Voted the best place to visit in the world by the New York Times in 2014, Cape Town is a diverse and cosmopolitan city at the tip of Africa that is affectionately called the Mother City by its residents. The city’s business hub is nestled under the iconic Table Mountain, with various different regions making up greater Cape Town. A 40-minute drive out of the city centre will take you to Stellenbosch, a historic town which is part of the world-famous Cape Winelands. In the opposite direction, a drive south will lead you to Cape Point a beautiful peninsula where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet.

From soaking up the sun at pristine beaches stretching along the coastline, dining at the number one ranked restaurant on the African continent, to witnessing the awe-inspiring view from the top of Table Mountain, its no surprise that a number of A-list celebrities frequently visit and own property here. For travellers coming in from abroad, Cape Town is highly affordable.

Cape Town is blessed with a Mediterranean climate. A notorious south easterly wind, known as the Cape Doctor, typically gusts from November – January, with balmier conditions in February and March. The coldest months are generally from June through to August, with temperatures rarely reaching below 6C in winter.

A wide range of Cape Town accommodation specials can be found here, from upscale boutique hotels to charming bed & breakfasts. A value-for-money destination that oozes appeal for all kinds of travellers.

The Cape Floral Kingdom is entirely unique and very special. Spanning across 90 000sq km, it is the smallest and richest floral area on the planet – declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Over 9600 species of unique plants occur here that are found nowhere else in the world. Cape Town is not short of truly amazing fauna either; species such as the Cape Geometric Tortoise, Table Mountain Ghost Frog and the Cape Clawless Otter are but a few of the remarkable creatures you’ll find in and around Cape Town. For those seeking an encounter with the Big 5, there are several renowned places to visit, such as Inverdoorn, Aquila Private Game Reserve and Fairy Glen.