Grassy Park, Lansdowne and Retreat.

Cape Flats Map

The Cape Flats, the low-lying area just to the north of Cape Town, is one of the city’s most edgy, colourful and creative places. As living jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim proclaimed in his 1974 anthem Mannenberg, this “is where it’s happening”. This large area is primarily residential, and rich in political history as most of the families involved in forced removals during the apartheid era were relocated here.

Northern Suburbs Map

There is a distinct difference between the Northern and Southern suburbs, and the two are separated by the huge urban metropolis called ‘Century City’, a shopping mecca with business and residential components. Enormous growth, Grand West Casino, a number of wine routes, including the Durbanville Wine Valley, has impacted on both shopping and leisure options.

Blaauwberg Map

The Blaauwberg region is one of the fastest-growing areas in the Western Cape and is the gateway to the Cape West Coast. The area encompasses 48 km of sandy white beaches, and is best known for its spectacular views of Table Mountain across Table Bay.

Helderberg Map

The Helderberg basin is one of the most visually dramatic areas in the Cape, with the Hottentots Holland and Helderberg Mountain ranges creating a powerful backdrop against which the valley descends into vineyards, golf estates and finally onto a coastline swept with warm waters and white, sandy beaches.

Cape Peninsula Map

Home to one of the world’s most spectacular passes, Chapman’s Peak Drive, seaside villages and suburbs that remain far from the madding crowd. Cape Point is one of the highest sea cliffs in the world – 249m above sea level.

Groot Constantia Wine Estate Fact Sheet and Unique Selling Points

Groot Constantia is South Africa’s oldest wine farm - in existence for 329 years this year. Wine has been produced on the estate without interruption since 1685 when Commander Simon van der Stel of the Dutch East Company (VOC) was originally granted land on which Groot Constantia stands.
This is the only wine farm that is a member of the Big Six tourist destinations in Cape Town. The other members include:  Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch and Cape Point.
Download this sheet, to find out all you need to know and to include all the unique facts of Groot Constantia in your itinerary.

Netherlands - Cape Town Experiences

Cape Town is a friendly city that offers extraordinary natural beauty, unique cultural experiences, fun and urban hang outs and local gastronomical experiences.

Cape Town Map- Central City and Surrounds

The Cape Town map is a must-have resource for any visitor to our city.  It has been updated with all the latest transport routes and includes useful information and tips to assist you when visiting Cape Town.

Visitors' Guide 2015

The Official Visitors’ Guide is a must-have resource for guests to the Mother City. This valuable, compact magazine is jam-packed with essential information for business and leisure visitors to the fairest Cape.

MyCiTi System Map

MyCiti operate scheduled buses that link you with major attractions such as the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain Cableway, Sea Point Promenade and the beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton and Hout Bay along the Atlantic Ocean.  Other stops north from the central city are: Table View and most recently also Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha. Download the latest MyCiTi route map, to assist you when planning your routes _DEC’14

Netherlands 5 Day Itinerary

Netherlands:  Cape Town in 5 days itinerary

Netherlands Cape Town Information

Netherlands Cape Town Information:  Cape Town Facts, Useful Information, Safety Tips, Transportation, Daily Flights & Cape Town Tourism Members

Autumn in Cape Town 2015

Cape Town in Autumn is one of the city’s best kept secrets, with beautiful sunny days to spend your time outdoors and experience one of the many activities on offer.

Events Calendar – November 2014 to October 2015

Our detailed events calendar showcasing a variety of top events taking place from November 2014 to October 2015.

Top adventure, food and culture activities in Cape Town

Cape Town is a friendly city that offers extraordinary natural beauty, unique cultural experiences, fun and urban hang outs and local gastronomical experiences.

Cape Town essential information

Download our Cape Town information sheet based on the Brazil market.

Cape Town 5 day itinerary

Download our 5 day Cape Town itinerary, developed for the Brazil market.

Top 6 iconic reasons to visit Cape Town

A city like no other, Cape Town offers breath-taking natural beauty between rugged mountains and an endless ocean offering great opportunities for stunning photographs.  It’s a place of stories, colour, sound and diverse people with many must-visit attractions and must-do experiences.

Cape Town experiences with Cape Peninsula map

Welcome to Cape Town, the African capital of thrilling adventures, inclusive cultural experiences, vibrant nightlife and delicious gastronomic delights, just waiting to be discovered.

Food Map

Cape Town is more than just famous for its restaurant

The Pink Map

Cape Town, the sparkling jewel at the southern tip of the African continent, is famous for its vibrant gay scene.

Shopping in Cape Town

Cape Town is a shopper’s paradise with an abundance of shopping malls, craft markets and boutique shop.

Cape Town Adventure in Nature

Cape Town is the ideal destination for visitors wanting to experience a variety of fun outdoor activities set in beautiful natural scenery.

Luxury in Cape Town

Cape Town’s majestic setting is ideal for a luxury holiday with exceptional hospitality, service and attention to detail.

Safety in Cape Town

A great deal of focus is put on Cape Town’s safety for visitors with year-round programmes focusing on prevention of incident through joint community, stakeholder and enforcement efforts, use of technology and in the training of hospitality stakeholders and their staff.

Top cultural and heritage experiences in Cape Town

As the oldest city in South Africa, Cape Town has a fascinating story to tell. The city’s infinite cultural diversity stems from its port heritage and continuous reinvention to become the melting pot of cultures it is today.

Cape Town’s 4 day itinerary

Download our 4 day Cape Town itinerary, developed for the Chinese market.

'Iconic Must See' Cape Town itinerary

A city like no other, Cape Town offers breath-taking natural beauty between rugged mountains and an endless ocean offering great opportunities for stunning photographs.

Cape Town Fact Sheet

Download our Cape Town information fact sheet on the Chinese market

Top Chinese and Asian restaurants in Cape Town

Download our PDF for an overview of Chinese restaurants in Cape Town.

Chinese Flyer

Cape Town is a bucket list destination, flanked by Table Mountain, a New Seventh Wonder of Nature and the V&A Waterfront, the most visited attraction in Africa.

Chinese Cape Town City Map

Download this PDF map for useful information about where to go, what to do and more in of our beautiful City of Cape Town. This map is translated in Mandarin

Chinese Cape Town City Map

Download this PDF map for useful information about where to go, what to do and more in of our beautiful City of Cape Town. This map is translated in Mandarin

Cape Town Top Cultural Experiences

As the oldest city in South Africa – and its unofficial creative capital - Cape Town has an interesting story to tell.

Cape Town New & Unique Experiences

From unique outdoor experiences, encountering marine life first-hand, to luxurious new restaurants and exhilarating adventure sports; Cape Town is always evolving with new and interesting activities to explore.

Trade Competition

Simply book a Cape Town holiday with Thompsons Holidays by 14 JULY 2014 and you will be entered into the draw to win one of two prizes.

Trade Competition Terms & Conditions

Cape Town Tourism Love Cape Town City Breaks Trade competition Terms & Conditions

Cape Town Winter and Spring 2014 collateral

Top 9 reasons to sell Cape Town during Winter and Spring 2014!  Did you know that the Mother City offers a range of activities that are best experienced from May - September 2014.  Download our winter collateral now to find out…

WDC Cape Town 2014 Events

The WDC Cape Town 2014 Events for the month of April.

Cape Town new and unique experiences

Download our Cape Town new and unique experiences PDF. Boasting unique outdoor experiences, marine life, luxurious new restaurants and exhilarating adventure sports.

Cape Town Information - German Market

Download our Cape Town information sheet based on the German market.

Cape Town Golf experiences

Download our PDF that consists of a wide range of excellent golf courses. From established parkland courses to links layouts.

Cape Town cultural experiences

Download our PDF of Cape Town that offers, culture and heritage, world class golf, wine and gourmet experiences and adventure.

Cape Town City Map

Download this PDF map for useful information about where to go, what to do and more in of our beautiful City of Cape Town. This map is translated in German.

V&A Waterfront Fact Sheet

The V&A Waterfront is a 123 hectare mixed-use destination, and one of Africa’s most visited cultural and historical hubs. Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, within a stone’s throw from the Cape Town Stadium and in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experience

Cape Town information: Indian market

Download our PDF for useful information about Cape Town, in addition to information about flying from India to Cape Town and visa requirements for Indian travellers.

5 day 'Iconic Must See' Cape Town itinerary

Download our 5 day ‘Iconic Must See’ Cape Town itinerary, developed for the Indian outbound travel market.

Explore Cape Town

A city like no other, Cape Town offers breath-taking natural beauty between rugged mountains and an endless ocean.  Download our PDF for a guide of the best things to see and do in the Mother City.

Family activities in Cape Town

Cape Town is the ideal holiday destination for a family, as the Mother city offers a wide choice of indoor and outdoor activities to entertain the kids.  Download our PDF for a list of activities to do with your family in Cape Town.

Escapism and relaxation in Cape Town

Cape Town’s natural beauty makes this city the perfect place to unwind and relax in.  Download our PDF for a list of relaxing activities to do in Cape Town.

Having fun in Cape Town

From fresh-air fun to adrenaline-pumping adventures, from festivals to club-hopping; Cape Town offers endless experiences to allow for heart-racing exhilaration and loads of good fun. Download our PDF for a list of fun activities to do in Cape Town!

Indian food in Cape Town fact sheet

Cape Town’s diverse multi -cultural ancestry has enjoyed the influence of many traditional cooking styles, including Cape Malay and Indian influences.  Download our PDF for an overview of the top Indian restaurants in Cape Town.

Safety in Cape Town fact sheet

As with all international urban centers, petty crime can occur in Cape Town so visitors are urged to always use common sense when out and about - download our safety PDF for tips and useful contact details when in Cape Town.

Cape Town Design Tours

12 design tours showcasing the many different aspects of what World Design Capital means to Cape Town – from District Six Heritage Tours, ‘Public Spaces’ walking tours to ‘In the Footsteps of Madiba’ tours.

Design themed map and guide - Woodstock

Check out our map of Woodstock, highlighting over 15 design related activities to do whilst exploring Albert Street and Sir Lowry Road.

Design themed map and guide - Stellenbosch and Franschhoek

Check out our map of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, highlighting over 15 design related activities to do in two of the most historic towns in Cape Town and surrounding areas.

Design themed map and guide - East and Central City

Check out our map of East and Central Cape Town, highlighting over 40 design related activities to do in The Fringe in district six, Greenmarket Square, the Bo-Kaap, Company’s Garden & surrounds.

Sport and Adventure Itinerary

Explore Cape Town for five days through a Sport and Adventure lens. This itinerary includes things to do, places to see, images and a map to download.

Outdoor and Nature Itinerary

Explore Cape Town for five days through an Outdoor and Nature lens. This itinerary includes things to do, places to see, images and a map to download.

Histroy and Heritage Itinerary

Explore Cape Town for five days through a History and Heritage lens. This itinerary includes things to do, places to see, images and a map to download.

Design Itinerary

Explore Cape Town for five days through a Design lens. This itinerary includes things to do, places to see, images and a map to download.

Arts and Culture Itinerary

Explore Cape Town for five days through an Arts and Culture lens. This itinerary includes things to do, places to see, images and a map to download.

What's New in Cape Town Fact Sheet

This information was compiled for the Tourism Indaba in Durban, South Africa, May 2013. Read on for new hotels; restaurants and clubs; new tours, initiatives and creative hubs; and the latest region highlights, ideas and trends for 2013.

Transport Fact Sheet

Each area of Cape Town promises its own unique offerings and is easily accessible via the different modes of transport on offer in the city. In fact, Cape Town is one of the easiest cities to navigate in South Africa.

Official Cape Town Map

This is our new primary map, which shows the city centre and Cape Town’s various regions.

The Green Map

As one of the few cities in the world with a national park and two World Heritage Sites (Table Mountain National Park and Robben Island) contained within its boundaries, Cape Town is surrounded by incredible outdoor options. The ‘Mother City’ is also located in a ‘biodiversity hotspot’, the Cape Floristic Region, and is recognised globally for its extraordinarily rich, diverse and unique fauna and flora. The city offers many ways to experience the great green outdoors.

Responsible Tourism Fact Sheet

Born of a need to sustain our planet mindfully; a new generation of responsible travelers are seeking real, meaningful and authentic experiences and are in tune with responsible lifestyle practices such as buying fair-trade products and experiences, and supporting community tourism. Cape Town has been working towards being a responsible and sustainable city and destination for many years.

Sustainable Cape Town Fact Sheet

Known around the globe as a place of beauty; Cape Town has exceptional diversity in a small geographical area. The sheer economic value of Cape Town’s natural and cultural heritage is driven largely by its importance to tourism.

Wine and Beer Fact Sheet

Cape Town is renowned for its beautiful wine estates and award winning wines and many offer tastings, lunches and events on a regular basis. Newlands Brewery, the oldest brewery in South Africa is situated in Cape Town and micro-breweries are popping up all over town as the hand-made beer trend continues to draw its devotees. Whisky and brandy tours, pairings and tastings, are a part of the Cape’s swilling adventures too…

Wellness Fact Sheet

Capetonians are proudly laid-back with a balanced outdoor lifestyle encompassing some of the most beautiful settings in the world. But why is it that Cape Town can restore one’s natural balance with more than just its natural wonders? It could be because the city’s location is regarded worldwide as an important energy centre, or perhaps because there’s something in its beauty and tranquility that allows people to just chill out… Here are a few more options for relaxing in Cape Town…

Gourmet Fact Sheet

The range and inspiration of Cape Town cuisine is diverse and exciting – a never-ending landscape for foodies to explore. Of course, inexpensive fast foods are available in many city lunch spots and fresh produce markets abound as part of the food scene. Cape Town also caters to upmarket dining experiences. Luxury restaurants and S. Pelligrino Top 100 rated restaurants are noted for traditional cuisine and innovative fusion.

Gay Fact Sheet

Known by many as the ’Pink Capital of South Africa’, Cape Town is renowned for its vibrant gay scene and - thanks to South Africa’s post-apartheid constitution, the gay community is an essential part of the diversity that constitutes the ‘Rainbow Nation’. With exquisite natural scenery, world-class luxury and countless gay-friendly guesthouses, bars, restaurants and coffee shops; it’s not hard to see why Cape Town is a favourite destination amongst ‘pink’ travelers.

Food Tours Fact Sheet

Cape Town has a lengthy history with food, having been established from the very start as a supply station to passing ships. Over the past few hundred years the city’s culinary story has weaved itself into a mix of traditional cuisines, influenced by all who have visited the city’s shores. Today travelers will find a colourful palate of cuisines from every corner of the globe. Nevertheless, Cape Town’s sensory fare makes for interesting food safaris.

Arts and Culture Fact Sheet

As a reflection of its own natural beauty and cultural diversity, Cape Town is crammed with art galleries, informal street art, great urban design, music, theatre, festivals and spontaneous expressions of creativity. Increasingly, art is also being absorbed into the cityscape through murals, sculptures, installations, public and performance art.

Adventure and Sport Fact Sheet

An active and outdoor lifestyle has long been part of the Cape Town mind set. The reason: Cape Town’s untamed natural beauty, mountainous and lush vegetation, and lively seas allow for many adrenaline pumping pursuits over land, in the ocean or up in the air.

Cape Town Information

Find out about Cape Town’s weather throughout the year, approximate flight times from various destinations, population, languages, and other general information.

Cape Town Poster

There’s more to Cape Town than meets the eye. Around every corner, through every door, a world of inspirational experience exists. Let Cape Town be your source of inspiration.

A Day on Bree: Cape Town's Hippest Street

What’s fast becoming known as the hippest street in Cape Town, Bree Street is where you will find a hive of artisan activity. And if you’re a food lover, there’s plenty to sample here too, from burgers to gourmet pizza, craft beer and cupcakes. As one of the main arteries of the city, this street is building a reputation as the retail, culinary and design centre of the city. Here is a list of just a few of the gems.

Cape Town's Food Scene

Cape Town is a foodie’s delight, with influences from every corner of the globe served up in restaurants and cafés across the city, in among traditional South African favourites.

The Cape Winelands

South African wines are a feature on wine lists across the globe, and those from the vast and beautiful Cape Winelands are the best-known among them.

A Moveable Feast

Food and wine events take place across the metropole, and play an important role in cultivating culinary Cape Town – not only to foodie locals, but also to visiting friends from afar – and have aided in shaping a space on the global food map for the Western Cape.

Cape Town's Markets

The concepts of community, decreasing our carbon footprint and awareness of the distance from farm to fork have resulted in the emergence of a robust food-market subculture in Cape Town.

Cape Town's Café Culture

Cape Town has a big coffee shop culture. Some spots are quaintly old-fashioned and others hip and happening – either way, they’re perfect for people-watching!

Experience Golfing in Cape Town

Naturally beautiful Cape Town is the ideal playground for golfers. The metropole offers several highly-rated courses, with further golfing locations sprinkled across the Cape’s green surrounds.

Kiteboarding along Cape Town's Coast

The thrill of harnessing the power of the wind is what makes kiteboarding a must-do for the adrenalin seeker. Blaauwberg beach is truly the best option for wind and kite surfing.

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Coined by many as “the world’s most beautiful marathon”, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon attracts around 20 000 local and international athletes.

Explore Table Mountain's Hoerikwaggo Trail

The Hoerikwaggo Trail is a five-day, four-night hiking trail designed to link Cape Point to Table Mountain. A tour guide is a must for this journey as it covers 75km of mountain terrain between overnight stops.

Cape Town's Dragon Boat Fiestas

Dragon boat racing is a sport steeped in history, with its roots dating back to an ancient folk ritual of southern China, and as a modern-day sport calls for immense focus and teamwork.

Key visual

Download the key visual image for the My Cape Town Holiday campaign.

Campaign Logo

Download the official logo for the My Cape Town Holiday campaign.

Bar Hopping – Cape Town's Coolest Watering Holes

Cool bars, pool bars, sports bars, rooftop bars, old-school bars, hipster bars and more; Cape Town offers bars of all kinds for every taste…

New Year’s Eve in Cape Town – NYE

New Year’s Eve in Cape Town is an absolute delight! Cape Town is arguably the most beautiful city in the world and New Year’s Eve has become the city’s biggest party night.

Summer Parties – Cape Town’s Best Beach Parties

Cape Town summer nights are long and fabulous, doors are always open and views spectacular. The city is in a good mood and tanned bodies and relaxed, happy faces let you know you are on holiday.