The vibrant city of Cape Town is South Africa’s most cosmopolitan city, all the way located in the southwestern tip of the country. Here in the “Moederstad” there are numerous highlights including Table Mountain, the V & A Waterfront, Cape of Good Hope, the penguin colony at Simonstown, Robben Island, stretched long beaches and much more.
The nickname ‘Mother City’ dates from 1652, when the Dutch East India Company was docking and established the first European settlement. More than 150 years the Dutch were in power, thus, you can find a lot of Dutch influences throughout Cape Region.
Variation in Cape Town
The peninsula in which Cape Town is located, is also home to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and the Table Mountain National Park. Impressive nature just half an hour away from the centre. The city therefore offers a lot of variety. Are you more of a culture lover, then numerous museums, art fairs and archways and many remains of apartheid await you which are all worth a visit.
Are you there for the beach life, to party or for the good bars and restaurants? Cape Town is glowing with hotspots where you as a traveller can mix in easily with the locals, from simple local establishments to trendy jet-set hangouts.
The Cape Region
Cape Town is an ideal location to begin or end your journey through South Africa. You can also get used to the environment well because of the Western vibe, before continuing your travels throughout Africa. But also as a city break destination you will make a very good choice. The city itself and the peninsula offer you days of entertainment. Furthermore you will find the wonderful variety of the Cape Region very close by, with vineyards, fishing villages, lagoons, white sandy beaches and plenty of parks. Even some private game reserves where you can enjoy a great safari, are just a few hours drive from the colourful Cape Town.