Holidaymakers looking for a vacation in the heart of Cape Town in South Africa should look no further than City Bowl. Located in the Western Cape in the south west corner of the country there are many interesting things to see and do in City Bowl. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs and apartments.
City Bowl has plenty of hiking and mountain bike routes here with some stunning views to be had from atop Table Mountain and Lions Head. Holidaymakers staying here will be within easy reach of several beaches suited to sunbathing, swimming and beach volleyball. A variety of watersports are available off the coast including water skiing, surfing and boating. Angling enthusiasts will find places nearby offering chartered deep sea fishing trips. A number of golf courses are located in the area including the 18-hole Metropolitan Golf Club. This is an excellent wine making region so a visit to the vineyards to participate in some wine tasting is recommended. Various shops can be found in and around City Bowl including several at nearby Canal Walk Shopping Centre, where visitors can purchase souvenirs and arts and crafts amongst other things. Self catering holidaymakers will find numerous stores and market stalls from which to purchase fresh food and drink. The area also has a number of bars, coffee shops and restaurants with a good variety of cuisine.
City Bowl is located nearby to many attractions including galleries such as These Four Walls and the South African National Gallery. There are several museums nearby too including Cape Medical Museum, District Six Museum and South African Jewish Museum. One of the most popular attractions in the city is the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront, which is home to 3,000 living sea animals. There are some stunning areas of natural beauty not to be missed including Table Mountain National Park and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
The Western Cape weather generally has warm, dry summers and mild, moist winters. The wettest month is usually June with an average of 93mm rainfall. The warmest months are January and February with an average temperature of 21 degrees centigrade, whilst in June, July and August the average is approximately 13 degrees centigrade.
Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is approximately 20 minutes drive from City Bowl and has flights to and from various cities. These include the other main cities of South Africa as well as Amsterdam, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, London and Singapore. There are seasonal flights from Frankfurt and Munich in Germany. Numerous car rental firms have counters in the international and domestic arrivals terminals. These include Avis, Budget, Dollar Thrifty, Europcar, First Car Rental, Hertz, National Alamo and Tempest.