Cape Town Vacations: Cuisine & History
Trace the legacy of Nelson Mandela and learn about Cape Town’s history of apartheid at Robben Island and the District Six Museum. Bustling Greenmarket Square is known for its buskers and for its selection of African crafts. Taste fresh-caught tuna, try Cape Malay cuisine, or sample African flavors that span the continent at the city’s restaurants. Whether you’re looking to delve into Cape Town’s culture, cuisine, or natural wonders, Liberty Travel can craft you a Cape Town vacation package that’s just right for you.
Cape Town at a Glance
Currency: South African Rand
Tipping Customs: 10-15% is customary
Power Up: Plug type D (3-Pronged), 230V
Popular Drink: Pinotage - signature wine of South Africa
Must Eat: Boerewors - a type of sausage
Weather: Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate, with mild rainy winters and warm summers.
Best Time to Visit: Year-round, though June, July, August bring winter weather, with January and February bringing summer weather.
Cape Town Deals
Top Things to Do in Cape Town
Reflect on the History of Apartheid
Nelson Mandela was held captive during apartheid at Robben Island. Today, the island has a museum with exhibits on this dark chapter of South African life. Former inmates lead the tours. Visit District Six Museum for more apartheid history.
Swim with the Penguins at Boulders Beach
See the colony of African Penguins at Boulders Beach and maybe go for a swim.
Find African Art and Handicrafts at Greenmarket Square
The bustling stalls of Greenmarket Square offer a range of unique African souvenirs.
Visit the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Restaurants, nightly music, cocktails, and the Two Oceans Aquarium can be found at this bustling shopping destination.
See the Colorful Houses of Bo-Kaap
Photograph the brightly-painted houses of this Muslim community whose residents are descendants of slaves brought by the Dutch.
Cape Town Vacations Packages: South African Wonders the Liberty Travel Way
Whether you’re looking for an exotic vacation or want to take a safari, Liberty Travel’s consultants can create a Cape Town vacation package crafted just for you.
When you book with us, you get:
- Real People. More than a travel agent, your Cape Town consultant is a fellow traveler with a passion to help you see the world.
- Perfect Match. We’ll pair you with a destination expert who has insider knowledge of Cape Town for a truly personalized booking experience.
- Crafted Vacations. Stay in hand-selected hotels. Get connected with local guides and enriching experiences. Choose from among our exclusive Cape Town vacation packages, including our Journeys.
- Support. With 24/7 support, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
We know Cape Town. Leave the planning to us.