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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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Cape Town & Safari

Cape Town & Safari

Stay 3 nights on safari and receive 2 free nights in Cape Town
Book three nights at Lion Sands Game Reserve staying at Tinga Lodge or Narina Lodge and receive two nights free in a More Quarter's 1 Bedroom Luxury Apartment. Valid for travel between the 4th January 2017 to the 17th December 2017 and the 4th  to the 10th January 2018. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. 

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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

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife

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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

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Family Holidays

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Highlights of South Africa

Nights: 13 | from £3,399pp

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

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife

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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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Family Holidays

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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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Cape Town & Safari

South Africa

Stay 3 nights on safari and receive 2 free nights in Cape Town
Book three nights at Lion Sands Game Reserve staying at Tinga Lodge or Narina Lodge and receive two nights free in a More Quarter's 1 Bedroom Luxury Apartment. Valid for travel between the 4th January 2017 to the 17th December 2017 and the 4th  to the 10th January 2018. Subject to availability. 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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Joanne Swinton dealt with us and our holiday with endless good humour and patience. Her suggestions were perfect and we all had a magical time. She really knew her "stuff". She even organised a car and driver for our first full day in Dar es Salaam which was a kindness beyond any duty. She arranged for our unaccompanied children to be chaperoned through all the airports, and for my husband and me to be taken care of too. There are not words enough to express her professionalism and forethought and our appreciation of them.

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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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Cape Town/Johannesburg

flying time

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

time difference

GMT +2 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

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

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