A holiday destination to discover
Cape Town is synonymous not only with a rich flora and fauna, but also an abundant choice of things to see and do. Hardly any other city in the world offers such a perfect blend of fun, excitement and adventure. Not only connoisseurs of South African wine, but also sports enthusiasts such as golfers, mountain bikers, racing cyclists and surfers will certainly not be bored here.
Table Mountain, the city’s landmark, peaks at 3562 feet (1086 m) and affords spectacular panoramic views of the city with its lovely beaches and green spaces. It is the starting point of numerous hiking trails and can be reached by cable car. It is not uncommon to encounter animals, such as antelopes, African penguins, chacma baboons and large marine mammals, even near the city centre. South Africa also boasts eighteen national parks making it a top safari destination. Not only animals but also the beautiful landscape of South Africa can be admired at the Cape of Good Hope and on the Garden Route. For the latter it is best to plan a few days.
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Edelweiss tips for Cape Town
To visit the famous penguins, I recommend everyone to take a day trip to Bettys Bay. The route follows a part of the breathtaking Garden Route. A great alternative to the somewhat crowded Boulders Beach.
Sightseeing in your Cape Town holidays
Besides Table Mountain, Lion's Head is one of Cape Town's local mountains. From up here you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city as well as the somewhat higher Table Mountain. View in maps
Anyone wanting to wine and dine in style directly in Cape Town can choose from a wide range of restaurants at the Victoria & Albert Waterfront. Views of Table Mountain are of course included! View in maps
South African wines enjoy an excellent reputation. A visit to the Steenberg Vineyards is, thus, a must. A connoisseur tour through the historic vineyards around Cape Town are strongly recommended. Stellenbosch or Franschhoek are very popular, for instance. View in maps
A walk through Bo-Kaap is a “must-do”. The colourful facades of what was formerly known as the Malay Quarter dazzle in hues ranging from bright green to stark purple. View in maps
On the beach of Camp's Bay you will get a unique view of the twelve apostles. The promenade along the white sandy beach is lined with restaurants, terrace cafés and chic bars, which invite you to enjoy. View in maps
Always worth a day trip: Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. Some daring chacma baboons like it here too. With myriad views of the picturesque coast to admire (on the Chapman's Peak Drive, for instance), the route is the opposite of boring. View in maps
A colony of African penguins reside on Boulders Beach which is best visited when driving to the Cape of Good Hope. View in maps