10 reasons to visit Cape Town - South Africa's best city!

Thinking about visiting Cape Town? Here's why we think that it's one of the best cities, and why you MUST see it for yourself. 

 

Cape Town has been ranked as one of the best cities in the world numerous times by the likes of The Telegraph, Conde Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet and many more, and we’re not even slightly surprised. It seems that the people of Cape Town have effortlessly created this gem tourism destination over time, and now in recent years, it’s blown up with extremely positive reviews and hot publicity. Cape Town is wonderfully unique in that it is made up of four different exciting aspects which come together perfectly, and complement each other to create a once in a lifetime experience for all who visit: It’s surrounded by cloud covered mountains, the Atlantic Ocean and it’s sea-life, as well as magnificent wildlife as you travel outwards, and of course a crazy cool city centre with hands down the best cocktail bars and restaurants that one might ever come across. 

 

If you think you need more persuasion to go or just some personal advice, here are 10 hand picked reasons why we think you MUST visit Cape Town, and soon!

 

The Views: 

The western cape is undoubtably one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Without exaggerating (or trying not to at least), there is distinctive beauty everywhere you look. The many mountains will keep you on a glorious high that will be hard to shake off when you leave. There’s nothing quite as peaceful as staring down at the world beneath you whilst the sun rises, forgetting about the busyness that we’ve got ourself so deeply sunken into. From inspiring ocean views to bright city lights, there is always complete magic to be seen and felt by all in Cape Town and it’s surrounds. 

 

Images: Left - View from the top of table mountain; Right - Mountain scenes

 

Hidden Gems: 

Locals are incredibly secretive about the hidden gems that are nestled in their home city. Which local wouldn’t be? They’re “hidden” for a reason and this is what makes them so sought after. You’ll have to befriend a few people who are happy to show you their favourite spots. Two of my personal favourite hidden gems in Cape Town are Beta Beach in Bakoven, and Wally’s Cave which is about half way up Lion’s Head, but you’ll have to take a little detour to get there. They’re off the beaten track and even though more people are getting wind of their existence, both remain totally dreamy and relatively quiet. 

 

Images: Left: Wally's Cave; Right - Beta Beach