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Surrounded by the pounding Atlantic Ocean and overlooked on all sides by the dramatic precipice of Table Mountain a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the seven wonders of the natural world, Cape Town is a vibrant, fun and cultural city. Enveloped by the stunning Twelve Apostles mountain range, the oldest city in South Africa is full of charm.The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a bustling marina full of restaurants and shops. The cobbled walkways and colonial buildings are a genteel contrast to the wild and isolated majesty of Table Mountain and its pretty, sunnier little sister Signal Hill, which affords amazing views across the Atlantic Seaboard and onwards to Robben Island.

There is so much to uncover to truly appreciate the Mother City. We'd advise taking to higher ground as your first stop: a panoramic view across the city's various districts from Table Mountain is a great way to get your bearings. Next, head south to Cape Point where the two mighty oceans meet, en route to the penguins at Boulders Beach. Cape Town is an ideal base to explore wine country, where Franschhoek delights food lovers and Stellenbosch provides a dose of history (and a pleasant grape). From city to farmland and onwards to the beach: the Cape's coastline is breathtakingly beautiful.



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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic South Africa

Nights: 13 | from £5,750pp

The Rainbow Nation has it all: mountain highs, wild (and wildlife rich) seas, endless savannah filled with game and an easy-going atmosphere. In two weeks... Find out more

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Luxury Small Group Journeys - Botswana: Safari in Style 2017

Nights: 9 | from £7,515pp

Discover the magical Okavango Delta combined with the mighty Victoria Falls, making this trip an unforgettable experience Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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South African Family Safari

Nights: 13 | from £4,215pp

Cape Town, the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape are the perfect combination for a family-friendly African adventure. Including the outdoorsy delights... Find out more

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Highlights of South Africa

Nights: 13 | from £3,279pp

This journey of the Rainbow Nation takes in Cape Town and the Winelands, the spectacular coastline of the Garden Route and culminates with a safari in... Find out more

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Southern Africa Safari by River & Rail 2017

Nights: 14 | from £9,885pp

From cosmopolitan Cape Town to thundering Victoria Falls to the extraordinary Okavango Delta, experience the best of Southern Africa in one spectacular... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Each of the 57 suites and 144 spacious bedrooms are individually furnished. For increased seclusion, four cottages in Sydenham Terrace have been meticulously... Find out more

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Cape Cadogan

The Georgian and Victorian buildings of the Cape Cadogan hotel date back to the beginning of the 19th century and it is perfectly located in the centre... Find out more

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Cape Grace

Nestled on a private quay between the working harbour of Cape Town's bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the serenity of an international yacht... Find out more

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Ellerman House

This historic landmark hotel is situated in Bantry Bay. It is within walking distance of Clifton Beach, ten minutes by car from the City Bowl and Victoria... Find out more

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Ellerman Villa

A striking, modern property concealed in the gardens adjacent to the main house. A true juxtaposition against the classic feel of the original property,... Find out more

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Kensington Place

Each of the eight guest rooms interiors have an unmistakable contemporary feel with eclectic African touches throughout. Kensington Place is the perfect... Find out more

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More Quarters

More Quarters is a rare combination of historic exteriors with modern, bohemian interiors and offers the experience of genuine Cape Town living, in stylish... Find out more

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O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa

O on Kloof is a chic boutique hotel, nestled in Bantry Bay. It's convenient location ensures good access to beaches, galleries, restaurants and the bustling... Find out more

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One&Only Cape Town

On entering the One&Only Cape Town be greeted by the majestic Table Mountain framed by the high atrium windows. A contemporary hotel with modern facilities... Find out more

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Redcliffe House

The Cape Cadogan owner's house, Redcliffe House is situated just a short walk from the main Cape Cadogan boutique hotel. Conveniently located just off... Find out more

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Taj Cape Town

Taj Cape Town has been lovingly restored and developed as a 5 star luxury hotel and is a member of the Leading hotels of the World. With 176 rooms and... Find out more

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The Bay Hotel

Perfectly positioned between the majestic backdrop of the Twelve Apostles and the white sands of Camps Bay beach, The Bay offers elegance and relaxed... Find out more

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The One Above

Get ready for some serious spoiling at The One Above, Cape Town's most exclusive address. In the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, this sprawling... Find out more

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The Table Bay

Set on the historic V&A Waterfront with views of Table Mountain and the sea, The Table Bay is a luxury Cape Town hotel renowned for its standard in... Find out more

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The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa stands at the edge of the Twelve Apostles Mountain range with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. This 5-star... Find out more

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The Vineyard Hotel and Spa

The Vineyard Hotel & Spa is steeped in history, originally built in 1799 as a single storey home for Lady Anne Barnard. It is just a fifteen minute... Find out more

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Victoria and Alfred Hotel

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In total there are 94 spacious and luxurious en suite bedrooms all equipped with air-conditioning, flat-screen satellite television, wireless internet... Find out more

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Sanctuary Makanyane, South Africa

South Africa

Prices from £2,080pp saving up to £300pp for 6 nights
Stay four nights at Sanctuary Makanyane and only pay for three nights. Priced from £2,080pp includes four nights accommodation on a full board basis with safari activities, internal flights to Madikwe and international overnight flights from the UK. Valid for travel between 4th January 2016 to the 10th December 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Winelands and Wildlife

South Africa

Complimentary Half Board
Stay a minimum of two nights at Mont Rochelle combined with a minimum three night stay at Ulusaba and receive a complimentary upgrade to Half Board at Mont Rochelle. Valid for travel from now until the 21st December 2016. Terms and conditions apply.

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Kay, Ben Harrison, Ben Oxley-Brown, Robin, Sara, Chris, Charlotte and Jo - are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every African hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout Africa, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

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Best time to be there

October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.

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11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop

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Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.

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