Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and one of the most beautiful in the world. With Table Mountain as a backdrop and its numerous beaches, you can make a one day tour of this fascinating city visiting its main points of interest and attractions, you’ll discover a modern and cheerful spot with a very special blend of cultures.
It is a famous rocky promontory on the Atlantic coast. One of the great capes of the South Atlantic Ocean and has been especially important for sailors for hundreds of years to become a new step towards the east, facilitating maritime commerce.
The Table Mountain National Park is the largest mountain on the peninsula, extending south to Cape Point. Includes the Tokai Forest, Silvermine, a large area around Cape Point, and a large number of marine protected areas where we can see from penguins to rocks with spectacular shapes.
The Cape Floral Region is a floristic region located near the southern tip of South Africa, and it is include in the Unesco’s World Heritage List since it contains areas of great beauty and representative of different ecosystems.
The Company’s Garden is a park located in the center of the city. The park was originally created in the 1650′s by early European settlers of the region as fertile ground for growing fresh produce, because thanks to the sources of Table Mountain it was possible to obtain water.
It has many trees, local craft shows, lawns, gardens, historic statues, the Iziko South African Museum, Iziko National Gallery and the National Library of South Africa.
The Bo-Kaap is an urban area formerly known as the Malay Quarter, it is a historic cultural center of Malay culture. It is situated on the slopes of Signal Hill andit has a famous mosque, Nurul Islam, founded in 1844.
It has always been a multicultural neighborhood, rich in history and colorful streets with a special charm.
6. Grand Parade
The Grand Parade is the main public square in Cape Town. It is surrounded by the city hall, the Castle of Good Hope and the railway station. This square is used daily as a market and parking area, but it has also hosted important political meetings.
The Castle of Good Hope is a star-shaped fortress built on the coast of Table Bay in the seventeenth century by the Dutch Company of the West Indies.
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the historic heart of the city is one of the most visited destinations in the country. Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain, overlooking the sea and with mountain views, it offers a wide variety of shopping and entertainment options to visitors, mixed with offices, the Somerset Hospital, hotels and apartments in the residential marina.
9. Green Point
It is an exclusive residential area of Cape Town. Most residents are young, business people and gay and lesbian community in the city. The main street of the neighborhood is Somerset Road, surrounded by numerous restaurants, cafes, boutiques and clubs ideal for a lively evening.
10. Robben Island
Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 km west of the coast of Bloubergstrand. From the seventeenth to the twentieth century, it served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today is a World Heritage Site and it has a museum, a poignant reminder to the new democratic South Africa and the price of freedom.