Mitchell Street Village

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

56 Mitchell Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7200, South Africa
Mitchell Street Village
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 60% less and rated 12% higher than other 3 star hotels

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Help... Clueless about Cape Town

by haikugirlmanila

I'll be going to Cape Town next month and have absolutely no idea on what to do when I get there.

* What is the weather like around Mid-March? Shall I bring summer clothes or do I need light jackets? Does it get chilly at night?

* Any recommendations on a good hotel, preferably near where the nightlife is, and hopefully has free WIFI?

* Aside from diamonds, what would be a unique and truly South African souvenir that I can bring home that won't take so much space/weight on my luggage?

* I've heard about seal watching and whale watching. Is it easy to spot them at this time of the year?

* I'm a city-girl and very clueless about going out in the wild. I once fainted when I saw a tiger attack its prey, and would not like that embarrassment to happen again, ha ha. Anyway, I would be interested in going to a safari, if there's one that isn't so hard core. Any recommendations?

* Is there a wine tour in Cape Town? If not, where's the nearest one?

I know these questions are a lot, but answering just one or two would help me get started. Would appreciate any information and local insights as well. Thanks in advance. :-)

Re: Help... Clueless about Cape Town

by canuck68

For a start maybe you should check out the Cape Town websites. They might get you
pointed in the right direction.

Re: Help... Clueless about Cape Town

by johnmperry

Cape Town is famously windy (the "Cape Doctor"). if you stand on the beach near Simonstown you may get your face sand-blasted away.

You need to go up Table Mountain.

A good souvenir might be an ostrich egg - they don't break falling out of ostriches so should be OK in your luggage. Or some sort of animal skin, such as springbok.

One place I went to (a long long time ago) was the Ambassadors Hotel, for dinner. I don't even know if it's still there. It was built on rocks out over the sea, and parts of the floor were see-through. Good food too.

For wines, try Stellenbosch or Worcester. But one I visited was next door to a tobacco farm, so they had very smokey tasting brandy!

Re: Help... Clueless about Cape Town

by iam1wthee

I just came back and you will need a light jacket or sweater. If I had to do it again I would stay at the Cullinam hotel or Granger Bay Apartment Suites. There are a lot of small sculptures that you can take as souveniers and you will find them anywhere or you can buy pillow cases with an african motif over at the waterfront. I saw seals but I did not see any whales. I heard whales come out around September though. There are many wine tours that leave Capetown and go to the surrounding areas. Your hotel should have them if not visit the waterfront tourist office to see which company they recommend.

Travel Tips for Cape Town



Hop aboard the funicular and you’ll be whisked away on a scenic trip to the view site near the old Cape Point lighthouse.

Over time, the means of transport to the view site changed from a diesel bus, named after the “Flying Dutchman” ghost ship, to an environmentally friendly funicular – the only one of its kind in the world.

The funicular has been in use since December 1996. It can transport 600 people per hour at peak periods, with maximum safety and minimum impact on the environment.

The funicular travels the same route that the Flying Dutchman bus did years ago, in order not to disturb the natural slopes. The design for an electrically powered funicular railway was proposed by Concor Holdings. It is unique in design and geometry, and the first commercial funicular railway of its kind in Africa.

The entire funicular has been produced from South African resources. 27 different safety features ensure practical and safe operation 24 hours a day.

There are two funicular cars which travel from the parking lot to the view site, just below the lighthouse. Each can carry 40 passengers, and runs on the 585 m long track, which curves vertically and horizontally.

The construction of the funicular was a huge challenge for the engineers, as the original Flying Dutchman had travelled along a single track

Beneath the surface

by glennkasner

Although many divers bemoan the cold water of Cape Town, it is the kelp beds that thrive in the cold water that give the coast such a rich diversity of sea life. Justin's Cave on the Atlantic side and Castle Rocks in False Bay are rated as some of the best. If you're boat-diving, the five wrecks (sunk deliberately between 1972 and 1983 to form artificial reefs) in Smitswinkel Bay are colourful and a haven for marine life.

If you're after a thrill, you can also dive in the predator tank at the Aquarium in Cape Town, where you can get up close and personal with ragged tooth sharks and a variety of large fish. SCUBA gear

Lush gardens

by rachel_sun

I miss the beaches,the nightlife,having a barbie christmas day and the beautiful gardens around the Cape.The shopping here was awesome and when i go back,im only going to take a few clothes and buy a load over there.

Take a cab - it's almost free

by foplaw

Due to the price of the Rand, the taxis are so cheap that you can rent one for the day and simply have the driver wait. $35 US will get you a cab for the day and tyhe driver will be very pleased. I'd take a cab over walking in areas I don't know and under NO circumstances walk at night.

The best African Food Selection

by zindara about THE AFRICA CAFE

In this wonderful restaurant, right in the center as of the city, every room has a different decoration: one inspired in Xhosa tribe, another in Ndebele Tribe, another in Zulu, and so on. They serve a menu where you can taste 16 delicious dishes from different countries in Africa. Dishes from Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, Senegal, South Africa and many more. And you can repeat as much as you want!! Waiters give you all kind of explanations. The menu is about 20-25$.


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