Cape Town is the capital of South Africa and located between the sea and mountains. Table Mountain is the most iconic one which provides panoramic views over the Atlantic, long beaches and botanical gardens.
The city is an adventure for travellers with a wide range of indoor- and outdoor activities. The last one includes hiking, surfing, paragliding, cage diving with sharks and whale-watching. Each of the things you want to do depends on your time of visit. Cape Town is also known for its turbulent and life-changing past. Look into history and visit Robben Island, where you can see where Nelson Mandela stayed for years. On the backside, Stellenbosch is a paradise for gourmets and Cape Point is a UNESCO World Heritage with a rare floral kingdom. Are you ready to explore the exciting attractions?
Cape Town was founded in 1652 and became South Africa’s first modern city in the decades, also called “The Mother City”. Its location was a mainstay of global trade for centuries. The metropolitan region has over 3.5 million of people. There are still things Cape Town must recover from the past. As support, The FIFA World Cup took place in 2021 which gave the city a better reputation and since then, tourism is growing fast.
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Attractions in Cape Town
Table Mountain is 1.087 meters high and known as one of the most iconic photography pictures. It is created from slate and sandstone, which forms the mountain by the end of the Cape, which is in Table Mountain National Park. This one is surrounded by a diversity of rich flowers and plants along with animals as baboons, rock hyraxes and Caracals. In the park, the Twelve Apostles protrude over the Atlantic coast, Lion’s Head on west point and Devil’s Peak on the east.
For those who want to enjoy the view while getting there, you can ride the cable way, which only takes seven minutes. It runs normally daily, but you should first check the weather conditions before booking the tickets. The upper station of the mountain offers a cozy and modern café to have a lunch break. For those who want to explore Table Mountain, take one of the 350 routes that are divided into different levels. A climb can take up to 4 hours, depends on how long you would like to spend time on the mountain. For taking the best pictures, drive or hike up to Lion’s Head or Signal Hill to take advantage of the magnificent view.
Clifton and Camps Bay Beaches
Six kilometres away from downtown, you will find the beautiful Clifton and Camps Bay Beaches. Here you can find the most expensive real estate. The view to the white-sand beaches and deep-blue sea are priceless.
First beach is known as a volleyball area, which also offers surf lessons. If you go more south, you can see Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles. Surrounded by boutiques and chic cafés along Victoria Street, tourists and locals get together on weekends. Have a sunbath and listen to the waves. It’s a vibe. Life has always been better at the beach, as you know.
Don’t miss the Cape Wheel that is close to the waterfront and located in the market square. The Ferris wheel has 30 cabins and takes you on a 15-minute ride with 360-degree views. When you reach the top of the Cape Wheel you can admire stunning panorama views over the city centre, the port, Table Mountain and Cape Town Stadium. It is an unforgettable experience and one of the entertainment activities. Cape Town also offers many indoor activities like visiting Grand West Casino and Entertaining World that offers amusement, fun, leisure but also relaxation. It is known as the largest entertainment attraction in South Africa. Grand West makes sure you have a great time, including an exclusive casino, fun activities, restaurants and bars and other facilities. The highlights are Laser tag, arcade, and different table games. A variety of them you can also find on online mobile casinos, which is popular as well. What makes it more attractive is exclusive rewards, promotions, and other offerings. Also, you get free spins without paying any deposit. However, Cape Town offers lots of indoor and outdoor entertainment that can’t be denied. You will find plenty of things to do during your visit.
Cage Diving with White Sharks
Adrenaline junkies will find many things to explore while in Cape Town. Cage Diving in South Africa is popular. While you get into a cage with thick bars, divers will have their real experiences with watching sharks from a near distance. You will find shark diving at places as Simon’s Town, Mossel Bay and Dyer Island. The area Gansbaai is known as for being the “White Shark Capital of the World”. The best time to visit these places for Shark Diving is from April to October. There is no diving certification needed. For those who just want to watch the different creatures of the ocean can watch dolphins, whales, and penguins from the boat.
Cape Town is a beautiful and magical city that you won’t forget in your life. It’s a mixture of history, tradition, modernness, nature and entertainment. You will get lost in different places that will let you dream. Buy a plane ticket to Cape Town and make memories, just don’t forget your camera!