Seductive set between the mountains and the sea, Cape Town boasts natural beauty with pride. Rising above the city, Table Mountain provides the perfect plateau for panoramic views stretching to the Atlantic gleaming, botanical gardens signs of its slopes, and long beaches blondes city, with peaks, are some of South Africa’s best. Here are the Cape Town 5 Best Travelling Places
Rising 1,087 meters south of the city center, Table Mountain flat top is the most photographed landmark in South Africa and a constant reminder that nature is the queen in this stunning coastal city. Created from massive beds of sandstone and slate, the mountain forms the northern tip of the Cape Peninsula and lies at the Table Mountain National Park.
The park protects an amazing diversity of plants and flowers richest kingdom, as more than 1,470 species of flower planet and animals as Dassies cute snub nose (rock hyraxes), caracal, and baboons. Within the park, the peak of Mount Diablo flanked to the east, and Lion’s Head in the west, while the crags known as the Twelve Apostles hover over the seaside resorts of the Atlantic coast.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
In a beautiful setting on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are part of the heritage of the Cape Floral UNESCO. The site was bequeathed to the state by Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and the gardens were established in 1913 to preserve the flora-a native of the country of the first botanical gardens in the world with this mission.
More than 20,000 species of plants native to South Africa are collected, cultured, and studied in the mountainous nature reserve of 528 hectares of indigenous forest and fynbos. Of particular historical interest are a hedge of wild almond trees planted by Jan van Riebeeck in 1660 and an avenue of camphor trees and fig trees planted by Cecil Rhodes in 1898. The flowers, shrubs, and trees are arranged so that a show of flowers and color illuminates the gardens throughout the year.
Signal Hill and the Noon Gun
Five minutes’ drive to the west of the city, Signal Hill offers stunning views of Cape Town, Table Bay, and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean from the top of 350 meters. The hill formed the body of the Lion’s Head peak adjacent and was named for its historical use in which the signal flags were brought here to send messages to ships approaching.
Many locals and visitors drive to see the sunset and stay to see the bright lights of Cape Town to light after dark. At noon every day (except Sundays and holidays), a cannon activated by an electronic impulse from the Observatory fires a single shot. In the early days of this “weapon, noon” served to give the exact time the ships anchored in the bay. Tourists are welcome to attend a free presentation on the history of the noon gun battery in León and then shot fall to see.
Clifton and Camps Bay Beaches
About six kilometers from the city center, the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton attract buff, tan and beautiful-like to the large amounts of money. Clifton, Cape Town St. Tropez, some of the most expensive real estate in the city overlooking four gleaming white sand beaches flanked by rocks washed smooth and shiny granite, but crisp, blue seas.
First Beach is a favorite volleyball and offers decent waves when conditions are right. Just to the south of Clifton, Bay fashionable sports camp another stunning beach, backed by the magnificent Twelve Apostles and the distinctive peak of Lion’s Head. People-watching is an art along this stretch enough of palm trees, as well as cafes and boutiques that line the street Victoria – especially during weekends and holidays when locals and tourists throng here to enjoy the scene.
Camp Bay and Clifton Fourth Beach have coveted Blue Flag status awarded by the clean water, security, and environmental management, so a great choice for families.
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Stretching around two docks, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is reminiscent of a buzzing entertainment room pier fisherman in San Francisco. Once a scruffy fishing port, this reimagined maritime district is now one of the major tourist attractions of the city, and many of the old buildings have been preserved and restored. Million visitors a year flock here to the shops, jazz venues, restaurants, hotels, theaters, school theaters, cinemas, and museums.
Athletes enjoy the experience at Springbok Rugby Museum, which traces the history of South African rugby through interactive exhibits. Two Oceans Aquarium has more than 300 species of fish in the Atlantic and Indian oceans, particularly the area around the Cape of Good Hope. Highlights include a tank contact the penguin encounters, exhibitions predator, and diving experiences that allow visitors to see fascinating sea creatures up close.