Destination Cape Town

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Cape Town, known as the Mother City of South Africa, lies in the Western Cape where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean. A city of contrasting fortunes which you can experience first-hand in your drive in on the N2 road from Cape Town International Airport. Your journey will take you past huge sprawling townships before you reach the heart of Cape Town. If you are planning your first visit to Cape Town it is a good idea to take advantage of the Hop-on Hop-off buses that operate here and which will help you orientate yourself for your stay here.

V&A Waterfront
The popular V&A Waterfront development attracts lots of tourists who come to enjoy eating outside at one of the many seafood restaurants. On a sunny day it’s lovely to wander around the curios shops, admire the boats, and take photos of the street entertainers or to visit the Aquarium. The V&A Waterfront is also where you can catch the ferry across to Robben Island. There is a ticket office here but booking in advance is highly recommended during high season as the ferries get booked up well in advance.

Table Mountain

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Naturally the most visited attraction in Cape Town the impressive Table Mountain is easily reached via the Aerial Cableway which is just a short drive out of the centre of Cape Town. From the top there are stunning views across the city and the Twelve Apostles mountain range.

Beaches
There are a number of excellent beaches in the area but a hire car is recommended to get you some of the best ones. A drive out to Camps Bay and Clifton will bring you to the stunning golden beaches originally named No 1, No 2 and No 3! The beaches here are huge with large boulders dotted around and face west which is ideal for watching the sun set in the evening. For that picture postcard photo of Table Mountain take a longer drive out to Bloubergstrand where the sandy beaches and winds create ideal wind-surfing and kite-surfing conditions. On a clear day the views from the beach look back across the ocean to Table Mountain.

Cape Peninsula
Take a stunning coastal drive along the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive all the way to Cape Point. If you leave a day for this trip you can enjoy stops along the way to explore the various coves and small fishing villages. Don’t forget to pack something warm to wear as when you get to Cape Point the wind can really blow and feel quite cold at times. This is the point where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean and the views are amazing.

Dylan
I started this website – Thecityvisitor.com to share my love of travel, help others discover more breathtaking destinations, and hopefully inspire you to go on your very own adventures. With five years of experience as a dedicated tour guide, I have honed my expertise in unraveling the hidden gems and untold stories of various destinations. This invaluable experience, coupled with my creative flair for storytelling, has catapulted them into the world of travel writing, where I offer readers a unique and authentic perspective on the places they visit.
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