The city of Cape Town is full of beautiful scenery, there is so much to see and do in this area of the world. Cape Town is one of the largest cities in South Africa with an abundance of culture and history. Travelling in and out of the city will provide you with a lot of open terrain, desert roads and wildlife which surrounds it, perfect for the adventure.Blessed with incredible beauty, a vibrant culture and excellent tourism network, Cape Town is one of Africas most popular destinations.
The city centre is a harmonious blend of old and new architectural styles, and a potpourri of the many ethnic groups that have forged this citys 300-year-old history. The city bowl is a mix of modern high-rise office blocks and outstanding examples of Edwardian and Victorian buildings, mingled with unique Cape Dutch architecture. A stroll down Long Street is charming and remains of the old town, with its cobbled lanes are found around the colourful Greenmarket square. Historically, the District Six and Bo Kaap museums are a good place to discover the citys more curious past. The oldest remains of early Dutch and British occupation is the Good Hope Castle Fort, situated across the huge open area in front of the imposing neo-classic city hall. Other attractions include the Parliament buildings and Tuin huis (Presidents residence). The citys distinctive Islamic suburb, Bo-Kaap, adds spice to the citys cosmopolitan character.
One of the first things that visitors will want to do is drive to the bottom of Table Mountain and then hop on board the cable car for a ride to the top. Once youre at the top, you can wonder at the spectacular breathtaking views. You can choose to then take the cable car back to the bottom again. However, some of the more adventurous travelers will prefer to take the one hundred and twelve meters abseil to the bottom, as the views are a little more unique than on the cable car.
There are plenty of museums to see within a one-mile radius that is commonly known as the Museum Mile. Visitors can drive their vehicle to the first museum and then park it, so that they can walk to all the others. The museums that are the most interesting include the National Gallery, the Iziko Planetarium, and the Iziko Slave Lodge. Regular 10-minute shuttles run to another tourist favourite, which is the recently restored Victoria and Albert Waterfront. With its aquarium, historic features and sailing charters, its an exciting tourist drawcard for diners, shoppers and party-seekers alike. This is also launching point for trips to Robben Island, infamously home to the incarcerated Nelson Mandela.
Not everything is so close by in Cape Town, but no one will want to miss the chance of seeing the Cape Winelands. The Winelands are an hours drive from Cape Town, and the scenery along the way is magnificent. Within the Cape Winelands, people will see vineyards that continue on for miles, as well as historic wine estates. Wine tastings are available at every farm and estate, which is perfect for those who are looking for their next favourite wine. One of the most popular estates is the Fairview Wine Estate, because they have goats that mingle in front of the Goatshed Restaurant. Everyone seems to want a selfie with those goats, but thankfully the visitors stick around to taste the wine, cheeses, and olive oils as well.
Travellers must visit Boulders Beach before they leave Cape Town, as it is the best place to get to know the locals. Of course, it is also where the African Penguins can be found, and they wander all over the beach amongst all the visitors. It really is quite the sight to see!
There is plenty more for visitors to do in Cape Town, by car you can see Table Mountain and Camps Bay, Kirstenbosch botanical garden, Chapmans Peak drive and Cape Point reserve. The popular choices weve outlined will give you a great start when creating your itinerary. As soon as you experience part of this breathtaking destination, you will appreciate the freedom to explore as much of it as you can.