Rated as one of the top ten most beautiful cities to visit in the world, with gorgeous oak-lined avenues, and prestigious, immaculate suburbs following the contour of the mountain range as it curves into the sea, at the convergence of two mighty oceans (The Indian and the Atlantic), Cape Town is undoubtedly worth a visit for any traveller with a spirit of adventure, a yearning to experience Africa, and a desire to experience all of this in first world comfort.
When it comes to accommodation, there are many options, from boutique hotels to B&B’s. However, with a very favourable rate of exchange as foreign traveller, it is worth taking advantage of the many luxury options available – from sea-facing villas to sleekly curated state-of-the-art V&A Waterfront apartments. Find your ideal holiday apartment here.
Thanks to the advantages it offers, most people prefer plush self-catering apartments. Not only does it provide you with more independence, it’s considerably less expensive than a hotel, while being more spacious and comfortable than B&B. Luxurious self-catering facilities in Cape Town alone, range from Atlantic-facing villas with sweeping ocean views, to guest houses perched on at the foot of Table Mountain, with characteristic views of the harbour, and twinkling city lights at night
While Cape Town has earned a top spot as one of the most desirable destinations in the world, it is important to note that not all areas in and around Cape Town are prominent areas. Bearing this in mind, find out which areas are in fact, affluent areas, and make your choice accordingly.
Since Cape Town thrives on the tourist industry, you can almost always find these exclusive “portfolio” suites available at discounted prices.
Top of the range self-catering accommodation includes apartments on the V&A Waterfront, or villas overlooking Camps Bay. Then there are the more affordable places of accommodation, which may not offer the same standard of luxury when it comes to the quality of amenities, services and décor, but they’re equally as comfortable. Alternatively, you may find the same standard of luxury at a lower cost, simply because it’s located in a cheaper area. Areas deemed luxurious would not only include the obvious like Camps Bay, Hout Bay and Constantia, but also lesser known locations like Melkbosstrand.
The dense variety of self-catering facilities can be overwhelming. Rather than just pull a location out of hat, you’ll need to do some research regarding the area in which you’ll stay, the amenities you want and need, and how much you can afford to spend. Be sure to visit the websites and check the reviews left by previous guests. Adequate time spent on research and planning will ensure that you have a wonderful holiday with no disappointments.