Visiting Cape Town

Cape Town

Cape Town is equally beautiful in the summer or the winter – although in winter, one is not likely to enjoying swimming on the beautiful beaches Cape Town has to offer.

The warmest months in Cape Town are between October and March, with December – February being the hottest summer months.

South Africa shuts down for the annual summer holiday from mid-December to mid-January, and during this time the Balance Cape Town factory enjoys the annual shut down. It is a beautifully warm time of year to enjoy Cape Town and surrounds, but Cape Town is also inundated with tourists in December and January, and hotel and other bookings are more difficult to get and also the costs of accommodation and tours escalate.

Of course, you will not be able to choose the date that your Balance catamaran will be completed and ready to be launched, but we recommend visiting Cape Town between mid February and mid November if ones has a planned visit.

In summer, Cape Town can enjoy temperatures from 20 – 35 degrees Celsius, although an average maximum daytime temperature would be around 28 degrees.

Winter is Cape Town’s rainfall season, but the season does bring many glorious sunny days. The temperature usually ranges between 12 and 18 degrees Celsius.

Places to Stay

We highly recommend that you stay at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. There are a wide range of lovely hotels, and also a great selection of upmarket self-catering apartments on the canals and overlooking the yachts. The Waterfront is a few minutes’ drive from our factory, and boasts wonderful shopping and restaurants, all within an easy walk from one’s accommodation.

Best of all, your Balance Catamaran will be berthed in the V&A Waterfront, so you will be within a very short distance of your vessel.

To book any hotel or self-catering accommodation, we suggest that you contact Liezl Matthews who can arrange preferential rates at all options. The apartments at the Waterfront can also be booked through Airbnb.

LIESL MATTHEWS – Travel Guru

+27 (0)82 788 7869

liesl@southerndestinations.com

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Waterfront Apartments

At the V&A Waterfront, there are many options of lovely self catering apartments on the canals overlooking the yachts as pictured above – and the berth of your Balance catamaran after launch.

These can be booked through Airbnb, where you will find a good selection.

Places to Eat

Activities

Cape Town is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and has a wide range of wonderful things to do and see which could keep one busy for two weeks. If you have hired a car and wish to self-drive, we have listed below some of the activities that we suggest you do. Cape Town has a wide selection of world-class restaurants, and we have also listed some of our recommendations.
Cape Town, a vibrant coastal city located in South Africa, is a popular tourist destination for foreigners seeking adventure, culture, and stunning natural landscapes. The city boasts a wide range of activities and attractions that cater to different interests and preferences. From exploring the rugged coastline to indulging in local cuisine, there’s something for everyone in Cape Town. Here are the top tourist activities and destinations for foreign visitors to Cape Town:

Table Mountain

Table Mountain is arguably Cape Town’s most iconic landmark and a must-visit for all tourists. The mountain’s unique flat top, which offers stunning panoramic views of the city and its surroundings, is accessible via a cable car ride or a challenging hike. Table Mountain is also a hub for adventure activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, and paragliding.

Robben Island

Robben Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site located off the coast of Cape Town. The island is famous for being the site of Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment for 18 years during apartheid. Visitors can take a ferry ride to the island and tour the prison, interact with former political prisoners, and learn about the island’s history and significance.

Cape Point

Cape Point is a nature reserve situated at the southernmost point of the Cape Peninsula. The reserve boasts a diverse range of flora and fauna, as well as stunning cliffs and beaches. Visitors can take a scenic drive or hike to the lighthouse at the top of Cape Point and enjoy the spectacular views of the ocean and surrounding landscape.

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach is a beautiful beach located in Simon’s Town, just outside Cape Town. The beach is famous for its resident colony of African penguins, which visitors can observe up close in their natural habitat. The beach is also a great spot for swimming and sunbathing.

V&A Waterfront

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a bustling shopping and entertainment district located in the heart of Cape Town’s harbor. The waterfront boasts a wide range of shops, restaurants, and attractions such as the Two Oceans Aquarium, the Zeitz MOCAA contemporary art museum, and the Cape Wheel Ferris Wheel. Visitors can also take a boat ride or a helicopter tour of the harbor from the waterfront.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is a stunning 528-hectare garden located at the foot of Table Mountain. The garden features a wide range of indigenous plant species, including many rare and endangered plants. Visitors can enjoy a picnic on the lawns, attend a concert in the open-air amphitheater, or take a guided tour of the gardens.

Winelands

The Cape Winelands are located just outside Cape Town and are famous for their picturesque vineyards, historic towns, and world-renowned wine estates. Visitors can take a scenic drive through the region, stop at various wine estates for tastings, and indulge in local cuisine at one of the many restaurants and cafes in the area

Safari

Embark on an unforgettable safari adventure just a short drive from Cape Town! Discover the diverse wildlife, including the Big Five, in a stunning natural setting. With luxurious lodges and guided tours available, it's the perfect blend of wilderness and comfort. We recommend visiting Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Aquila Private Game Reserve for an exceptional experience