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Cape Town City Bowl tours & holiday packages

Not another concrete jungle

It may be Cape Town's business centre, but it also has character, style and great food.

For a traveller, a city's centre is usually its least exciting place. Unless you've come to Cape Town, that is. The streets of this small city centre may be lined with tall buildings, but tucked between them are examples of beautiful architecture and truly local shops, restaurants and sights to discover.

Running in a grid, the streets are perfect for getting lost in and an entire day is easily whiled away exploring them on foot. The cobblestoned walkways, in particular, are lined with vendors, buskers, and leafy cafes.

Popular Cape Town City Bowl safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Cape Town to Kruger Luxury Holiday (8 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Cape Town to Kruger Luxury Holiday (8 days)

Explore two of South Africa's most desirable locations in this whirlwind safari tour

$ 3,328

£ 2,615

R 47,630

2,921

per person

8 days

Luxurious Cape Town and Victoria Falls Tour (8 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Luxurious Cape Town and Victoria Falls Tour (8 days)

Two countries in 8 days may seem like a lot but with this well thought out itinerary you will see some of the regions most iconic destinations without feeling like you are rushing through it at all.

$ 4,140

£ 3,253

R 59,250

3,633

per person

8 days

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

This Southern Africa safari adventure will take you to the tip of the African continent

$ 6,262

£ 4,921

R 89,622

5,496

per person

19 days

Bespoke Safari in South Africa (14 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Bespoke Safari in South Africa (14 days)

Experience the best that South Africa has to offer, with a holiday tailor-made for you

Price on Request

per person

14 days

South Africa’s Garden Route Odyssey (14 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South Africa's Garden Route Odyssey (14 days)

Discover one of South Africa’s best kept secrets - the Garden Route

$ 5,393

£ 4,238

R 77,190

4,734

per person

14 days

Cape Town, the Winelands and Kruger Luxury Journey (9 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Cape Town, the Winelands and Kruger Luxury Journey (9 days)

Experience Cape Town, the lush Cape Winelands and a safari in the Kruger National Park and you'll fall under South Africa's spell

$ 3,278

£ 2,576

R 46,915

2,877

per person

9 days

Romantic view

Deluxe Honeymoon Safari in Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls (10 days)

Combine three of Southern Africa's most loved destinations into one romantic getaway and you'll share the memories forever

$ 5,981

£ 4,700

R 85,600

5,249

per person

10 days

South African Holiday Adventure (10 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South African Holiday Adventure (10 days)

Explore the southern-most city on the African continent, before jetting off to spot the Big Five

$ 3,624

£ 2,848

R 51,870

3,181

per person

10 days

Stunning view from the Rovos Rail

The Ultimate Luxury Safari in South Africa (11 days)

Combine Cape Town chic with Africa's most luxurious train and an elegant Big Five safari for a stylish South African holiday

$ 5,962

£ 4,685

R 85,330

5,233

per person

11 days

Journey through the Highlights of Southern Africa (13 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Journey through the Highlights of Southern Africa (13 days)

Exploring these areas of the Southern African continent should on top of your bucket list

$ 5,120

£ 4,023

R 73,270

4,493

per person

13 days

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Adel Groenewald says

I love walking around the streets of the city aimlessly. There's always a new coffee shop, book store or bakery and each one is different from the next.

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The city centre is also home to all the city's major museums. Learn about the history of slavery and apartheid, natural history and even art history on various guided walks that can be arranged. The Company's Garden is the first official garden built by the Dutch settlers in the 1650s and is pleasant to stroll through and have a cup of tea (or a beer) on a sunny day.

Squirrels frolicking and locals taking a quiet lunch break give these old tree-lined avenues character. Every traveller has their own restaurant and shopping preferences, but Cape Town caters for all tastes. From street food and affordable burgers to five-star restaurants, and from pavement vendors selling leatherwork and local art to high-end fashion and design stores. It's all here. Any exploration of the city bowl should, of course, include a visit to the V&A Waterfront, a popular shopping, and entertainment venue built in the harbour, even if it's just for a boat ride to view the city and its iconic mountain from the sea.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Cape Town City Bowl

When is the best time to visit Mokala National Park?

Although wildlife viewing is good throughout the year, the dry winter months of May to September are the best. During this season - animals gather at the waterholes and rivers, making them easier to spot. However, the daytime temperature is… go there.

When is the best time to visit Cape Point?

May and October is the best season to visit Cape Point - this time is the best for whale watching. go there.

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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Margery

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