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A Travel Guide To Cape Town, South Africa – Part 1
When asked about CapeTown as a travel destination I find it difficult to start with just one attraction. There are so many incredible delights on offer in this Southern African city.
When planning a vacation that includes Cape Town I highly recommend an itinerary of 4 to 5 days in the city, regardless of whether it is for a family, mature couple or honeymoon couple. I also recommend research to avoid missing any attractions that appeal to you the most.
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront - Cape Town
Beaches, Ocean and Sunshine
The Atlantic Ocean that hugs the coastline of Cape Town is an attraction on its own as it offers fringes of white sandy beaches lined with world class restaurants and scenic vistas. Getting out onto the water is definitely something to consider. Harbor or dinner cruises are a tranquil option, but there are also rides to Seal Island or Robben Island. The truly adventurous might try their hand at Shark Cage Diving in Hermanus.
The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront used to be the old harbor. The buildings were restored and it is now probably the most visited attraction in Cape Town with hundred of shops and restaurants to choose from.
Bus Tour around the city and surroundings
South African Cooking in the USA
The Rainbow culture of Cape Town has a strong presence in its cuisine. World class restaurants serve up scrumptious meals ranging from Seafood to Malay Curries. Pair these with local wines and you have the perfect culinary experience.
Consider doing a cooking class with one of the local chefs. Some will hold their classes in their homes. There is no better way to meet the local people and learn about local culture than through traditional cooking.
Recently the majestic mountain that forms the backdrop to the city of Cape Town was voted as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. It shares the stage with The Amazon Jungle in South America, Iguazu Falls in Brazil/Argentina, Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, Jeju Island in South Korea, Komodo in Indonesia and PP Underground River in Philippines.
It is quite a task to do justice to this city with words alone. I hope this video will help to illustrate its history and appeal. Then come back to read more about Cape Town and see more videos making up this 5 part series.
To fully appreciate the appreciate the Cape Town series don't forget to view the other videos from the series: