City Splendor - Cape Town
In the point where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Indian, in the southern part of the continent of Africa, Cape Town is a city accompanied by a lot of stories and myths. The port of Capetown is one of the biggest and most important in the world. The city bursts with life, as many different nationalities and cultures meet here, at the city of the Cape of Good Hope (the Cape is located 50 km south of the city). In this beautiful city even...
Cape Town, South Africa!
it is the most beautiful city in South Africa. My hometown has so many different cultures, nationalities, languages - a huge diversity of people and things. It has a little bit of everything!
Table Mountain - world famous and now an international world wonder. When you take a cable car ride to the top of the mountain you are awarded with a breathtaking view. Not a lot of things comes close to that view.
There is the fauna and flora that lends Cape Town it's beauty - fynbos, proteas and 100's of other flowers and plants. The Nature Reserves (Simonstown and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens) with their hiking trails allows you to see it up close and personal. Wheelchair friendly.
Our beaches stretches for miles and miles - from Campsbay to Blouberg you are spoiled for choice. The white sand and amazing sunsets is postcard beautiful and our warm climate makes a day on the beach all the better.
We have kitesurfing, paddle ski surfing and boat trips that is a must to all outdoor fans. Our famous boat trips out to Robben Island is a sightseeing favourite and then you also have your cruises out to HoutBay - with champagne cocktails during sunset.
There is Cape Agulhus or Cape Point - where two oceans come together and is truly a sight not to miss out on when visiting Cape Town.
At Boulder's Beach (part of the Cape Town National Park in Simons Town) one can go see African penguins and spend the day on the beach.
We have the famous Adderley Street with the flower vendors, the singing and cheerful Kaapse Klopse group that entertains in the streets of the city or wherever they feel like leaving a cheer. The city offers a tremendous buzz - pubs, bars and clubs in Long Street especially will make for an entertaining evening. Clubs like Trinity, Opium and Purple Turtle is a must for every party animal out there looking to have a good time.
At the V & A Waterfront you can have a whale of a time shopping - resturants, shops and stalls to cater for everyone's taste. You will enjoy all the different ware that is for sale.
Our Two Oceans aquarium promises entertainment for young and old - penguins, fishes, octopus and other species of fish will grab your attention and definitely keep it for a while.
Ratanga Junction - opposite the popular Canal Walk offers rides like the Cobra and Monkey Falls for the adventurer in you. It also has live entertainment in the form of dancers, bands and other type of artists. This is a favourite among the locals and are sure to impress visitors of foreign countries.
On a historical level Cape Town has The Castle of Good Hope - where Jan van Riebeeck lived, the Gardens, museums and older buildings still in its original splendour. Here you can see the beauty of the Old Hollandse architecture it will give visitors an idea of what Cape Town used to look like many many years ago when Jan van Riebeeck made it his home. For these sights one needs to visit Constantia, Bo Kaap Museum, and The South African Museum.
In Franschoek one will be able to see the Huguenots Monument and Memorial Museum that elaborates on the history of the French Huguenots that settled in the Cape and where it all started for us.
There is our world famous vineyards and our wine tasting tours are highly recommended - here visitors will not just get to learn about the art of winemaking but they will also be spoiled with wine and snacks.
Cape Town also has festivals throughout the year - The Jazz Festival, Cape Carnival, KKNK fees in Oudtshoorn, Skouspel, Lagoon Festival in Langebaan, Hout Bay Harbour Festival - should visitors want a taste of our local musicians, bands and artists.
The Baxter Theatre has live shows and performances by comedians, magicians and other performers - the stand up comedy acts will have you screaming with laughter.
We also have Grand West Casino (25 kms outside Cape Town) - that offers movie teatres, an ice rink, carousel rides and games - and gambling and live entertainment as well.
There is also Monkey Town (40 kms outside Cape Town) - where you can see different species of primates and birds of all kinds and have a breakfast, lunch or picnic. This is a star attraction for little ones and promises a good time for the family.
Cape Town's hospitality menu is endless - it has so much to offer.
Visiting Cape Town will forfill everyone and anyone's hopes and expectations. My hometown will not dissapoint.
From backpacking, lodging to five star hotel stays you are sure to enjoy your visit and leave with fond memories.
Cape Town - a city that offers so much
It's my little piece of heaven