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Explore Beautiful Cape Town The Places To Go

Situated on the tip of the African continent Cape Town is known as the 'Mother City' and is the first choice of international tourists to South Africa. Regarded by many as one of the most beautiful cities in the country, it lies at the foot of Table Mountain, providing a stunning backdrop to all of it's magnificent and pristine white beaches. There's a lot to do and see in Cape Town, for just about any kind of tourist as it is a melting pot of Western culture and African tradition and is truly a great place for any visiter to South Africa.

Cape Town offers much more than stunning scenery and there are a host of attractions worth visiting if you are planning a holiday in the area. The city itself offers many shopping venues, markets, beaches and much more, so if you are in Cape Town, check out what this beautiful city has to offer. Here is Car Rental Cape Town's guide to what's hot in Cape Town:

Walk In Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Love nature, spending time outdoors, or want to enjoy a concert in the park? Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is the place to do it, and offers a stunning collection of indigenous flora of the Western Cape region. The gardens are immaculately maintained and offer a wealth of activities for the whole family. So, if you are visiting Cape Town and nature is your thing be sure to check out Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, it's a stunning way to spend asunnny day in Cape Town.

Explore The Castle of Good Hope

Interested in learning a little bit more about the history of Cape Town, a visit to the Cast of Good Hope and it surrounds is a good place to start. The Cape Castle is an iconic structure and you can't miss it as you drive into the heart of the city. It's also the oldest building in South Africa and was built by the Dutch East India Company when they used the Cape as a trading stop.

Tour Robben Island

South Africa is famous for many reasons, and it's unfortunate past is one of them, however the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in the 1990's was a historic event. Nelson Mandela later went on to become the first black president of South Africa and winner of a Nobel Prize. He is an icon of South African politics, history and culture and a visit to Robben Island, the prison where he spent much of his term is a great way to find out more about this historic figure.

Soak Up The Sun On Camps Bay Beach

Summers in Cape Town can get hot and there really is not better way to spend a hot day in the sun than on Camps Bay beach. Probably one of the popular beaches in Cape Town along with Clifton. Camps Bay has a lot to offer and if you don't want to spend all day soaking up the sun and sand then there are numerous bars, restaurants and shops along the beachfront to explore. Escape the city for the day and laze around on the white beaches of Camps Bay along with the rest of Cape Town's beach lovers.

Penguin Spotting On Boulders Beach

Camps Bay Beach may not be for everyone, so if you would still like to get to beach for something a little bit different then how about Boulders Beach, where you and the family can spend the day watching the colony of African Penguins that inhabit the area. It's a lovely beach to visit and less crowded than the more popular beaches in Cape Town and offers something for you and the kids making Boulders Beach a good choice for a day out in the sun. Be sure to pack some sun lotion as it can get hot in the Cape summer!

Arts & Crafts at Green Market Square

In the centre of Cape Town is Green Market Square and it is the place to go if you are after some traditional African arts and crafts. The market has numerous traders selling anything and evertyhing from sculptures to paintings, chess sets and everything in between. The market has a distinctly African feel and is lined with interesting cafés and restaurants where you can have a quick bite to eat, or a drink whilst browsing the various wares on offer.

Watch Some Whales

If you are in Cape Town at the right time of year, there's plenty of opportunity to view some whales as well as dolphins. Between the months of August and November you should be able to catch a glimpse of Humpback and Southern Right Whales. Even if you are not in beautiful Cape Town during this time of the year, for most of the rest of the year you should still be able to catch a glimpse of Killer Whales, Bryde's Whales and dolphins. There are many tour companies around the city that will organise viewing as well as diving, so be sure to do some research online or with your travel agent.

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