Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Cape Town, tourist destination of note!

What makes Cape Town the ideal tourist destination?

Recently voted the worlds best city by readers of the UK Daily Telegraph, Cape Town ticks all the right boxes with its outstanding natural beauty, fascinating culture and heritage, incredible weather, unique experiences, its playful sense of adventure, varied landscapes and welcoming people - all of which combine to create the perfect visit. Every time

For the seekers of beauty,
  • Experience the majesty of Table Mountain as it rises tall and imposing out of the city centre, float up its craggy face on the rotating cable car and take in the breathtaking 360 degree views of the Western Cape from its summit.
  • Visit Cape Point, the spectacular most south westerly point of Africa. Part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, it is a world heritage site and home to different species of birds, small mammals, zebra, eland and baboons.
  • Breath in the serene fragrance and colours of hundreds of indigenous fynbos plants at multi award winning Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
  • Go to the beach. Considered the world's second best beach city, sun worshippers are spoilt for choice by the turquoise waters and sparkling white sands of our blue flag beaches.

Should culture and heritage be your drawcard, then
  • Board a ferry to Robben Island where South Africa's recent history was shaped by the quiet courage of prinsoner 46664, ex president of South Africa Nelson Mandela;
  • Experience the quirky charms and cobbled streets of the Bo Kaap where the Cape Malay Community, the descendants of Malaysian political exiles still live, love and flourish.
  • Sample township culture by going on a township tour and gaining insight into the lives of the welcoming locals.
  • Abandon your inhibitions and join the irrepressible minstrels and find your feet tapping to the irresistable rhythms of the Cape Minstrel Carnival as they dance through festive city streets.

Thrillseekers are spoilt for choice by the wide range of extreme sports on offer. For instance they could go
  • Abseiling. Not for the faint hearted, adventurers can abseil 112m from the top of Table Mountain
  • Hang gliding. Launch yourself off Lions Head and enjoy a smooth and silent flight hundreds of metres above the ground.
  • Kite boarding. Head for Blaauwberg and using a power kite, ride the winds and let it pull you through the waves on a small surfboard or kiteboard.

Taste Cape Town
    Explore the bounty of the Constantia Wine Valley – the oldest wine making region in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Tuck into the sweet savoury delight of bobotie, a traditional Cape Malay dish, just one of the mouthwatering offerings that defines Cape Malay cuisine.
  • Discover wonderful African cuisine and soak up the ambience and entertainment while on a township tour.

Whatever your reason for visiting, Cape Town has it in abundance and is ready and waiting to experience it with you. Visit Cape Town for the trip of a lifetime.