City breaks in Cape Town
There is so much to do on a city break in Cape Town that you will be spoiled for choice. From wine tours and safaris to whale watching and wildlife reserves, the variety of city breaks Cape Town offers is amazing.
The city itself is worthy of a few days tour with its eclectic mix of architecture, great museums and laidback atmosphere. It also has one of the most incredible locations with Table Mountain slap bang in the middle and glorious beaches surrounding it. For amazing city breaks, Cape Town is the place to be.
The types of city breaks Cape Town has
If you are keen on wildlife, city breaks in Cape Town cannot be beaten. It is one of the few places in the world where you can whale watch from the shoreline, though a good pair of binoculars would not go amiss. July to October is prime time to spot southern right whales as they come close to land to calf.
If you are with children on your city break, Cape Town offers a wide spectrum of activities for youngsters as well as teenagers. It is an outdoor life with great weather for most of the year, hence sporting activities are in abundance from sea kayaking to abseiling and scuba diving.
For younger children on city breaks Cape Town has many beaches, the Two Oceans Aquarium, camel rides at the Imhoff Farm Village, and Tokai Forest Arboretum where children can let off steam, jumping over logs and splashing in streams.
For wine based city breaks, Cape Town has an array of vineyards right on the doorstep at Constantia, the oldest vineyard on the Cape, or in the Winelands about an hours drive away. Tasting wine at the wineries on your city break Cape Town based is the best way to sample the variety available, from white Riesling to red Pinotage.
The festivals of the Cape
For festival based city breaks, Cape Town is alive and buzzing especially during the summer. The Cape Minstrel Carnival in January is the country’s longest and loudest festival with singing troupes vying for the top slot in contests.
If you are obsessed with films, the Cape Town World Cinema Festival in November is for you, with an emphasis on African movies. For sailing city breaks the Cape Town to Rio Yacht Race is a must, taking place in February on even numbered years.
For musical city breaks Cape Town International Jazz Festival showcases up-and-coming performers as well as internationally renowned jazz musicians. For outrageous costumes and outlandish behaviour, join the party that is the Mother City Queer Project in December, where anything goes and dancing at any time of day or night becomes the norm.
Any of the city breaks Cape Town offers are going to be worth it. Also worth it from the travellers point of view is booking flights through BudgetAir as they seek out the best possible deals going. Plan your city break Cape Town style then arrange your flights through BudgetAir and you are assured a fabulous holiday.