Cape Town is an amazing town in South Africa. It is famous for its harbor and interestingly it’s the second most populated city in South Africa followed by Johannesburg with an estimated population of 3.7 million people in 2011. It is located on the shore of Table Bay. Cape Town initially was planned in such a way that it would be a supply station for Dutch ships that sail to the Far East, India and East Africa by the Dutch East India company. The city was popularly known as an economic and cultural hub during the colonial era.
It is one city with diverse cultures comprising of captivating sounds, creativity, colour and taste in the world. It was named the World design capital in 2014 by the international council of societies of industrial design.
Take a trip to Cape Town and explore the popular locations in Africa. Cape Town has so many sight-seeing destinations and it has a rich cultural heritage.
For the records Cape Town has hosted the 2010 FIFA World cup,2003 ICC cricket World Cup,1995 Rugby World Cup amongst others World championships.
What about whale watching? An experience that will bring lasting memories for a lifetime, that’s why you should visit Cape Town, You can enjoy watching the Southern Right Whales and Humpback whales off the coast during the breeding season which is usually August to November.
The Bryde’s Whales and killer Whale can be seen throughout the year. There is also Heaviside’s dolphins and the Dusky dolphins, you can find them in the city.
Do you also have a taste for a mixture of wine and sightseeing? Welcome to Cape Wine Lands like Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.
Speaking of windmills, we must not fail to mention that Mosterts Mill is the only complete windmill in South Africa. This windmill was built in 1796 and is also a nice place of attraction for tourists with attractive locations like V&A waterfront, the city bowl,Hout Bay, Camps Bay, SeaPoint, The Constantia, Rondesbosch, Newlands and somerset West.
These nice sights is enough reason to come to Cape Town. Another tourist site is the Table Mountain National Park. It is here that you can hike up or camp.
Interestingly, from Noordhoek which is linked to Hout Bay you can see the Atlantic Ocean. Isn’t that magical?
At the Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town you would see cute Penguins and if you love surfing then we must say that Cape Town is the place to be!
It is worthy to note that the Red Bull Big Wave Africa surfing competition holds in Cape Town every year.
And there’s more, you can see the massive Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden that houses a protected natural forest, along with a collection of animals and birds and over 7,000 species in cultivation, including many rare and endangered species. In 2004 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Cape Town International Airport was once enlisted as Africa’s leading Airport at the World Travel Awards. The airports actually boasts of local and international flights and it is the second Largest Airport in the country and has actually has a large number of internationals destinations for its users.