Cape Town – More than Table Mountain

Jostling with Alexandria for the coveted title of the most famous port in Africa, Cape Town is one of the world’s most favoured tourist destinations. This breath-taking city offers beautiful views of the Table Mountain and mesmerising beaches. Cape Town offers a unique chance to sail in both the Indian and Pacific Oceans in absolute luxury whilst stopping off to visit quaint seaside villages and cosmopolitan suburbs.

Here are the top 5 ports around Cape Town you should visit when sailing around the Cape of Good Hope:

1. Lambert’s Bay

Situated 280km north of Cape Town, Lambert’s Bay is known as the Diamond of the West Coast. Enjoy horse-riding on the spotless white beaches, followed by a sumptuous meal featuring the best crayfish that South Africa has to offer, all whilst watching dolphins and whales in the clear blue waves.

South Africa Ports of Call Lamberts Bay

2. Langebaan Lagoon

Langebaan, with its turquoise lagoon, is rightfully referred to as the Jewel of the West Coast. This picturesque setting is the perfect playground for enjoying all sorts of leisure activities, from kite surfing to water skiing.

South Africa Ports of Call Langebaan Lagoon

3. Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay lies 400km east of Cape Town. Its pristine beaches and warm climate have ensured that it has remained a top holiday destination for over a century. Apart from the beautiful beaches, Mossel Bay is the historical capital of the world-famous Garden Route. Enjoy a relaxing round of golf, see the beaches on horseback, or choose from the wide range of exciting water sports on offer.

Mossel Bay - 400km east of Cape Town

4. Saldanha Bay

Saldanha Bay is a natural harbour located approximately 105km north west of Cape Town. Like many other seaside resorts in this part of the world, Saldanha is known for its scenic landscape and abundant marine life. Savour mouth-watering seafood as you enjoy the best that Mother Nature has to offer.

5. Simons Town

Simons Town is rich in history, culture and atmosphere. Located on the shores of False Bay, Simons Town has everything from informative museums and world-class restaurants to exciting water sports. One of the most famous sites is Boulders Beach, home to one of only three colonies of the African Penguin.

Simons Town near Cape Town South Africa

Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.