If you are not sure about the perfect destination to spend your vacations then pack your bags and head towards Cape Town. This wonderful city has so much to offer to the tourists that you would want to extend your vacation period.
Cape Town is known to be the most densely inhabited city of South Africa. It is a vibrant place which has pleasant weather and abounds in natural beauty. It is a melting pot of cultures and traditions, which has brought diversity in its food and festivals. A large number of Government offices and even the National Parliament is located in Cape Town, which exhibits the importance of this city.
Places To Visit
• Table Mountain is a must-see place in Cape Town to get a picturesque view of the bay. If your health allows you, walk up to the top, otherwise take a cable car.
• Robben Island is one of the most visited places in Cape Town. It was a prison during the Apartheid era and is famous because this was the place where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life. You need to reserve your bookings, prior visiting it since it is on the top of most people’s itinerary.
• Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is a marvelous place that offers shopping opportunity as well as entertainment.
• If you truly love Mother Nature, you need to go on a drive along the Chapman’s Peak. I bet you won’t forget this drive your entire life.
Things To Do
• You need to ensure visiting the Smitswinkelbaai Beach to devour a private beach experience of a magnificent white beach.
• Make sure you pay a visit to Constantia Wine Route to get a taste of some of the exquisite wines of South Africa.
• You should take an open-roof bus tour for exploring the city.
• Ostrich farm at Cape Point and Kirstenbosch Botanical garden must also be visited.
• If kids are accompanying you, make sure you visit Simon’s Town Warrior Toy museum for getting a peek at the wide array of toy cars, trains, dolls etc.
Shopping and Sports
Cape Town is among some of the cities which are crammed with innumerable shopping malls. Some of the most famous are Cape Quarter, V & A Waterfront, Cavendish Square and Canal Walk. You will also find various restaurants, bars and nightclubs lining all these shopping malls. If you are a sports freak, you can pay a visit to the Cape Town stadium for watching football and Rugby matches. Also, there is the Good Hope Center which offers various indoor sports.
This place offers an exciting nightlife with several bars and clubs. Some of the areas you should throng for a great nightlife are Green Point, Sea Point, V&A Waterfront and Long Street, which is in the City Center.
Being a multicultural society, you will get to see a number of different kinds of festivals being celebrated here. The most popular ones are Minstrel festival (January), Marimba Festival (for hearing some of the superb Cape Town’s bands), Carnival (March) and Diwali (Hindu Fest).
Photo Credit: Sharon Ang from Singapore