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Cape Town, is one of the most scenic destinations in the world, hence there are numerous places to visit and things to do for visitors. Culture Vultures reaching the city should definitely visit Bo-Kaap, Robben Island, Castle of Good Hope, Slave Lodge as well as the numerous museums and galleries in town that depict Cape Town's rich culture and historical heritage. Activities pursued by those reaching the metropolis include wildlife safaris, a range of water sports as well as treks. Gourmands reaching Cape Town tend to make a beeline for the nearby wine district of Stellenbosch or indulge themselves in delicious cuisines at the local restaurants.
Cape Town Airport ranks amongst the busiest airports in South Africa and handles flights of leading airlines from all over the world including the UK. The airport serves as a leading international gateway to South Africa and also provides holidaymakers superb connectivity by air to key destinations across the country. The extensive list of passenger amenities on offer at Cape Town airport include lavish lounges, expansive duty free shopping facilities as well as numerous retail stores, restaurants and cafes. Located only a short distance away from the heart of Cape Town, the airport is well connected to the city by cheap public transport and taxis.
Britons seeking cheap flights to Cape Town tend to favour the national carriers British Airways and South African Airways that have high operating frequency on the UK-South Africa route. Leading Europe-based carriers like Lufthansa, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch, Virgin Atlantic, Swiss Airlines and Scandinavian Airlines are also popular choices among those seeking air tickets to Cape Town. A few Middle East-based carriers such as Qatar Airways, Emirate, Turkish Airlines and Egypt Air also operate scheduled flights to the city from key airports of the UK such as London Heathrow. Other options on the route include TAP-Air Portugal and American Airlines.
Cape Town, one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Africa, is chock-a-block with a range of accommodation options that cater to all global tourists irrespective of their budget. Holidaymakers seeking a luxurious stay may opt to book with leading resorts such as The Bay Hotel, Radisson, Cape Grace, The Cape Milner, Lagoon Beach Hotel and Mandela Rhodes Place. Numerous budget accommodations are also available in town including favourites such as Abbey Manor, Bay-flowers, Cape Coast Views, Aloe House and Lorraine's on Lincoln. This metropolis also features numerous cheap dormitories that are favoured by backpackers and student travellers.
The climate of Cape Town is conducive for travel almost throughout the year. The summers here are hot, but it is not too humid so quite bearable through use of sun block is recommended. The best time to visit includes the months of October and November when the weather is quite pleasant as it is the spring season, however, it can be tricky to land cheap air tickets and accommodations. The shoulder season for Cape Town includes the period from March to May, which features comparative wetter weather and fewer tourists therefore the perfect time for those seeking deals on flights and hotels.
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