10 places to see in Cape Town

September 4, 2014
From November 3, Qatar Airways will be flying direct from Doha to Cape Town, South Africa, five times per week. Here's our guide to the best hotels, top restaurants and must-see tourist attractions when you're there:

To Stay

1. dysART Boutique Hotel

Set in the centre of Cape Town's trendiest neighborhood, Green Point, dysART Boutique Hotel is the place to stay if you're after the coolest restaurants, bars and live music venues. Details: visit Dysart.de

2. One&Only Cape Town

If luxury is what you crave, the safest bet is the excellent One&Only Cape Town. With beautiful grounds, loads of dining options and the signature spa on offer, you won't be disappointed. Details: visit Capetown.oneandonlyresorts.com

3. Cape Grace

As locations go, it doesn't get much better than Cape Grace. Set right on the waterfront under the shadow of Table Mountain, the hotel is absolutely stunning. Details: visit Capegrace.com [gallery link="none" ids="7812,7813,7811"]

To Eat

4. The Roundhouse

With quality local produce, knowledgable service staff and a beautiful setting in the glens of Table Mountain, The Roundhouse delivers fine dining in laid-back style. Details: visit Theroundhouserestaurant.com

5. Aubergine

Focusing on good food with perfect wine pairings, Aubergine's degustation menu is not to be missed. Details: visit Aubergine.co.za

6. Beluga

With a name like Beluga, you know what kind of restaurant this is going to be; so if you like your meal with a side order of glitz and glamour, this is the place for you. Details: visit Beluga.co.za

7. Den Anker

Serving a mix of Belgian and local cuisine (with some excellent Belgian beers on offer), Den Anker makes the most of its spectacular quayside setting. Details: visit Denanker.co.za [gallery link="none" ids="7818,7815,7816,7817"]

To Do

8. Table Mountain

South Africa's most iconic landmark, no visit to Cape Town is complete without climbing Table Mountain. For those who don't fancy the climb of more than 1,000 metres, there's a handy cable car that'll get you most of the way up. Details: visit Tablemountain.net

9. Robben Island

Just west of the Bloubergstrand coast is Robben Island, where the late Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of the 27 years he was incarcerated for. There are regular ferries from the mainland, and tours around the maximum security prison where Mandela was held can also be arranged. Details: visit Capetown.travel

10. Cape Town Stadium

Built for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, this 64,100-capacity stadium is a wonderful arena to take in a football match or concert. Details: visit Capetownstadium.capetown.gov.za [gallery link="none" ids="7821,7819,7820"]