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Choosing a Cape Town Bed & Breakfast

Choosing a Cape Town Bed & Breakfast

Cape Town attracts thousands of visitors every year predominantly over the high season, accommodation is often fully booked months in advance and prices can vary from family friendly to celebrity friendly depending on style and location. Choosing the best bed and breakfast in the Cape Town city bowl can be a quagmire of advice and guide books, many of which don’t have your best interests at heart. There are several factors that need to be considered when one is choosing holiday accommodation in Cape Town city centre and there are several things you need to ask yourself before you choose where you want to stay, what type of accommodation you want and more importantly how much you should spend on your Cape Town bed and breakfast.

The city bowl itself is not as large as many other international destinations and not as large as some of the bigger cities within South Africa. This means that the city bowl itself is easily traversable by foot or affordably by taxi and if one chooses a bed and breakfast within the Cape Town city bowl it means you are well located close to all the major tourist attractions. The CBD itself is home to several areas of interest for those chasing an active night life it would not however be recommended as a place to stay. Luckily as well as the outlying suburbs there are many historic and beautiful suburbs that fall within the city bowl. Tamboersklook, Oranjezicht and Vredehoek to name but a few are conveniently located, charming and beautiful suburbs which offer world class bed and breakfast in quaint historic houses.

While the Southern Suburbs on the outskirts of the city offer plenty of accommodation and are becoming increasingly popular with visitors to the Mother City, to get the true Cape Town experience it is recommended that you choose a bed and breakfast in the city centre. From the suburbs on the slopes of Lion’s Head and Table Mountain the vibrant nightlife and world class eateries are within short walking distance or a cheap taxi ride away.

Not only do the city centre suburbs provide the quaint peace and quiet of the suburbs, with leafy gardens and quiet streets they provide the history of Cape Town as built by the early settlers. Some of the building that make up the city centre bed and breakfasts in Cape Town have historical significance beyond that of some of the most popular attractions in Cape Town.

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