Cape Town Holiday

When planning that wonderful trip to South Africa, it is good to research as much as possible for the Cape Town holiday.

A Cape Town holiday will certainly highlight the very natural scenic beauty and is the perfect spot to begin an African adventure. The beauty begins with the famous table top mountain that dominates this southern tip of Africa. To get the full effect of this mountain and the beauty of Cape Town itself, taking a drive along the Blue Route highway going south from the city will highlight the gorgeous Constantia Valley and the coastline of False Bay. This is a comfortable day trip and the scenery will not soon be forgotten on this drive of the Cape Peninsula.

False Bay was named for the old seafarers from the past who, returning from the east, would make a wrong turn at Hangklip thinking that it was Cape Point. However, there is nothing false about this bay. The water is warmer than the Atlantic and makes it a wonderful place to enjoy swimming on its many beaches. It’s not as trendy as the Atlantic Coast and there are many quaint pubs and restaurants to enjoy here, as well as some dusty shops to explore and find that one unique item to take back home.

The road continues along the Atlantic Coast along the sheer mountainside right to the suburbs of Camps Bay, Clifton and Bantry Bay, and finally coming to the very trendy Sea Point. This is South Africa’s version of the “city that never sleeps” with its hundreds of coffee shops, clubs and shopping spots. It literally is alive for 24 hours a day.

North and west of the city are the beautiful Durbanville winelands, and the harshly beautiful west coast. This is where the suburbs of Table View and Bloubergstrand are located and are considered the fastest growing parts of South Africa. The coast road goes through modern, high-rise apartments and beaches on the way to the towns of Langebaan and Milnerton.

Going through the Rietvlei wetlands and lagoon, you will find its’ abundant birdlife. Table View is right up the road from here, and is very popular with young families. It is still a young and growing community with many activities to enjoy, such as entertainment, pubs and loads of restaurants. There is even a local race track at Killarney. At the Rietvlei lagoon, watersports such as sailing and water skiing can be enjoyed.

With all of these places to see and things to do outside of Cape Town itself, Cape Town should also be highlighted on this holiday. A gleaming and large capital city of South Africa, there is much to be seen and enjoyed right here. Visit the museums, mingle with the people, and spend some time in the capital of this most southern country of Africa.

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