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Visit Cape Town – Top 10 Things which can be done in Cape Town. What you can visit in Cape Town – Most visited touristic attractions of Cape Town

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01. Table Mountain
A flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city. A significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking. The main feature is the level plateau approximately 3 kilometres from side to side, edged by impressive cliffs.

02. Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
A waterfront iwhich has sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Table Bay Harbour, the City of Cape Town and Table Mountain. Attracts more than 23 million visitors a year. Over 450 retail outlets selling everything. Still a working harbour: the fishing boats can be seen working.

03. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
A famous botanical garden. Was founded in 1913 to preserve the country’s unique flora. Was the first botanical garden in the world with this ethos. Only indigenous plants are cultivated. Has an area of 528 hectares (1,300 acres).

04. Two Oceans Aquarium
An aquarium. Was opened on the 13 November 1995. Comprises seven exhibition galleries with large viewing windows. The enchantment of this particular zoo is due to its location, where the Indian and Atlantic ocean meet.

05. Boulders Beach
A sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders. Commonly known as Boulders Bay. A popular tourist stop because of a colony of African penguins which settled there in 1982. From just two breeding pairs the colony has grown to about 3,000 birds in recent years.

06. Rhodes Memorial
A memorial to English-born South African politician Cecil John Rhodes (1853–1902) designed by Sir Herbert Baker. Situated at Rhodes’s favourite spot on the lower slopes of Devil’s Peak. Rhodes’s own wooden bench is still situated below the memorial.

07. Afrikaans Language Monument
A monument located on a hill. Commemorates the semicentenary of Afrikaans being declared an official language of SA. Consists of various tapering structures of a convex and concave nature, symbolising influences of different languages and cultures on Afrikaans.

08. Babylonstoren Valley
One of the best preserved werfs (farm yards) in the Cape Dutch tradition. Surrounded by vineyards and orchards. Also on the farm are vineyards, an extensive winery, a bakery, farm shop, smoke house and distillery.

09. Seal Island
A small land mass located 5.7 km off the northern beaches of False Bay. It is 5 acres (2.0 ha) in area and home to 64,000 cape fur seals. Some rock inscriptions made by sealers in the 1930s are still evident.

10. Iziko South African Museum
A South African national museum. Was founded in 1825, the first in the country. Houses important African zoology, palaeontology and archaeology collections. Iziko is a Xhosa word meaning “hearth”.

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