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Cape Town

South Africa
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About Cape Town

Hike or take the cableway to the top of Table Mountain on one of Cape Town’s perfect-weather days, look out over the confluence of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans at the very southern tip of the African continent, and you’ll see why Cape Town and the surrounding area is South Africa’s most popular destination. Take your pick of beach activities, from lounging on languid Camps Bay to penguin-spotting on Boulders Beach in Simon's Town. Going back to 1666, the Castle of Good Hope is South Africa's oldest building, covering the nation's Dutch history. Robbins Island held political prisoners starting in the 17th century, but most visitors know it as Nelson Mandela's home for 18 years. (Ex-prisoners often give the tours, answering questions about life on the island.) Over the past decade, wine-tasting in the romantic Cape Winelands has become a popular day trip for adults, while kids enjoy the brightly painted Bo-Kaap Muslim quarter or the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Every possible budget is catered to in Cape Town, from central boutique hostels to luxurious ocean view hotels.

Popular Attractions in Cape Town

Cape of Good Hope
4.6/5
488 Reviews
Nature Reserve
Previously the Cape of Good Hope was also called the Cape of the Storm. It is a famous cape in the southwestern part of Africa and is a landmark of Cape Town. It is also the intersection of the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. There is a black and white monument in the scenic area. The monument is to commemorate the Portuguese navigator Da Gama, who pioneered the navigation route from Europe to India.
Table Mountain
4.6/5
433 Reviews
Mountain
Table Mountain is a landmark in Cape Town. The top of the mountain is as flat as a table. It seems to be flattened with a knife, so it is also called the dining table of God. On the right side of Table Mountain is Lion's Head Mountain and Signal Hill, and on the left is the Devil's Peak. Every year, a large amount of water vapor rises to the top of the mountain after encountering Table Mountain, and then forms a spectacular cloud under the action of cold air. It is like a whole piece of tablecloth covering the entire Table Mountain, and the scenery is very beautiful.
Boulders Penguin Colony
4.6/5
344 Reviews
Zoo
There is no question that the 3,000 African penguins who hang out here own this piece of Simon’s Town; you just get to visit. Walkways along this seashore keep you from disturbing the nesting sites but you still get very close to these bold and captivating birds. Few things are more adorable than a penguin. A whole colony of them can overwhelm the brain’s cuteness receptor but Boulder’s Beach is worth the risk.
Duiker Island
4.5/5
220 Reviews
Boat Tour
Island/Peninsula
Seal Island is a small island on the Hout Bay, famous for its numerous seals and seagulls. The Cape Fur Seal is a native species of southern Africa that breeds on the coastlines of South Africa and Namibia. Explore the Seal Island on a cruise on the island and watch the ecological activities of thousands of seals, seagulls and other seabirds.

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Full-Day South African Wine Tour
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Travelogue

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For many 2019 is a year of promise. Maybe you intend to start that new job. Maybe it’s the year you get the promotion you deserve. Perhaps 2019 is the year you add to your family or, maybe it’s time to start a family of your own. Whatever the case may be, let’s hope 2019 is your best year yet! To help get things started, we’ve been thinking about places with inspiring stories of their own. Places where 2019 is also going to be special. The result is our list of the top-5 destinations for the first half of 2019. It’s a year of promises and new beginnings!
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Trip Moments

Crazyman_Sun   
"Let me go to the end of the world to see - South Africa "Good Hope"" Cape of Good Hope is a very famous horn in the southwestern part of Africa, 52 kilometers north of Cape Town, South Africa. Due to the bad weather here, the waves are soaring, and the ships used to sail here are often in distress, also known as the "storm corner." Later, after the opening of the Indian Ocean route, the communication between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean did not have to rely on it, so Portugal changed its name to the "Good Hope". Because standing here, you can look at the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. Blue water, huge waves, a stone that stirs up the spectacular waves. Even more surprising is that this is the intersection of the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, and the normal sea water meets the special natural phenomenon here. There are thousands of miles here, the reefs are strange, the cliffs are steep, and the fluctuating waters are at your feet. Sitting on the reef and looking at the sea, I always think of Haizis poem "facing the sea, spring blossoms." Looking at the lighthouse standing on the side of the building, the waves splashing under the railings, the white reefs around you, will feel the smallness of life, and it seems that there is a new desire for life, and the people here are too beautiful! Many people go to the Cape of Good Hope at most to the name of the southernmost tip of Africa and the two ocean interchanges, but this is precisely a beautiful misunderstanding that people have committed. The southernmost tip of Africa is in fact the Cape of Agulhas, 147 km away from her. However, the Cape of Good Hope is also a famous nature reserve. There are many low bushes and piles of bright flowers in bloom here. Rare animals such as antelope, zebra, donkey and black eagle and birds are living here happily. Address: Cape of Good Hope Cape Point Rd
Posted: Aug 14, 2019
Traveling Sisters   
"World War" in the Cape of Good Hope! "The southernmost tip of Africa" is here! I have said many times that the coolest moment in my trip is to see the place names on the geography books appear in front of me. When the names of places in both geography books and historical books appear at the same time, it is almost twice as cool. When you come to Cape Town, you can't go to see the old friend of "Good Hope". Go to the Cape of Good Hope, we chose a special way to pull the wind - "classic car." Our driver's brother, Stanley, drove us in the car of the grandfather of the 1930s. Along the way, we talked about the language of South Africa, his Cape Town recommended, the maintenance of the classic car, so unhappy, a parking, also opened the hood, generously invited us to visit the interior of the classic car, they have 6 classic cars, really Enviable. The Chapman Avenue to the Cape of Good Hope is known as the most beautiful road in the world. It is said that the mountain road is 18 bends. Her heroic bends out 114 big bends, one side by the side, one side by the sea, no wonder Advertising for all the top cars in Africa is done on this road! From 1915 to 1922, the road was made by prisoners along the cliffs to the west. Her birth was thanks to the first Chief Executive of the Cape Province, Sir Nicolas Frederick de Waal, who, with his unremitting efforts, was able to get the road that engineers thought could not be completed. Born. The Cape of Good Hope is a Western explorer who wants to lead to the rich eastern waterway, so it was renamed the Cape of Good Hope. Before the Suez Canal was navigable, the ships between Asia and Europe passed the Cape of Good Hope. The tanker cannot enter the Suez Canal and still needs to sail. The explorer of the Kingdom of Portugal, Dias, discovered the Cape of Good Hope, because of the huge winds, so she called her storm corner. After returning to Lisbon in December 1488, he told Joao II that he had discovered the discovery. If Johann II thought that he would bypass this cape, he would hope to reach the dream of India, so he changed the name of "The Storm Corner" to "The Cape of Good Hope". . The wood board that marks the geographical coordinates of the Cape of Good Hope is simply a battleground for the military. People of different nationalities and different nationalities are waiting for a series of latitude and longitude numbers! Then take the only commercial cable car in Africa up the mountain and overlook the entire Cape of Good Hope! said that the cable car has an interesting "ghost story", the name of the cable car is Flying Dutchman (flying Dutchman), in 1641, the captain of the Dutch East India Company, compiled a ghost ship The story, this ghost ship can still not be destroyed even in the savage waves of the "storm corner", always driving until the world is destroyed. This story is hand-in-hand in the hands of the waters of various countries. It is hidden in the waves and fog of the Cape of Good Hope. The name of this ghost ship is called "Flying Dutchman." After going up the mountain, you can walk up to the lighthouse built in 1849. This lighthouse can be said to be incompetent. Because it is covered with thick fog all the year round, it is impossible to guide the voyage ship. The viewing platform has become the perfect existence of murdering the film in front of the blue sky! Visitors go to the Cape of Good Hope at most to the name of the southernmost tip of Africa and the two ocean interchanges, but this is just a beautiful misunderstanding. The southernmost tip of Africa is actually the Cape of Agulhas, 147 kilometers away from her, and the actual intersection of the two oceans is also in the middle of the two seas, not in the Cape of Good Hope, which is because of its important geography and history. Status has become an honorary representative.
Posted: Oct 17, 2019
Sophia   
On the beaches of Cape Town, encounter the last day of the Penguin family and youth dreams South Africa, We choose to go to Folse Bay not far from the Cape of Good Hope (False Bay) ) Penguin Sanctuary, Come and see African penguins! The penguin here has a very distinctive feature, that is a pink eyeshadow. This is the "Penguin Ring Penguin", because their sound lines are very special, so it is also known as "public penguin" . Located on Bolders Beach on the east side of False Bay, is also home to a large number of penguin families~ Ticket price: Adult ZAR65 Children ZAR35 one pit on the beach, is actually the nest that the penguins built for the little penguins, yes, this is their small nest. African penguin dad is responsible for foraging, mother is responsible for bringing a little penguin, a nest is a happy little family. Although the penguin looks awkward, but it is a bit fierce~ We also met a group of young people at Boulders Beach, they are wearing swimsuits and bright colors Bikini , In the whistling sea breeze that makes me tremble, joy to play and play at the beach. The loud music on the beach is like a catalyst, They are rushing into the wind, the sea, jumping, oh, splashing layers of water, Against the dance that may not be perfect but unrestrained. Today is not a holiday, is just an ordinary holiday, The way they enjoy it really makes me think of "young is really good", extroverted and cheerful, they also Don't be afraid of our shots at all, instead of laughing at us with the camera, so optimistic, positive, healthy look, very infectious. This is what life is like!
Posted: Sep 26, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

I recommended Clifton Beaches, llandudno, Duiker Island, Hout bay Harbour, Twelve Apostles.
Here are the best places to visit in Cape Town, including: Cape Point, Signal Hill, Robben Island, Two Oceans Aquarium, Camps Bay Beach.
Curry Meat Foam - South African curry minced meat is like the American meat stuffing cake and the British potato meat pie. It is the most traditional dish. It is a main lunch for locals to order a squid filled with sweet prawns, fresh fish and squid squid with lemon garlic butter, followed by a cold beer or refreshing white wine. Be sure to try the fish. When Cape Town people are grilling in the wild, they tend to apply a thick layer of apricot jam, sprinkle with a little lemon juice and garlic, and sweet potatoes and homemade bread with butter. Three-legged iron stew, this is a fashionable food that is suitable for modern life needs. There are also many choices for breakfast: eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, grilled salmon and squid, fried corn, pancakes, espresso and coffee, toast and jam, porridge and cheese, etc. There are.
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