Sure, you could read a huge book on Cape Town, South Africa, but instead save paper and just listen to us. It’s got an aquarium that borders two different oceans. There’s a giant flat-top mountain providing a spectacular backdrop for the city. The local population is one of the most diverse in the world, and you can join it, even if it’s only for a week or two. Check out our excellent offers on Cape Town holiday packages and go to the end of Africa tomorrow.
How should you start your Cape Town holiday? By picking up a vehicle from lastminute.com.au’s awesome Cape Town car hire options and making your way to the Two Oceans Aquarium. It sits on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the place where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans come together. The two galleries feature the best of both bodies of water, like the cape fur seal exhibit on the Atlantic side and the kelp forest on the Indian side. Show up in the afternoon for the ragged-tooth shark feeding. It’ll be fun for you, but not the fishes.
When your time at the aquarium is up, make the short trek over to the Castle of Good Hope, a star-shaped fort built by the Dutch East India Company in the 1600s. The décor of the old days has been restored and the place is now home to a great museum. Part of the castle was once used as a prison, but don’t worry—that’s been closed for some time now.
We knew we could save you plenty of money with our Cape Town package deals, but you’re probably pleasantly surprised. Blow some of the savings at Green Market Square, a huge flea market selling local arts and crafts. Better have your haggling skills sharpened, because the vendors here are very good at it. If you’re looking for a more modern shopping experience, go to one of the big malls like Bayside Centre or Blue Route Mall.
Good thing you’re a normal human and get hungry, because this town has heaps of great places to eat. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is full of restaurants serving up food from all over the world. Another great place to eat at a variety of establishments is the area around Long Street. If you fancy yourself a farmers market guru, check out the Old Biscuit Mill on Saturdays.
Crikey, the nightlife in this town is popping. Get one of our packages to Cape Town with hotels near Long Street to be close to it all. Many of the bars and clubs here feature live music nightly, and who doesn’t like live music? Jazz and kwaito music are usually what you’ll hear drifting down the alleyways.
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Ready to crawl beneath the covers (and perhaps acquaint yourself with the mini bar) at your Cape Town hotel? No dramas. There are more than 425 places to crash listed on lastminute.com.au.
No matter how you like to roll, there's a room waiting for you in Cape Town. For a place that's easy on the wallet, check out the Cape Town Palms (16 Elgin Road) or The Backpack - Hostel (74 New Church Street). But if you'd rather live like royalty while you're here, the Ellerman House or the One&Only Cape Town may be more up your alley. Just sit back, relax and let the experienced staff do what they do best.
Reviewed on 28 May 2019
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.