Cape Town is an exotic city in the south of Africa, where the ice-ocean and hot music of the African drums mix up. There is a great diversity of breathtaking landscapes around the city, from miles of golden beaches to stunning mountains, semi-desert landscapes, extensive vineyards, colorful meadows with hundreds of fields of flowers and plants that seemed to belong to the Jurassic, and all inhabited by hundreds of species. Here are some places you would be delighted to see.
- Hout Bay is a village in the south of the Atlantic coast of Cape Town. The clear sky magnifies the beauty of the turquoise ocean facing the mountains. Wandering along the harbor, you can observe incessant fishing boats, and even come face to face with wild sea lions, searching for food before diving into the deep cold water.
- The National Botanical Garden of Kirstenbosch, located on the slopes of Table Mountain, is undoubtedly the most beautiful botanical garden in South Africa. The park is huge and covers more than 500 hectares, with forests inhabited by rare species of birds and animals.
- Literally carved on the side of a mountain, Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most scenic and risky roads on the planet. Starting with the first panoramic view of the endless white beach of Noordhoek, hit by the wind, you follow the narrow road suspended between the sea and the mountains and end up in the rest area to admire the beautiful landscape of open mountains plunging into the ocean.
- Being one of the most stunning beaches in South Africa, Camps Bay attracts nature lovers by clear waters and white sand. The best-known bird’s-eye views towards the city and a perfect place to enjoy the majestic sunsets!
- A magnificent Table mountain remains a permanent symbol of Cape Town. It is located on the territory of a reserve which abounds with natural sights. The main entertainment for tourists is ascending to the mountain. And as a reward for the effort, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the downtown.
- Signal Hill is much preferred by the locals for picnics and watching the sunsets. In fact, the picturesque view invites you to a relaxed time with a good bottle of wine to watch the sun disappear into the sea, the sky blush and come in contrast with the surrounding mountains. When the sun dips into the ocean the city lights create a romantic atmosphere.
- Twelve Apostles. A really impressive mountain range embraces the Atlantic Ocean. Do not miss the sunset hours, when the Twelve Apostles acquire an even more attractive charm. The rocky peaks and green slopes offer the opportunity to enjoy the remarkable landscape highlighting the beauty of the coast.