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Perfectly situated between the mountains and the sea, Cape Town flaunts its natural beauty with pride. Rising above the city, iconic Table Mountain provides the perfect plateau for panoramic views that stretch over the glittering Atlantic, botanical gardens and the Mother City’s long blonde beaches, renowned as the best in the country.
Bubbling beneath the surface is an irrepressible sense of adventure, and travellers can join in the fun with a range of outdoor activities – from hiking, biking and surfing to paragliding whale watching and shark-cage diving.
As the oldest European settlement in Africa, Cape Town has had a rich and, at times, turbulent past. Lovers of history can take a ferry to Robben Island to tour the place where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27-year incarceration. Travel into the hinterland to Stellenbosch, a nirvana for food and wine lovers, or venture along the Cape’s rugged coastline for a day excursion to Cape Point, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with one of the richest floral kingdoms in the world, or Boulders Beach, known for its penguin colony.
Explore the best of the Mother City with our list of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town.
View the wildlife of Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve
Surf the many beaches
Visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Penguins at Boulders Beach
Shop at the V&A waterfront
Walk the steps at Cape Point
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
Take a bus tour around Cape Town
Visit Muizenberg Beach
Take the cable car up Table Mountain
Enjoy a tour of the Cape Winelands
Visit Cheetah Outreach in Somerset West