Cape Town, The Cosmopolitan City

It is known as the most cosmopolitan city in Africa. Indeed Cape Town enjoys a seafarer’s tradition. This open mindedness reflects in the cultural and commercial activities and the city’s lifestyle, which becomes impregnated with a festive touch at the end of the year.

The Cape region, dominated by the famous Table Mountain, hosts many treasures, the most well-known itinerary along the Cape wine estates on the route through Cape Floral Kingdom, from Somerset West going, Stellenbosch, P’niel, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellingtion, all the way through to Ceres. The wine estates (the oldest date back from 1685) produce award-winning wines and offer lovely local folklore to delight the visitor. The latter is welcome to taste the fruit of the vine, the local wines and get a few bottles to take home as a souvenir.

Cape Town also has a deeply rooted seafarer’s tradition inherited from the first immigrants more than four centuries ago. At the meeting point between the Indian and the Atlantic Oceans, Cape Town features superb beaches such as Clifton, Camp Bay, Sea Point, Milnerton and Blaaubergstrand, even if the waters of the Atlantic Ocean can be quite cool.

On the Indian Ocean side, where the water is warmer, take a drive to to False Bay and Boulders Beach well-known for its penguin’s colony and visit Fish Hooks Saint James or Nuremburg.

As far as culture and education are concerned, Cape Town has a lifestyle of its own since it hosts the most famous university on the continent as well as many prestigious schools, catering for a large population of students. The Cape Town Opera has become a reference for those looking for ballets, operas and other major cultural productions in the region.

Last but not the least, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is the ideal place to a walk, do some shopping or simply enjoy great entertainment. The restaurants offer a wide range of international menus, with a focus on seafood and local traditional dishes. And the boutiques display the latest fashion as well as stunning craft that reflect the colourful and creative local spirit.

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