About Cape Town South Africa
The Waterfront, Cape Town
The City of Cape Town lies on the Southern Tip of Africa
Travel to the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa
Take the Cable Car or Walk up Table Mountain
Visit the Waterfront
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Mountains and Sea
Spend time exploring the Peninsula
Enjoy Cape Towns Cosmopolitan Atmosphere
When I lived in Cape Town some years ago I had a great time and have visited there a number of times and always enjoyed being there.
Table Mountain - The City
A Beautiful City
Once you are settled into your accommodation in Cape Town consider taking the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain; it was recently rated as one of the 7 Wonders of Nature. Walk on top of the mountain and enjoy the panoramic views of the city and the ocean.
Visit the Table Mountain Cafe' on top of Table Mountain for food and beverages. I have been up Table Mountain via the cable car a few times and always enjoyed the view and walking about on the relatively flat area there. I also liked walking up the mountain area from Kirstenbosh Gardens which is further along on the southern side of the mountain range.
If you want to walk up Table Mountain, first obtain information about this; one needs to be an experienced walker to do this. There's also a 3 hour round trail for seasoned hikers. There are many beautiful streams, plants and flowers in the mountain area to view.
The Cable Car
Table Mountain with its Table Cloth On
The V & A Waterfront
The V & A Waterfront at the harbour was named after Queen Victoria and her youngest son Alfred.
Here there are shops, restaurants, museums, the Two Oceans Aquarium and an amphitheatre that hosts live entertainment. There is also some nightlife at various nightlife spots.
Outdoor activities include harbour cruises and helicopter rides.
This is one place in Cape Town you don't want to miss out on.
Take a Scenic Train Ride from the City Centre to Simonstown
From the station in the city centre take the train along the southern area to Simonstown.
I enjoy this train ride as a large part of it consists of travelling right next to the ocean through many villages and places of interest - a scenic journey indeed!
It travels through the leafy suburbs of Newlands and Rondebosh, reaches the sea at Muizenberg and travels through lovely villages such as Kalk Bay and Fishoek.
Enjoy fresh seafood in Kalk Bay, stroll along the beach and walk along the streets in this quaint fishing village.
Travel on to Simonstown: explore the town, the Navy base is situated here, visit Boulder Beach and see the friendly penguins.
Take a swimming costume with and have a dip in the ocean at some of the places along the way, including Boulder Beach at Simonstown.
Travel from the city centre to Seapoint, Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandudno. Accommodation can be found at the Camps Bay Resort in Camps Bay. Swim in the Altantic Ocean at the beaches along this route. The water temperature can get quite cold here so be prepared for this.
There are many areas along this part of the coast to explore, take time to visit these places.
If you don't have transport rent a car from a rental outlet such as Avis, travel around Chapmans Peak to Cape Point. The ocean here is dangerous and there have been many shipwrecks in the area, there is The Shipwreck Trail to explore here.
It is often mistakenly said that Cape Point is the southernmost tip of Africa, but it's actually at Cape Agulhas. It's also officially, where the 2 oceans, the Indian and Atlantic ocean meet. I now have to eat my words because I recently (March 2014) saw a documentary that explained that the place where the two oceans meet is not a fixed place, it shifts between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas because of the constantly changing currents and weather patterns.
Another interesting place to visit on the penisula is Hout Bay where fishing takes place.
Many Places of Interest
There are many places in and around Cape Town to visit such as The Gardens near the city centre, Art Galleries, The Castle of Good Hope, Rhodes Memorial, the Winelands, Signal Hill, Many Surfing Spots, and Kirstenbosch Gardens.
I liked to walk about the Kirstenbosch Gardens and enjoy the many plants, trees and flowers that grow here. It is next to the mountain which is an added bonus for great scenery to view
Cape Town Is A Beautiful Place!
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© 2013 David Edward Lynch