Where to stay in Cape Town
Bombarded by influences from the Dutch, British and Muslim slaves, Cape Town is a heady mix of styles from Victorian primness to exotic minarets and colourful Cape Dutch constructions. It means many of the hotels Cape Town has offer their own inimitable style to the traveller.
Then there is the original Victorian harbour, the Waterfront, which was redeveloped in 1990 and is now the most popular attraction on the peninsula. There is so much to see and do in this city that the hotels Cape Town has are sometimes fit to bursting.
The types of hotels Cape Town has
Standards in the hotels Cape Town has are mainly high, normally include a private bath and often offer use of the garden or pool. This does not mean that all the hotels Cape Town has are expensive. For boutique and luxury hotels Cape Town is inundated so do expect to pay that little bit more.
It does mean for budget hotels Cape Town is slightly lacking, though there are other alternatives such as self-catering apartment or hostels. For family-orientated hotels Cape Town has plenty, offering inter-connecting rooms, extra beds and half price for children.
During the high season (November to March), booking your hotel Cape Town based in advance is essential. In the winter months, prices can drop so it is worth asking any of the hotels Cape Town has if they do discounts.
The food to enjoy
Many of the hotels Cape Town has will have a restaurant attached or can recommend places to eat. The city is a hotbed of exciting new restaurants where you can try such delights as springbok steaks or ostrich meat. Fresh seafood is plentiful given the rich variety down in the depths just off the coast, and there is international cuisine to try too.
One thing you must sample is Cape cuisine, a mix of Asian and Madagascan cooking resulting in stews made from water hyacinths, curries, bobotie which is spicy mince served under a savoury custard, and sosaties, a local version of kebabs.
An acquired taste, but one that is great as a snack, is biltong, dried pieces of meat that are sold in shrink wrapped packets. South African sausages are also everywhere made from whatever animal you can think of, and then there is bunny chow – curry inside a loaf that has been hollowed out.
If you are eating in your hotel Cape Town provides many wines to go with your meal. Cape wines are mainly fresh and fruity, with the whites being of better quality. The waiter at your hotel Cape Town based can offer advice on the best to go with your meal.
For a fascinating holiday filled with entertainment and fun, look no further than Cape Town. To make your holiday that extra special, consider booking one of the luxury hotels Cape Town has. To save on some cash, get your flights through BudgetAir who can offer the cheapest deals.
So, book flights through BudgetAir, reserve a room in one of the many hotels Cape Town has and you are sorted. It could not be easier.