Cape Town is the largest city in South Africa and a popular destination for tourists from all over the world! The capital of the Western Cape province is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The city owes its name to the Cape of Good Hope, which is located about 45 kilometers away from Cape Town.
Cape Town is also famous for its landmark, the impressive Table Mountain, which borders directly on the city. The striking plateau-shaped surface, together with Signal Hill, Lion's Head and Devil's Peak, dominates the city's skyline.
Settlement of the region, by European seafarers, dates back to 1652 when Dutchman Jan van Riebeeck anchored off Table Bay. The Dutch occupation lasted for more than 150 years. During this time, the city became an important trading center for sailors and merchant ships!
Even today, the colonial heritage is visible and tangible in Cape Town. Structures and historic buildings are silent witnesses of this time. Today, Cape Town is a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis - in the city center you will find numerous attractions, such as the Waterfront or the lively Long Street with its restaurants, bars and cafes. Accommodation and hotels are also located directly in the city center!
Cape Town offers the ideal mix of big city flair and enchanting natural scenery! Around the city, the endless horizon offers unforgettable moments while sundowning and in the evening the city awakens - where you get to know the hospitality and openness of the residents.
Cape Town is characterized by its history! The long history and European influence is visible in every corner of Cape Town - the resulting mix of culture and tradition has created a diverse range of sights and cultural treasures that you will only find in Cape Town.
Sights in Cape Town
- Robben Island
- Castle of Good Hope
- District Six Museum
- South African National Gallery
- Table Mountain
- Lion's Head
- Long Street
- Foreshore Freeway Bridge
- Camps Bay
Cape Town and its surrounding regions are also rich in culinary specialties. The wine-growing region of Stellenbosch is particularly famous - true connoisseurs discover excellent wines here and spend unforgettable hours in a fantastic natural setting.
Stellenbosch is about 50 kilometers away from Cape Town. During your stay in the south of the country, you should take the opportunity to visit it!