Going on holiday to Cape Town? Here’s what you need to know about the weather, flight tickets, hotels and the places worth seeing.
Flights to Cape Town
Yes! You have chosen Cape Town as the destination for your upcoming holiday. Now it’ s time for that plane ticket. But which flight do you catch and where do you go for cheap tickets?
- Good to know: KLM offers direct flights from Amsterdam to Cape Town International Airport. During the ‘KLM Wereldweken’ (end of August/September and end of December/beginning of January) you will be able to book a relatively cheap return ticket (about € 700,-, prices are subject to change).
- Other options: flights to Cape Town from London (British Airways), Dubai (Emirates), Paris (Air France), Frankfurt or Munich (Lufthansa, South African Airways) or Istanbul (Turkish Airlines).
How long will the flight to Cape Town take?
With a direct flight from Schiphol, Amsterdam, Cape Town is about an eleven-hour flight.
Tip! Read more on safety, valuta and climate and discover all essential travel information about South Africa.
Hotels in Cape Town
Check! Your ticket is reserved. So now it is time for that hotel, but where do you want to sleep? Good to know: from the V&A Waterfront you can get on the hop-on, hop-off bus, you can sail to Robben Island and in no time you’ll be on the most beautiful beaches. Green Point is a perfect base for this as well. Keep in mind that both districts are somewhat touristy.
Best Restaurants: Dining in Cape Town
If you ask us, there is nothing better than eating out during the holidays. That’s why we made a list of the ten best restaurants in Cape Town, sorted by district. Another good thing: they are all romantic addresses.
Things to do in the Mother City
Visit Robben Island, join a wine tasting or climb the Table Mountain. Swim with sharks, walk through the colourful Bo-Kaap or ride the Chapman’s Peak Drive – one of the most beautiful routes in the world: Cape Town is full of sights and activities and you won’t have to be bored for a single moment. Fortunately, travel designer Ingrid provides tips for a wonderful holiday in the metropolis. Be sure to include a visit to the penguins of Boulders Beach on your list.
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Weather in Cape Town
Cape Town is the ideal winter destination for europeans: summer lasts from December to February, which means it’s pleasantly warm. In the winter months (June, July and August) the temperature is significantly lower with an occasional cold day. Usually, the temperature fluctuates around 17 degrees throughout the year.