Capetonians label their home the 'World's Most Beautiful City', and they wouldn’t be too wrong. With the architecture of Long Street, wine acreage of nearby Stellenbosch, breath-taking views of and from Table Mountain, distant Cape Point where 'two oceans meet', Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and a smorgasbord of nightlife & African foods, the ‘Mother City’ inspires and captivates. Newlands too is somewhat idyllic for five glorious days of cricket from the delights of your comfy embankment chair.
We could spend 17 nights in Cape Town and still not cover everything as such we are only spending seven at our very convenient hotel opposite Cape Town Railway Station from where you take the Metro to and from Newlands at your convenience. Having toured Cape Town since 1997, many prefer to do different things thus we haven’t included any day trips, leaving it all up to you, including your airport arrival. That said, in the advent of the game finishing early, we will do a wineries tour!
Landing at Cape Town International Airport please make your own way to the hotel using any of the convenient methods including MyCiti Bus, which operates on dedicated routes as trams do, just without rails. It's 25km to our hotel with another pleasant 2km stroll to the Waterfront (or you could take MyCiti).
With 5 days free after Port Elizabeth in 2018, many drove the famous Garden Route to Cape Town, via Cape Agulhas the southern-most point in Africa, arriving 2 days before the Test. Some even arrived the night before, once again confirming this is your Experience! Pending the 2021 schedule, many stayed in Cape Town for up to 3 days after the Test to tick the box on signature Western Cape attractions before heading to the next Test. We don't always play in Cape Town but hope is a good thing, maybe even the best of things!
Although we are often disappointed when the game ends in 3-days, Cape Town is one city where you hope for an early finish. With much to see and do you might regard spending 5 days at the cricket a waste of 'some' time but many often miss at least one day's play, if not just a session, to not miss what really should be seen!