Best Time To Visit Cape Town

The peak travel months to Cape Town are during the months of January, March, December.

Cape Town is a port city beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top providing sweeping views of the city. The busy harbor and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela.

Hikers’ paths crisscross the slopes and also climb the mountain, via forests and manicured lawns at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. In town, the V&A Waterfront is a chic shopping and entertainment district that includes the Two Oceans Aquarium.

City beaches range from ritzy Clifton to Boulders, where there’s a penguin colony. Popular out-of-town trips take in Chapman’s Peak Drive, with coastal views, and the Cape of Good Hope, where craggy cliffs meet the ocean.

Map of Cape Town