Whether you fly or drive into Cape Town it is easy to see why the dazzling capital of the Western Cape is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world! With Table Mountain a prominent landmark from just about every angle, Cape Town is also renowned for its charming historical harbor, its cosmopolitan vibe, its nautical history and the intriguing influence of numerous cultures on its cuisine, architecture and customs. Since its inception in 1652, Cape Town has flourished into a modern world-class city with leafy suburbs, bustling harbours, fishing villages, first rate wine estates, scenic coastal drives, nature reserves and a number of retail districts. Several days can easily be set aside on your itinerary to experience Cape Town and its hinterland. As with most cities, an outstanding array of accommodation is available including inner city guest houses, grand waterfront hotels, and Cape Winelands country houses.
Destinations in South Africa
Cradle of Humankind, Johannesburg
There is a room in the bowels of the Ditsong Natural History museum in Pretoria. A secret room filled with treasure. It has a fairly innocuous name. In fact, to the casual passer by…it might be mistaken for a storage closet containing a janitor’s cleaning supplies.
Tropic of Capricorn
An interesting comparison exists at three notable crossings of the twenty third parallel within this phenomenal portion of Africa. They call it The Tropic of Capricorn…a line of latitude passing through Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia from Indian to Atlantic Ocean and defining the southern edge of Africa’s tropics.