Cape Town is a lovely city in South Africa which is perched beautifully between the mountain and the sea. Cape Town, also affectionately known as the “Mother City,” is clearly the oldest city in South Africa, with an extended history of more than 300 years.
Cape Town is probably best visited between the later part of January and March. If you are visiting Cape Town between May and August, do bring along warm clothing. During spring, Cape Town is blooming with flowers and whales are frolicking in the cool ocean.
Cape Town is known for its various natural features which never fail to attract tourists. The most famous one is the Table Mountain, which is part of the Table Mountain National Park. Visitors can scale the top of the mountain by hiking or by taking the Table Mountain Cableway. They can thereafter drive along the famed Chapman’s Peak Drive which is a narrow road which links Noordhoek with the very beautiful Hout Bay. While at Cape Town, tourists sometimes also visit Robben Island. This is the island in Table Island which housed famous celebrities like Nelson Mandela and Kgalema Motlanthe during the South African apartheid regime. When at Robben Island, you will be taken on a tour around the prison premises as well as the museum that is on-site. Another highlight of Cape Town is the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. This waterfront stretch offers a truly relaxing atmosphere with a whole range of restaurants and shopping options.
Any tourist visiting Cape Town tends to fall in love with the city. A self-drive trip around the city is the best way to enjoy the sights of the city, especially with the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Therefore, if there is one place that you should visit in your life, Cape Town should be up there on your list.