The city of Cape Town in South Africa also known as the ”Mother City “recently had its iconic mountain range (Table Mountain) included into the wonders of nature. Year on year thousands of tourists flock into this beautiful city with its rich mix of culture, beauty and activities.
The shear array of attractions in Cape Town is astounding range from a myriad of world renowned beaches to shopping centres to wildlife reserves. Many tourists also opt for the wine route guided tours. The wine route situated in the Western Cape region of South Africa is renowned for their making of exquisite wines.
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A few hours’ drive up the eastern coast will take you to the sea side town of Hermanus. This town is rather popular amongst South Africans as well. The town has employed the services of dedicated whale criers that will blow horns as a signal to tourists and locals alike that they have spotted either individual whales or a pod of whales in the bay. The best months for whale spotting are August and November.
There are two beached that immediately spring to mind when you mention Cape Town. The first would be Camps Bay and the second Boulders Beach. Camps bay is famous for is white sands and crisp clear water. The bevy of beautiful beach bodies also deserves a mention. Topless sunbathing is not officially allowed but many do, none the less. Boulders beach is famous for another reason…penguins. This beach is home to a colony of penguins and due to urban encroachment has put people and penguin in close proximity. The animals are friendly enough however feeding them could land you in hot water with not only the locals but the authorities as well.
It would seem that Cape Town caters for a variety of preferences. The shopping malls can compete with those found abroad. The V&A Waterfront situated 5min away from the city centre is home to a variety of stores with the likes of Louis Vitton all the way to the craft markets situated alongside the Two Oceans aquarium. Drive ten minutes in the other direction and you will come across the Canal Walk shopping centre. This particular mall is situated alongside a canal/nature reserve.
There are many methods by which you could explore this beautiful city the best in my opinion would be via guided coach tours. This city has so many things to offer that one visit would definitely not suffice.