“Western Cape” is a province in Southwest Africa, which adjoins to the Atlantic and Indian oceans. It houses 4.524.335 people on a surface of 129.370 square kilometers, split into 6 districts and 24 parishes, including its capital Cape Town. Due to its diversity, the province of Western Cape attracts the most tourists out of all South African provinces. One of the biggest attractions for International visitors is the so-called “Garden Route”, which leads wanderers from wine-growing areas along the South coast to Table Mountain.
The third largest city of South Africa’s can be found in the South-western province of West Cape. Cape Town, its capital, has a population of 2.375.910 people. Many foreign nationals have started living here, which provides Cape Town with an international cultural appeal. In 2004, Cape Town was declared as main office of the South African Parliament. This political headquarter (“Houses of Parliament”) is located right in the center of the city and is open for visitors. There are also several other popular attractions and sights, including the “Table Mountain”, “Robben Island”, which used to be the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and the “Victoria and Alfred Waterfront” – a restored waterfront which offers countless shopping opportunities and restaurants. There, you will also be able to find the “Two Oceans Aquarium”, which offers insight into the eco systems of South Africa’s rivers and oceans, including live rays and sharks. The city center of Cape Town also offers several museums and historical landmarks, such as the “Castle of Hope”, South Africa’s oldest building. On occasion, you should also visit “City Hall”, the national gallery and the national museum. In 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Cape Town was ranked as one of the world’s top-ten best cities to visit in Travel & Leisure’s.
Things to see in and around Cape Town
- Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
- Table Mountain
- Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
- Castle of Good Hope
- Two Oceans Aquarium
- Long Street
- Greenmarket Square
- Cap of good Hope
- Houses of Parliament
- City Hall
- Cape Town Museums
- Robben Island (a former prison where Nelson Mandela spent nearly two decades as an inmate)
Find cheap flights, tours and activities!
Many Airlines arrive at Cape Town airport and depart from here. The services and budgets of every airline are different. The international flights connect Cape Town to every continent and country in the world.
No matter how much money you have but if you manage it in a better way you can enjoy more. There are several things should be kept in thoughts while planning the trips not only to Cape Town, South Africa but for anywhere.