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Africa Destinations Guide

The Mother City – Cape Town

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The vibrant port city of Cape Town has something for all tastes and adventures! The rugged, mountainous terrain towers over a coastline decorated by pristine white-sand beaches. Beyond the shores, urbanites will be enthralled by the character of the city’s artistic neighborhoods. Nature is never too far away though and you can find greenery and flora that resonate like a modern-day Garden of Eden.

Whether you love taking a stroll through the hip part of town or prefer a serene escape into nature, the Mother City is calling your name!

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Table Mountain

The watchful eye that overlooks the entire city, Table Mountain is a haven for thrill seekers who crave enchanting 360 degree views. From the top, your trek will be rewarded with unbelievable images of the city from above, the sparkling coastline, and breathtaking gardens.

If you prefer not to hike, you can take a relaxing cable car ride to the top without breaking a sweat.  

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

After you are finished soaking in the views from Table Mountain, head over to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and marvel at the stunning diversity of Cape Town’s landscape. The hiking trails are engulfed by thousands of species of plants and flora native to the region. It can be hard to fathom that such a place of stunning natural wonder is just minutes away from the bustling city.   

The garden is a wonderful place for family relaxation as there are numerous restaurants to grab a bite to eat and the cycad amphitheater’s collection of dinosaur sculptures.

A sunset picnic within the gardens creates one of the most romantic settings in Cape Town for couples.

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Kalk Bay & Boulders Beach

Time to explore Cape Town’s spectacular coastal scenery! Nestled along the rocky shores of False Bay, Kalk Bay is a quaint fishing village with many seaside shops and eateries. One of the best places to grab a mouthwatering lunch and soak up the easygoing vibes of village is Lekker. After your taste buds are quenched, hop on two wheels for a lovely bike ride to the harbour or explore the mystical caves within the mountains.  

Just a short drive from Kalk Bay, you will find the beautiful Boulders Beach. The gigantic boulders and crystalline waters are enough to make the beach an enchanting place to spend the day, but it’s the inhabitants that make Boulders Beach one of the best tourist attractions in Africa.

This is one of the rare places where you can enjoy the company of adorable African Penguins!

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Bo-Kaap

Cape Town is filled with an eclectic mix of neighborhoods that each have their own charm. One that really stands out is the colorful Bo-Kaap District.

Bo-Kaap, also known as the Malay Quarter, is lined with homes of brilliant architecture along cobblestone streets. While exploring this unique district, pay a visit to the Bo-Kaap Museum to immerse yourself in Cape Malay culture. Before continuing on your journey, stop by one of the local restaurants to sample the invigorating flavors and spices of Cape Malay cuisine.

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