Cape town is situated on the south western tip of Africa. Cape Town and the Western Cape is recognised as one of the most beautiful places on the globe. Warm languid summers and mild, moist winters, conditions that perfectly sum up the Mediterranean climate of Cape Town and the Western Cape.
Cape Town and the Western Cape is a cosmopolitan destination where cultural diversity creates an exciting vibrancy and adds to its creativity. Cape Town and the Western Cape offer a diverse experience: from the ultimate combination of nature, wildlife and adventure to culture, heritage and atmosphere! This destination counts many restaurants serving international or traditional cuisine; the Cape Winelands, also known as one of the wine capitals of the world, completes the culinary experience!
Suggested tourism sites for perusal
Tiny streets winding up Signal Hill are tightly packed with colourful houses, some over a century old.
Castle of Good Hope
The pentagonal fortress built in the 17th century is the oldest occupied building in South Africa.
District Six Museum
A community spirited museum of exhibitions which commemorates the forced removal of 50 000 people from the area during the apartheid regime.
Houses of Parliament
Guided tours are conducted and gallery tickets are available to watch a parliamentary session.
Kistenbosch National Botanical Gardens
The gardens were established in 1913, and occupy one of the best positions on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.
Cape Town’s unofficial back-packers emporium, with accommodation, adventure sports shops, antique and second hand clothing stores, book shops and restaurant, pubs and coffee shops that are open 24 hours a day.
Originally the gun signalled the correct time to ships.
On the eastern slopes of Devil’s peak lies the stone memorial of Cecil John Rhodes.
The Company Gardens
It is a wonderful place to relax in the middle of the city, shaded by huge oak trees and with views up to the mountain.
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
A working harbour that was built in 1860 and has now been turned into one of South Africa’s biggest tourist attractions.
Visit the 3 main wine areas in Cape Town ie. Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.
Big Game Fishing
Half day trips on a luxury power boat out to Robben Island introduce you to some big game fishing, or a full day trip can be taken out to Cape Point, for a bigger catch.
Cape Town is rimmed by spectacular white sandy beaches.
You can take a sunset cruise, an invigorating sail or a cruise out to Robben Island.
You can hop on a shining Harley Davidson, and explore the curvy roads of the Cape.
Watch out for whales, and sightings of dolphins are common.
Soar above the birds to view the Cape Peninsular, the coast line around Cape Town or the winelands. A trip up the west coast, stopping off for a fresh seafood lunch along the way, is the ultimate treat.
Table Mountain Cable Way
The new cable way has just been completed and rivals with the best in the world.
Scuba diving course can be taken if you are wanting to get your qualification for more exciting diving along the coast of South Africa. Courses are undertaken in pools, before you venture into the sea for your four qualifying dives.
Jet skis can be rented, or you can take a guided tour, and explore the waters around Granger Bay.
Sunset or sunrise cruises from Three-anchor Bay, this is your chance to see dolphins and seals in the bay, whilst watching the sun sink or rise over the mountains surrounding the Cape.
If you prefer to interact rather than just watch, you can dive into the shark tanks at the Two Ocean Aquarium. Of course you need to have your diving qualification before being allowed near the tanks.
There are water-skiing trips from the Waterfront out into Table Bay, but be aware that the water is freezing!