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The hotel is 10 minutes from the V&A Waterfront, the city's main tourist attraction, and city centre where you will find the very helpful Cape Town Tourism office, located in The Pinnacle, Burg Street. The open-topped double decker buses that tour both the city and the peninsula (buy 1 ticket for the day on a hop-on, hop-off basis) stop here, and will take you to all the city's top sites, including the Table Mountain cableway, Camps Bay and Waterfront. The latter is not only a great shopping and dining destination but also the departure point for the Robben Island ferry. Note that it is worth booking online for the ferry if you want to guarantee your place; despite the haphazard management it is perennially popular.
Clifton and Camps Bay beaches lie some 15 minutes away from the hotel; we are happy to arrange a taxi there and there is a rank at both beaches should you prefer not to drive. Some 25 to 40 minutes away lie the Cape’s most famous Winelands, comprising Constantia, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl.
If you go to Constantia, you should continue to Cape Point, the southwestern tip of the Table Mountain National Park, and a must-do for every visitor. From Upper Eastside this is a scenic circular drive that can take you as little as three hours (round trip), but best to set aside a full day to explore the charming coastal villages of Kalk Bay, naval Simonstown and Hout Bay, all great places to shop and dine. Just beyond Simonstown you can stop and visit the penguin colony at Boulders, also a beautiful place to swim.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, considered by many to be the most beautiful gardens in the world, are another essential on your itinerary – pack a picnic, especially during the Summer Sunset Concerts, held every Sunday on the lawns from November to April, and backdropped by the majestic peaks of the Table Mountain range. Of course no visit to the Mother City is complete with ascending Table Mountain, either by cable car, or on foot – it will only take you 3 to 4 hours to climb to the top; if you are going by cable car this is another trip best booking online. For more detailed information on the city and its sights we recommend you take a look at The Hedonist Guide to Cape Town, or visit Cape Town Tourism