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The ’Mother’ city - where old and new are married together in a seamless join of history, architecture, cultural pursuits and the warmth of its people. Set on a peninsula of soaring, rocky heights and lush green valleys, the city is dominated by the imperious Table Mountain overlooking the convergence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans. Cape Town is a city of immense natural beauty, firmly positioned on the international map, offering a plethora of sensations and experiences whatever your tastes and preferences might be.
This was the birthplace of modern South Africa, when for over three hundred years it was the main sea link between Europe and the East. It is a city of culture, built on a history that is overtly reflected in its architecture, cuisine, music, dance and people. This, together with a warm summer and temperate winter climate, make the ’Mother City’ the perfect holiday destination throughout the year.
The impressive 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 in autumn.
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 multi-cultured 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 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 indeed one of the world’s fairest cities, presiding over a coastline of unsurpassed beauty: mountains cascading into the sea, miles of beaches, and 17th-century wineries snoozing under giant oaks.