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recommended Cape Town
Possibly (ok, PROBABLY) the world's most beautiful city, Cape Town is the cosmopolitan heart of southern Africa. Five-star dining, five-star shopping, five-star nightlife, and one of the most ... read more
colorfully mixed cultures on Earth make it a stunning place to explore for a week or more. This, however, is just the beginning. With the 1000-meter colossus of Table Mountain looming above stunning white-sand beaches, and the peaks of the Twelve Apostles backing some of the planet's most dramatic cliffs and coastline, it's also blessed with a natural setting that puts other cities positively to shame. Whether you're partying, catching a concert in the park at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, chilling with the penguins at Boulders Beach, or just eating some of the tastiest Cape-Malay food ever made, Cape Town is a city that will captivate you, and have you planning your next visit before you've even left.
recommended Table Mountain
Table MountainTafelberg Road, Cape Town 7493 South Africa
The symbol of Cape Town, Africa's 'Mother City', the 1000-meter plateau of Table Mountain looms over CT like a prehistoric giant, and the sight of clouds spilling off its flat peak in the twilight, ... read more
high above the city, might just be the thing that makes you fall in love with Cape Town. With a nifty cable-car offering fabulous views out over Lion's Head peak, the city, and the Atlantic, you don't need to lace up your hiking boots to take in the spectacular views, but if you're feeling even the least bit active, the 1.5 hour one-way trek to the top from the lower cable-car station via Platteklip Gorge is one of the world's best 'city hikes': rugged, with stunning views.
recommended Simon's Town
Do you like penguins? Do you like gorgeous beaches? Do you like penguins on gorgeous beaches? Do you like cute, old-worldish seaside towns with fabulous fish-and-chips? Then go to Simon's Town. South ... read more
on the Cape Peninsula, resting on the western shores of False Bay, you can take the train here from Cape Town station -- a truly lovely journey down the coast -- but however you get here, the sight of hundreds of nesting African penguins at Boulder Beach just meters away from your camera lens will seldom disappoint. You can shop, eat, check out the yachts at anchor, or just marvel at one of the most beautiful stretches of urban coastline in the southern hemisphere. Highly recommended.
recommended Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
Kirstenbosch Botanical GardenSouthern Suburbs, Cape Town, South Africa
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous botanical gardens set in the lee of Table Mountain's southern flank, which towers above them, Kirstenbosch is nothing short of delightful. Showcasing the indigenous flora ... read more
of the Western Cape, its sprawling, immaculately manicured lawns, arboreta, glades, and flower gardens are home to scads of bird- and animal-life, and make together make for what is likely Cape Town's most beautiful non-beach outing. Grab a bottle of Simonsig Chenin Blanc, a baguette, and some brie, and make it a picnic.
Recommended for:Outdoor Enthusiasts
recommended Cape of Good Hope
Cape of Good HopeCape Town, South Africa
The very end of Africa, this rocky peninsula-on-a-peninsula at the far southern edge of Cape Town is a starkly beautiful and surprisingly untouched natural landscape. You might see ostriches or ... read more
humpback whales here, in season, but the rugged, rocky coastline is beautiful any time of year.
Recommended for:Outdoor Enthusiasts
Also very worth a visit. Check out the Cape Town section of my passport for more ideas.
recommended Cape of Good Hope Reserve
Cape of Good Hope Reserve Cape Town, South Africa
Don't know how many different ways you can review this on Gogobot, but great park. You definitely need a car. Hey have bus tours but cars give more flexibility. Enjoy the trails and be careful to lock ... read more
your cars as the baboons will have a field day!