South Africa’s magical city of Cape Town has been voted best tourist destination 2011
by Travellers’ Choice Destination awards and ranked Second Best Beach City in Lonely
Planet’s Ten Best Beach Cities 2011. In fact, Cape Town has achieved many distinguished
awards over the years – take a read below
Bakoven gets its name because of a large rock just off-shore with what appears as an oven door in its side. There are several sheltered coves located in Bakoven. There is a Sea rescue base stationed here and a popular swimming beach is off Beta Close.
Camps Bay Beach, awarded blue flag status in 2008 is the largest white sand beach in Camps Bay. There is a seasonal life guard station and toilets at the west end of the beach.
Camps Bay is renowned for the Camps Bay strip; a street lined with palm trees and restaurants resting on the 12 Apostles mountain range.
What to do?
Long Street in Cape Town has an irresistible ambience and irrepressible spirit. It is the epicentre of all that is new and fashionable. This is the street where international cultures meet to experience the best of the local culture; be it in the form of African music, mixed cultured food or simply enjoy the fantastic vibe. The architecture is quite unique; it has Victorian verandas with broekie lace alongside Muslim Mosques mingling in a curiously appealing clash of cultures.
And long it certainly is. It stretches along more than 20 blocks of Cape Town’s CBD. Long Street is a one-way street stretching from the Waterfront side (previously known as the Foreshore side) to the Gardens side (heading towards the mountain).
Here one will find the hippest bars, one-of-a-kind eateries, clothing stores and pool joints.
What to do?
Cable Car up Table Mountain
Or for something a little more exotic pop into Mesopotamia – a Kurdish kitchen
Or Bizerca Bistro where award-winning chef Laurent Deslandes has brought his philosophy of Gallic dining to Cape Town. The menu changes every six weeks and offers daily specials depending on availability. The rabbit cassoulet and venison are well worth looking out for and the more adventurous will enjoy the braised pig’s trotter with seared scallop and truffle oil.
You can also enjoy a lovely stay at any of these Wimdu accommodations:
Funky Dorm/backpacker type accommodation from only £11 per night per person in Woodstock, which neighbours Cape Town’s city centre.
Quaint studio apartment from £ 28 per person per night for self-catering unit in close proximity (5 min drive/30 minute walk) to Long street and walking distance to coffee shops in Tamboerskloof’s Kloof Street.
£76 per night per person for bed and breakfast – amazing views of Camps Bay beach
£ 125 per night for both of these amazing 4 bedroomed apartment in Camps Bay –ideal for 2 couples or family of 4.
£ 551 per night accommodating 8 people for this magnificent villa in Camps Bay