Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Visit Cape Town, South Africa’s Mother City

Cape Town, - the “Mother City” of South Africa is a mismatch of Colonial history and a cosmopolitan vibe that can be felt as soon as you arrive.
The famous international landmark, Table Mountain stands protective sentinel over the city’s panoramic skyline, which is built on a lush peninsula that undulates like a slow walking, seductress dipping her toes into the Atlantic Ocean.
Without a doubt, CapeTown is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and is also said to be the first founded in South Africa in 1652 by the early seafaring Dutch explorers.
Centuries of diverse cultures settling in the city have imbued the place with a fascinating legacy which can be seen in its historical sites, districts, food, religious and cultural events

Breathtaking vistas leave a person spoilt with endless choices of things to see and do from exploring the Victoria and Albert Waterfront, eating at one of the huge variety of well appointed restaurants in and around the city, or simply lazing in the sun on one of the numerous beaches.
Don’t miss the cable car ride up Table Mountain. Or for the adventure traveller, a hike up the steep walk to the top, whichever you decide to do, once there you will be amazed at the views.
For the nature lover, the diverse flora and fauna that are unique to the area
and in fact, the world is filled with fascinating discoveries.

Once you have taken in all the delights of the city and its immediate surrounds, you should try to explore one of the outlying historical towns in the wine growing regions of Constantia, Franschoek, Paarl or Stellenbosch. Tour operators run well
organised packages to and from the wine lands where you can have fun visiting the many cellars, wine tasting and eating at gourmet restaurants.

South Africa’s Western Cape Province with its temperate climate, and ideal soils, is one of the finest viticulture areas in the country and has become world renowned for its gold medal winning wines.

Check List for “things to do and places to go”:
Table Mountain cable car ride
Hiking and rock climbing up Table Mountain
Chapmans Peak Drive
Parasailing over Camps Bay Cape Point
Twelve Apostles, Camps Bay
Victoria and Albert Waterfront
Two oceans Aquarium
Helicopter ride over Cape Town
Sunset cruise around Cape Town Harbour
Robben Island
Shopping at Cavendish Square
The Castle
Cape Town fun bus
Train trip to the naval port, Simons Town
Natural rock arch, False Bay
Deep sea fishing from Hout Bay
Cape Town Carnival
Wine tasting in the Viticulture regions.

Good Travel Quote:
March to Your Own Drummer
“March to your own drummer and listen to the rhythm of your own inner music. Remember, you are the
one who needs to be happy with your life and your chosen lifestyles…travel without a care…”

Photos Courtesy Cape Town Travel