It's a long, expensive, overnight flight from Britain to South Africa but it's worth it, now and then, for a change of scenery, change of weather and a change of pace. Cape Town is in a similar time zone to the UK and their seasons are opposite to ours which makes it ideal to visit during Britain's autumn or winter months.
The V&A Waterfront has everything: restaurants offering global cuisine, an up-market shopping mall, local gifts and crafts, entertainment, supermarkets, etc. Service was always with a smile.
V&A is named after Victoria, the British Queen, and Alfred, her son.
Outside of Cape Town, there are pleasant nearby drives offering a variety of scenery along the Atlantic coast, Indian ocean and inland through the wine regions. You may see whales, ostriches, penguins and a variety of other animals on your travels.
Finally, when you return home and open the credit card statement, you realise what great value the holiday was!