Cape Town ceased to be a town a very long time ago. Since its humble beginnings in 1652, the former way station has evolved into a cosmopolitan metropolis, combining all the best parts of South African and international culture to create something truly unique. Its prime location at the end of the Garden Route and at the base of the beautiful Table Mountain only adds to this.
There is something for everybody in Cape Town, from an abundance in retail therapy to cuisines to please all palettes. Beautiful vistas, friendly locals and fine accommodation await all who visit the Mother City.
Visitors to Cape Town should definitely make a stop at the V&A Waterfront. Although still used as an industrial port today, the waterfront has evolved into a shopping and entertainment hub. For the more adventurous, shark cage diving can be enjoyed at the nearby Gansbaai.
There is always something going on in Cape Town throughout the year. The summer months of January, February and March see an abundance of outdoor celebrations like the open-air music concerts in Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden and the Cape Town International Jazz festival. The colder months bring with them whale-watching season and plenty of wine and food festivals. Be sure to check online what’s going on in the ever-busy Mother City before embarking on your trip.