Is it best to stay in downtown Cape Town or outside the city? Some one suggested Monkey Lodge but it is an hour from CT.
That depends entirely on what you are looking for when you go on holiday...do you rather want to be in the centre of it all, close to a variety of bars, clubs, cafes and restaurants....do you prefer staying at the beach....do you rather like small villages that are more quiet and relaxed?
I prefer to be able to be near the main sights. I do not care to stay on the beach all day. I just do not want to drive one hour to get to CT.
Hi Mach, then Monkey Lodge will be too far out for you.
The "tourist" centre of Cape Town is the V&A Waterfront. This is right in Cape Town but has hotels and self catering accomodation available right there. Most of the tourist things leave from there, for instance the hop on hop off bus, the trip to Robben Island etc. There are also helicopter trips leaving from there.
The Waterfront is always buzzing with activity, here is a web site where you can read about it, just be aware that the photo on the top of the web page of the colourful beach boxes has NOTHING to do with the Waterfront and is actually a photo of beach boxes on Muizenberg beach (go figure) www.capespirit.com/capetownwaterfront.html
Ah, found the actual website which is what I was looking for:
There are other options of places to stay other than City Centre if you don't like the sound of the Waterfront, many people have been very happy with Camps Bay, then there is Sea Point, Green Point and Gardens or Oranjezicht.. A bit furthere out, but still only 15 minutes drive to city centre is Milnerton - this is not nearly as upmarket though.
Please ask some more questions so that I know exactly what sort of places you're interested in.
The Commodore on the Waterfront is a brilliant hotel. We walked to and from the Waterfront restaurants late at night and it was perfectly safe and took taxi's into the city when we were eating there. Brilliant location and brilliant staff who'll literally point you in the right direction.
I do like the sound of the Waterfront.....WOuld you suggest a good travel agency that can help me with the bookings for the lodges and CT?
this sight has helped us plan our trip in january. Technobabe has been really great, telling me sights to go on. We are going to book the Portwood hote in Cape town, we have done our whole trip through go2africa, a lady called Janine has been so helpful and very patient with me, are you travelling from uk. go2africa worked out our whole trip £1000,00 cheaper than most companies, and really nice places to stay. We are doing vic falls, Garden route, winlands on to cape. Cant wait!
Thanks for your kind comment Wilson.
I hope you have a wondeful holiday Mach. Happy to help in anyway if I can.
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