Affectionately known as the Mother City, Cape Town is South Africa´s oldest city and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years. Founded in 1652 by Dutch settler Jan van Riebeeck, Cape Town is rated as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Cape Town has a relaxed atmosphere and offers visitors a host of outdoor leisure activities, as well as all the amenities of a world-class city at the sea. A visit to the vibrant, buzzing city of Cape Town is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable, fantastic experiences all in a breathtaking geographical setting framed by mountains and two oceans.
Major tourist attractions include catching the cable-car up Table Mountain to enjoy a panorama of the city and peninsula; taking a ferry to historic Robben Island; drinking tea at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and visiting the Castle of Good Hope. For outdoor lovers, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, adorned in delicate indigenous character, affords spectacular views over two oceans in all directions. There are numerous hikes and trails all around Cape Town for more energetic visitors. Of course if you’re a wine-lover, then taking in a wine route tour through Stellenbosch is an absolute must.
Magnificent beaches line the Atlantic seaboard – Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandudno to name just a few, and warmer waters can be found at Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, St James and Strand. Shopping possibilities are abundant at the Victoria & Alfred (V &A) Waterfront, Cavendish Square and Canal Walk, while quirky fleamarkets can be found at Greenmarket Square, Green Point and Hout Bay. If it´s pulsating nightlife you´re after, Camps Bay itself offers plenty of hotspots. Additionally, Long Street within the Cape Town City Centre provides trendy dining (and partying) at its absolute best.
Cape Town is a city of action, culture and opportunity making it one of South Africa’s most popular tourist destinations.