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Cape Town is unlike any other destination in Africa, it is a city with a diverse range of attractions, sights and activities on offer.  Separated from the rest of the continent by a ring of mountains, Cape Town stands as a glittering, bustling metropolis surrounded by some of the world's most breath taking natural landscapes.

It is simply and undeniable truth that Mother Nature surpassed herself when crafting the Mother City. From the landmark beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay to the vibrant V&A Waterfront and Cape Town city centre, the award winning wine farms of Stellenbosch and Franschoek, to the thriving nightlife, and, of course, the spectacular Table Mountain.  - time spent in Cape Town will not be forgotten.

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Cape Town is a city of determined pioneers dating back to 1652. It is a melting of religions where Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and traditional African beliefs coexist peacefully, each bringing their unique flavour to this proudly multicultural city.

Natural Wonders

The impressive presence of Table Mountain, flanked by the legendary Devil's Peak (Tamboerskloof)and historical Signal Hill, and Table Mountain National Park defines the city.

Manmade natural areas, such as the historic Company’s Gardens, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Oranjezicht Community Farm Project and Green Point Biodiversity Park, also make exploring the city a pleasure.

Why no follow the lead of locals by taking full advantage of the abundant outdoor space: learn to surf; go hiking or mountain biking; tandem-paraglide off Lion’s Head; abseil off the top of Table Mountain – just a few of the many activities on offer.

Nightlife and Entertainment

Cape Town entertainment and nightlife has something special that will appeal to everyone's the-fugard-theatretaste.

The city’s centre is the heart of Cape Town nightlife scene, with the Long Street and Bree Street serving as the main artery of social life, but don’t forget the overabundance of nightlife energy in Camps Bay, and even as far afield as Durbanville.

For lovers of Live Music, Jazz Clubs, Theatre and Performing arts there is alos no shortage of events and shows on offer.

Design Delights

Wandering through the streets of Cape Town will send back in time through the annals of architectural history.  From the brightly painted facades and cobblestone streets of the Bo-Kaap, to the pentagonal-shaped Castle of Good Hope, the bathing chalets of Muizenberg to the Afro-chic decor of its restaurants and bars and the striking street art and innovation incubators of the East City and Woodstock, to the Renaissance-styled City Hall, each corner of Cape Town has its own architectural story and contributes to the complex, multi-cultural and richly diverse society that makes up this cosmopolitan city.

If you are interested, there are numerous walking tours you can take to explore South Africa’s unique blend of cultures, cuisines, heritage and history.

Beyond the City

Wrenching yourself away from all the Cape Town jumping-whalehas to offer can be hard, but within an hour you can explore great places such as Kalk Bay, Hout Bay, Simon's Town, and winelands destinations, such as Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.  Heading further afield you can exchange the urban landscapes for the charming towns of Langebaan and Saldanha on the West Coast or Hermanus and the Overberg on the East Coast. Cape Town's surrounding areas offer great opportunities to explore the treasures of the Western Cape.

Getting Around Cape Town

There are many ways of getting around Cape Town, from Uber, to taxi, metered cab, on foot, by Miciti bus, through car rental and even by Skateboard.

For most travellers Cape Town airport will be your first entry point to Cape Town, and South Africa. When in Cape Town it is advisable to hire a car as many destinations are not easily accessible by public transport.  Miciti bust offers a good alternative public transport system in Cape Town, if you do not drive (it even stops a few meters away from Kloof Nek Suites) but it may not be entirely suited to your needs and are not always reliable after hours.

 

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