Cape Town Information:
Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. It is one of the world’s favourite cities. Cape Town or otherwise known as the Mother City – is the largest city in the Western Cape.
There are many direct flights available from various countries around the globe straight to Cape Town International Airport, which makes this an even more enticing holiday destination. From Cape Town, it is easy to travel through the Wineland areas, inland into the Karoo or onto the Garden Route towards Port Elizabeth. So many fabulous stops on your South African Adventure to explore.
Cape Town has a lot to offer the discerning traveller, whether it be taking in some jazz at the city’s international festivals or enjoying a picnic at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden while enjoying an open-air concert at the eastern foot of the mountain.
Take a slowly rotating cable car to the top of the iconic Table Mountain, from which there are sweeping views of the city. In the distance one can see Robben Island (a World UNESCO Heritage Site), the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a museum.
Cape Town is a mix of old and new and rich in diversity and culture. Architectural buildings such as The Silo housing the 5* Silo Boutique Hotel situated above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art as well as old historical landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope, can be viewed. There are also the unique colourful houses of Bokaap to admire when walking the streets of Cape Town.
If shopping is what you are after, then Cape Town offers shoppers elegant malls such as the V&A Waterfront, antique shops, craft markets, flea markets and numerous art galleries. Specialist boutiques offer an enticing array of unusual items not readily obtainable elsewhere.
The city is vibrant and cosmopolitan offering excellent accommodation options, restaurants and a bustling nightlife. Cape Town is also a much loved hotspot for film and modelling shoots. For beach lovers, Camps Bay, Clifton and many others offer the perfect opportunity to soak up the sun.
If you are a connoisseur for fine foods and wine then Cape Town is the place for you. From fine dining restaurants (many of which are listed as among the best in the country) to the 13 different wine regions you are certainly in for a treat. Although Groot Constantia is the oldest and the birthplace of wine in the Cape, many areas in the region now produce exceptional quality wines, these include Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Paarl and many more.
Cape Town is a mix of cultures, cuisines and landscapes offering various entertainment and sight-seeing options.