Why people keep on coming back again and again to Cape Town? I think there is none other than there is so much to see and do in Cape Town.
Also known as Kaapstad or iKapa, Cape Town lies at the foot of Table Mountain. Cape Town is the capital of Western Cape Province and the site of South Africa’s legislative capital. You may want to know that to the other side of the city lies the Cape Peninsula and the two geological features that make up the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Table Mountain National Park.
What is the most popular or interesting areas within the city for tourists? My answer is the Victoria and Albert Waterfront. You will find hundreds of shops and restaurants, as well as the Two Oceans Aquarium. It is also the departure point for trips to the apartheid-era jail on Robben Island and to the seal colonies on Duiker and Seal Islands.
There are also lots of pretty Cape Dutch buildings, this is especially so in those old government buildings in the central business district, along Long Street and in Constantia. Should you wish to enjoy the finest cuisine, I would suggest you visit Long Street. It is a good place to head for some of the best restaurants in the country and the city’s most popular clubs and bars. The British colonial era can be seen in the city hall and the Rhodes Memorial, while the iniquities of apartheid (i.e. racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against people who are not Whites) can be seen in the District Six Museum.
You will also notice that there is a high proportion of people of south-east Asian and its heritage in Cape Town and in another popular destination known as the Bo-Kaap (formerly known as the Maylay Quarter), this is because slaves were brought from the Far East in those old days. Nevertheless the areas have been refurbished and are now full of attractively old-fashion, brightly coloured buildings.
If the weather is good, you should take a cable car up to the top of Table Mountain of which you will have the chance to take views from there. Also there are tracks leading to the end of the Cape Peninsula, whatever it is, those places of interest have an abundance of wildlife.
Fact and other tourist attractions, places of interest, interesting places, places to see and places to visit in Cape Town of South Africa:
When to go?
Spring, summer and autumn are ideal since winter is cold and wet.
What you should know?
The water is warmer on the False Bay side of the Cape.
What you should not miss or let pass?
- A trip to the Cape Winelands;
- Robben Island;
- The views from Table Mountain;
- Tours of the Cape Flats and Khayelitsha townships;
- Whale watching in Hermanus Bay;
- The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival in early January; and
- The Castle.