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Family Holiday in Cape Town, South Africa


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Budget-Friendly Holidays in Cape Town

South Africa has a stunning combination of cultures, delightful cuisines, and landscapes, and there’s nowhere better than Cape Town to explore all these wonders. Cape Town, South Africa is a perfect holiday spot with magnificent Table Mountain National Park as a scenic backdrop. Experiencing this magnetic vacation destination and all the delights of the Cape Peninsula is a great holiday is an incredible journey. You will experience urban landscapes, dramatic looking towns, villages, and bucolic estates of the Cape Winelands.
 
Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast where thousands of tourists visit each season with their families to enjoy the amazing places and historical sites. Visitors love to visit Robben Island, Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point.
 
You might want to consider visiting some other interesting places in South Africa before traveling to Cape Town. Here are some of the best and compelling places you need to pay a visit: Atlantic Seaboard, City Bowl, False Bay, Southern Suburbs, Southern Peninsula, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Table Bay, and the Winelands are listed due to great interest in South African Wine by tourists.

Atlantic Seaboard

Table Mountain South Africa

View of Table Mountain

Atlantic Seaboard is a narrow band of suburbs sandwiched between the Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean on the western coastline of Cape Town. Atlantic Seaboard is situated where the city meets the ocean and makes it the most loved destination for locals and visitors alike. Bantry Bay is another scenic spots you can go with your loved ones to enjoy and explore nature. The closest point is a Green point with a number of famous gymnasiums and sports clubs. This is also home to huge public parks and the eye catching Green Point Lighthouse, which was built in 1823 on the northern edge of Green Point.
 
Near the famous Green Point Lighthouse is a promenade and runs along with the lengthy coast leading to the seaside suburbs. Occupied by the regular walkers, jokers, cyclists, joggers, and dog walkers alike, this sidewalk is pretty well known due to the sprawling lawns and seaside lanes. The fishing village of the Hout Bay is a great spot for fishing and super family fun time.

Bowl City

Bowl City South Africa

Bowl City

The name of this place is strange due to its amphitheater shape created by the slope of Table Mountain. Bowl City is sounded by the top peaks like Devil peak and Lions head, which makes it more beautiful and attractive. Bowl city is also Africa’s businesses harbor and diverse in suburbs that each provide their own unique flair. Local culture is the mix of diverse domestic people, and you can feel the beating pulse of Cape Town here.
 
With a great variety of shops and long-standing reputations of the city, the colorful houses and cobbled streets are the popular photographic destinations. This is also a house of the country’s best African and international art galleries and museums, which are within walking distance from each other.

False Bay

False Bay South Africa

False Bay, South Africa

False Bay is well known for its C-shaped curve in the coastline of the majestic Table Mountain. It was invented in the old times when the sailors were returning from the sea voyages to the east, and they got confused between Table Bay, and they named it as False Bay.
 
In the western corner of False Bay, the village of Kalka Bay is very famous for its fishing. It is a popular harbor not only due to its sea fast food but also for the local fishermen who sell their catch of the day straight off the boat in no time. Bay is littered with long sandy beaches (30 km), escaped from the urban development, your stay would be unforgettable for a lifetime.
 
Walking for a few minutes up the road from the famous Kalk Bay, there is Cape Town’s surf epicenters, Muizenberg. It is known for the excellent training ground for anyone learning to surf, and this draws the adventurous souls of the all-ages in one place.
 
From the beautiful Muizenberg, the beach runs along for 40km to the Curve of the Table Bay, all the way to the Heidelberg regions where you can find the Somerset West, Strand and Gordon’s Bay. With several wine farms, this place is incredibly off the beaten track destination, where you can visit some scenic family beaches at ease.

Table Bay

Table Bay Cape Town South Africa

Table Bay in Cape Town, South Africa

The precious moment when you get the first experience of visiting the Table Bay, you will realize the sweeping curve of the coastlines frames and picturesque views at once. It is home to a seaside stretch of suburbs situated on the coastline of the north cape town’s city. In the industrial neighborhoods of Paraden Eiland and Millerton, you will be enjoying the picturesque beaches with the most popular destinations. Both of the beaches offer the most beautiful and dreaming views of Table Mountain, especially at the sunset time, perfect for the photography.
 
Because of the regular windy days, Bloubergstrand is the country’s best kite and windsurfing spots here. You can find rental gear and lessons for all types of experienced or inexperienced tourists. You will see the whole sky with a colorful sky and charming other tourists in one place. Table Bay is a worth visiting place along with your family and to try a number of cheap restaurants that offer the best seafood with exceptional taste.

Winelands

Winelands South Africa Winery
This district is primarily best known for wine production, a tradition that has existed here since the very first settlers to the cape more than 300 years ago. It is the largest wine-producing region in South Africa, and each year millions of liters’ wine made here. This is all because of the Mediterranean climate. All the year calm and cool. You can visit the famous valley here that contains the towns of the Stellenbosch Franschhoek and Paarl.
 
Stellenbosch is South Africa’s second-oldest town after Cape Town, which is located on the banks of the Eerste River at the foot of the beautiful Cape Fold Mountain range. With the oak trees and prime examples of the colonial buildings in the Cape Dutch Style, this site is an incredible place to visit.
 
Budget accommodations and backpacker hostels are less plentiful in the Cape Winelands than the more central areas of Cape Town. But the region offers the best accommodations ranging from the mid-range self-catering villas to bespoke beautiful guest houses with exclusive villas on its various wine estates.

Final Thoughts

A Cape Town holiday offers the visitors the best of the most amazing and natural cosmopolitan attractions of south Africa. From the world’s renowned wine-producing regions to the natural beauty of the Table Mountain National Park, you can Curate your holiday experience and make it one precious memory for life.

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Andy SJ

Andy SJ

Travel Writer

Andy SJ is a California-based travel writer by profession with a great passion to explore various cultures, languages, souls, food, oceans and urban places. Some places have really pulled me more deeply than others, namely Indonesia, Norway, Morocco and France.

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