Before delving into reasons to visit Cape Town, the city deserves a short introduction. Cape Town is located in the south of South Africa and one of the three capitals, the others being Pretoria and Bloemfontein. Not only is the city a busy and cosmopolitan place known all around the world, but it’s also blessed with natural beauty which brings us neatly to why you should visit Cape Town.
The city is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in South Africa and being at the point where Indian Ocean and Atlantic meet, the variety of beaches Cape Town has on offer is incredible. Beaches that are especially noteworthy are Bolders Beach and Hout Bay.
As one of the biggest landmarks defining the city it is instantly recognisable when visiting. The view from the top is simply breath-taking and is enjoyable for young and old as there are hiking trails but also a cable cart.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
The over 500-hectare big estate is located on the eastern side of the beforementioned Table Mountain. It has a huge variety of flora and fauna and offers a more enjoyable climate than the rest of the city during the hot months.
Cape Town is the point where the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic meet, therefore migrating Humpback Whales and Southern Right Whales can be seen every year when they move into warm waters.
Only 300 kilometres long the Garden Route could be done in a day’s drive. Still, visitors like to take days or even weeks to soak up the wildlife, landscapes, and activities along the way.
Having transformed from a township to one of the trendiest areas of the city, Bo-Kaap is the perfect place to experience multicultural South Africa by visiting one of the busy markets or taking a cooking class.
When visiting South Africa the apartheid history can’t be ignored. For a bit of history visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Robben Island which served as a prison for centuries also holding Nelson Mandela.