Cape Town, the "Mother City", is the oldest city in our country and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years. Cape Town is the most popular international tourist destination in South Africa and boasts the top five national attractions in South Africa, that should appear on every visitor to South Africa’s itinerary.
Top Cape Town attractions for tourists:
The Cape of Good Hope, as named by Portuguese seafarers in the 16th Century, now has a reputation of being a free-spirited and cosmopolitan city, offering a unique experience to all who visit. Cape town is iconic, a city of breathtaking natural beauty, creative freedom of expression and change, and a melting pot of cultures. Cape Town is positioned to be the party capital of the 2010 World Cup.
Rest assured, you will never be bored in the Mother City! Cape Town will fill up your senses. and bring you back time and again. Experience the full spectrum of the rainbow nation, - a spicy, colourful and sometimes riotous celebration of life.
The unique topography of the region makes it easy to orientate oneself as long as you remember that with Table Mountain behind you and Robben Island before you, you are facing north, looking across Table Bay and up the west coast of Africa.
Cape Town is known as the city where you can experience all the seasons in one day! You can drive the many kilometres of coastal roads boasting exquisite scenery. You can hike up Table Mountain and get a Black Eagle´s eye view of the dramatic coastline or you could take a cruise on the Atlantic itself and feel the gentle rocking of the boat as you drink a fine bottle of red wine from the Cape Winelands. The quickest way to suss out the coastline is to take an adrenalin pumping helicopter flip around the peninsula, flying over land, sea, mountains and city on the trip of a lifetime.
Did you know
Cape Town was sited by American travel experts as one of the top ten destinations in the world to visit because of its wide range of offerings and affordability.
The London Observer newspaper reports Cape Town as the third favorite overseas city for British travelers.
The Conde Nast Traveller ranked Cape Town as the world’s best value-for-money city in the world for two years in a row, and was also voted the most hospitable city in the world by the same publication.
Travel and Leisure Magazine World’s Best Awards named Cape Town as the best city in Africa. Influential travel website Discovery.com has rated Clifton beach in Cape Town as one of the top nine beaches in the world, calling Clifton "sprawling and clean, reflecting the brilliant African sunshine off white sand and throngs of tanned bodies.”