The City of Cape Town, according to the UK’s Daily Express
is ` where it is all happening on the African continent.’
In the sustained build-up to the 2010 Soccer
World Cup and the wave of global tourism, the Cape Town city
centre is transforming into a seriously stylish, cosmopolitan
residential and tourist hub.
You’ll notice that more and more people
are buying and renting trendy loft apartments, city studios
or apartments in the majestic embrace of Table Mountain.
The sheer convenience and the superb setting
has turned Cape Town into a global magnet – people meeting,
eating and chilling out at home or hanging out at one of Cape
Town’s uber-trendy eateries, cafes, bistros, rustic
restaurants, boutiques and beaches.
Overlooking historic Robben Island where
Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for so many years - and the
world famous V&A Waterfront - Cape Town is a haven for
those discerning souls eager to explore a rich, diverse world
of rustic and cosmopolitan lifestyle choices, investment opportunities
and life-changing experiences. Here are just a few awesome
Cape Town experiences you can’t afford to miss!
Experience unique, unforgettable Robben Island, one of the
most powerful universal symbols of the triumph of the human
spirit over enormous hardship and adversity.
For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, a
few kilometres off the Cape Town coast, was a place of banishment,
exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here that rulers
sent those they regarded as political troublemakers, social
outcasts and the outcasts of society.
Those imprisoned on the Island succeeded
on a psychological and political level in turning a prison
'hell-hole' into an international symbol of freedom and liberation.
The V&A Waterfront
Experience South Africa’s famous V&A Waterfront,
drawing more tourists currently than anywhere else in the
country. The Waterfront hosts Cape Town’s world famous
Two Oceans Aquarium.
With over 400 stores the V&A Waterfront
also caters to all your shopping needs in a huge range that
will suit any budget or taste. It's sumptuous blend of Victorian
architecture, maritime tradition, and African culture ensures
a shopping environment that is lively and cosmopolitan. You
can browse among international and local designer boutiques,
jewellery showrooms, art galleries, live, local entertainment,
African craft and lifestyle stores.
The Township Tour
Experience real Africa on one of the
most haunting excursions of your Cape Town trip - perhaps
of your life – a visit to the impoverished sprawl of
Khayelitsha – where the vibe is alive, musical, culinary
and electric and the local community couldn’t be friendlier
or more inviting. For security reasons do not do this tour
alone. Make sure an accredited community tour guide accompanies
Travel to the top of one of South Africa’s major icons,
the majestic, towering Table Mountain. Arrive at the Table
Mountain heritage site – poised regally at 1085 meters
above sea level - draped with the classic tablecloth cloud,
offering breathtaking views of the glorious peninsula and
gently enfolding the City of Cape Town in its towering embrace.
Without doubt, the best views of Cape Town
are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes
you to the summit in under 10 minutes and the rotating gondola
ensures that all passengers get a 360 degree aerial view of
the city on the way up and down.
Experience the most south-westerly point of Africa. Breathe
the freshest air in the world – straight from the Antarctic,
where the cold Benguela current on the West coast and the
warm Agulhas current on the East coast merge. The circumnavigation
of the Cape of Good Hope led to a sea route to the East and
subsequent trade around the point now located in the Table
Mountain National Park and classified as a World Heritage
Site. It also led to 26 recorded shipwrecks in the vicinity.
It’s a Bird watcher's paradise – at least 250
species – and home to Africa’s southernmost primate,
the mischievous Chacma baboon and approximately 1 100 indigenous
plant species, some of which occur nowhere else on earth
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world-renowned for
the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and
for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes
of Table Mountain.
Experience this delicious Bacchanalian meander sip by delicious
sip, lined with superb restaurants and wines estates in one
of the most beautiful valleys of the Cape, the Stellenbosch
only authentic Big-5 Safari experience - Aquila Game Reserve
90 minutes Drive or a flip away lies the Aquila Private Game
Reserve. View the largest quantity and variety of reintroduced
safari game in the western Cape
Cape Town - 34º south 18º
east – the latitude with attitude