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  • Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town is also the oldest settlement in South Africa. 

  • On a map, Cape Town appears as the end point of the west coast of Africa. The southernmost point of South Africa is at Cape Agulhas, which is east of Cape Town.

  • Dominated visually by the kilometre high, flat-topped Table Mountain.

  • The cableway up Table Mountain provides fantastic views and there is a scenic walk along the mountain summit. 

  • The Castle of Good Hope in the city centre area is one of the oldest European structures in Southern Africa, built in 1679. 

  • The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) in the historic grain silo complex, is a landmark in the city and is the first major museum dedicated to contemporary art from Africa.

  • The South African Jewish Museum, Bo Kaap Museum, Cape Town Diamond Museum and the District Six Museum are also found in the city. 

  • The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden features mostly indigenous plants and is beautifully maintained. 

  • Restored and revamped to service both tourists and locals, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront has a lively atmosphere with several good restaurants and bars, cinemas and hotels, as well as an incredible art gallery excellent aquarium. 

  • Robben Island (also known as Seal Island), which can be seen from the mainland on a clear day, was a political prison and is where Nelson Mandela spent many years. There are sightseeing trips available to the Island.

  • Coastal suburbs offer superb sandy beaches, such as: Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Noordhoek and Kommetjie on the Atlantic side and Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg on the Indian Ocean.

  • A plethora of activities available:

    • On the ground: hiking, mountain biking, Cape Argus cycle race, horse riding, tennis, golf and bowling. 

    • In the mountains: abseiling, caving and kloofing (a combination of hiking, swimming and boulder hopping).

    • In the ocean: sea fishing, surfing, aquaplaning, windsurfing, jet skiing, paddle skiing, scuba diving, ocean rafting and surfing. 

    • In the air: paragliding, sky diving and helicopter flip. 

  • A trip to the Cape would not be complete without exploring the wine routes through Paarl, Stellenbosch and and Franschhoek, where the internationally renowned cuisine of various fine establishments is complemented by superb wines produced in the area.

  • During winter, the Western Cape can be cold and wet with maximum temperatures of around 17°C and minimum of 5°C. 

  • Sunny and dry days mark the summer in the Western Cape with maximum temperatures of around 26°C and a minimum of 15°C. 

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By road
Buses run to and from all main centres and cities in South Africa so all roads are well signposted. 

By air
A busy International Airport accommodates direct flights as well as indirect flights from Johannesburg with most regular airlines including: Air France, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Malaysian Airlines, Qantas, and SAA, South Africa's own. 

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