Capetown is not only known for its water surrounded regions but it is also known for the sharks that exists in them. The population of stark is diverse in South Africa. A quarter of the world’s shark species (98 to be precise) dwell in South African waters and around 40 of these call the waters around Cape Town home.
Food lovers are found almost everywhere. For all the food lovers out there Capetown is known for its variety and also its impeccable taste. It also offers adventurous eaters tastes from across the African continent, be it Xhosa fare like samp (crushed maize used in porridge) and marog (African spinach), spongy injeras (flatbreads) from Ethiopia, or Cape Malay cuisine.
Long street isn’t a place for sobers. It is the place for partying: bars like- Neighbourhood has a laid-back feel and a vast balcony from which to watch the goings-on on the street below. Julep (one of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets, with bare brick walls, comfy couches and a spectacular selection of cocktails) and the Waiting Room (a cosy, unpretentious bar with retro chairs).
To get sun kissed during the day time or to get some fresh air during the evening. Here are a list of few famous beaches that you can visit.
- Beta Beach
Capetown is not only spoken about but has fairly won a few awards too. The Mother City racked up a few awards. It was named the best place in the world to visit by The New York Times and also appointed World Design Capital 2014.
By travelling from the dynamic city of Cape Town to the 5 diverse regions of the Western Cape you can probably discover everything from the fishing villages on the Cape West Coast, the markets in the Cape Overberg to the vegetative splendour of the Garden Route & Klein Karoo. It also has intensity of the Cape Karoo’s endless skies, to the wine farms in the Cape Winelands.
A few adventures that could blow your mind away even by just hearing them:-
- Dare to cage-dive with sharks and crocodiles
- Swim with dolphins(probably everyone’s dream)
Places that should definitely be visited atleast once in your life time.
- Table Mountain National Park
- Cape Point Nature Reserve
- Lion’s Head
- Signal Hill
- Clifton Beaches
- The Penguin Route
- False Bay Coast
- Northern Suburbs
Cape Town is the capital of the Western Cape Province. It is a city with two faces, European and African, a blend of first and third world. Despite these vast differences Cape Town is a relaxed and safe city. It has a number of very interesting museums including the South African National Museum, with planetarium, the Bo-Kaap Museum and the National Gallery. In the city centre is the Castle of Good Hope. This fort was built in 1666 by Van Riebeeck and still serves as the headquarters of the Western Cape Military. Table Mountain is situated on the southern side of Cape Town and is famous for its table shape. The mountain provides stunning views over the entire city and is easily accessible via the rotating cable car.
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a working harbour and shopping/entertainment centre where you can shop, eat out, watch a movie or stroll around the interesting shops and craft markets from early morning until late in the evening. Situated near the centre of the Waterfront is the Two Oceans Aquarium, with more than 300 species of marine life. The biggest attraction of the Waterfront is the Robben Island museum and tours to Robben Island.
Ferries depart at 9am, 10am, 12pm, 1pm, 2 pm and 3pm (weather permitting) from the Waterfront to Robben Island. The tour lasts 3½ hours and includes a bus tour of the island as well as a tour with an ex-political prisoner and a visit to Nelson Mandela’s cell. It is advisable to book your tour in advance by phone on Tel: 021 419 5111. A visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens should also be on your agenda. It is one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens and is also a starting point for a number of walks on Table Mountain. Rhodes Memorial on the way to the gardens is an excellent point for a coffee break and to take in the views of the city and surrounds.