Visit Beautiful Cape Town Today

Cape Town is considered the most cosmopolitan city in South Africa, as it hosts many cultures that contribute to the city’s music, food, and festival scenes. Most tourist come to Cape Town to experience the beautiful beaches, panoramic views and vibrant restaurants. To best understand Cape Town, it is important to learn and understand the aftermath of decades of racial and economic oppression caused by apartheid.  Here are five places to see when in Cape Town.

Table Mountain

Table Mountain towers over Cape Town and is the city’s most recognizable landmark and most popular attraction. The mountain is located within Table Mountain National Park which also includes the Cape of Good Hope. There are many ways to experience Table Mountain. The adventurous traveler can hike to the summit along one of the many trails. One of the best ways to the summit is by use of the Ariel Cableway. Passengers are offered 360 degree views of the city and ocean in the suspended cable cars.

Cape of Good Hope

No Trip to Cape Town is complete without a day trip to the Cape of Good Hope, a peninsula that divides the Atlantic Ocean and False Bay. The 40 mile drive is worth the time, as you will be in awe of some of the most beautiful seascapes on the planet. Along the way, don’t be surprised to see penguins, ostriches and baboons. The highlight of the trip is Cape Point, the continents southwestern-most point. Standing here will feel like you have reached the edge of the world.

District Six Museum

The District Six Museum was established in 1994 to educate visitors about the people of District Six. In 1966 when apartheid was in full force, more than 60,000 residents were forced to move when District 6 was declared a white neighborhood. The residents were relocated to shanty towns in Cape Flats, a barren area on the outskirts of the city. The museum is dedicated to the stories of the displaced citizens, and to inform visitors of the social injustices that occurred during apartheid.

Robben Island

Robben Island sits several miles off the coast of Cape Town. Through the years the Island has been home to a military base, a leper colony, a mental institution and is best known as the prison that held Nelson Mandela captive. Today, Robben Island houses a museum that details the history of the island and offers tours that are led by former inmates of the prison, including Mandala’s cell.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is a must see with thousands of visitors from all over the world visiting each year. The gardens’ has 89 acres to explore with over 7,000 indigenous and rare species. As you enjoy the colorful plant life, keep your eyes peeled for stunning sculptures scattered throughout the grounds.

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