A long weekend in Cape Town for a perfect getaway

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A long weekend in Cape Town for a perfect getaway

Fancy getting away? What about a quick break in Cape Town before summer? Pleasant spring-like temperatures and a complete change of scenery await in South Africa's legislative capital.

A long weekend in Cape Town for a perfect getaway

As your night flight draws to an end, the southern-most tip of Africa appears through your window. Welcome to Cape Town! Brilliant sunshine fills your heart with joy. Breathe in the gentle salty air. You're about to set off on your first day in one of the most captivating cities on the continent.

The historic center occupies a stunning location with the sea on one side and the formidable Table Mountain and Signal Hill on the other. All around you, different architectural styles jostle for position. Stroll around the rows of Victorian terraced houses and skyscrapers, the Castle of Good Hope and Art Deco buildings, the cathedral-like city hall and the candy-colored houses of Bo-Kaap.

One street takes you down to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, an old port revamped into a pedestrianized shopping complex. From there, head toward Green Point and Sea Point. In these residential areas, you're sure to find inspiring restaurants with the tastes and flavors of South Africa in every forkful.

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A long weekend in Cape Town for a perfect getaway

From endless beaches to wine estates

Reach for the skies by taking the cable car to the top of Table Mountain . The panoramic views over the city and its surrounding beaches are sensational. Renting a car is an absolute must to reach these awe-inspiring places. On Noordhoek beach, experience the thrills of riding a horse with Chapman's Peak mountain as your backdrop.

All that sea air makes you hungry. The great vineyards to the east welcome you with open arms. Visit Vergelegen Estate or Groot Constantia, two stunning properties in Cape Dutch style, for a perfect lunch with wines. Hear all about the history of wine-growing in South Africa on a tour of the cellars, an activity that took off with the arrival of the Huguenots, French protestants, in the 1700s. Back in town, spend your last evening in the upmarket suburb of Camps Bay. Take in the trendy cosmopolitan vibe of the most ethnically diverse city in South Africa.

Vergelegen
Somerset West,
South Africa
+27 21 847 2100
www.vergelegen.co.za

Groot Constantia
Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia,
Cape Town, 7806
Tel: +27 21 794-5128
www.grootconstantia.co.za