Cape Town has garnered itself a reputation as one of the world’s most picturesque cities. It is an honor well deserved.
Snuggled into a piece of landscape ringed by mountains and sea, Cape Town spender presents itself in so many ways. One can easily spend a week exploring and still yearn to come back for more.
A trip to the top of Table Mountain is a great way to start off a visit to this diverse city. The views from the top are unbeatable but the weather can be tricky with fog sometimes obscuring the city scape below. The ride up the mountain is a treat in and of itself.
The Cape Wheel at the Waterfront is another option for panoramic views. It is a giant Ferris wheel smack dab in the middle of a charming harbor spot chock full of shops, restaurants and interesting nooks and crannies.
Purchasing a city bus pass is an excellent option for getting around. Cape Town is a nice walking city but safety should be top of mind and day time walks or hikes are best.
A plethora of colors splash all over the Kristenbosch National Botanical Gardens with varieties of plants and flowers not seen elsewhere with such style and grace.
Plenty of attractions surround the city itself and this is one of few places on the planet where you can hob nob with penguins. A colony of African penguins settled at Cape Peninsula, Simon’s Town also known as Boulders Bay. Age old huge rocks help protect the beach there as does the Tabletop Mountain National Park crew.
And, no visit to Cape Town is complete without a visit to the Cape of Good Hope. It is the most southwestern point in Africa.
Cape Town is near wine country – an easy day trip for tasting or even those who just appreciate the natural beauty of vineyards.
Of course, Cape Town also is the location for Robbens Island where, for years, Nelson Mandella was imprisoned. The facility is now a museum.
The cape town.travel web site offers superlative information about the city and its surroundings.