Thanks to its majestic mountains, cerulean waters, pulsating nightlife and a rich culture, Cape Town seems to have it all. The range of experiences that the ‘Mother City’ has in store for its visitors is some of the most diverse as well as unique. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Cape Town has quite a few gems, some hidden and some very visible, for the traveller who likes to indulge.
Bringing the best of dining, wining and other activities for our readers, we present you top luxury experiences in Cape Town for those who don’t mind splurging on a holiday:
Party at the Camps Bay
Camps Bay is a prosperous, upmarket suburb in Cape Town that has a great attraction for visitors to the city. Sunbathing, beach volleyball and swimming keep the patrons occupied for a larger part of the day at the eponymous, white-sand beach which is also at the centre of all action in Camps Bay and also a hotspot for some of the most happening parties here. As the day turns into night, the restaurant strip starts buzzing with activity and music. Set against the striking backdrop of the Twelve Apostles mountain range, the many ocean-facing restaurants, clubs and bars here render the whole dining experience surreal.
Indulge in Luxury Shopping at the V&A Waterfront
The V&A Waterfront has a special charm for shopaholics amongst tourists visiting Cape Town. Boasting over 450 retail outlets divided amidst fashion, homeware and curios, jewellery, leather goods, ceramics, furniture, textiles and more, the V&A Waterfront has an item to match every need. A section here named Watershed also has exhibition halls where popular exhibitions, live entertainment and workshops are conducted on a regular basis. Watershed also has a ‘Wellness at Watershed’ area where a number of wellness treatments are available for visitors. When the hunger pangs strike, visitors can make way to V&A food market, displaying over 40 vendor stalls serving sumptuous street food.
Undertake Luxury Adventure
Leave the land for water and get aboard a luxurious yacht cruise to explore the stunning coastline of Cape Town. Most the luxury cruises in Cape Town initiate at the V&A Waterfront and offer delectable champagne and a gourmet lunch or dinner on board. The sunset cruises are quite popular among couples and honeymooners who enjoy looking at the setting sun against the backdrop of Table Mountain. Alternatively or additionally, visitors can also opt for Cape Town helicopter rides that offer a bird’s eye view of “The Fairest Cape.” The 50-minute ride that comes with the mesmerising vistas of the Table Mountain, Robben Island, Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandadno and Hout Bay, Kommetjie, Scarborough and Misty Cliffs and the Cape of Good Hope among other attractions is the most popular amongst tourists.
Refresh You Mind, Body and Soul at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
For days when pampering your body takes priority over every other activity, the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is a perfect place. The scenic drive to the hotel adds to the feeling of wellness and happiness as much as the actual experience. Combining the best of ancient wisdom and modern expertise, the spa offers holistic treatments for restoring the balance between mind, body and soul.