More information about Cape Town and what to expect.

About Cape Town, What to expect while staying in Cape Town

Cape Town, the beautiful mother city, alive with people from all walks of life and rich with cultural heritage and history, it's a wonderful place to spend your vacation.

The CBD is Cape Town's hub for business, nightlife, the arts, culture, transport and government. Everything you may want or need is available in Cape Town.

If you really want to experience Cape Town on your vacation, it's best to find accommodation right in the CBD. You'll be close to all the major transport networks, famous monuments and museums, the best restaurants in Cape Town and the iconic Table Mountain.

We've put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you make decisions about what to do on your holiday.

What type of accommodation is available in Cape Town's CBD?

Most of the accommodation you'll find will be in high-rise apartment buildings however, houses are available in nearby areas of Bo Kaap, Tamboerskloof and Gardens.

What sort of weather can I expect?

As with the rest of Cape Town, you can expect an almost Mediterranean feel with warm windy summers and cool, wet winters. There have been rare occasions where snow has fallen on Table Mountain.

How far will I be from shops and restaurants?

Cape Town's City Bowl is packed with restaurants and shops that cater to everyone's tastes and preferences. You'll find a number of establishments offering healthy vegan or vegetarian options.

Will I be able to see the mountain from my accommodation?

This depends on which way the building faces and how high up your apartment is. Some of our accommodation does offer stunning views of Table Mountain. Our apartment at the Decks offers lovely views of the harbour.

What sort of transport is available?

The City Bowl is Cape Town's transport hub and just about any sort of public transport is available. The best option depends on where you're going as not all modes of transport go all over the city.

From Cape Town's city bowl, you'll have access to the Myciti busses, the Golden Arrow busses, trains, mini bus taxis and taxicabs.

How far is the nearest beach?

When you stay in the City Bowl, you'll have access to the beaches of Clifton, Camps Bay and Sea Point along the Atlantic Sea Board. Along the West Coast, you can easily reach Milnerton, Blouberg and Melkbosstrand.

What are the best museums / attractions in the area?

Some of the highlights of Cape Town includes shopping and lunch at the V&A Waterfront, taking a boat trip to Robben Island, exploring the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, visit the penguins at Boulders Beach, enjoy marine life at the Two Oceans Aquarium, explore some of Cape Town's cultural heritage at the Iziko South African Museum.

There's so much more to do when you're in Cape Town. Speak to our reservationist if you need to some advice.

Are there any nearby golf courses?

Yes there are. The nearest is the Milnerton Golf Course, it's very popular with the locals.

What wine routes can I explore while in Cape Town?

Cape Town offers a number of nearby wine routes depending on your tastes how far you want to travel. The most beautiful is the Franschhoek wine route with 28 restaurants.

The newest is the Durbanville Valley Wine Route, which is only a 30 min drive away from the City Bowl.

How far is the nearest airport?

Cape Town International Airport is less than 20KM from the City Bowl and can be accessed by car, bus or Myciti bus.