Cape Town Attractions

Cape Town is the 2nd most crowded city in South Africa and the largest in land region forming part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality. It is the primate city and provincial capital of Western Cape and also legislative capital of South Africa, where most of the government offices and National Parliament are situated. It is well known for its Cape floral kingdom and harbour including a few landmarks as Cape Point and Table Mountain. One of the most famous tourist destinations of Africa is Cape Town. It was formerly developed by Dutch East India Company as a supplying station for Dutch ships sailing to Far East, Eastern Africa and India. Today, Cape Town is one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

Cape Town

The centre of Cape Town is situated at the northern end of Cape Peninsula. It has a Subtropical Mediterranean climate with very warm and dry summers and mild wet winters. It is home to nineteen different vegetation kinds and is also the only habitat of hundreds of endemic species. The City Bowl is a natural amphitheatre shaped region defined by mountains of Devil’s Peak, Signal Hill, Table Mountain and Lion’s Head and surrounded by Table Bay. The region includes central business district of the city, the Company’s Garden, the harbour and residential suburbs of Woodstock, De Waterkant, Walmer Estate, Devil’s Peak, Vredehoek, District Six, University Estate, Zonnebloem, Tamboerskloof, Gardens, Schotsche Kloof, Bo-Kaap, Oranjezicht and Higgovale.

The Northern Suburbs of Cape Town are mainly Afrikaans-speaking and include Bellville, Welgemoed, Bothasig, Table View, Brooklyn, Thornton, Burgundy Estate, Richwood, Durbanville, Parow, Edgemead, Panorama, Elsie’s River, Monte Vista, Facreton, Maitland, Goodwood and Kensington. The eastern suburbs include Protea Hoogte, Fairdale, Belhar, Brackenfell, Blue Downs, Kraaifontein and Kuils River, while the Atlantic Seaboard includes Three Anchor Bay, Bantry Bay, Sea Point, Camps Bay, Mouille Point, Clifton, Llandudno, Fresnaye, Hout Bay and Green Point.

Cape Town Cable car to Table mountain

Some of the most famous attractions of Cape Town include Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Town’s Beaches, Cape Point, V&A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Boulders Beach Penguins, Cape Winelands, Cape Whale Coast and Garden Route.

Table Mountain is a flat-topped peak forming a major landmark overlooking the Cape Town City in South Africa. It is featured in the local government insignia and the Cape Town’s flag. The Table Mountain is the most important tourist sight with plenty of travelers using the cableway or hiking to the top.

Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 kilometer to the west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa. It is composed of Precambrian metamorphic rocks belonging to the Malmesbury Group.

Cape Town is quite famous for its arctic water, but that’s made up for by its beautiful beaches. The beaches of Cape Town range form secluded bays to long open stretches of sandy beaches. There are plenty of beaches such as White Sandy Beach, Sun Tan, Beach Picnic and Sheltered Beach.

Cape Point is a promontory at the southeast corner of Cape Peninsula, which is a scenic and mountainous landform that runs south-north for about 30 kilometers.

V&A (Victoria and Alfred) Waterfront in the historic heart of Cape Town’s working harbour is South Africa’s most visited destination having the highest rate of foreign visitors of any attraction in the country.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is one of the eight National Botanical Gardens covering five of six different biomes of South Africa.

Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach constructed of inlets between granite boulders and is situated in Cape Peninsula near Simon’s Town towards Cape Point near Cape Town in Western Cape Province of South Africa.

Cape Winelands is an area of Western Cape Province of South Africa and is the largest wine producing area in the country. It is divided in six major wine zones and each offers their own unique wine route.

Cape Whale Coast is situated an hour out of Cape Town, South Africa and is a globally acclaimed stretch of coast for whale surveillance.

Garden Route is a famous stretch of south eastern coast of South Africa, which stretches from Heidelberg in Western Cape to Stroms River over Paul Sauer Bridge.