Lions Head and Cape Town

Destination

Cape Town Holidays

The Mother City

Voted the best city in the world many times, Cape Town is a great spot for winter sun and is sure to take your breath away.

Its picture-perfect locations is stylish, colourful and exciting with brightly painted houses, world-class restaurants and eclectic African culture. Lovingly known as the Mother City, Cape Town is famous for its epic views and jaw-dropping landscapes; take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain for the best seat in the house and vistas to remember forever.

Cape Town is the perfect place to start or finish any South African adventure. Combine your stay with a self-drive along the Garden Route, or safari in nearby Kruger National Park searching for the Big Five. We also recommend taking the majestic Blue Train or Rovos Rail cross country to enjoy the stunning scenery while being treated like royalty. The possibilities in Cape Town are endless.

Destination Highlights
  • Take in the awesome views from the summit of Table Mountain
  • Spend time at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront – a haven for food, shopping and entertainment
  • Visit historic Robben Island, the place where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years
  • Immerse yourself in nature at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden or Boulders Beach
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +2 hours
  • Currency ZAR - South African rand
  • Visa Information Irish citizens don’t need to obtain a visa for South Africa for stays of up to 90 days.Strict entrance policies apply for passengers traveling with children under the age of 18.
  • Language English is widely spoken
  • Flight Time Indirect flights to Cape Town from Ireland are available with Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways and Air France.
  • Health Information Some special vaccines are required for travel to certain areas of South Africa. Speak to your GP about the latest medical advice.

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Cape Town

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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

The Table Bay Hotel

Cape Town

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€2,109 pp

The Table Bay Hotel

21 Nettleton

Cape Town

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Guide Price

€3,149 pp

21 Nettleton
The Bay

The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay

Cape Town

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The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay

Types of Cape Town holidays

Cape Town Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

A non-stop flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town International Airport takes around 11 hours and 30 minutes on average.

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