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Table Mountain National Park, formerly known as Cape Peninsula National Park proclaimed with the aim to protect the natural environment of the Table Mountain chain. The national park is now included in the property of the UNESCO Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site. This park houses some infamous attractions for visitors like the Boulders beach which consists of a large number of African penguins and the Table Mountain Cableway to carry visitors from the lower station to the top of the mountain for amazing views of the park, the Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is one of the most interesting botanical gardens at the foot of the Table Mountain in the east. It has a large observatory which exhibits plants from several different regions which include karoo, savanna, fynbos and others. A series of concerts are conducted in the garden every sunday in the evening. With trails leading along the mountain, the paths are much enjoyed by the tourists and the visitors who have interest in mountaineering. These paths lead the Mountaineers to the cultivated parts and forests to Constantia Nek, Rhodes Memorial and slopes of the Devil's Peak.
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is located on the Atlantic shore in the city. The site attracts around 23 million visitors every year. The Clock Tower built in 1882 is also situated at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The waterfront comprises of almost 450 retail outlets which offer homeware, fashion, jewellery, leather goods and other audio or visual equipment. The harbour is still working and the boats in the harbour bring in fresh fishes and includes Chavonne's Battery, Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island, Nobel Square, Two Oceans Aquarium, Breakwater Lodge (University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business), and Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa.
Two Oceans Aquarium is situated at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. The aquarium comprises of 7 exhibitions with huge viewing windows. Located at the meeting point of the Indian and the Atlantic ocean, the aquarium is highly enhanced. The aquarium features Atlantic Ocean Gallery, I&J Children's Play Centre, Predator Exhibit, I&J Ocean Exhibit, Indian Ocean Gallery, Kelp Forest Exhibit and River Meander Exhibit.
Castle of Good Hope, locally referred to as the Cape Town Castle or the Castle is actually a bastion fort located at the coastline of Table Bay. The visitors are greeted with a huge entrance of the castle followed by six historical flags that have flown over the Cape Town till date. The pediment above the entrance is a symbol of great architecture and construction. Inside it, there is also a model of castle based on the idea of how it appeared in the years between 1710 and 1790.
Cape Town Stadium, formerly known as the Green Point Stadium is located at Green Point in between the Signal Hill and the Atlantic ocean. The stadium has been a part of a number of matches both national and international. There have been a number of concerts at this stadium from infamous singers like Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Bon Jovi, Foo fighters, Lady Gaga, Linkin Park, Coldplay, Eminem, and many more.
The capital city of the Western Cape Province and the legislative capital of South Africa, Cape Town, is a coastal city. The city has worldwide recognition due to its natural setting and its harbour. Some of its landmarks include the Cape Point, Table Mountain, Port of Cape, Strand, Cape Town City Hall and Clifton beach. The city is also embarked amongst the largest in the country. It houses some of the most diverse species of flora and fauna and has achieved high levels of biodiversity. With 19 types of vegetations and 2,200 species of plants, the city has made its place in the protected areas of the World Heritage site.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets for travelling to Cape Town can be easily booked online through this website. Booking online saves time and ensures the security of booking your seat according to your choice.
How To Get Around?
Renting a taxi right from the airport is way easier than travelling through public transportation. The public transport is pricey and unreliable. If you are not wanting to travel by yourself, the city's Rikks, i.e. the shared cabs of the Cape Town is an affordable option. Local markets can be explored while on foot.
What Should I Wear?
Pack all your short dresses and crop tops. Get hold of all the tube tops you have in your wardrobe with denim or cotton shorts. You can pair your dresses with heels or sandals and while travelling on foot, pack a pair of shoes as well. If you plan to travel in the winters, make sure to pack a few leather jackets. For boys, cool, lightweight t-shirts with denim or trousers will do along with sports shoes.
Best Time to Visit
The best time for a visit to Cape Town will be during the summer or the spring season. The months between December to February or September to November prove to be the best.
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Will I Need a Guide?
The website here has every bit of information you will require for your travel to Cape Town, thus a guide will never be needed.
How To Get There?
The nearest airport to the city center is the Cape Town International Airport which is the best option to land. Joburg is one of the nearest cities and a bus or taxi can be easily be taken from there to reach Cape Town. You can also get to Paarl first and then a taxi to Cape Town, that will make you reach Cape Town in just 38 minutes.
Keep track of your cash and also keep some Credit/ Debit cards to ensure less liquid cash in hand with less chance of getting robbed. Keep all your travel documents along with their Xerox in a safe place. The law in the city is quite strict.