Proudly located at the southern most tip of Africa where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans collide is South Africa's mother city, Cape Town.
It is South Africa's number one destination that has about 70% of holiday makers from the United Kingdom making Cape Town part of their travel plans.
Cape Town is South Africa's most well-known city and presents holiday makers great shopping malls, eating at restaurants and other interesting attractions all under the back drop of the legendary Table Mountain. The Victoria and Albert Waterfront is the perfect spot for a little retail therapy just before discovering somewhere to eat where you'll be able to sit outside and watch the world pass by all year round.
Attractions in Cape Town include things like the Two Oceans aquarium, a craft market or you may choose to relax and watch the local artists perform at the amphitheatre. Robben Island was the penitentiary where Nelson Mandela spent numerous years and it is open to visitors who can get there by a brief boat journey.
Cape Point has claimed plenty of shipwrecks through the years and it is well worth visiting the point that is at the very end of Africa. The trip over Chapman's Peak is as stunning as the sight from Cape Point with its hairpin twists and turns and sheer cliffs.
Along with finding a great deal of activities to do in Cape Town, it's also the perfect starting point to explore the surrounding area of the Western Cape. The winelands of Paarl, Franshoek and Stellenbosch are in demand with both self drive and escorted tours.
Between July and October, the town of Hermanus is known to be without doubt one of the recommended spots globally where it is possible to whale watch from the shore.
The incredible landscape of Cape Town makes it a perfect destination to spend your travels for people searching for action, wining and dining or relaxation.
A wide range of overnight accommodation is available to suit all budgets.
Written and contributed by ratherton