Cape Town – South Africa
The Mother City at a glance
Known as the Mother City, Cape Town is a unique metropolis filled with a vibrantly modern city atmosphere, surrounded by magnificently alluring beaches, and overlooked by a mystical guardian; the gigantic Table Mountain. The city is currently Africa’s most popular tourist attraction and has recently been voted as the world’s top holiday destination. So you can expect nothing less than the best; world class infrastructure and an array of exciting activities that are sure to leave you with memorable experiences.
Other remarkable treasures and renowned historical landmarks include Robben Island and the Castle of Good Hope. Entertainment and nightlife is a big part of the Cape Town experience. To get you in the mood, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is always brimming with excitement; from chic boutique stores to lavish cocktail lounges, or unwind in the classy ambience of one of many dinning venues.
Cape Town is truly a remarkable example of historical vigour and modern extravagance intertwined with breathtaking landscapes; all guarded by a diverse cultural heritage. Better yet, combine your stay with a safari and explore the African wilderness in a nearby South African national park.
The best season in Cape Town
Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate, with some micro district climates within the Peninsula. These regional differences are mostly caused by the varied topography and the influence of both the warm Indian and cold Atlantic oceans.
Cape Town experiences cool, wet winters between May and September and warm, dry summers.
The average maximum temperature:
- January average is 26°C (79°F)
- July average is 18°C (64°F)
The average minimum temperature:
- January average is 16°C (60°F)
- July average is 7°C (44°F)
Advice from Safari Russ:
“Cape Town is a well-rounded destination for any traveller and is one of the best-developed cities in Africa. Its a great place to start your journey into Africa.
Make sure you not to visit Cape Point, the nearby Winelands and take the cable car up table mountain. ”
Highlights and Activities of Cape Town
The cosmopolitan city has everything to keep anyone entertained; from magnificent beaches and fine dining, to fabulous shops and chic boutiques. As soon as the sun sets, making room for the moon and glittering stars to play, Cape Town offers you an array of sophisticated bars and sassy clubs to help awaken the night.
- Robben IslandVisit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years to prison.
- Table Mountain CablewayGet some of the best views of Cape Town from the Table Mountain Cableway
- 5 Star DiningCape Town is home to some of the best restaurants in the world
- BeachesVisit the spectacular beach of Cape Town
- Scenic FlightsSee Cape Town from above
- Hike up Table MountainThere are various routes up this iconic destination
- Visit Cape PointThis dramatic landscape is just 1 hour from Cape Town
- See PenguinsWe call them Torpedoes in Tuxedos
- Visit the Bo-Kaap
- Wine Tours
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