Why Visit Magical Cape Town?
People often ask me
why we keep returning year after year to Cape Town and my answer is
always the same, because we’ve not seen everything yet!
world in one country” is the way South Africa is often described, but
this statement can so easily be attributed to this place alone.
Cape Town is one of the top destinations world-wide for vacations these days
and now that South Africa has managed 10 years with relative stability and
economic growth, people are rushing to take a look at this magnificent city.
in the Southern Hemisphere, its summer months are those of December,
January and February; the winter months, June, July and August. For
those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the destination for winter
warmth is second to none.
What can you expect to see and do?
Mountains and sea dominate the landscape and shape Cape Town’s character. One of the first ports of call is Table Mountain, which fills the skyline with its impressive edifice and flat-topped surface.
you go in Cape Town is in the shadow of the Mountain, whose face
changes as the sun moves around – it’s something you never get bored
In the Waterfront,
life teems with award winning restaurants, shops, entertainment,
education and accommodation, all amongst a working harbour and docks.
coloured fishing boats, jostle with cruise ships, such as The World.
Life on the ocean wave means boating, surfing, kite surfing,
water-skiing, rock pools or just paddling.
The sandy, white beaches stretch all the way
along two coasts, one on the Indian Ocean, one on the Atlantic Ocean, with something to occupy everyone.
Animal life abounds, both in the wild and in more structured environments.
The Two Oceans Aquarium in the Waterfront offers glimpses of the diverse
life found off the South African coastline.
in the harbour, the seals lounge around in the sun, entertaining the
visitors. Bird life is spectacular, from Egrets, Pelicans, Terns,
Oyster Catchers, through to Flamingo’s and birds of prey.
from the coast, wonderful inland towns such as Stellenbosch support a
unique wine route, with hundreds of different wine estates.
Cape Dutch houses, with beautiful furniture and an insight into a life
no longer with us, bring a whole new meaning to the word museum, whilst
tasting of the wines produced on these estates bring us firmly back
into the modern day.
holidays, lazy holidays, a combination of the two – all are on offer in
this magical place, whilst the sun shines down with benevolence on a
world in one country.
Helen Palmer is the author of the Magical Cape Town Vacations Guide
, whose family’s love of Cape Town was spawned some 30 years ago, when
her aunt moved there to live. Regular visits and a genuine love of
travel persuaded Helen to share her passion.
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