Known as the Mother City amongst Capetonians, Cape Town's position underneath Table Mountain and bordered by sea on both sides is unrivalled.
With a national park running through the centre and many beaches, mountains and forests nearby, Cape Town is a juxtaposition of hip, urban cool and natural beauty.
ABOUT THE PORT
The fleet will be berthed at the V&A Waterfront, close to the historic streets of the city centre.
Drive the coastal roads down to Cape Point, climb or hike at Table Mountain or Lion's Head and explore Company's Gardens and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in the centre.
Whale watching trips run along the False Bay coastline from August to November and you can do shark cage diving all year round from Seal Island or Gansbaai.
Cape Town is a cultural hub that has gained a reputation as having a buzzing design scene and cosmopolitan atmosphere in recent years. The galleries, cafes and design stores around Long Street and the surrounding area range from stylish, quirky to cool.
Ethnic cuisine and seafood are amongst the culinary specialities. Locals will tell you how to make a potjie (a stew), what constitutes a braai (barbecue) or what Cape Malay riches await you in the cobblestone streets of the brightly-coloured Bo-Kaap district.