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Alluring Reasons to Visit Cape Town, the Southernmost City of the African Continent

Alluring Reasons to Visit Cape Town, the Southernmost City of the African Continent

Cape Town is one of the most popular destinations in the continent of Africa and here are some of the many reasons why. Download the Cape Town Travel Guide and Offline City Street Map beforehand so you’ll have an easier time exploring this magnificent city.

1.      The Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope is the most famous attraction in Cape Town. The Cape of Good Hope gives you direct view of one of the most extraordinary natural displays on earth – the collision of currents from the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. Afterwards, you can go to the Castle of Good Hope and have a look at an extensive collection of art and military memorabilia put together by William Fehr.

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2.      The Kirtenbosch Botanical Gardens

The Kirtenbosch Botanical Gardens is one of the 'Seven Magnificent Botanical Gardens of the World'. It houses all the luscious and rare flora of Cape Town. The flowers and plants are just half of the reason you should pay these majestic gardens a visit. The journey to the gardens itself will surely be an unforgettable experience. You will trek through the numerous pathways and trails at the back side of Table Mountain. During the trek, you’ll get to see a wide variety of African plants, each well marked so you’ll know their name and a little bit more information about them.

3.      Robben Island

Robben Island is the prison where world-renowned imprisoned leaders such as Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu were held captive. The island prison holds plenty of historical artifacts that give light to how it was like to be a prisoner there. Today, the island now serves as a symbol for freedom from discrimination. The journey to the island itself is a popular attraction. The half-day ferry ride takes you across the captivating waters of South Africa.

4.      Cape Point

Cape Point is the one place in the city where you can take part in whale viewing. Get a rare up-close glimpse of a variety of whales including Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales, Killer Whales, and more. It might take hours before one emerges or breaches but the splendid view will be well worth it.

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Make Plans to Visit Marrakech, the Gateway to the Sahara Desert

Make Plans to Visit Marrakech, the Gateway to the Sahara Desert

Marrakech, the fourth largest city of Kingdom of Morocco, is a hidden gem that is definitely worth a visit. The former imperial city is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. Here are a few reasons why you should go to Morocco. For more helpful details, check out the Marrakech Travel Guide & Offline City Street Maps. Gateway to the Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert is a wonder of nature, an endless sea of sand that seems to stretch infinitely. It covers approximately 3.5 million square miles or 9.2 million square kilometers making it around the same size as the continental United States. It touches eight countries and is home to unique land formations and plant and animal life.

Kasr of Ait Benhaddou at Sahara Desert
Kasr of Ait Benhaddou at Sahara Desert

Haggle for Rares at the Souqs

The Souqs is a massive marketplace where you can get pretty much anything and for a huge bargain your negotiation skills are good enough. You can haggle on both common items such as food, clothing, and traditional Moroccan lamps as well as rare treasures such as artwork and antique jewelry. Start haggling for a third of the seller’s price and you are likely to get the item you want at half the price. You can even play a game with your friends on who is the best haggler.

Awesome Marrakech Souk
Awesome Marrakech Souk

Relax in the Majorelle Gardens

The Jardin Majorelle oasis offers a serene break from the hectic city. The gardens are named after Jacques Majorelle, a French artist who fell in love with the city of Marrakech so much he brought everything he can with him upon his return in 1919 and settled there for good. He purchased the plot of land where the gardens now stand for use as his personal studio and sanctuary. The gardens suffered deterioration after Majorelle’s death in 1962 but were purchased and restored in 1966 by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé. The Majorelle Gardens became open to the public in 2008, shortly after Saint Laurent’s death.

Experience Authentic Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan cuisine is nothing to scoff at. It has its own unique look and flavor. The most sought after Moroccan food item is authentic mint tea. It is prepared using unique Moroccan ways using ingredients found in the locality for a distinct aroma and taste.

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