The provincial capital and monkey city of the Western Cape, Cape Town serves as the legislative capital of South Africa too. Exquisitely stunning and densely populated, the “Mother City” of South Africa is the second largest populated city of the country. Floating on the northern end of the Cape Peninsula with the Table Mountains forming the most beautiful backdrop to the city bowl, this lively city has loads to offer to everyone. The city is also well connected through sea, rail and roadways.
From breathtaking weather of mild wet winters and warm summers to huge collections of tourist attractions, Cape Town is simply magical in everything. It is also the economic center of the Western Cape Province. Cape Town witnesses a huge influx of tourists almost every year due to its friendly climate, beautifully awesome biodiversity and elegantly developed architectures. The Cape Town beaches are one of the most admired tourist attractions featuring warm water and the Agulhas currents creating a perfect background for surfing. Brimming with rich cultural heritage, the city is enhanced with cape Dutch style architectures and heritage monuments. The city is more energetic with creativity, color, sounds and tastes. While walking through the streets and meeting with its people, travelers fall in love with its natural splendor, creative sovereignty and unbelievable spirit. Cape Town is a place where the unexpected is forever just around the corner that is prepared to be explored across the city border.
There are several tourist attraction points in Cape Town that you can visit during your holiday trip. These attractions will persuade you to visit the place again and again.
Table Mountain: A famous tourist attraction of the city that is known for its rich biodiversity and is home to over 1500 species of plants. The highest point of Table Mountain reaches 1085 meters and enjoys the views of all the way to Robben Island and beyond. It features a self-service restaurant Table Mountain Café, where you can enjoy lip smacking food and refreshments.
Robben Island: Robben Island is a World Heritage Site that provides stunning views across the bay with Table Mountain in its background. It has a prison that was once home to former South African president Nelson Mandela and several other black political freedom fighters. A trip to this island brings a memorable experience for the tourists giving them glimpse of life and times of the apartheid era.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: Covering an area of 528 hectares with 36 hectares of verdant manicured garden, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a real celebration of South African flora & fauna. It demonstrates indigenous South African plants. Fynbos, proteas, cycads and rolling lawns are amalgamated with streams and ponds and pathways for easy walking. It also features variety of birds and enjoys the panoramic views of the upper slopes. Whether for a relaxing stroll or fun-filled picnic, the garden is a must-visit spot in Cape Town.
Rhodes Memorial: Nestled at the base of Devil’s Peak, Rhodes Memorial enjoys pleasant vista of the Table Bay, False Bay and the Hottentots Holland mountains in the far distance. You can visit the place to enjoy the panoramic views.
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