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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Another sight that has to be seen to be believed: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town, this garden is one of the world’s most beautiful botanical gardens. Kirstenbosch was established in...

Townships

Cape Town is famous for its townships. These slums or shantytowns are located beyond the city’s suburbs. A visit to a township will introduce you to Cape Town’s poorer areas and to their people. Various companies, such as Rainbow Tours, organise trip...

Chapman's Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak Drive on the Atlantic Coast, between Hout Bay and Noordhoek on the Cape Peninsula, is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. This 9 kilometre (5.6 mile) long route with its 114 curves, skirts Chapman's Peak, the 59...

Castle of Good Hope

Between 1666 and 1679, the Castle of Good Hope was constructed on the coastline of Table Bay. The purpose of the Dutch settlement at the Cape was to act as a replenishment station for ships passing the treacherous coast around the Cape on long voyage...

Table Mountain

Table Mountain is the most iconic landmark of Cape Town. The flat peak of the mountain offers visitors a spectacular 360-degree view of Cape Town and surrounding area. An aerial cableway, taking people to the top of Table Mountain, was opened on 4 Oc...

A city trip to Cape Town - Tips in this city guide

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