Countdown to Cape Town

Holiday hot spot to the rich and famous, Cape Town attracts more than its fair share of A-Lister’s each year, and with just over 6-weeks to go until we head down to the city on our annual pilgrimage to the Cape Argus Cycle Tour, we are excited to find out which ‘star’ will be joining us on the World’s largest timed cycle race.

Winter Breaks in Cape Town

Lance Armstrong, Matt Damon and Sir Richard Branson have all taken part in this fantastic sporting event, and while the chances of meeting these guys is slim, you could well bump into your favourite movie star at Caprice in Camps Bay, Beluga near the Waterfront, or Nobu in the One & Only hotel.

Cape Town is, in my opinion, the most beautiful city in the world at any time of the year, but during the sultry summer months of January, February and March, this cosmopolitan metropolis really comes to life as everyone moves outside to enjoy a Braai and a bottle (or two!) of crisp Sauvignon Blanc while watching the sun go down over Africa.

When it comes to hotel accommodation in Cape Town, there really is something for everyone starting with backpacker lodges and going all the way through to uber luxurious five-star properties.  The choice (and price range) is vast, but with the favourable exchange rates on offer right now (over R17 to the Pound!); you can treat yourself to a quality hotel for less.

When Cape Town hosted the World Cup in 2010, numerous new hotels opened across the city, but it’s the long-standing favourites such as the Winchester Mansions in Sea Point, the Cape Grace at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, and the 12 Apostles in Camps Bay that get my vote.

So while I may have six whole weeks to go until I head down to the Mother City, this freezing winter is a lot more bearable knowing that sunshine is most definitely on its way!


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