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Cape Town Travel Guide

If cities were romances, Cape Town would be the love-at-first-sight kind: That first glimpse of Table Mountain from the sky, presiding over a gently curving coastline lapped by brilliant blue waters, is an image that leaves you instantly hooked. But there’s plenty to pull you in long after landing, from its chic hotels, world-class restaurants, and thriving art scene, to its dazzling cultural diversity and rich, if complex, history. Each day in the Mother City will see you unearthing new details that will have you falling in love all over again.

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Winter in the Winelands Is South Africa's Best-Kept Secret

Capetonians know July is the best time to visit the nearby Winelands.

Cape Town's Business District Is Now Also Its Coolest Neighborhood

Thanks to a landmark hotel, groundbreaking art spaces, and some rather exceptional pani puri ceviche.


A Guide to Travel Restrictions Throughout Africa

From Tanzania to Seychelles, these are the travel restrictions in place across the continent.

Without International Travelers, African Destinations Are Focusing on Domestic Tourism 

COVID-19 has illustrated the importance of domestic travelers across the continent. 

16 Best Hotels in Cape Town

Helping you make one of the hardest decisions about visiting this fine city.

My Favorite Airbnb in Cape Town: A Modern Apartment Minutes From the V&A Waterfront

Stroll over to the V&A Waterfront or relax at the rooftop pool.

More from Cape Town

News & Advice

United Airlines Just Launched the U.S.'s Only Nonstop to Cape Town

The only nonstop route between North America and the South African city saves a whopping eight hours of travel time.
News & Advice

United Returns to Africa With a Direct Flight to Cape Town

The airline plans to launch the only non-stop flight between the U.S. and Cape Town in December.

What to Do in Cape Town This Spring

Here's what's happening in the city in April, May, and June 2019.

Africa Is Surfing's Next Frontier

A Cape Town surf brand that draws on inspiration from across the continent is making waves from Morocco to Mozambique.