The top things to see and do in South Africa's creative and most beautiful city.
On January 1, Cape Town takes over from Helsinki as World Design Capital for 2014.
It has the mysterious Russians, the cocktails, and the requirement to dress for dinner: the only thing missing from this luxury rail trip is Agatha Christie - and a body.
Cape Town's surfer suburb of Muizenberg not only has the glistening waters of False Bay but heritage sites key to the shaping of modern South Africa.
It also has resort-style features and superior service - what's not to love?
It's not about seeing the Big 5, nor the Magnificent 7, and certainly not the Ugly 5 (though there are Cape dune mole-rats).
This hotel embraces the modern while celebrating the traditional, such as a nightly glass of port served in the library.
One of the most physically beautiful cities on earth, Cape Town is dominated by the striking Table Mountain, offering incredible views of the city, ocean and surrounds. A sophisticated, modern city, Cape Town offers great dining, a fascinating culture and history (Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, is a must) and some of the best beaches in South Africa.