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 The Sir Francis
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NameThe Sir Francis
Address134 High Level Road
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DrivingDirectionsFrom Cape Town International Airport (CPT):
Distance to Sir Francis is 20 kilometres, approximately 20 minutes' drive.

Getting there. Taxis are available from the airport's authorised taxi company, Touch Down. Travellers are advised not to use unauthorised taxis. The fare to the city centre is approximately 200 ZAR. Door to door shuttle buses are available, and can be pre booked at arrivals. Prices are subject to change.

Getting around. Trains and buses run throughout the city, but driving is the best way to get around. Many attractions are clearly signposted, however, parking can be difficult. Taxis are available but can be expensive.

Driving directions. Take the N2 from the airport into the centre of Cape Town.
Drive past the turn off to the Waterfront and turn right into Strand Street, which becomes High Level Road, on which the hotel is located.
DescriptionLocation. The Sir Francis is located in Cape Town, South Africa, within 500 metres of the flea market and one kilometre from both Rocklands beach and the city centre.
Hotel Features. The Sir Francis is a self catering hotel perched on the slopes of Signal Hill overlooking the waterfront. A good example of sensitively refurbished modernist architecture, it offers an outdoor pool, wireless Internet access and a grocery service. Other amenities include airport transport (surcharge), currency exchange, laundry and dry cleaning services and complimentary, secure parking.

Guests wake up to a complimentary breakfast each morning served in the breakfast room overlooking the pool.

Business services include computer rental and cell phone rental.

Nearby activities include bike hire, boating, fishing, surfing, sailing and yoga.

Guestrooms. There are 28 self catering rooms built over four floors decorated in pale colours complemented by blue, plaid soft furnishings and functional wood furniture. All rooms are serviced daily and comprise a double bedroom, a separate lounge with a sofabed and a kitchen. The bathrooms are fitted with shower/tub combinations and include complimentary designer toiletries, hair dryers and makeup mirrors. Standard amenities include satellite television, minibars, safes, blackout drapes and extra towels, linens and bedding.

Expert Tip. The flea market on Shortmarket Street has been around as a market of one kind or another since 1710. Originally a farmers' market, it now offers African crafts, jewellery and curios and is host to a myriad of buskers. Flanked by beautiful buildings including the Old Town House, the best time to head here is on a Saturday morning. After perusing the stalls, head for a drink or bite to eat in one of the many nearby bars, restaurants and cafes.
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