Cape Town, the Heart of South African Culture and Diversity

If you want to experience some of the most abundant marine and bird life, unique and unusual shopping malls, beautiful gardens and beaches then Cape Town is definitely place to visit. Cape Town is the most popular tourist destination in South Africa because of its enjoyable climate, natural scenery, and well-developed infrastructure.

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I was so honoured to experience some of the best hospitality, accommodation and atmosphere when visiting this city. No matter what your interests are or what the weather is up to when you’re in the city, there is so much happening in Cape Town and the list of things to do is never ending so anyone can experience and enjoy this magnificent city in a unique way.

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Although, Cape Town has a number of well-known natural features, the most popular are magnificent cliffs of the Table Mountain. To get on the top of the mountain, if you have enough stamina you go hiking, or just take the Table Mountain Cableway. The best views of Cape Town you definitely get from Table Mountain, so bring your cameras to capture the stunning views.

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The favoured hang-out spot for the local residents and attraction for any tourist are the beaches of Cape Town. Although you can find many beaches on the Atlantic coast such as Clifton that feature a vibrant strip of eateries and pubs accessible to the beach, keep in mind that the water is very cold, so visit False Bay beaches if you prefer warmer water.

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With the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is attraction that is counted between the most visited in Cape Town, with a number of great activities, shopping, dining and entertainment .Once you have parked your car at the Waterfront you can take a stroll to the Aquarium. The Two Oceans Aquarium takes viewing sea life up to a new level of elation and if you have the proper certification, you can swim with the fishes literally.

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If you are like my husband who loves flying, than take a scenic helicopter flight. The scenery is like nowhere else in the world and seeing Cape Town from the air is truly something exceptional.

One of my highlights when visiting Cape Town was visiting Robben Island. It takes about ½ hour to get to Robben Island with a ferry and the 45 minute guided bus tour as well as interaction with an ex-political prisoner. There is nothing else that touches your hearth more, than listening to the words of the guide or seeing the cell where Nelson Mandela spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for his beliefs.

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If gardening is your passion or you just want to spend a day in relax setting while admiring rare plants and African art than visiting Kirstenbosch gardens is place to visit. Although you can have a picnic by one of the streams we order our food directly at the Silvertree Restaurant near the visitors centre, and the service and the food are really good. I love gardens, so for me scrolling through the gardens such as the fragrance garden, Garden of Extinction, sculpture garden, Cycad Garden smelling all the beautiful flowers, enjoying the breath-taking panorama was a really day to remember.

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For best shopping experience you need to visit, the open-air Green Market that has aisles packed with jewellery, textiles, paintings, and curiosities from every corner of South Africa—but be prepared to bargain. Musicians and other characters populate the square so you need to find a good bench to sit and people-watch.

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I hope that my words are enough reason for you to book your next trip in this amazing city known the Mother City.