South Africa’s “floral kingdom”, Cape Town, is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Located smack on Table Bay, Cape Town city is the cultural and economic capital until the Witwatersrand Gold Rush took people to Johannesburg.
Today, Cape Town is a multi-cultural Mecca for arts, sports and culture from all over the world. The city has come through numerous struggles, building its way up to the top of the world’s premier destinations for business & pleasure.
Cape Town city is cool throughout the year. The summers are mild and dry while the winters are quite mild with a lot of rain. While the winter minimum hits around 70C, the maximum in the season is around 170C. The city is quite windy, receiving a fair-share of battering from the Cape Doctor winds.
In summers, things are quite comfortable with about 260C being the average maximum. Rainfall, in winter, is quite heavy between April and August, although the city is quite adept at handling the excess water.
Being the Tourist
Cape Town is a tourist’s delight, combining fantastic food, shopping and entertainment with the beauty of nature in all its abundance. Cape Town lies in the City Bowl, a natural amphitheatre-like setting created by the Table Mountains, Devil’s Peak, Signal Hill, Lion’s Head and the beautiful Table Bay. To add to all this natural beauty are Cape Town’s fantastic man-made attractions.
Table Mountain National Park is one of the biggest attractions with its wide variety of flora and fauna wowing tourists from all over the world. There are some wonderful roads that have created a fantastic driving experience for those interested in just looking around and taking in the sights.
There are some fantastic coastlines that not only lead to beautiful beaches but lend a unique dimension to this wonderful city. With so many fantastic sights and sounds around Cape Town, it is quite easy to forget the arts & culture.
The Artscape Theatre Centre is one of the biggest performing arts centres in the city while other attractions like the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival and the thousands of world-class restaurants & stores are a part of the wonderful world in Cape Town.
Popular Hotels in Cape Town City
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