Contemporary, creative, and cool, Cape Town is a melting pot of different cultures and influences; with a surrounding natural beauty that will take your breath away.
It’s no surprise that Cape Town has ranked among the top cities in the world on the list of most sought-after holiday destinations. From the iconic Table Mountain to the pristine beaches and colourful houses in Bo Kaap, Cape Town is teeming with natural beauty, a dynamic culture and a vibrancy that is found nowhere else in the world.
With 3.7 million people, making it South Africa’s second largest city, Cape Town is home to a diverse array of people from all walks of life. Located on the tip of Africa, the Mother City has always been a well-used port, and buzzing with external influence since 1400. This resulted in a true melting pot of cultures. The Malay, Portuguese, Dutch and French influences are still prevalent today; making Cape Town a true adventure for the senses. Indulge your taste buds in the innovative and contemporary cuisine, treat your ears to the flourishing music and theatre scene, sample the aromas of award winning wines, witness awe-inspiring sunsets and feel the unmistakable rhythm of this one-of-a-kind city.
While the Mother City is a cornucopia of must-see attractions, there are a few that top the list. A trip to the top of Table Mountain, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world, will grant an inspiring shift in perspective. Also, don’t miss the chance to step back in time and take the ferry over to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years.
If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, choose from an abundance of leisure and adventure activities such a surfing, paragliding, hiking, mountain biking and more. Whether you visit one of the many beaches, spend the afternoon people-watching in a Bree street cafe, or peruse a local art gallery, there’s no wrong way to spend a day in Cape Town.
Cape Town offers a wide range of accommodation options. From luxurious villas overlooking the illustrious Clifton Beaches, to well-appointed backpackers in the heart of the city, and everything in between, there’s an option to suit every taste and preference.
The weather in Cape Town is similar to that of Mediterranean cities, and it another ones of its drawcards. The summer months, from (November to February) are hot and sunny with temperatures averaging 26 degrees Celsius; making for perfect beach weather. The winter months (June to August) see an average temperature of 18 degrees, and are made up of a combination of sunny, overcast and rainy days. That being said, there are a number of activities and attractions that can be enjoyed all year round.
For more information regarding a trip to Cape Town, get in touch with our South Africa travel experts at Kiboko Adventures.