We have a wealth of experience in advising clients on the best holidays in Cape Town and much of that knowledge comes from client feedback. Below are some recent comments you might find useful in helping you plan your trip. You can also see more general client comments on the feedback link at the top of the page (but be warned, that is where we show off a bit...)
Table Mountain and The Waterfront are obvious "musts" to see. The hop on, hop off, sightseeing coaches which leave from the front at Camps Bay every half hour are good value for money and gives you an insight into the city and surrounds without having to drive yourself. Plenty of good restaurants on the front at Camps Bay. DB - May 2010
Restaurants in Camps Bay - The Hussar Grill on Camps Bay Drive, The Codfather and Dizzys (beside the Codfather). The first two for great food and service. Dizzys is a bar restaurant and the four younger members of our party (age 18-24) spent many nights there - very friendly, casual, with a younger and less self conscious crowd than the more prominent places on the strip. Dinner at Moyo (Spier) was a great fun night, the buffet is really good as was the entertainment and the tree house table not cheap and a bit of a drive but worth it. GM May 2010
Robben Island good. Shark diving (I know you don't approve!) was great, the operator was Brian McFarlane - very professional and well run. Township tour was humbling and enlightening BUT when four tour mini-buses from different operators descend on the same spot at the same time, you start to think that there needs to be some formal regulation. I found this very disappointing; I'm glad we went but I'm really not sure what the residents are getting out of it.
Climb up Lions Head was brilliant but follow the recommended route (which can be tackled by all ages) and avoid the chains if you are the least bit concerned for your safety. A definite highlight and the views are magnificent. Table mountain was great. Aim to be there between 8 and 8.15 am the tour buses start to arrive after 8.15am and very long queues appear from nowhere.
Chapman's Peak Drive, open again, is an absolute must. Cape Point was good but the entry fee to the park is per person rather than per car and is a bit steep. it was great to spend some time relaxing on the beach just on the approach to the Cape of Good Hope - so peaceful.
Boulders Beach was another highlight, but again get there early if you want to spend some time on the beach itself as the cove is very small. Lunch at the Seaforth Restaurant in Simonstown was really good value with a beautiful outlook from the outside tables. Kirstenbosch was beautiful but would be so much nicer in spring or early summer.
Security was never an issue, and we never felt less safe than in any other holiday destination we've been to. GM May 2010
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, weather great, restaurants fab and lots to do. Vicki provided lots of information prior to travel and nothing seemed to be a problem.
Food wasn't as cheap as we had been led to believe from speaking to various people that visited SA but I think as we stayed in Camps Bay the restaurants were a bit dearer than everywhere else and also prices have probably been inflated due to the forthcoming World Cup.
Highlights: Everything, visit to Boschendal winery and fabulous picnic, the weather, Table Mountain, Simonstown, Penguin beach, Shark Cage Diving, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Robben Island and the V & A was so vibrant and cheerful it just put you in a good mood walking round and oh the cheapest trip of all was a 1/2 hour boat trip around the harbour and it was brilliant. TP - May 2010
V&A Waterfront, all the restaurants were amazing. Abseiling off Table Mountain. And Franschoek/wine region. LD - May 2010
Excellent picked up at the airport, driven to Camps Bay, helped with a our luggage into the apartment and then driven into Camps Bay to have a coffee and do some shopping whilst they finished cleaning the apartment. AW - May 2010
Amazing location, fantastic accommodation, great weather, flexibility of having a hire car meant we could fully explore and enjoy Cape Town, many things to go explore, beautiful surroundings, great wine, great food, thought provoking history. Exactly what we needed as busy professionals. The accommodation you suggested for us was AMAZING! DC - May 2010
Camps Bay is a super place and the views from the apartment were wonderful. It takes about 15 minutes to walk down to the centre of town. We found the quickest route on the second attempt. A little map in the apartment for this might be helpful. There were loads of taxis available in the evening after dinner and there is a good choice of good quality restaurants, all fairly reasonably priced. It is advisable to book ahead in the evening for dinner at the height of the season as it does get busy. HM - May 2010