Cape Town, South Africa

City of Cape Town

Cape Town lies at the southern toe of the African continent. Blaauwberg Beach and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are within easy driving distance of “The Mother City.”

Table Mountain with clouds, Cape Town, South Africa— Photo by dtemps

Table Mountain with clouds

The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve provides sweeping sea vistas, hiking trails and wildlife encounters. On a more somber note, travelers can visit Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years.

When to Visit

Aerial view of Cape Town, South Africa ~ http://suitcasesandsunsets.com/cape-town-south-africa.html

Aerial view of Cape Town, South Africa

The best time to visit Cape Town is probably late January to April – the Easter period is particularly nice. There’s still plenty of blue sky and sunshine, and at this time the south-easterly wind dies down as do the summer crowds, which means more space to spread your towel on popular beaches like Camps Bay and Clifton.

Table Mountain

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa ~ http://suitcasesandsunsets.com/cape-town-south-africa.html

Table Mountain in South Africa

The city’s iconic Table Mountain is now one of the Seven Wonders of Nature. With various hiking trails and picnic spots, as well as breath taking views from the summit, Table Mountain should be high on the list of any nature enthusiast.

Table Mountain, Cape Town ~ http://suitcasesandsunsets.com/cape-town-south-africa.html

Plateau in South Africa

However, if hiking or climbing to the summit sounds a bit intimidating, why not take the Table Mountain Cable Way and enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of the city and surrounding regions while suspended high in the sky.

Table Mountain cable car ~ http://suitcasesandsunsets.com/cape-town-south-africa.html

Table Mountain cable car

Most Popular in Africa

The City of Cape Town is not only the most popular tourist destination in South Africa, but in the whole of Africa.

Recognized as one of the most beautiful places on the planet, the city and its surrounding regions offer a paradise full of exciting things to do and see.

 

Overall aerial view of Cape Town, South Africa ~ http://suitcasesandsunsets.com/cape-town-south-africa.html

Overall aerial view of Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is no.4 in the Top 5 Cities in the world.

(Also visit: The Grand Canyon)