Top areas in Cape Town
Cape Town has quickly become one of Africa's most sought-after travel destinations by boasting excellent museums, Dutch colonial architecture, and great outdoor activities, including rock climbing, mountain biking, surfing, and wildlife-spotting at Table Mountain.
Cape Town is famous for its selection of affordable guesthouses, but luxury hotels and cozy bed and breakfasts are also in full supply. Cape Town’s city center, known locally as the City Bowl, is shaped like an amphitheater and holds prominent districts like the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Street markets in the city deal in African handicrafts with a selection spanning affordable souvenirs and African-themed fashions from local designers. The cobblestone streets of De Waterkant are especially atmospheric with a dozen boutiques and a selection of trendy cafés. After a day of shopping, the best places to party in Cape Town are on Long Street or along the bohemian back alleys of Lower Main Road.
Cape Town International Airport offers connections to select cities worldwide. There are a few hotels near Cape Town Airport, but most opt for the 12-mile taxi ride to the City Bowl. Transport options within the city include commuter trains and taxis.
Be sure to check out the interactive map of Cape Town for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.