Flying to Cape Town

Cape Town - a complete holiday

Cape Town is an ideal vacation for nature lovers, wine lovers and water sports enthusiasts as well as for those who want to relax on the beach. A beautiful city, the second largest in South Africa, Cape Town lies at the southern point and is also home to Table Mountain. If you are planning a dream safari trip, there are excursions available near the city and easy to fit into a busy holiday schedule! Book your Air France flights to Cape Town from London and start planning your holiday activities.

Places to visit in Cape Town

Visitors to Cape Town are drawn to the Victoria & Albert Waterfront, a major destination in the heart of the harbour, known for its vibrant atmosphere and stunning views. There is a wide choice of hotels, restaurants and markets where you will find craftwork by local artists and artisans and of course, cruises of the harbour itself, busy with cargo ships and fishing vessels as well as a view of Robben Island. If you are on holiday with your children, a boat trip to the seal pen by Robben Island Gateway will delight all ages. You can also book a bus tour of Robben Island, today, notorious for holding Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners during Apartheid. From touring the prison area to spotting penguins on the island, you can combine a journey into South Africa's recent history and enjoy fabulous views. The V&A Waterfront has a nightlife too, with popular eateries to suit every taste, live performances at the Amphitheatre and in bars.
Once venerated by the Khoisan people, the first known inhabitants of Cape Town, Table Mountain continues to inspire awe in all who behold her. Wild and imposing, Table Mountain is now part of a protected park and is a classified World Heritage site. It also attracts a host of mountain sports including the popular hike from Cape Point to City Bowl, one of over 300 hiking trails in the national park. For breathtaking views at over 1,000 metres altitude, you may book a ride on the Table Mountain cable car and simply relish the sight as you ride to the summit.
For visitors who like to discover more about the city, Cape Town is truly pleasing to the eye with districts such as the pretty Bo-Kaap, with its multi-coloured facades blending into a harmonious picture postcard effect or the Victorian architecture of the Muizenberg or Cape Town's city hall. While in the area, you may wish to visit the "Castle", a 17th century building and oldest standing structure in South Africa. The Castle of Good Hope offers a display of military artefacts, an art collection and restaurant.
Whether you wish to book a safari for a view of the fauna in true fashion or prefer to wander among the unique and wonderful flora of South Africa, Cape Town offers both; the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is a world class site, from giant Baobabs to medicinal plants, the colourful display of plants and trees is married with cultural events and eateries for a highly pleasant experience.

Planning your stay in Cape Town