If you want to go to an extremely unique area, take a trip to Cape Town South Africa. This cultural hub is a great place to go to get away from the formalities of life and really escape to somewhere unlike anywhere else in the world. With only a couple thousand miles of ocean separating you from Antarctica, Cape Town is a place you will never forget. With such great history and a number of modern day activities, Cape Town has something for everyone.

Africa_Photo.gifWhere is Cape Town?

The great city of Cape Town with food wine and fashion is the neighbor to what could be considered one of the wonders of the world, Table Mountain (“A Perfect Day”). Cape Town is specifically located on the western tip of South Africa. Most likely one of the closest locations to Antarctica there are in the world while still being on land. Its landscape is a very coastal area. Cape Town is a port and revolves a lot around the ocean. It is extremely green and has an abundance of great beaches and rocky coasts as well.

What is in Cape Town?

Cape Town is home to a great number of beautiful parks and gardens along with natural wonders. Kristenbosch Botanical Gardens covers 1,305 acres and works great with the vegetation around Table Mountain (“Must Dos”). Lookout Hill is a 360º lookout point with breathtaking views of the Cape Flats and mountains surrounding it.Along with great tourist attractions such as those, Cape Town has many hiking areas to take advantage of. The Helderberg Mountain range gives a wonderful array of walking, hiking, bird watching, picnic, and Braai opportunities. A Braai is an African custom which is similar to a barbeque. Cape Town also offers great shopping. Cape Town’s City Centre has an amazing mix of exotic shops that are a great change from the typical strip malls we are used to (“Cape Town Website”).

Why would you go to Cape Town?

“There are a number of out doors activities you can participate in and around Cape Town and Table Mountain” (“A Perfect Day”) Cape Town also gives the opportunity to visit great historical sites such as Robben Island, which used to be an Island Prison is now a United
from the top. (“Must Dos”). All in all, Cape Town is the place to be if you are looking for food, great accommodations, shopping, culture, entertainment, and heritage. (“Cape Town Website”)

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Cape Town, located on the western tip of South Africa, is a cultural hub full of entertainment, culture, shopping and great food. Probably one of the most beautiful places in the world, Cape Town will not disappoint anyone.