Cape Town – The Must-See Wonder of South Africa
From rolling mountain ranges, to vineyards and white beaches, there is no contesting Cape Town’s charm. Here is where to eat, sleep and play in the Mother City.
Between the glistening Atlantic ocean, one of the seven wonders of nature that is Table Mountain, and the white beaches, it’s no wonder why Cape Town was named the best place to visit by both The New York Times and The Telegraph.
The Mother City has so much more to offer than just vast expanses of sand (Camps Bay), penguins waddling around rocks (Boulders Beach near Simonstown), mountain ranges (Franschoek) and wine farms (Stellenbosch). This city is one teeming with cultural diversity, which brings with it some major tourist attractions, such as Cape Point, Chapman’s Peak, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens – a World Heritage Site – and not to mention, the V&A Waterfront. Before we get carried away with listing the points of interest in Cape Town, let’s start with the obvious.
Table Mountain was named one of the Seven Wonders of Nature, and with its commonly known “tablecloth” of cloud cover, 1 000 metre rocky hike, and views that stretch further than 180 degrees it is no surprise. For those that are not so thrilled with the idea of climbing up the mountain, the cable car will get you to the top in just over 5 minutes, where you can have a picnic, or go get something to eat at the restaurant there. To the west of the mountain is Signal Hill, which is a popular spot for sun downers because of its ease of access and magnificent views.