Cape Town and Surrounds
Set on a rugged peninsula between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, on the West Coast of South Africa lies the one and only Mother City, Cape Town. This incredibly vibrant city is nestled against the base of the iconic Table Mountain and is immersed in one of the world’s most spectacular settings.
Voted several times as the tourist destination of the world, this cosmopolitan city with a rich heritage has something for every visitor that longs to explore this incredible city with its seemingly unlimited facets.
One can spend the day hiking up the flat topped Table Mountain or if one prefers: the cableway allows you to enjoy 360 degree views as you ascend 1085 meters to the summit. Celebrate this Natural Wonder of the World by sipping champagne while appreciating the unique beauty of its flora and its breathtaking panoramic views.
Enjoy a day at The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with its more than 400 shops, 80 cafes and restaurants. Attractions include Robben Island Museum, the Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town Diamond Museum and Nobel Square, with bronze statues of Nobel Peace Prize laureates Desmond Tutu, former presidents Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk, and anti-apartheid campaigner Nkosi Albert Luthuli. From The V&A Waterfront you can take a boat across to the World Heritage Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life.
In such an important city in terms of culture and history within South Africa, there are seemingly unlimited possibilities for the history fundi’s and lovers of culture. Take a tour of the Mother City and appreciate the architecture and spaces of the City Hall where Nelson Mandela gave his liberation speech to the multi-cultural Green Market Square. Highlights around Cape Town include the South African Museum and the Company Gardens, Parliament buildings, City Hall and the Castle of Good Hope. The colorful Malay Quarter or Bo-kaap, District Six Museum and Green Market Square provide an in-depth look into both history and culture.
Wrenching yourself away from the magnetic mountain and all the delights of the Cape Peninsula is a challenge, but the attractions and scenery aren’t restricted to the city alone. Short drives take visitors to white sandy beaches, traditional fishing villages and wild mountain ranges. With must-see destinations such as Cape Point, the incomparable beauty of the Cape Wine lands and the whale-watching capital of Hermanus are easy day trips.
With so many beautiful places to explore, you only have to visit Africa's favorite city once and you’ll be planning your next trip before you even pack your bags.
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