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Nestled between the mighty Table Mountain and the rugged waves of the South Atlantic Ocean, it’s easy to see why Cape Town is often lauded as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It’s also one of the best destinations for foodies, has great beaches too, and did we mention the incredible wildlife – from whales to penguins? As far as cities go, this one ticks all the boxes. Explore on a city break, or as a jumping off point for the rest of South Africa. However you want to spend your time, our Travel Experts can tailor make the perfect Cape Town holiday for you.

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Cape Town Holiday Types

Whether you want to embark on a South Africa road trip, chill out in the city, or discover some of Cape Town’s most beloved wildlife, we have a range of holiday types to choose from. Check them out below, or chat to one of our Travel Experts about building your perfect trip.

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A Long Weekend in Cape Town

A Long Weekend in Cape Town

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Things to Know Before You Go to South Africa

Things to Know Before You Go to South Africa

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7 Unique Things to Do in South Africa

7 Unique Things to Do in South Africa

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A Fine Vantage: Discovering the Wines of South Africa's Garden Route

A Fine Vantage: Discovering the Wines of South Africa's Garden Route

Flight Centre’s Tessa Buckman travels along South Africa’s renowned Garden Route, taking in dramatic scenery, wildlife and a...
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More about Cape Town

Currency: South African rand

Language: English, Afrikaans

Flight time: London to Cape Town flight is around 11 hours 30 minutes.

Visas: British citizens visiting for business or tourism do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days.

Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required – the majority of the game parks are malaria free.

Top 3 Things to Do in Cape Town

  • Abseil down Table Mountain
  • See the African penguins at Boulders Beach
  • Visit Robben Island, the former prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 years

When to Go to Cape Town

With its Mediterranean climate bringing cool winters and warm, dry summers, Cape Town makes for a delightful getaway any time of year. Not too hot – its average temperature is 17°C – it’s perfect for escaping the heat of South Africa’s safari parks and enjoying the refreshing sea breezes before or after a few days inland watching elephants and rhinos.

Where to Go in Cape Town

There’s plenty to keep you occupied in Cape Town. If it’s gourmet wining and dining you’re after, head to the vineyards of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek to sample some of the region’s most delicious grapes, or shop and dine the days away at the V&A Waterfront. Or, for unforgettable experiences, soak up unrivalled city views from the flat top of Table Mountain, get up close to penguins on nearby Boulders Beach and immerse yourself in the culture at Bo-Kaap or on Robben Island. And don’t forget, this is the perfect place to start your Garden Route road trip.

Why Book Your Cape Town Holiday With Flight Centre

Cape Town Journeys Holidays: Our range of tailor-made Cape Town holidays called Journeys include all the best bits you expect from a trip – flights, accommodation and transfers – not to mention some great tours and experiences.

Local knowledge: With Experts in Cape Town and in the UK, we know the city inside-out. Many of our Experts are from, have lived in or been to the city, so know exactly what to include to create your perfect trip.

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.

Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a Cape Town holiday with us you’ll have access to our dedicated concierge service and our 24/7 Emergency Assistance phoneline.