Things to Do in Cape Town, the Jewel of South Africa

With many things to do Cape Town South Africa is considered one of the most beautiful places on earth by many, affectionately dubbed the Mother City of Africa . Its culture is a rich mixture with origins from Dutch, Indonesian, French, German and British settlers who immigrated to the area brining their customs with them, that are interwoven with local influences from the Hottentot and Bushman tribes as well as the northern Bantu tribe. These influences are still prominent in the foods, customs and architecture found in the city.

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Cape Town offers visitors a great variety of attractions, ranging from shopping, dining, night life and outdoor adventures. There is no shortage of things to do in this beautiful city and surrounding area and there are plenty of Cape Town flights to meet your itinerary. The temperate climate makes it a great vacation spot in all seasons.

Table Mountain stands majestically near by and can be seen from nearly anywhere in the city. It is home to many species of plant and animal life that are found no where else in the world due to the unique environment found there. For those wishing to ascend Table Mountain, there is a cable car running throughout the day to take visitors to the plateau, the view on the ride up truly breathtaking. Once reaching the plateau, a short walk around the area rewards visitors with a colorful landscape of blooms with a panoramic view of the Atlantic as a backdrop. The Cape Town restaurant provides a place to relax and enjoy the view. This is perhaps the one thing do in Cape Town you should not miss whatsoever
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The central city is fun to explore on foot and holds some fascinating historical sites and fun shopping venues. The area is filled with a variety of attractions, shops and eateries offering something for everyone to enjoy. There is no need to spend any money hence it is a goow way of exploring and saving your hard earned cash

History buffs will enjoy a visit to the Castle of Good Hope which offers guided tours hourly. Company’s Gardens, located on Adderley Street, is the home of the Cape Town Cultural Museum, once the living quarters of the slaves who tended the gardens.
cape town from table top mountain

Greenmarket Square flea market is a great place to search out bargains with locally produced crafts and trinkets ready to be haggled over, with restaurants and eateries plentiful in the neighborhood.

Venturing out of the city, the Winelands Region is a lovely place to spend a day. The beautiful landscape is dotted with well-tended vineyards and the hospitality of the residents makes it a welcoming place to visit.

The wines from the region are some of the finest produced anywhere and can be enjoyed at one of the many fine restaurants or coffee shops offering a wide selection of culinary choices. There are a variety of activities available in the area as well, and things to do include hiking on one of the many lovely trails, horseback riding, cycling or some relaxation along the river.
cape town village

These are but a few of the many wondrous places to see, and with so many flight offers available you will soon be flying to Cape Town to find an adventure that is uniquely yours.

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Would you rank Cape Town as a top travel destiantion? Have you been there? What other things to do in Cape Town would you recommend, and which not?

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