Focus on Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Cape Town's name originated from the term 'Cape of Good Hope'. From the time of the first recorded discovery of the Cape of Good Hope, seafarers looked forward to the sight of Table Mountain from as far as 200 km away.
Unquestionably one of the world's most famous landmarks, the 1 086 m high Table Mountain provides the city of Cape Town with a dramatic setting of unrivalled beauty.
Cape Town is steeped in a rich history and is a cultural melting pot with its diverse and vibrant character being derived from Khoisan and other African tribes from the North, and Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers.
Bustling and beautiful, the cosmopolitan nature of Cape Town means that one never tires of the multitude of experiences it has to offer.
From pristine coastlines and a magnificent countryside offering a unique flora kingdom, to the many shopping malls, restaurants, jazz cafes, fleamarkets, theatres and glitzy casinos and nightclubs, Cape Town appeals to everyone.
Cape Town has been voted one of the top international destinations in the world and is filled with natural beauty and a rich variety of stimulating activities.
Cape Town offers a myriad Things to Do and places to see, whatever your tastes, inclinations or budget.
The top attractions in Cape Town are:
Table Mountain National Park
Visitors can enjoy the 7 750 hectares reserve of indigenous flora and fauna and over 150 species of bird and can also travel with the only funicular in Africa, to the viewing platform of 678 metres above the sea.
The Hoerikwaggo Table Mountain Trail offers you a luxury three-day, guided, portered, catered, hiking experience that links the cultural history of Cape Town city with the natural heritage of Table Mountain.
Enjoy some of the many Hikes on Table Mountain
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Winelands & Wine Routes
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
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