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Cape Town Holidays

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
  • Ride the Table Mountain cable car
  • 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

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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Guide Price

€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

Time Zone

GMT +2 hours

Flight Time

Indirect flights to Cape Town from Ireland are available with Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways and Air France.

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

Health Information

Some special vaccines are required for travel to certain areas of South Africa. Speak to your GP about the latest medical advice.

Things to do in Cape Town

  • Table Mountain

    As South Africa's most iconic landmark, millions of people catch the famous cable car to the top of Table Mountain each year to enjoy the stunning views and amazing sights from the peak.

  • V&A Marina Cape Town

    The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

    In its harbour setting opposite Table Mountain, this is Cape Town's tourism centre where the old historical harbour town meets modern shopping, fine dining and leisure.

  • Bo Kaap District Cape Town

    Bo-Kaap

    Cape Town is a colourful city but Bo-Kaap is its most vibrant neighbourhood, literally.

  • The Woodstock Old Biscuit Mill

    You can find the Old Biscuit Mill in the centre of Woodstock, Cape Town. It's here where the locals go to get their home-grown local produce from the farm stalls, purchase local arts and crafts from the day and night markets, take part in different work shops and eat in mouth-watering restaurants.

  • Boulders Beach

    Boulders Beach is the perfect place to get to know the adorable African penguins who have made the granite boulders and ancient landscape their home.

Best time to visit Cape Town

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
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Cape Town
22ºC
20mm

Average weather in February

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Avg. temp
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Cape Town
23ºC
20mm

Average weather in March

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Avg. temp
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Cape Town
21ºC
30mm

Average weather in April

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Cape Town
18ºC
50mm

Average weather in May

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Cape Town
16ºC
70mm

Average weather in June

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Cape Town
13ºC
90mm

Average weather in July

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Cape Town
13ºC
100mm

Average weather in August

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Cape Town
13ºC
70mm

Average weather in September

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Avg. temp
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Cape Town
14ºC
50mm

Average weather in October

Good travel weather

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Cape Town
16ºC
40mm

Average weather in November

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Cape Town
18ºC
20mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
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Cape Town
20ºC
20mm
  • Sue

    Customer Experience Executive

    “Seize the moment, get up early and get the first cable car to the summit of Table Mountain. Enjoy panoramic views before the crowds arrive and have breakfast at the top.”

  • Karen

    Destination Specialist

    “Head down to Cape Point to be stunned by the amazing sheer cliffs towering more than 200 metres above the sea. Be sure to include a visit to the Two Oceans Restaurant for a memorable dining experience above the clouds.”

  • Barbara, Destination Specialist

    Barbara

    Destination Specialist

    “Don’t bother ordering a glass of wine with your meal – order a bottle. Cape Town has some fantastic vineyards nearby and in most restaurants a bottle is cheaper than a glass.”

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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