Located at the tip of Africa, Cape Town is a city bursting with culture, life, and beauty. One of South Africa’s biggest tourist destinations, Cape Town is a city worth seeing. You can experience amazing things in the Cape – tall mountains, scenic views, and a culture of fun and diversity.
With a history steeped in exhilaration, Cape Town has always been a hub of excitement for tourists. Known as the Mother City, the city is known for its stunning views and local vineyards. So make sure your next holiday includes a tour of this amazing city.
Cape Town was first discovered by Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Dias who arrived in 1488 after journeying south along the west coast of Africa. Over the decades, the city built from a way station to a bustling city full of local and European culture.
During the Apartheid era, Robben Island (situated 6.9km offshore of Cape Town) was utilised as a political prison housing some of South Africa’s most infamous people, including Nelson Mandela. It has now been converted into a local tourist attraction.
What’s there to see?
Cape Town has plenty to see all year round. As a tourist, you’re able to experience everything the city has to offer and more. There’s the famous Table Mountain, which is one of the Seven Wonders of Nature, there’s Camps Bay, the heart of the Cape Town party scene, there’s Stellenbosch, a spectacular wine route, and plenty more.
Go shark diving or see the penguin colony on Boulder’s Beach, enjoy a fantastic nature hike up Lion’s Head or take a true African Safari. There’s plenty to do in Cape Town, which is what makes it one of the best cities to visit.