The Strand is a popular coastal resort, situated some 32 miles south of Cape Town, South Africa. Tourists considering spending their holidays in The Strand will discover there is a great choice of self catering accommodation available for rental here, to include apartments and villas. Rental tariffs vary greatly here, according to the size of the property and its location. For example, those enjoying views of False Bay and the Table Mountain beyond will command a premium.
Visitors spending their holidays in The Strand will discover that all the expected tourist activities, attractions and amenities from a popular seaside resort will be found in and around the town. There are several stretches of beach here, the most popular being Melkbaai Beach, which is considered to be amongst the safest in the country for bathing. The beaches to be found farther along the False Bay coastline are popular for surfing. The town also provides a heated, Olympic sized indoor swimming pool for when weather conditions are not suitable for beach swimming.
Visitors spending their holidays in The Strand who are looking to indulge in some retail therapy will find that the resort boasts a number of shopping malls with a great choice of shops, boutiques and retail. The largest shopping venues in The Strand are the Dorpsmeent Centre and Somerset Mall.
Most visitors enjoying their holidays in The Strand will at some time during their stay enjoy visiting the sites of Cape Town. Often referred to as being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, this bustling cosmopolitan city has it all. Cape Town’s envious location, between the Table Mountain and both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, means that there is plenty to see and do in whichever direction you travel from the city. The city has numerous gorgeous beaches, ideal for watersports, surfing and bathing. A whole day can be spent at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations, with its excellent shopping and its appropriately named Two Oceans Aquarium. For visitors with more historic interests the city’s unique architectural style, known as Cape Dutch, is evident in a large number of buildings and structures throughout the city.
The majority of visitors looking to spend their holidays in The Strand are drawn by the region’s warm Mediterranean climate. Winter temperatures in South Africa average around 14 degrees Celsius, whereas summer temperatures range from the mid to late 20s degrees Celsius. The Strand receives an average annual rainfall of around 19 inches.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in The Strand will first fly to Cape Town International Airport (CPT). There are a number of airlines with flights from the UK to this airport, including British Airways, South African Airways and Virgin Atlantic. These operators offer direct flights from London Heathrow Airport (LHR).