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.
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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