Welcome to Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa. Voted the favourite foreign city by the UK Telegraph in 2004, Cape Town is one of the leading tourists destinations in the world. A recent survey has revealed that 2 out of 3 tourists to South Africa will certainly include Cape Town in their destinations' list. Tourism industry alone in Cape Town employs about 75 000 people. Also known as The Mother City, Cape Town is the only city in the world that has two great seas engulfing it; the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans.
According to the 2011 Census, Cape Town's has a whopping population of 3.74 million. It is the second most populous city in the country, the first being Johannesburg. This historic South African city has a tapestry of co-existing cultures from all walks of life, making Cape Town one of the most diversified cities in the country.
Cape Town is not just an ideal tourists destination but a paradise to its residents as well. Whether an adventurous back-packer on a tight budget or a wealthy prospective home-buyer or tourist in search of a luxurious accommodation , Cape Town has everything in store for everyone.
Cape Town offers great beaches, some of the best restaurants in the world, affluent, first-class facilities, and it’s not as overcrowded as Europe. In recent times we have seen a steadily growing demand for residential accommodation in Cape Town’s central city.
Cape Town has 202 active suburbs.
Between 2016-01-01 to 2016-12-31:
Compared to the previous year(2015-01-01 to 2015-12-31):
Full Title and Sectional Title sales in Cape Town had a combined value of R 38,419,119,362 with a median price of R 990,000 compared to R 39,738,508,196 with the median price of R892,881 for the prior period.
Full Title sales in Cape Town had a total value of R 25,033,955,253 with a median price of R 1,000,000 compared to R 27,385,040,364 with the median price of R900,000 for the prior period.
Sectional Title sales in Cape Town had a total value of R 13,385,164,109 with the median price of R 955,000 compared to R 12,353,467,832 with the median price of R881,241 for the prior period.
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Cape Town has become South Africa's most popular destination for international film makers, not only because the city offers the most stunning scenery, a bouquet of cultures and value for money for film productions, but The Mother City has a state-of-the-art film studio; Cape Town Film Studios. It is the first custom-built Hollywood-style film studio complex of its kind in the entire continent
Movies such as Safe House starring Denzel Washington, Blood Diamond starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Lord of War with Nicholas Cage to mention a few were partly shot in Cape Town.
Cape Town is a city filled with laid back people who enjoy the finer things in life such as good wine, food, hospitality, art, surf and nature which could be another reason why movie makers choose this location for the making of their escapisms, films.
Cape Town real estate agents say foreign investors like South Africa because they get a high quality of life at bargain prices. The Western Cape provincial government also aims to become South Africa’s "greenest" region.
Cape Town has what is known as the Mediterranean climate. The winters are wet and cool while summers are dry and warm. Although recently summer temperature in the City Bowl has peaked to a high of 40°C, an average annual temperature in Cape Town is 17°C. To be a resident of this amazing historical city see Cape Town property for sale or to rent in CyberProp.