With plenty of history and occupying a pleasant stretch of shoreline on the Cape Peninsula, is the wonderful Cape Town suburb of St James. A St James holiday is usually favoured by those travellers who want a good mixture of sightseeing and activities, to make their trip go with a bang. A luxurious St James holiday rental house will come with all of the amenities you need for a stress-free stay, as well as some of the most spectacular sea views to be found in the whole of the Cape Peninsula.
As well as being able to view some wonderful old houses that belong in the area of St James whilst on your trip, there are also plenty of hands-on activities to get your teeth stuck into. As the suburb is located on the coastline there are a myriad water-based activities to enjoy, such as snorkelling, diving, surfing, sailing, pier fishing and swimming. Other great activities available whilst on a St James holiday include paragliding, mountain biking, horse riding, caving, tennis, golf, whale watching, mountaineering and roller-blading.
If you decide to venture out from your St James holiday rental house for the day then it is highly recommended that you take the 80 mile trip to the historic town of Genadendal. The name of the town means “Valley of Grace” and is noted for being the site of the first ever missionary station in the country. There are 24 buildings situated around the Genadendal Church Square which have been deemed as National Monuments since 1980. Visitors to the town can also see a wonderful Moravian church and one of the oldest missionary printing works which is still used to this day.
If the weather is a crucial feature of your trip then you will be delighted to hear that you can expect to experience a Mediterranean climate. This means that the summers are dry and hot whilst the winters are mild and wetter. The winter months run from May to July in the city and visitors can expect the temperature during the daytime to reach as much as 19 degrees Celsius. The summer months last from November until March and can see the temperature rise to as much as 25 degrees Celsius. The rain usually falls the most during the month of June when there can be as much as 5 inches in that one month alone. The driest month tends to be February when there is generally less than 1 inch of precipitation.
To begin a wonderful St James holiday is really simple due to the fact that travellers can fly directly into Cape Town International Airport (CPT) which is just over 22 miles away from the suburb. Amongst the airlines offering regular, affordable flights to Cape Town are British Airways, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa and South African Airways. There are many large airports in the UK from which travellers can depart including Glasgow (GLA), Gatwick (LGW), Bristol (BRS), London Heathrow (LHR), Cardiff (CWL) and Newcastle(NCL).