Cape Town – a well visited coastal city located in South Africa. The turquoise blue waters crash on the white shores of the beaches. You can fee; the sun on your face, or hike up the Table Mountain.

Many interesting things are waiting for you in Cape Town. Take the chance and explore the champ of African destinations. 

It is both a port city and a major tourist destination because of its beaches. It lies on a peninsula beneath the Table Mountains. Cable cars slowly travel from Cape Town to the flat tops of the hills.

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Cape Town is one of the most multicultural cities worldwide. It is one of the best places in the world to visit. Cape Town is also known as the “Mother City” in South Africa.

You will find activities to suit any mood, from an excellent guided city tour to an adrenaline kick in an old fighter jet.

The easiest way to get an overview of things to do, as well as nice restaurants, clubs, and tours, is to walk into one of the visitor’s centers which are located in several areas.

Climate & Biodiversity

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Duiker Island, near Cape Town South Africa

The region has one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world. Its climate is the Mediterranean, with warm summer breezes. There are countless species of both animals and plants endemic to the region.

Things To Do In Cape Town

The city has several famous tourist spots. They are the Table Mountains National Park, the Chapman’s Peak Drive, and the Signal Hill.

Other attractions include the Victoria and Albert Waterfront, Cape Dutch style buildings and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

Also, the most popular areas outside of the city are Cape Winelands, a town of Hermanus, Robben Island and the Moster’s Mill in Mowbray.

Swim with the Sharks

Africa is a microcosm of the natural heritage of the earth. It sports a broad range of wildlife as well as marine. You will be amazed by the shark population here.

If you are adventurous, then dive into the waters of Gansbaai. There are many companies which offer White shark tours in Cape Town and around it.

Three Way Table Mountain

The most visited destination in Cape Town- Table Mountain. Adrenaline junkies would want to abseil across the Table mountain. The view is not as breathtaking as you would prefer. But the adrenaline rush makes up for it. You can even hike up the mountain.

The hiking trails are enchanting, the stay at tents amidst the mountain scenery is exciting. If you do not want to go to all the adventure, but you want to claim that you have been to Table Mountain then take a cableway up.

Go on a Gourmet Tour

Food ethnicity of Cape Town is the best you can find in South Africa. You will be wowed by the types of cuisines you will find here. From Indian street food samosa to Malay curries, your mouth will water at the prospect of tasting it.

At these authentic restaurants, you will be served African dishes as well as authentic international dishes. Mama Africa is a rare place where the untamed beasts are cooked. If your tongue loves experiments, go for a taste.

Addis and Group Areas are the best places to finish off your meal. The decadent chocolate and white cream mousses are best in the country.

Party in Long Street

There is a plethora of clubs and pubs you can wander to when you want to have a good time. Neighborhood in Long Street is a cool place to hang out with friends. It gives you a panoramic view of the bustling city. Julep is just the exact opposite of it.

It is a classy pub, where you can sip a variety of drinks. Waiting Room is where you head to if you want a cozy feeling. No matter what magnitude of partying you want, Cape Town offers you what you desire.

Art & Jewels

The violence-ridden area of Woodstock was off the charts for visitors. But in recent years, it is blooming to be the art hub of Cape Town. Deteriorated Victorian buildings and abandoned houses are now turned into Bohemian art galleries.

It is soon to become a pioneer of the South African art scene. You can find popular galleries like Michael Stevenson, Bell-Roberts, Goodman Gallery Cape.

You can visit Tinsel which is also a hub for designers of contemporary jewelry. If you don’t like making it, you will love wearing it.

Big Five Safaris

Big Five safaris are becoming increasingly popular here. There are numerous safari game reserves within a 2-hours drive from the town.  These are great options if you don’t want to venture too far from the city.

There are also various small nature reserves in and around Cape Town. There are many hiking trails strewn about as well, from short walks to multi-day treks.

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