Cape Town – South Africa’s Most Popular DestinationBy
Located at the southern most tip of Africa where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet is South Africa’s mother city, Cape Town. It is South Africa’s number one destination with around 70% of visitors from the UK making Cape Town part of their itinerary.
Cape Town is South Africa’s oldest city and offers visitors fantastic shopping, eating out and other attractions all under the back drop of the iconic Table Mountain. The Victoria and Albert Waterfront is the ideal place for a bit of retail therapy before finding a restaurant where you can sit outside and watch the world go by even during the winter months.
Attractions in Cape Town include the Two Oceans aquarium, a craft market or you may want to watch the local artists perform at the amphitheatre. Robben Island was the prison where Nelson Mandela spent many years and it is open to visitors who can get there by a short boat journey.
Cape Point has claimed many shipwrecks over the years and it is well worth visiting the place that is at the very end of Africa. The drive over Chapman’s Peak is as spectacular as the view from Cape Point with its hairpin bends and sheer cliffs.
As well as finding plenty of things to do in Cape Town, it is also an excellent base to explore the surrounding area of the Western Cape. The winelands of Paarl, Franshoek and Stellenbosch are popular with both self drive and guided tours. Between July and October, the town of Hermanus is considered one of the best places in the world where you can whale watch from the shore.
The stunning scenery of Cape Town makes it an ideal place to spend your holiday for those in search of adventure, entertainment or relaxation. A full range of accommodation is available to suit all budgets.