Cape Town is a magnificent place for active holidays. This is the city of beauty crowned by amazing Table Mountain National Park. It’s a great destination for everyone who is looking for the sea, sun, wild beaches, landscapes and exceptional cuisine.
Some places to see in Cape Town:
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. The most beautiful garden in the world with unique flora and location. Just imagine 52,800 –sq-km of botanical gardens with more than 7000 of Southern Africa’s plant species. The gardens offer free guided walks where everyone will have the opportunity to enjoy smelling different fragrances of the plants.
Cape of Good Hope. It is a section of Table Mountain National Park with the area of 77,5 – sq-km and fabulous scenery, beautiful walks, awesome birdwatching and deserted beaches. Here you will find 250 species of birds and the most popular families of cormorants and ostriches.
Table Mountain. Almost 600 million years old iconic Table Mountain is a canvas painted masterpiece of the Cape floral kingdom. You will have a great opportunity to enjoy the showstopper of Table Mountain National Park and one of the “New 7 Wonders of Nature”.
Robben Island is a Unesco World Heritage Site, which was used as a prison until 1996. Now it is known to be as a memorial to those who spent many years incarcerated here (for example, Nelson Mandela). The tour lasts for 4 hours and includes ferry rides.
Boulders Penguin Colony. Here you will have an amazing opportunity to communicate with the animals. It is a home to some 3000 delightful African penguins which live in a sandy picturesque area.
Zeitz MOCAA Museum is the Waterfront’s old grain, it has been transformed into the art museum of the Southern Africa art collection of entrepreneur Jochen Zeitz. It was opened in 2017 and nowadays offers a dazzling survey of art from the entire continent.
Twelve Apostles are 12 unique buttresses on the sea side of Table Mountain. The name “twelve apostles” was made up by British governor Sir Rufane Donkin in 1820. The interesting moment is that none of the 12 buttresses was named after an apostle. The best time to admire the views of the Apostles is around sunset from Camps Bay Drive.
Groot Constantia is a Simon van der Stel’s manor house, an example of the Dutch architecture. It’s the best place to escape the crowds. For 5 dollars you can taste 5 different kinds of wine, also there is an amazing restaurant with the different dishes to everyone tastes.
Casa Labia Cultural Centre is a fabulous seaside villa built in 1930 is known to be the palatial home of Italian ambassador Count Natale Labia and his African wife. Fred Glennie, a Capetonian architect designed the Palace in the style of 18-century Venice and furnished it with antique style. It is worth to see it.