#SouthAfrica #travel Cape Town – Top 10 things to do

Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa is known as the Mother City and has much to offer visitors . To make things easier we thought we would put together a video showing some Cape Town attractions you might be interested in seeing.

There are few places in the world where you can get up close to penguins like you can at Boulders Beach. This penguin colony is near Simonstown. There are two sections, one with boardwalks and viewing areas. The other allows visitors to share a beach with penguins.

Camps Bay is one of the trendiest parts of Cape Town. It has a great beach, plenty of restaurants and a terrific view on the sunsets. It is set against the Twelve Apostles. This is a mountain ridge that joins with Table Mountain, which separates Camps Bay from the centre of Cape Town.

The Victoria and Alfred Watefront (or V and A) is the most popular attraction South Africa with regard to numbers. It has a good choice of restaurants, bars, shops and accommodation. Many of Cape Town’s top hotels are here.
If you want to visit Nelson Mandela’s prison cell on Robben Island you can catch a boat from here.

Cape Town is surrounded by the Cape Winelands. There are mountains and valleys so the scenery is worth the visit by itself. You can also stop at winefarms for tasting sessions. The oldest winefarm, Groot Constantia, is in the Constantia area.

Hout Bay is within easy reach of the city centre and still operates as a fishing port. The best way to reach here is by taking the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive. There are boat tours here to Seal Island just off the coast. This is a seal colony on a rocky outcrop.

For nature-lovers there is also Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. This sits on the slopes of Devil’s Peak and is again not far from Cape Town city centre. It has only indigenous plants and many Capetonians bring picnics here or enjoy one of the concerts held in the gardens.

Company’s Garden is a park in the centre of Cape Town. Around it are museums and the Parliament Building. This is where early Dutch settlers grew fruit and vegetables for passing ships. It is within reach of the bars of Long Street.

Cape Point is situated in the world heritage site that is the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. It has an incredible range of flora and fauna. This is where many of the early explorers landed. You can go to the lighthouse and look down on the tip of the peninsula.

Table Mountain dominates the skyline in Cape Town. You can either hike up to the top or take a cable car. The top is flat(hence the name) so you can take a number of walking trails, but make sure you check the weather ahead of your visit.

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