Cape Town
South Africa
By Summer Brons

Known for its picturesque harbor and multicultural personality, it’s no wonder that Cape Town is South Africa’s most popular tourist destination. This beautiful city is a must-visit for any passionate traveler. Let WhatsCheaper.com help you plan your own South African vacation!

Air transportation to the city is efficiently serviced by the Cape Town International Airport (CPT). This busy terminal is Africa’s third busiest and is located just 20 km from the center of Cape Town. You can book your flight using WhatsCheaper.com by clicking (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to take advantage of our great low rates on airfare. Be sure to check us out for hotels as well, just click (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to browse available Cape Town accommodations.

Thanks to its relatively mild year-round climate, Cape Town is lovely to visit no matter which month you have available for travel. Many of the city’s largest draws are its natural features, making Cape Town an ideal vacation spot for outdoor enthusiasts and those who enjoy remaining active while traveling. Table Mountain National Park is a popular pursuit, with many folks scaling Table Mountain for stunning views at the top. You can take a cableway to the top in a car holding up to 65 passengers and offering breathtaking panoramic views, or put your own feet to the test on a hike that takes an average of two and a half hours to complete. Those seeking additional adventure can also consider rock climbing or cave exploring. No matter which activity you choose, WhatsCheaper.com insists upon a visit to Table Mountain during your stay in Cape Town.

If you’ve rented a car, you’ll certainly want to make your way along Chapman’s Peak Drive, a narrow road winding the face of Chapman’s Peak Mountain, yielding amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. If you prefer slightly less nerve-wracking activity, relax on one of Cape Town’s lovely beaches. Although there are dozens of beaches around the city, they are organized into three regions: the West Coast, the Atlantic Seaboard and False Bay. The West Coast offers prime surfing due to wind conditions, the Atlantic Seaboard offers the best sunset views, and False Bay is a few degrees warmer than the other two regions. WhatsCheaper.com suggests exploring as many beaches as you can to find your own favorites! Make sure to keep your eyes peeled when enjoying the coastline, as whale and dolphin sightings are common in Cape Town all year round.

Spend some time experiencing Cape Town’s urban side, too. The city’s most frequented tourist attraction is that of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, located at the Port of Cape Town. You’ll find hundreds of shops, restaurants and the exciting Two Oceans Aquarium; all of which you can enjoy while watching ships come and go from the busy port. You’ll also undoubtedly note the unique architectural style of the buildings as you wander the streets of Cape Town, commonly referred to as Cape Dutch. Combining inspiration from Indonesia, the Netherlands, France and Germany into one beautiful design; Cape Dutch is unlike anything you’ll have seen before. History buffs may also wish to see the Central Business Distract and Long Street to observe the older government buildings.

Bursting with natural beauty and folks from all walks of life, Cape Town is truly one of the world’s most special cities. You’re sure to build lasting memories between the friendly faces and gorgeous beaches during your own adventure in South Africa. Book your travels with WhatsCheaper.com today!

MUST SEE IN Cape Town LIST:

  • 1. Cape of Good Hope
  • 2. Boulders Beach
  • 3. Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • 4. Two Oceans Aquarium
  • 5. Robben Island
  • 6. War Memorial on Adderley Street
  • 7. City Hall
  • 8. District Six Museum
  • 9. Hout Bay
  • 10. Heart of Cape Town Museum

Cape Town EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Cape Minstrel's Carnival - January
  • 2. Design Indaba - February
  • 3. Cape Town Festival - April
  • 4. Cape Good Food Show - May
  • 5. Cape Town Book Fair - June
  • 6. Cape WOW Women's Festival - August
  • 7. Cape Town Fashion Week - August
  • 8. Cape Town International Kite Festival - October
  • 9. Cape Town World Cinema Festival - November
  • 10. OBZ Festival - December

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Hilton Cape Town City Centre
126 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
By Scott Barker

The Hilton Cape Town City Centre has so much to offer travelers that you’ll be glad it is only a 35 minute drive from the Cape Town International Airport.  Located in the heart of the business district and with views of the iconic Cape Town landmark Table Mountain, the Hilton is the perfect base for your stay in “The Mother City” of South Africa.

The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service from the airport.  Bus service, limos, rentals and taxis offer alternative sources of transportation.  Both valet and self-parking are available at the hotel for a charge.  Check-in is at 2 p.m., early enough to allow you to get settled and still head out to see the sights.

Guests can choose between rooms with king and twin beds with complimentary Internet wireless service, LCD TVs, coffeemakers and a min-fridge.   Suites, with balconies and views of Table Mountain and Cape Town, and Executive Rooms are also available – both offering complimentary access to the Executive Lounge serving free breakfasts and snacks.   Smoking rooms are available upon request when booking your stay.  The hotel will also allow pets for a non-refundable deposit.

Families traveling with children can take advantage of the hotel’s babysitting service and complimentary meals for children under 10 in the hotel restaurant.  Relax by the swimming pool (with views of Signal Hill), the sauna and steam room, along with the hotel’s fitness center.  If you prefer to dine in, the Hilton offers several options to choose from.  The cuisine ranges from an international buffet breakfast to South African dishes to food blending the elements of India and Persia.  After satisfying your palate, sample on of the many exotic tobacco flavors that can be enjoyed in an authentic Arabic shisha pipe in one of the hotel lounges.

Sightseeing opportunities abound near the hotel, starting with Table Mountain, which offers a cable car ride to the top. Or, you can take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront to explore nearby Robben Island museum, the Two Ocean Aquariums or the many shopping and entertainment options there.  

Whether its business, tourism or simple relaxation you are seeking during your stay in Cape Town, the Hilton is just right for you.  Find the best deal at the Hilton Cape Town City Centre on WhatsCheaper.com today (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Westin Cape Town
Convention Square, Lower Long Street, Cape Town, South Africa
By Summer Brons

For unparalleled lodging luxury in the amazing city of Cape Town, plan your travels around a stay at the Westin Cape Town hotel. You'll enjoy walking distance to Cape Town's numerous attractions, restaurants, museums, nightlife, shopping and more, all from the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Westin Cape Town is pleased to offer an intimate, customized hotel experience. You'll notice the difference from the moment you walk inside the well-appointed lobby and meet the team of experts in place to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Amenities at the Westin Cape Town are plentiful. Take advantage of 24-hour business and fitness centers, a heated indoor pool, car rental service, 24-hour valet, shuttle service, hair salon, spa, convenience store, jewelry shop, children's program, 24-hour front desk and a knowledgeable concierge desk. You'll also find complimentary high-speed wireless internet access throughout the facility.

You'll also find a variety of exquisite dining options on-location at the Westin Cape Town. Savor a delicious meal at Thirty7, offering contemporary dishes with fresh, local flare; enjoy a nightcap at Louis B's lounge, even fancy a cigar at the upscale Raleigh's lounge.

With so much to see and do around Cape Town, you'll undoubtedly look forward to the comforts of your Westin guest room at the end of a long day. Each room is equipped with a Westin Heavenly Bed system, work desk, coffee maker, mini bar, 24-hour room service, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers, as well as Westin's signature deluxe bath amenities. With a variety of beautiful rooms to choose from, you can enjoy views of the ocean, mountains, harbor, city and more. Members of the Starwood Preferred Guest program will receive credit for their stay in Cape Town.

Whether business or vacation plans bring you to Cape Town, make the most of your stay with the Westin Cape Town hotel. Book your stay using WhatsCheaper.com by clicking (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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