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The Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, which include Bellville, Edgemead, Maitland and Durbanville, are popular destinations for visitors looking for a base to explore the city itself and the dramatic landscape to the north. Visitors considering spending their holidays in the Northern Suburbs will find that there is a great choice of self catering rental accommodation available. Property styles available for rental include apartments, townhouses and cottages. Visitors with more Rand available at their disposal will a find a wonderful array of spacious villas with pools, many of which enjoy a breathtaking combination of ocean, city and mountain views.
Things to Do on Holiday in the Northern Suburbs, Cape Town
Visitors spending their holidays in the Northern Suburbs will discover that each suburb has its own separate identity. Durbanville, for example, grew from a small 19th century settlement, beside a fresh water spring. It is now a busy tourist draw in its own right, with its interesting architecture. Durbanville is also ideally located, close to many productive vineyards, many of which are open to the public for tasting and stocking up supplies.
The suburb of Edgemead, which is located further west, is a popular base for visitors spending their holidays in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town who wish to enjoy watersports, surfing and swimming in the nearby Atlantic Coast beaches. Edgemead is also known as the one of the ‘Garden Cities’, due to its generous expanses of parks and gardens.
Places to Visit on Holiday in the Northern Suburbs, Cape Town
Most visitors enjoying their holidays in the Northern Suburbs will inevitably travel to the nearby Cape Town. It is hardly surprising that Cape Town is so often described as being one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This is in part due to its physically dramatic location, between the Table Mountain to the north and its beaches along both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans to the south and west.
Cape Town is also a popular draw for visitors to the Northern Suburbs who are in search of experiencing all things cultural. The city boasts a large number of theatres, museums and galleries, many of which were built in the city’s unique architectural style, known as Cape Dutch. In complete contrast to city life, many visitors looking to spend their holidays may wish to enjoy a safari excursion to the South African hinterland. Here they will be able to see the country’s indigenous wildlife at close quarters in their natural habitat.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in the Northern Suburbs are attracted to the region’s warm Mediterranean climate. Winters in South Africa are from June to September and temperatures are influence by the fronts from the Atlantic Ocean. Winter temperatures therefore range from 7 to 18 degrees Celsius, whereas summer temperatures range from mid to late 30s degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall for the Northern Suburbs and Cape Town as a whole is around 20 inches.
Travellers to looking to spend their holidays in the Northern Suburbs will first fly to Cape Town International Airport(CPT). There are a number of airlines with flights from the UK to this airport, although most are not direct. British Airways do however operate direct flights from London Heathrow Airport(LHR).