- and all this steeped in the centuries-old culture of
Europe, yet grafted onto the solid stock of Africa's soul
and heritage - and you have a touristy menu made in Heaven!
IT JUST DOES NOT GET BETTER THAN
Welcome to Cape Town,
Mother City of Africa, and the Western Cape, an area which
is regarded as one of the most beautiful regions in the
world. The City is a rare cultural gem, resulting from the
amalgamation of Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German
settlers, the local Bushman and Hottentot tribes and the
Bantu tribes from the north.
The good news - still - is that only a chosen few know
about this jewel of a long-haul destination from Europe
and the Americas, or Asia for that matter. The finest golf-courses
dotted around the Cape Peninsula, be it links courses along
the Atlantic at Milnerton, or green lungs in the heart of
the city and yet at the foot of majestic Table Mountain
at Mowbray or Moullie Point, do battle with a multitude
of mile-long beaches or rocky coves and cutting-edge shopping
centres more elegant than anywhere else in the world!
The impressive presence of Table Mountain, flanked by the
legendary Devil's Peak and historical Signal Hill, stands
proudly above the city. Beautiful white sandy beaches along
a peaceful coastline frame the Cape Peninsula, which is
famed for its unique floral kingdom, bountiful rivers, vleis
and dams and magnificent countryside. The surrounding area
extends far into the winelands, green in summer and red-gold
Camps Bay beach
Cape Town boasts a multitude of entertainment, ranging from
outdoor activities and adventures in the sun to a roaring
night life under neon signs. The vast range of shopping
opportunities includes haggling with shopholders at Greenmarket
Square Flea Market, as well as breezing through sophisticated
and stylish shopping malls. The huge variety of restaurants
reflects the multicultured history of the Cape and caters
for everyone's taste, from fast-food outlets and casual
to the chic to the very elegant.
Cape Town City
Cape Town provides a setting for many scenic wonders, magnificent
seascapes and panoramic vistas. The beautiful coastal areas
of Camps Bay, Clifton, Llandudno, Bantry Bay, Hout Bay and
Blouberg surround the breathtaking tranquility of the winelands,
Constantia, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franshhoek.
Cape Town is a city of culture, built on a history that
reflects in the architecture, cuisine, music and dance.
Together with a warm summer and temperate winter climate
and a friendly community, the Western Cape and the Mother
City are an ideal holiday destination throughout the year.
From Cape Town and it's dominating centre of attraction,
Table Mountain, rising some 1000 m from the sea below, there
are countless excursions to its many sites and to the surrounding
areas. Its Mediterranean climate makes it accessible all
year round, with each season offering its particular charms.
Be sure to allow enough time to visit "The Cape of
Good Hope" and to behold the "Footstool of God"
as we call Table Mountain.