Weekend Getaways Within An Hour Or Two of Cape Town

Nov 4, 2018 | All, Lifestyle

The Western Cape is home to many of South Africa’s national treasures, so it comes as no surprise that many people come from all over the world just to see Table Mountain through the view of their windows or smell the sea breeze as soon as they wake up.

If you happen to find yourself in Cape Town’s CBD and want to make a sweet escape, we have the perfect solution for you here at PropertyFox.

If you’re planning to take a weekend off from the hustle and bustle of the Mother City, here are five weekend getaway destinations near Cape Town that you should consider and, who knows, one of them could just convince you to invest in a holiday home.

Cape Town has so much to offer, so these are by no means the full extent of getaways available, just the ones that are close enough to feel like a break, but far enough to get away from the city!

Not only does this town host one of the best tertiary institutions in the country, but is also a great destination for a peaceful weekend away. The little town of Stellenbosch is surrounded by the Cape Winelands and the magnificent nature reserves of Jonkershoek and Simonsberg. As the second oldest town in South Africa, this destination has also fondly been called “Eikestad” or city of oaks, and if history happens to be one of your favourite things you can delve into the streets of the town lined with some of the most beautiful surviving examples of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture in the Cape. And even better, your travel time from Cape Town will only be about a short 40 minutes.
Travel time from Cape Town: 44 minutes

Also nestled in the Cape Winelands is another destination ready to serve as a weekend away to remember in a little town called Wellington. Wellington lies on the banks of the River Kromme at the foot of the Groenberg Mountain in a glorious valley. The town sports the most magnificent and picturesque mountain views that would make your heart skip a beat. Located to the east of this great destination are the Hawequa Mountains. The top of the majestic Hawequa Mountains will provide you with a view over a valley that is quite literally the home of the vines.
Travel time from Cape Town: 55 minutes

The town of Franschhoek is one of the most scenic in the Western Cape and being 75km from the Cape Town CBD, it makes for an easily accessible and picturesque drive from the Mother City centre. Franschhoek is also home to vineyards that are centuries old. The French corner of the Cape, as it is popularly known, lies in one of the the most picturesque valleys in the world and is also within half an hour’s reach of other quaint towns like Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington and Somerset West and their wine routes just in case you’d like to make that weekend away a mini road trip.
Travel time from Cape Town: 1 hour

The popular little town of Langebaan is a family favourite among many Capetonians for a quick weekend away. It is just over 100km outside of Cape Town on the West Coast. The white, sandy beaches and the surrounding quiet waters of the Langebaan Lagoon are enough to attract anyone. The sandy Caribbean-like beaches surrounding the crystal-clear waters of the Langebaan Lagoon are one of the main attractions of Langebaan. For water sport enthusiasts who favour a weekend visit or holiday in Langebaan to enjoy the host of water sport and fishing opportunities, this vibrant holiday resort town will offer what you are looking for.
Travel time from Cape Town: 1 hour and 23 minutes

Montagu is a picturesque destination outside of Cape Town and is one of the most visited towns in the Western Cape. The town hosts the much-loved Avalon Springs, also known as Montagu Springs, if you feel like dipping your toes in some warm water. The family-friendly resort is famous for granting guests access to the nearby hot springs, which are located on the adjacent property. Also known as the “mountain Mecca”, Montagu is the perfect paradise setting for you to sit back and relax in their warm water pools and enjoy the views of the surrounding Langeberg mountain range.
Travel time from Cape Town: 2 hours

Make sure that you make the most of what Cape Town has to offer just around the corner. At PropertyFox, we might even be able to help you buy your dream holiday home in some of the Cape’s prime locations. Contact us today and we could make it happen.

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