Formule 1 Cape Town Foreshore

Jan Smuts Avenue, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa

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    Formula 1 Hotel


    The Formula 1 hotel chain has hotels in many cities and offer a cheap alternative to the budget traveller. The rooms are small but reasonably kitted out sleeping up to 3 people comfortably. It offers a colour television and en suite shower / toilet "cubicle".
    Breaskfasts are the only meals available but the hotels are normally situated near restaurants

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    Cheap but not too nasty


    Unique Quality: Formula 1 hotels can be found countrywide and offer a cheap alternative to the cash strapped traveller.
    The rooms are small but reasonably kitted out sleeping up to 3 with colour television and en suite shower / toilet "cubicle".
    Breaskfasts are the only meals available but the hotels are ususlly situated near restaurants.

    Directions: Cnr Jan Smuts Ave and Martin Hammerschlag Way,
    Cape Town
    From N1, exit Heerengracht, turn left into Jan Smuts Ave.
    From N12, exit Hertzog Boulevard, turn right into Jan Smuts Ave.
    Behind the Artscape Theatre.

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Forum Posts

Cape Town - Time of year weather - Scuba Diving - and the Strand ?

by itchie75

We are trying to decide the best (weather wise) months to go to BOTH Kruger Park and the onto Cape Town. Keep in mind we live in Arizona and would prefer to get out of our hot weather (June-Sept)

In Cape Town it looks like we can stay at the Strand Pavilion, which looks like it is a nice bay area ... Is this a good area to stay or is it better on the western side (Atlantic) or farther east on the Indian Ocean?

Any suggestions on scuba diving locations and companies.

Thanks Richard

Re: Cape Town - Time of year weather - Scuba Diving - and the Strand ?

by MichaelDovey

Personally I prefer to visit the Kruger Park between May to August. It is winter here, but the temperature in the park during the day is abou 23 degrees. The bush is also not as thick,so you do see animals easier.However the weather in Cape Town this time of the yaer is not great. Cape Town is a winter rainfall area.
The West coast sea water is very cold, while the east coast is warm,so if you are plannong on a lot of diving,the east coast may be better..

Weather wise, taking all your plans into consideration, your best bet might be September or October.

My views only.

Re: Cape Town - Time of year weather - Scuba Diving - and the Strand ?

by anton64

Mike is right, winter is best for kruger and summer for CT, so your best bet is either as he suggests or March/April for soem decent weather in CT.

Travel Tips for Cape Town



Bring your camera! the Mother City offers you the chance to photograph her very best sights. Start the afternoon with a visit to Table Mountain for it’s spectacular views. After your descent head into the City before visiting the beach at Blouberg, where you get a magnificent view of Table Mountain from across Table Bay!

Some really stunning views and photo's to take.

Hiking with local hiking clubs

by MichaelaGabriel

I am also very much into hiking, but alone is really not recommended. Although things happen even to people with dogs and in groups. Anyway I suppose things can happen anywhere...

I can really recommend the following hiking clubs:
Cum hike:

They are happy to take on guests for a much smaller fee then any of the commercial tourist companies and you can get to know the locals as well.
You pay maybe 15 Rand to come with.

If you can hike with Karen Watkins (she guides tours in both clubs) you are styling.

Happy holidays....



by Jenniflower

Franschoek is an area with lush vineyards, fishing and generally is a very arty and creative place. There are quaint coffee shops with traditional recipes found along the side of the village high street, local galleries and is basically a lovely town to dawdle along in.

There are some lovely wine estates here too, which are not as commercialised as some of the Stellenbosch ones.


by BerniShand

In common with most major cities in the world there is a hop-on hop-off city sightseeing tour bus here. the service operates two routes - red route and blue route, both of which have 13 stops
you can buy a combined ticket for both routes but as this is only valid for one day you would not have much time to get off and see any of the sights
one of the best things about the Red Route is that it takes you up to the cableway on Table Mountain, which is a long trek up if you dont have a car, if the cableway is operating and you havent been up the mountain get off and go up, it might not be open again while you are in Cape Town ! the red route is city based taking you to museums, the Castle and the V&A Waterfront, the blue route takes you further afield, including Hout Bay, Kirstenbosch Botaniv Garden and the Imizamo Yetho Township where a walking Township tour is available
your ticket gives you discounts on many of the places you stop at, a full days ticket costs R90 for either route, if you do chooce a combined ticket it costs R160
the tour begins and ends at the Ferrymans Pub on the V&A Waterfront

Good food doesn't care about sexual orientation!

by Airpunk about Café Manhattan

At Main Road, Sea Point, close to the Ritz Hotel, there are a number of restaurants. Within this nice area, you’ll find Café Manhattan, a popular restaurant/cocktail bar which is also open for lunch and breakfast. The restaurant is the first subsidiary of Café Manhattan in central Cape Town. It is labelled gay/straight – a popular and well-known place among gay people, but straights go in and out in high numbers as well. Probably, it’s just like every place should be…
The food consists mainly of bar food like big burgers with fries or salads, but many international dishes like pasta a served too. Sounds like a perfect place to spend a cosy evening with some cocktails, isn’t it? If you can’t remember what you had, it was probably a good evening. I just know that it started with wine.


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 Formule 1 Cape Town Foreshore

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Address: Jan Smuts Avenue, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa