Cape Town: from the majesty of Table Mountain to the charm of the waterfront
With the pounding Atlantic Ocean on one side and the dramatic precipice of Table Mountain on the other, Cape Town has a good claim for the title of the world’s most beautiful city.
The views of Table Mountain will frame your Cape Town holiday – this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the seven wonders of the natural world.
Yet, Cape Town is about a lot more than just a stunning backdrop. It is a vibrant, fun and cultural city. Strikingly modern and contemporary, Cape Town is actually the oldest city in South Africa. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a bustling modern marina full of restaurants and shops, but venture deeper into the city to explore Cape Town’s genteel, cobbled walkways and colonial buildings.
There’s certainly a lot of history, sights and experiences to explore here. A visit to Robben Island takes you to where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. A hike up Signal Hill gives you views of the Atlantic Seaboard, and if you go down to Cape Point you will be where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. And don’t forget to drop by and see the delightfully friendly penguins at Boulders Beach, or sample the wares of the wine region of Stellenbosch.