The City of Cape Town

Dear visitor,

Cape Town, the best known and most visited city in Africa and the regions around Cape Town are certainly among the most beautiful parts of our world.

We would like to present the "mother city of Africa" and encourage you to visit Cape Town and it's beautiful surroundings finding accommodations like Trivago is easy like the wine country with towns like Stellenbosch Paarl and Franschoek.

On our journey you will also learn about our wildlife like rhino, buffalo elephant and lion a few to mention. The unique flora and fauna this country has to offer let’s the spring flowers stretch like a carpet right to our oceans


Cape Town lies in one of the most spectacular settings of any of the world’s principal cities.
The massive sandstone bulk of Table Mountain, flanked by Devil’s Peak, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill, provides not only a monumental approach to South Africa from the sea and air, this mountain also actually fathered the city and decisively influenced its growth, climate, layout and general development.

Table Mountain, although no giant as world peaks go ( 1086 meter ), is certainly one of the best known of all mountains,  in the year 2009 Cape Town was handing in a bid to enter Table Mountain to the new seven wonders of the world.

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The Cape Peninsula

The drive around the Cape Peninsula is one of the most famous scenic experiences in the world, it is strikingly varied, combining scenery that is both dramatic and charming with a piquant atmosphere.

From the time of its first discovery, the serenely beautiful Cape Peninsula with its interesting ocean currents, its marine fauna, and its unique scents and flavors, was accepted as a merging place surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian Ocean.

At Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope comes the full weight of enormous rollers (Waves) created in the disturbance of the meeting of two great ocean currents,the Benguela and the Mozambique - Agulhas.

The Cape Coastal Beach Resorts

The Mountains, that form the backbone of the peninsula, slope steeply down to the sea, and the many sheltered bays, beaches and coves provide the holiday resorts for which the Cape is famous.

Cape Town is engulfed with famous Beaches like Clifton, Camps Bay to name a few. Muizenberg, on the shores of false Bay has one of the country’s finest surfing beaches. South of Muizenberg are St. James, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek, and Simons town.

Boulders Beach

Who would have figured that the Boulders beach rank at 20 in a survey of the New York Times reader's top tourist destinations in the world. The list of 44 was headed by the city of Beirut, Lebanon, with South Africa ranked above the Seychelles, Madagascar and Egypt.

The entire coast

from the Cape Peninsula to Port Elizabeth, South Africa is rich in holiday resorts and fishing villages.
It is popular for family holidays in summer, particularly the larger places such as Mossel Bay, the Wilderness, Plettenberg Bay and Jeffreys Bay. Nature’s Valley and Cape St. Francis are other favourite

The fishing is good along the whole coast, especially between Hermanus and  Mossel Bay, wich is a favoured base for deep-sea fishing enthusiasts.

Gansbaai, Struisbaai and Cape Agulhas, Port Beaufort, Stilbaai, Plettenberg Bay are all popular with fishermen.

2010 World Cup

awaits, already we can hear the Vuvuzela making it's well known noise, this
of course is all over and South Africa is back to school.
Hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup was a big success for South Africa changing
the country’s perception Worldwide.


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The "Stad Amsterdam" Dutch sailing vessel in early morning mist at cape town harbour 


The Cape Grace Hotel at a distance 


The new Cape Town Stadium 


Centre of the V&A Waterfront 


The boulders beach 

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