Why should you spend Christmas in Cape Town?
If you're booking flights to Cape Town from the UK individually or for the first time with young children, we strongly advise you to plan your December holiday around Christmas and New Year's.As You will never be bored since there is so much to see and do. The weather is often warm and sunny, making it ideal for picnics and other outdoor activities including paragliding, mountain biking, climbing, abseiling, snorkelling with Cape fur seals, sandboarding, and even kite surfing. It will seem more familiar to your children if they are used to Santa Claus (called Father Christmas there) and decorations. There are many welcome church services to attend if you are religious. Cape Town has safe outdoor celebrations complete with regulated fireworks. Hotels and restaurants serve delicious Christmas lunches and dinners (besides, the exchange rate is so favourable!) Cape Town is an excellent place to 'acclimate' before heading out on the Garden Route or on a safari. The infrastructure is great — you may self-drive or we can organise guided excursions for you. The cuisine and wine are the greatest in Africa and a must-do during an African Christmas! As for gifts, Cape Town offers some of the greatest shopping in Africa (maybe second only to Johannesburg) and many options for onward shipment.