Our Hometowns: A local’s guide to Cape Town, South Africa

Get tips about what to eat, drink and do, plus where to sleep, with this local's guide about the famous and sunny South African city.

At trivago, work people from more than 90 nationalities! And, through our Hometowns series, we want to inspire you to explore cities around the globe like a local, with exclusive tips that just a friend would give. After having a walk through Porto (Portugal), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Barcelona (Spain), it`s time to travel to another continent and to discover an amazing African destination: Cape Town, in South Africa. 

With a little help from Ankia, a content strategist at trivago, you`ll discover the best spots in her city as well as great day-trips ideas from Cape Town. Are you ready to find out where to drink great wines or where to see Penguins? Come with us.

Ankia Wolf

A content strategist at trivago, Ankia worked before as a travel blogger and translator in the ‘Mother City’ – Cape Town. As a born and bred Capetonian, she used to love 'exploring her own backyard', so asking her about her city is a sure-fire way to put a massive smile on her face!

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Here are few more restaurants and dishes that are definitely worth a try.

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The tips in Cape Town don’t stop there!

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There are so many nice places to go in Cape Town, but don`t miss these spots.

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Experience not only Cape Town, but also its region.


The award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa got its name from the magnificent mountain range it’s situated against in Camps Bay – an affluent suburb on Cape Town’s Platinum Mile. With its unbeatable views over the Atlantic Ocean, luxurious amenities, interior that reflects both African and European influence, staff that will treat you like royalty, shuttle service to the city centre and wide range of activities on the premises, this hotel offers a true 5-star experience of the Mother City.

But this place is so much more than just a hotel. From spa treatments and whale watching in the infinity pool, to exclusive excursions and private picnics, there’s never a dull moment at Twelve Apostles! My top reason to stay there is the wine and dine experiences the hotel offers – from cocktails at the Leopard Bar to high tea at The Conservatory.