Vacation Rentals Information


Why Visit Magical Cape Town?


People often ask me why we keep returning year after year to Cape Town and my answer is always the same, because we've not seen everything yet!

"A world in one country" is the way South Africa is often described, but this statement can so easily be attributed to Cape Town alone.

Cape Town is one of the top destinations world-wide for vacations these days and now that South Africa has managed 10 years with relative stability and economic growth, people are rushing to take a look at this magnificent city.

Based in the Southern Hemisphere, its summer months are those of December, January and February; the winter months, June, July and August. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the destination for winter warmth is second to none.

What can you expect to see and do?

Mountains and sea dominate the landscape and shape Cape Town's character.

One of the first ports of call is Table Mountain, which fills the skyline with its impressive edifice and flat-topped surface. Everywhere you go in Cape Town is in the shadow of the Mountain, whose face changes as the sun moves around - it's something you never get bored of.

In the Waterfront, life teems with award winning restaurants, shops, entertainment, education and accommodation, all amongst a working harbour and docks. Brightly coloured fishing boats, jostle with cruise ships, such as The World.

Life on the ocean wave means boating, surfing, kite surfing, water-skiing, rock pools or just paddling. The sandy, white beaches stretch all the way along two coasts, one on the Indian Ocean, one on the Atlantic Ocean, with something to occupy everyone.

Animal life abounds, both in the wild and in more structured environments. The Two Oceans Aquarium in the Waterfront offers glimpses of the diverse life found off the South African coastline.

Down in the harbour, the seals lounge around in the sun, entertaining the visitors. Bird life is spectacular, from Egrets, Pelicans, Terns, Oyster Catchers, through to Flamingo's and birds of prey.

Away from the coast, wonderful inland towns such as Stellenbosch support a unique wine route, with hundreds of different wine estates. The Cape Dutch houses, with beautiful furniture and an insight into a life no longer with us, bring a whole new meaning to the word museum, whilst tasting of the wines produced on these estates bring us firmly back into the modern day. Busy holidays, lazy holidays, a combination of the two - all are on offer in this magical place, whilst the sun shines down with benevolence on a world in one country.

Helen Palmer is the author of the website http://www.magical-cape-town-vacations.com, whose family's love of Cape Town was spawned some 30 years ago, when her aunt moved there to live. Regular visits and a genuine love of travel persuaded Helen to share her passion.


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


MLive.com

Michigan vacation rentals featuring fantastic hot tubs
MLive.com
With the return of chillier weather across the state, we're dreaming of weekend escapes that involve all things cozy: backyard bonfires, a crackling indoor fireplace, a hot tub under the stars. If that sounds like a great fall game plan to you, too ...



Hawaii Tribune-Herald

New version of vacation rentals bill heads to Planning Committee
Hawaii Tribune-Herald
The fifth version of a bill regulating short-term vacation rentals will be considered by the County Council Planning Committee on Tuesday, taking into account recommendations from the Leeward and Windward planning commissions and the Planning ...



Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Glenwood Springs Council clashes over proposed vacation rental moratorium
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Glenwood Springs City Council is set to conduct a first reading Thursday night of an ordinance that would potentially place a moratorium on vacation rentals by owners, known as VRBOs. According to recent correspondence between Glenwood Springs ...

and more »


USA TODAY

Beautiful design on a budget: 16 affordable hotels and vacation rentals
USA TODAY
Add a healthy dose of design to your upcoming travels with these luxurious and affordable accommodations. Click through the slideshow above and feast your eyes upon these beautifully designed hotels, apartments and bungalows that are as affordable as ...

and more »


Business Insider

5 easy tips that could save you hundreds when booking vacation rentals
Business Insider
Like concert or airline tickets, vacation rentals pack a solid punch in operational fees when it comes to calculating your final price. Many times, these fees can mean hundreds of dollars tacked on the listed price. Here's the breakdown of fees by ...



St. Johns County looking at limited regulation of vacation rentals
St. Augustine Record
St. Johns County's increasing popularity among vacationers and the growth of the rental industry has been great for the local economy but not always popular with full-time residents in tourist-friendly areas. In order to ease some of the tension, the ...



Honolulu Star-Advertiser

City panel rejects vacation rentals bill
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
After more than eight hours of divided testimony spread across two days, the Honolulu Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to reject Mayor Kirk Caldwell's proposed short-term vacation rental bill. Read More ...



Outside Magazine

10 Vacation Rentals by the West's National Parks
Outside Magazine
Avoid the hotel crowds by opting to stay at a private, peaceful Airbnb. Here are ten nature-inspired picks. Joshua Tree: The Casita. joshua-tree-casita_h.jpg (Courtesy Sunset). Enjoy the desert aesthetic at the Joshua Tree Casita, just twenty minutes ...



KING5.com

These Tips Will Save You Hundreds on Vacation Rentals
KING5.com
These Tips Will Save You Hundreds on Vacation Rentals. Unable to load video. From airline tickets to going out to eat to new excursions, travel can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more. Published: 10:56 AM EDT October ...



KARE11.com

16 chic hotels and vacation rentals under $200 a night
KARE11.com
01 / 16. The Eliza Jane, New Orleans ($109 per night): Manhattan-based interior design firm Stonehill Taylor has converted a row of 19th-century warehouses in New Orleans into the The Eliza Jane, a boutique hotel elegantly dressed in homage to the area ...
16 Striking Vacation Rentals Under $200 Per Night - DwellDwell

all 12 news articles »

Google News

home | site map
© 2007