Cape Town

The Mother City

Cape Town, referred to as The Mother City, is South Africa's oldest city, and arguably it's most beautiful. A social and friendly city with a mild year-round climate, much of Cape Towns attractions centre around the outdoor lifestyle.

Head to Long Street or the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront for some alfresco dining. Cape Town's beaches are always popular and the Winelands are an easy day trip.

Hiking in the Table Mountain National Park is one of the most popular attractions. The skyline-dominating mountain is a steep two hour climb to the top.

Of course, you can also take the 360-degree rotating cable for an easier ride. The plateau offers stunning views, and also a local population of rock rabbits. Always take warm clothing, as the weather can change quickly.

The waters around Cape Town are a haven for surfers, and experienced surfers can try their luck at Dunegons, near Hout Bay, for some of the biggest surfable waves in the world.

With over 100 local dive sites, divers can see a wide variety of marine life, and it is one of the best places in the world to see Great White Sharks.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Game On Your Plate: Mama Africa restaurant serves up African specialities, such as crocodile, kudu, ostrich and springbok.
  2. Boulders Beach: Although Cape Town is renowned for its range of beaches. Boulders Beach is popular for its colony of penguins.
  3. Bo-kaap: Traditionally the Muslim area of Cape Town, the Bo-kaap neighbourhood is full of colourful buildings, spice merchants and great street food.

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