Cape Town - Sights, Sounds - What To Do Where and When
Cape Town is a place of stunning natural beauty, vibrant history and a melting pot of people and cultures. Tourists from all corners of the globe flock to our shores and it is hardly surprising that Cape Town is one of the world's premier destinations. Set beneath the iconic Table Mountain, this cosmopolitan city is simply sensational! Jagged peaks drop down to the cool Atlantic Ocean, where whales frolic in season and penguins strut their stuff on the sand. Visit the towering headland of Cape Point, situated at the end of the peninsula, the southwestern most point on the continent.
But the fairest Cape is more than just stunning sights. The people are friendly, welcoming and notoriously laid back, the beaches are beautiful and the town gives off the air of a seaside village! As South Africa's first city, history abounds behind every stone and there are a range of cultural and heritage attractions to keep even the most ardent buff busy. And we haven't even mentioned the world-class wine farms in Constantia or further afield in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl!
Based in Cape Town (why would we ever leave?), Bike & Saddle are experts on the city and can help you plan the ideal trip. From where to wine and dine to activities, day tours and well-kept secrets that only the locals know about, we are ideally positioned to provide an unforgettable holiday in the Cape!
There is no better way to experience the rich palette, spectacular geography and diversity of this remarkable city at the southernmost tip of Africa than by taking an eco-active excursion with Bike and Saddle. Our Cape Town Evening by Bike trip provides a cultural and heritage tour of the city, while our full day trip, Discover the Cape Cycle, showcases the beauty of the peninsula and includes a walking tour of the historic Bo-Kaap. And if you are looking for something specific, we can tailor-make a tour just for you.
In terms of accommodation, we can recommend the best places to stay and the best value for money - from an insider's perspective. Furthermore through our partnership with the Cape Grace, you can stay at this five-star hotel with our Lowest Price Guarantee!
Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve - a must-see for any visitors
Boulders Beach - get up close and personal with the African Penguin colony
Chapman's Peak (when open) - winding mountain pass hewn out of sheer rock face
Camps Bay and Clifton - trendy seaside suburbs with white sandy beaches
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - stunning indigenous flora at base of mountain
Long Street - the party heart of Cape Town with bars, clubs and cafes galore
Bo-Kaap (Upper Cape) - a historic quarter home to the Cape Moslem community
Constantia Wine Farms - a collection of vineyards in tranquil, leafy surrounds
Walk up Platteklip Gorge and take the cable car down the iconic Table Mountain
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and boat trip to the infamous Robben Island
A year-round destination, Cape Town enjoys a four season Mediterranean climate with mild winters and pleasant summers. Summer temperatures (December to February) range from 23 to 29 degrees Celsius (73 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit), whilst in the winter months (June to August) average temperatures are between 16 and 22 degrees Celsius (60 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit).
Most tourists tend to visit during the summer months, though it is worth bearing in mind that December and January are peak season with inflated prices, limited availability and great crowds. The winter can be wet but is also blessed with beautiful days and temperatures are more bearable. Compared to Europe and the States, Cape Town really does have something to offer guests 365 days of the year!