Cape Town, voted the best travel destination in Africa and the 4th best city in the world because of its stunning scenery, great lifestyle and is surrounded by white sandy beaches and Table Mountain which was voted one of the 7 wonders of nature.
A trip to the mother city, Cape Town, has something for everyone, adrenalin pumping activities for the active people and a lot to do for those that like to take it easy. So much happens in Cape Town, and very often people forget what there is to do in the Mother City.
Here is a reminder of awesome places to add to your bucket list when visiting Cape Town:
- Tour the Mother City
Be a tourist by jumping on the red “hop on-hop off” sight-seeing bus, that stops at many of the Cape tourists attraction points. So why not take a stroll through the Kirstenbosch Gardens, learn about the culture in a township, taste wine from a wine estate and not forgetting the V&A waterfront. The V&A waterfront is worth a visit because it has everything from restaurants, boat rides to shopping and even a trip to Robin Island. Hop on a boat and go to Robin Island, the historic island where Nelson Mandela and other freedom fighters spent decades imprisoned during the Apartheid Era.
- Take a road trip
Why not take a drive up Chapman’s Peak, and enjoy a trip to paradise. Chapman’s Peak is a must because it is the point where the cold Atlantic Ocean meets the warm Indian Ocean. Take a drive on Victoria Road which is the road that leads to Camps Bay and Hout Bay. This is a very spectacular way to impress someone who is visiting Cape Town for the first time. They will experience a scenery that will leave them breathless. Take a cruise to the Cape of Good Hope, which will give you an insight about South Africa’s beauty. Just be careful of the baboons, they are faster than you think….
- Increase your fitness
Be sporty in the Mother City by running along the Sea Point Promenade, swim in the Sea Point swimming pools or enjoy cycling up mountains. Cape Town is heaven for an adrenaline junkie that enjoys water sports, kite surfing, diving, kayaking and much more. Cape Town has everything, you name it they have it. Enjoy paragliding, bungee jumping from Lions head or even have a swim with the sharks. There is also Table Mountain Park that one can enjoy an afternoon stroll with their dog, if you like to take things easy. A trip up Table Mountain is a must for every one that visits Cape Town, the stunning view will have you coming back for more.
Cape Town is a party, from the Northern Suburbs to the Southern Suburbs including the City Bowl, everyone parties. Cape Town has many nice venues to enjoy a night of live music. These include world class live jazz clubs. There are many nightclubs for youngsters (over the age of 18) to enjoy a party under the moonlight till the sun rises.
Cape Town is definitely a place to visit. Cape Town is always buzzing, with exciting events happening very often, from live music to film festivals. To get you in the mood, find great bargains on accommodation in Cape Town for your next holiday.
Have a happy Cape Town day and don’t forget to enjoy the Mother city of South Africa.