Cape Town: An Iconic Destination
Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
Cape Town is rich in natural beauty and considered to be one of the most spectacular cities in the world. Visit Cape Town and discover a destination with infinite opportunities. The city’s natural splendour is evident at every turn, with majestic mountains, greenery and panoramic ocean views.
Why visit Cape Town?
The Mother City has a pulsating atmosphere, alive with diverse cultures and easy-going residents. This cosmopolitan lifestyle destination is undoubtedly the playground of South Africa.
Every year, thousands of international visitors descend on Cape Town. The city is a popular holiday destination due to its idyllic weather conditions in spring and summer, and a perennial surfeit of attractions and activities.
Capetonians lead perpetual holiday lifestyles. The city’s vibrant social scene offers an abundance of entertainment and the surrounding beauty provides daily inspiration. During the summer months, a popular pastime is to spend long, leisurely days on one of the many pristine beaches. In winter, locals head to the Winelands for cosy fireside wining and dining.
Cape Town’s most iconic landmark is the grand Table Mountain. The world-famous mountain has been voted as one of the new 7 wonders of the world. The mountain presides over Cape Town, creating an unforgettable backdrop to the city. Witness a visual spectacle as clouds gracefully settle on the summit of the mountain, creating the ‘table cloth’ effect.
The mountain can be explored in many ways. Take a rotating cable-car to the top of the mountain and enjoy spectacular scenery and uninterrupted views, stretching from Cape Town’s harbour to Cape Point. Adventure seekers can take advantage of the many hiking trails and extreme sports on offer, such as abseiling and base jumping.
A short drive from Cape Town’s city centre, discover Cape Point, the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. This magnificent promontory boasts breathtaking views of the jagged False Bay coastline. The nature reserve and world heritage site is home to a variety of fauna, including baboons, buck species and Cape mountain zebra.
Take a scenic drive, lunch at one of the many picnic spots or take a walk up to the popular viewpoint. Visit the ancient lighthouse, the most powerful of its kind in South Africa. The Flying Dutchman funicular provides enjoyable transportation to the lighthouse location.
This nature reserve offers a host of activities including whale watching, hikes, shipwreck spotting, nature walks, bird watching, dive spots and safe tidal pools.
This world-renowned marine drive meanders along the coast and offers extraordinary ocean views. The 9-kilometre coastal route connects Noordhoek and Hout Bay and includes 114 curves.
The rocky cliff is dotted with roadside picnic spots and hiking trails. Photographers and sight-seers frequent the route and never experience disappointment. The dramatic scenery is the perfect backdrop for any exercise routine – run, walk or cycle along this winding route and take in the sheer magnificence of Chapman’s Peak.
Cape Town has a fascinating history and rich cultural legacy. Discover the city’s wealth of heritage sites: Adderley Street in the city centre is home to many notable buildings and sites, including St George’s Cathedral, the old Slave Lodge, Groote Kerk and the Company Gardens.
Visit the Castle of Good Hope, South Africa’s oldest surviving colonial building. This defence fort features interesting museums, galleries and guided tours.
Take a boat trip to one of South Africa’s foremost attractions, Robben Island. This world heritage site and museum is a must-see for visitors to Cape Town. Explore the apartheid-era prison, where former president Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years.
Other places of cultural interest in central Cape Town include the District Six Museum and Malay quarter, known as Bo-Kaap.
Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Cape Town, embellished with festive attractions and an interesting cross section of people. While visiting Cape Town, be sure to explore the Winelands, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Table Mountain, Robben Island and the V&A Waterfront, South Africa’s top 5 national tourist attractions.
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Taj Cape Town is a luxury 5-star hotel, located in historical Adderley Street in the city centre. Taj Cape Town offers refined hotel accommodation in close proximity to Cape Town’s top tourist attractions.