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Accommodation in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the world’s best loved cities, and as such the city is filled with wonderful things to do and see, backed by a solid infrastructure and many and varied places to stay.

Accommodation in Cape Town covers a wide range of options, varying from exclusive five-star establishments to budget rooms.  Within these categories, the accommodation can be further divided by type, for example self-catering, hotel, bed and breakfast or dinner, bed and breakfast.  Regardless of your needs and budget you will find the perfect place to suite your requirements within the city of Cape Town.  You can even book a treehouse, luxury caravan or boathouse for your stay.

Exclusive hotels are often the first choice for travellers who are prepared to pay for the luxury of full catering and personalised service. Guests at these establishments are assured of a high quality offering, serviced rooms and little extras such as complimentary toiletries and concierge services.  Hotels are usually located very centrally and close to the airport and business areas of Cape Town. Hotels are a good choice for short stay accommodation. A downside of choosing hotel accommodation is that by restricting yourself to dining in-house you can miss out on so many culinary adventures while in Cape Town.

For this reason some travellers prefer bed and breakfast accommodation, where they are free to enjoy full day trips with lunches and dinners of their choice, but are assured of a hearty meal before setting out. 

In most cases self-catering accommodation offers the most economical and unrestricted accommodation in Cape Town.

One particular form of self-catering accommodation that is becoming more popular, is self-catering apartments. Self-catering apartments often offer great value-for-money and privacy in relation to hotels and bed and breakfasts.  

When choosing a place to stay in Cape Town, you should consider your reasons for visiting the city.  If you are visiting on business, choose an establishment close to the CBD with easy access to the areas you need to visit. If you are on holiday in the Mother City, your options are very varied and you can choose whether you would like to stay close to the beaches, the winelands, historical attractions, theaters and art galleries or perhaps  a little distant from the central tourist areas.  In this case, the city suburbs are an ideal choice within close proximity of all the attractions of Cape Town and with a good transport system in place to get you there.

Some of the most popular places to stay while visiting Cape Town include:

  • The Waterfront
  • Clifton
  • Bantry Bay
  • Claremont
  • Century City
  • Sea Point

Cape Town is exceptionally welcoming and accommodating to all who visit her shores and no matter which type of accommodation you choose you are certain to be able to access the magic of the Mother city easily and conveniently.

Follow this link for more information about Cape Town City Accommodation and the accommodation in Cape Town that it offers. 

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