Cape Town is one of the most unique cities in South Africa – in terms of its mixed population, mild weather and varied landscape. Because it’s on the very tip of the country (at the meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic oceans), it’s a microcosm of culture, energy and idiosyncrasy that lies in the cool shadow of Table Mountain.
Cape Town provides some of Africa’s most exciting all inclusive holidays, partly because the oceans, mountains, fynbos and wine regions are within spitting distance of one another; meaning visitors can safari, swim, taste wine or hike in picturesque settings, and enjoy world-class accommodation and amenities.
South Africa’s “Mother City” relies on international visitors to keep its street markets, rooftop bars, traditional restaurants and wine tasting tours jam-packed all-year round, and the range of B&Bs, hotels, lodges, backpackers and self-catering accommodation is extensive.
Some of the most cherished activities in Cape Town are those that celebrate its heritage. Tours to Robben Island, which leave from the glittering Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and provide breath taking panoramas of the cityscape, also afford visitors an opportunity to view one of the world’s most notorious island prisons. The District Six Museum commemorates the first forced removal of black South Africans in 1966, and a tour of the close-knit Muslim community in the colourful, cobbled streets of the Bo-Kaap is an unforgettable experience.
Cape Town provides for the old and young in its collection of cafes, tea rooms and celebrated restaurants, while beaches such as Camps Bay, Llandudno and Kalk Bay are attractive to all. Towns outside of the city such as Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Paarl and Robertson are all worth visiting, particularly for travellers who are interested in brandy and wine. So whether you’re in search of culture or clubbing, beaches or bistros, rest assured that Cape Town provides.