Cape Town and Cape Peninsula
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a highlight of a visit to South Africa. It is dominated by the 1000 metre-high Table Mountain, surrounded by the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and offers superb beaches and vineyards.
The oldest surviving building in Cape Town is the Castle of Good Hope (1666-1679) where a unique combination of history, traditional food, military ceremonies and craftsmanship awaits you.
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, is a world-class shopping destination within a working harbour environment and offers a great variety of restaurants and entertainment. The Two Oceans Aquarium gives a close insight to the marine life of Southern Africa and the ferries to Robben Island, one of South Africa's essential heritage sites, depart at the Nelson Mandela Gateway.
The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is world famous for its bio-diversity and awaits the visitor with shaded walks and stunning views.
Groot Constantia is the oldest and grandest vineyard and homestead in the Cape and built as early as 1692. Cape of Good Hope, described by Sir Francis Drake as the "Fairest Cape of all" stretches dramatically into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve offers beautiful walks through the unique flora of the Cape fynbos and a variety of wildlife.
Other places of interest: The Malay Quarter, Long Street, Company's Garden, South African Museum, Sea Point, Camps Bay, Hout Bay and Simon's Town with its famous Penguin Colony.
Cape Town and Cape Peninsula - Map