"..you don't need a holiday, you need Cape Town.."
...is currently (2012) the slogan for Cape Town Tourism, and is a very good one at that. Cape Town is arguably the most magnificent city in South Africa. The magic of Table Mountain, the buzz of the city and the serenity of the oceans all make one very beautiful city.
Originally a refueling station for ships travelling many miles, Cape Town is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Cape Town at a Glance
- Population of approximately 3.5 million people (2007)
- Population density of 1,158 people per sq km
- over 40% of Cape Town's population speak Afrikaans as their mothertongue
- isiXhosa and English are the next 2 most widely spoken languages
- English is widely understood making it easy for foreign visitors
- Christianity is practised by as much as 80% of the population
- Approximately 10% are Musim
- Less than 1% make up the Jewish and Hindu religions
A few reasons to visit
Cape Town is known for it's many beautiful beaches, the most popular and well known being Camps Bay and Clifton which are on the Atlantic Ocean side. Only the brave get into the water as it is known to be freeeezing even in the summer months!
Bloubergstrand is popular, but more for the water sports than for tanning! In summer the howling South Easter dominates Blouberg beach and attracts windsurfers and kite surfers from across the globe.
Click HERE for more info on Cape Town beaches.
With so many delicious, delectable, divine and decadent choices, you will not go hungry! From Michelin Star restaurants, trendy deli's and many organic markets, you could spend your entire holiday just eating and not discover all of them.
Click HERE for more info on Cape Town dining.
A shop-a-holic's DREAM is to be in a city with this many shopping malls and markets! From the famous V&A Waterfront to Cape Gate
The V & A Waterfront attracts more visitors than any other attraction in South Africa. Hundreds of shops and restaurants surround a working harbour where a traditional fish and chips can be bought and enjoyed dangling your feet over the harbour walls, watching the passers by. Alternatively, enjoy a fine dining experience whilst overlooking the luxurious yachts docked in the harbour, with Table Mountain as your back drop. The Waterfront Residential is a very popular self catering holiday apartment destination and is walking distance the the V & A Waterfront shopping precinct as well as the One & Only Hotel.
The V & A Waterfront is also the gateway to Robben Island. Ferry's depart regulary from the Clock Tower. Robben Island is 12km from the Waterfront, but only 6.9km from the closest point in Bloubergstrand.