Travel | 28 Apr 2020 | By Sun International

Take a ‘virtual holiday’ in Cape Town

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The Cambridge Dictionary defines a holiday as “a time when someone does not go to work or school but is free to do what they want, such as travel or relax.” Another definition online reads, “a holiday is a day set aside by custom or by law in which normal activities, especially business or work, are to be suspended or reduced.” Sounds a little like the current lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, minus all the things we love about a holiday: The joie de vivre (joy) of checking into your hotel, the smell of crisp hotel linen, fluffy pillows, room service, decadent buffet breakfast, boozy lunches by the pool and sundowner cocktails. 

"A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” – Robert Orben."

It will be a few weeks before we can travel again, but you can still explore or plan your next Cape Town holiday while in lockdown. We’ve found five virtual tours of the city to satisfy your wanderlust and inspire your next holiday at The Table Bay. 

Beautiful Cape Town

This 4K drone video by Luke Bell captures why Cape Town often tops the lists of the most beautiful cities in the world to visit.  

Explore the V&A Waterfront

A trip to Cape Town would be incomplete without a day – or two – at the iconic V&A Waterfront. When staying at The Table Bay, you get direct access to the historic complex from where you can hop on a yacht to view the Atlantic coastline, enjoy artisanal food and drink from the V&A Food Market, be entertained by vibrant buskers, or shop for local art, craft and fashion at the Watershed Market.

Lose yourself in the famed Cape Winelands

Just 40 minutes from The Table Bay, the Cape Winelands are a must-do. Visit Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl to see the famed Winelands, taste world-class wines and indulge in mouth-watering local cuisine.

Things to do in Cape Town

Cape Town is famous for its dramatic scenery, rich cultures, sprawling vineyards that produce world-class wines and mouth-watering cuisine. UNILAD’s video tour captures the best Cape Town experiences.

Experience Long Street

By day, Long Street in Cape Town is a shopper’s paradise with vintage shops, local and contemporary design outlets and other nooks to find bespoke jewellery and gifts. By sundown, it’s a foodie’s delight with artisanal bakeries, coffee shops and local restaurants. While by night, the 3.2 km street transforms into the city’s hottest party scene.

Stay at the best address in Cape Town

If you’re looking for a luxury five-star hotel in the Cape Town Waterfront, then look no further than The Table Bay. With direct access to the V&A Waterfront, the Table Bay offers luxury hotel accommodation, the best High Tea in Cape Town at The Lounge and one of the top restaurants in Cape Town, Camissa Brasserie. Take advantage of our special offers to book your next holiday staying at The Table Bay.