Escape on a luxury short break to
Cape Town

Soak up the sunshine, atmosphere and breathtaking scenery in one of the world’s most exciting cities.

Unique architecture, a fascinating history and lively nightlife are just three of the reasons why you’ll love Cape Town. Add plenty of sun, great restaurants and exciting activities right on your doorstep, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a fabulous short break.

Cape Town lies in a natural bowl in the southernmost point of Africa, between the Atlantic Ocean and the picturesque Table Mountain, with famous landmarks including Robben Island (where former president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for decades), Cape Point, Chapman's Peak, Kirstenbosch Gardens, and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

A delicious blend of Cape Malay, African and other flavours create some of the most delicious cuisine on the planet. But that’s just our opinion, why not find out for yourself?

The Inside Word

We Love...

The scenic drive to Cape Point, stopping of for lunch at Boulder's Beach Lodge at Simon's Town, for a taste of Australian Head Chef, Sean Kiely's Pacific Rim Cuisine and a cracking view of the Penguin Colony.

Try Something New...

Explore the beauty of the Cape from the sidecar of a chauffeur-driven World War II motorbike. Your chauffeur will be your guide on a selection of short- or full-day tours around the Western Cape. If you’re feeling more adventurous, self-drive rentals are also available.

Experience a Taste of...

Local Cape Malay dishes, traditional African meals, fresh Mediterranean flavours and exotic Asian spices. There’s a huge variety of excellent restaurants here, offering all kinds of international flavours. All of them are generally well priced and needless to say, the seafood and wines are delicious.

Jaw-dropping moment...

The view of Table Mountain and Cape Town as you cross over to Robben Island on the boat. There’s only one word to describe it: stunning.

Flying Time From The UK

Around 11.5 hours.

The Last Word

There’s no such thing as jet lag on this short break escape to buzzing Cape Town. Just jump on plane, and after a good night’s sleep you’ll wake up in a time zone that’s only an hour ahead.

Don't Forget

We can organise various specialist Cape Town experiences including:

  • Three Glasses Winelands Helicopter Experience
  • Exclusive yacht harbour cruise
  • Tickets for the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (open September 2017)
  • Winelands Tour by bicycle
  • Cape Town’s Robben Island Helicopter Experience
  • Chef’s Table – Mount Nelson Hotel

We also offer excursions to Robben Island, township tours, city tours and car hire so you can drive the scenic route, via Simon’s Town and its penguin colonies, to Cape Point.

We can tailor make any escape to suit your requirements, so if you wish to extend your stay in South Africa and add pre or post Cape Town arrangements then just let us know.

Price From

£1,175 per person, based on two sharing a room in a boutique hotel for three nights, (B&B). Includes flights and private transfers.

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Highlights

  • Table Mountain
  • Robben Island
  • The scenic beaches at Camps Bay and Bloubergstrand
  • Shopping at Greenmarket Square
  • The V&A Waterfront in the harbour
  • Breathtaking Chapman’s Peak drive along the rocky cliffs overlooking the ocean
  • Cape Point - where two oceans meet

Accommodation

  • Four Rosmead Boutique Guesthouse
  • Derwent House Boutique Hotel
  • Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel
  • 2 inn1 Kensington Boutique Guest House
  • O on Kloof Boutique Hotel and Spa
  • Cape Grace Hotel
  • Vineyard Hotel & Spa
  • The Mount Nelson Hotel
  • Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa 

When to Escape

Thanks to its coastal position, Cape Town enjoys a temperate, Mediterranean-type climate for most of the year. Summers can be very hot, but are often balanced by a cool sea breeze. Mid-winter can be very cold, with snow falling in the surrounding mountains. Whichever time of year you choose to visit Cape Town, however, don’t be surprised if you end up experiencing four seasons in one day, it’s renowned for it.

Mid-October to March

This is Cape Town’s summer, with temperatures varying from mid-20s to mid-30 degrees Celsius, with little rain. Days are long and perfect for evening entertainment, sundowners and long days on the beach.

April

This is autumn in the southern hemisphere. Daytime temperatures are pleasant, cooling towards evening, making it more enjoyable if you’re not a lover of heat. At this time of year, the colours of the many vineyards in the Constantia valley and Stellenbosch are a beautiful sight.

September

This is spring in Cape Town, when the famous west coast flowers put on a dazzling display of colour and whale watching is at its best.

Whale watching along the coast, especially at Hermanus, runs from June to November.

This place makes a really exciting short break from the UK whether for three days or more.  You’ve got sunshine, beaches, fab restaurants and bars, a huge choice of accommodation and amazing day trips on your doorstep (make sure you go to the Winelands!)”

Escapa

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