Cape Town is a city which is brimming with the best of opportunities for the adventure lovers, culture seekers, lovers of culinary art and those who are in search of scenic beauty. If you are in for a short stay in Cape Town, you should start your day early in the morning. The skies are clearer early in the morning – get some spectacular views of the city from the Table Mountain. There are many historic places, museums and art galleries in the city. Do not miss out the famous wine culture of the city during your stay.
Here are some of the top attractions for tourists in Cape Town –
Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point –
This is the peninsula, which divides the False Bay and Atlantic Ocean. There are several beautiful beaches in the areas. It is also a nature reserve. There are many walking trails which are beautifully lined by brilliant shrub like plants. If you are lucky enough, you might come across a few ostriches as well.
Table Mountain Cable Car Ride –
Enjoy great views of the city from the Table Mountain. You can avail the Table Mountain Cableway up and again down. Those who do not wish to avail the cable can try to reach the summit by foot through several trails. There are tented camps too for the adventure lovers.
Boulders Beach –
The beach gets its name from the numerous large boulders which are scattered all along the beach. This is a peaceful and calm beach, which offers penguin sightings as well. Travelers and locals swim in the warm waters, enjoying their time in the pleasant and peaceful environment.
Enjoy The Penguin Colony –
Beach lovers can spend their time amidst the jackass penguins, best known for their amazing singing voices. Do not forget to carry your binoculars along as you set for the beach time.
Robben Island Trip –
Anyone who is interested in South African rich culture should plan a trip to the Robben Island. The island is witness to centuries of oppression and is the symbol of hope and triumph. The museum is a must see, which has some of the rare exhibits.
Greenmarket Square –
This is one of the oldest squares of South Africa, which was actually a slave market. Now, local vendors do a brisk business and sell almost everything you need. There are ‘buskers’ who offer great entertainment to the visitors with their dance, music and even mime. Carry home souvenir or goodies from the Greenmarket Square.
Cape Town is the place to try out local and international cuisine. Enjoy your vacation and make the most of your time in the city.