This city is sheer magic and be forewarned, it can weave a spell around you! No doubt the trip will involve a long haul flight from your country all the way to South Africa, but trust me the time spent on the airplane will be well worth the journey.
Cape Town, located in Western Cape Province, was voted in 2008 as the third best city in the world by the Travel and Leisure Magazine based in the United States. When you visit Cape Town, you will be able to immerse yourself in natural beauty, theatres, cultural activities, shopping, casinos and outdoor adventure amongst the many tantalizing activities that the city has in store for you.
Here are our recommendations for popular activities to indulge in Cape Town:
Located just below the Chapman’s Peak, this beach is a treasure in Cape Town just waiting to be discovered. It is a paradise for horse lovers and offers a unique rural atmosphere. The beach stretches for 6 kilometres, offering stunning views of Table Mountain and the surrounding valley. Get lost in time as you ride your horse. You can even take a guided horse ride to Chapman’s Peak and be awed by the spellbinding view. Of course, on the way you will stop by to admire the flora and fauna and perhaps spend time at a shipwreck.
Visiting Cape Town and not making time to visit Table Mountain is considered no less than a crime. There are cable cars waiting to take you to top of the mountain where you can get amazing vistas of the city and the natural beauty that South Africa is renowned for. Of course, being able to catch the sunset is one of the perks of making a trip to Table Mountain. It will truly mesmerize you.
Cape Town is a wonderful destination with many picnic spots dotting the city. Some of the popular spots are Signal Hill, Lion’s Head, Silvermine, Cape Point, Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Not only will you be able to commune with nature, but you will also feel refreshed and rejuvenated after your picnic. Ask your hotel to pack a hamper for you or you can take a few sandwiches and beverages and have a soothing and relaxing time with memorable views.
Cape Town and its surrounding areas are renowned for their wineries where you can sample some of the world’s best wines. Take a wine tour and enjoy tasting world-class South African wines in the best wineries. Some popular wineries include Vergelegen, Meerlust, Rust en Vrede and Klein Constantia. You will enjoy visiting the old wineries and spending time learning how they prepare the wines, which compete with the best French wines.
There many private cruise operators that organize cruises that allow you to see the natural beauty of Cape Town from a different perspective. Not only will you be charmed by the magnificent scenery, you will be able to make friends with other guests and have a wonderful time.
Cape Town offers so many activities that it can be difficult to choose amongst them. The best part of visiting Cape Town is that the city caters to all budgets, so even budget travelers will have a memorable vacation.
About The Author: Ripal is a true lover of South African beauties. He loves to share his experience and exotics of this region. He further suggests Hotel Urbano for a lovely and cozy stay out.
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