Cape Town in South Africa Top attractions

Cape Town in South Africa Top attractions

There are lots of attractions in Cape Town!

Table Mountain

South Africa's most famous mountain rises 1000 meters above the city - visible to approach ships over 150km away. With so many different moods it's hard not to fall in love with it. As the southern easter blows into it, the clouds fall mysteriously over their edges, creating an almost kidding waterfall over the great mountain. A cable car and several hiking trails take visitors to the summit: no one has an excuse to miss the amazing view from the top.

Signal Hill and Lions Head

These two mountains provide fascinating views of the city, Table Mountain, Sea Point, Robben Island and the ocean. Signal Hill Lookout Point has recently been upgraded - a popular place to enjoy sunsets from. One and a half hours you go to the top of Lions Head (669 meters) - with stunning 360 degree views from here .. this walk is definitely worth the sweat.

Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandudno

Three of Cape Town's most beautiful beaches are hidden just minutes from downtown. Clifton is divided into 4 small beaches - each with its own unique character and atmosphere. If you are looking for a meal or snack, go to Camps Bay. Several restaurants and cafes make it very popular. Llandudno beach is quieter - almost undiscovered - with wonderful views of the mountains and crystal clear waters.

Hout Bay

A popular seaside resort (many call it the Republic of Hout Bay) famous for its good seafood, relaxed atmosphere and a functioning harbor area. A boat trip to Seal Island with about 5000 seals offers a unique and enjoyable experience. Chapmans Peak Drive provides great views of the village and must not be missed. Perfectly end your day with a romantic walk on the beach.

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

South Africa's most visited attraction will surely keep you busy. The shops are filled with Africa's finest art, jewelry and courier collections. With many restaurants, cafes and wine bars to choose from, nobody should leave with an empty stomach. Not to be missed is the Two Oceans Aquarium - if you're unsure that you're going to go - just go! Clock Tower Mall is an exciting addition to the original complex, with even more stores to choose from.

Kirstenbosch Gardens

Kirstenbosch's botanical garden can be considered one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. It was founded in 1913 as a celebration of South Africa's abundant plant life. The gardens provide some of the best mountain scenery in Cape Town and offer some spectacular walks. Outdoor concerts are held during summer nights and are popular with young and old. Take your picknick basket for the best Sunday picnic in town.

Blouberg Beach

For the famous postcard from Table Mountain head to Blouberg Beach. Nothing strikes a healthy early morning walk enjoying the extraordinary view. The beach is popular for kite boarding-a sport that has taken the city by storm. Big Bay Beach, just north of Blouberg is a secluded beach well worth a visit - the perfect place to enjoy a glass on a hot summer day.

Organized Township Tours & African Art

Discover the South African township life first hand - a life so different than so friendly and inviting. No, where else is the drummer in Africa higher than this - the true heart beat of the city. Taste the food, hear the stories and get insight into today's life for millions of South Africans. Only to visit on an organized tour. A Township Tour is one of the most unique and wonderful travel experiences in your life.

Robben Island

Home to captivated ex-president Nelson Mandela for 18 years, the destruction of apartheid is probably the most obvious here. The empty cell is a symbol of South Africans liberated, and beautiful table mountain seen from the island an indication of what all South Africans want their future to look like. The 30 minute ferry ride to the island is an attraction in itself. You will visit the maximum prison museum, get the chance to interact with an ex-political detainee and be taken around the island by bus.

Cape Peninsula and Cape Point

The Cape Peninsula stretches from Cape Point at the southernmost tip of the city to the north, with a distance of 70 km between them. It holds some of the most dramatic landscapes in South Africa - most magnificent mountain ranges, forests, crystal clear beaches and mountain passes. Standing at Cape Point overlooking the ocean on a clear day is an unforgettable experience.

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