EXPLORING CAPE TOWN – 15 TOP THINGS TO SEE

Cape Town is second-most populous urban area in South Africa.  It is also the capital and primate city of the Western Cape province. Cape Town is the legislative capital.  The city of Cape Town has one of the highest levels of biodiversity of any equivalent area in the world. Cape Town is not only a popular international tourist destination in South Africa, but Africa as a whole.

Here are top 15 places you must visit in Cape Town 

Cape TownTable Mountain : Visit to cape town is regarded as incomplete if it is without the visit to Table Mountain. Table Mountain is 1.086 meters above sea level and can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. Reaching the pinnacle of table Mountain is a thrilling experience that lets you see the city from top. The top can be reached via cableway.

Victoria & Alfred(V&A) Waterfront : This is considered one of South Africa’s most popular attraction. It as named for British Queen Victoria & her youngest son Alfred. This waterfront is regarded as perfect tourist shopping paradise as it’s one of the largest shopping centres.

Boulders Beach : You’ll find very rare places in the world where you can walk or swim with penguins as companions. Boulders Beach is one of them.

Robben Island : It can be reached by ferry from V&A Waterfront. Over a span of three centuries, Robben Island was used as a military base, a hospital for those with socially unacceptable diseases such as lepers and as a prison for political prisoners including Nelson Mandela.

The Distinct six museum : The distinct six museum resides in the heart pot city and can be reached by just a short walk from Greenmarket Square. The museum is open from 9AM-4PM on Tuesday-Saturday and 9AM-2PM on Mondays.

Clifton Beach : Clifton is actually a series of four beaches separated by stretch of granite boulders. The beach offers beautiful views as well as sunsets. Unfortunately, the water is too chilly(around 12-16 °C)

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Bo-Kaap : It is brightly painted neighbourhood consisting of uniquely styled houses and is multicultural area and home to Muslim mosts and shrines. Bo-Kaap museum showcases the life of early Muslims in the area.

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Cape of Good hope or Cape point : This spot is extremely famous for the spectacular scenery it offers. It is home to about 250 species of birds as well as baboons and zebra. It also offers variety of plants.

Cape of Good HopeCastle of Good hope : It is star-shaped fortress & oldest surviving colonial building in south Africa. It is a Cape military installation today, as well as home to the Castle Military Museum and the Iziko Museums of Cape Town. The Military Museum tells the history of the Cape, while the Iziko Museum displays historical paintings and antique furniture, known as the William Fehr collection.

Kirstenbosch : Kirtenbosch national botanic garden(established in 1913) is one of the world’s great botanical gardens. The garden is set against a backdrop of Table Mountain. Kirstenbosch houses more than 7,000 species of indigenous species, many of them rare or threatened. The garden is open from 8AM-7PM during September-March and from 8AM-6PM during April-August.

kirstenboschCamp’s Bay : Camps Bay is a vast stretch of soft sand flanked by cute cafés and bustling bars. The beach is truly beautiful and very close to many superb restaurants. Sipping cocktails while watching the sun set is amazing on this beach.

Constantia Valley : It is about 10.5 miles south of central Cape Town and boasts a flourishing wine industry. The oldest vineyard, Groot Constantia, features sweet dessert wines.

Two oceans aquarium : This aquarium houses more than 3,000 creatures, including penguins, sharks, and turtles. It is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m

Muizenberg Beach : The sandy beach isn’t very long, but the water is warmer to swim in than other Cape Beaches. Its biggest attraction are the waves that make it renown with surfers; it is where surfing began in South Africa.

Muizenberg beach South AfricaLion’s Head : Lion’s head is a stones’ throw away from table mountain and is 670 meters high. You can reach to the top by following the Spiral Path which circles the mountain completely in an hour.

So these were the best top 15 places to roam in cape town. Visiting these awesome places is must when you are in Cape Town.

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  • Hiral Pandya
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    Such pretty pictures. I want to see each and every place mentioned here. <3 <3

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