Discover Cape Town Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most desirable tourist destinations. This seaside city is known not only for its scenic splendour but also for its exciting night-life, cultural attractions, trendy Cape Town accommodation establishments and the vast array of activities waiting to enchant visitors. Wine Farms Cape Town is home to some of Africa’s oldest vineyards, and has been producing fine wines since the earliest days of colonisation. Many historic and award-winning wine farms are located within a short distance from the Cape Town metropolitan area, and are open to the public. The majority of Cape Town’s wine farms offer wine tasting, as well as the opportunity to purchase premium wine at discount rates. A number of wine farms also offer superb restaurants that match first-class wines with sumptuous local cuisine. Beaches The city of Cape Town is washed by the bracing waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and is fringed by some of South Africa’s most popular and scenic beaches. These include two ‘Blue Flag’ beaches – Camps Bay and Clifton 4th Beach - recognised for their cleanliness and safety. Camps Bay and Clifton 4th Beach are serviced by a variety of upmarket Cape Town accommodation establishments as well as some of the city’s most trendy and sophisticated eateries. These beaches also offer welcome refuge from the city’s prevailing south easterly summer winds. Table Mountain Table Mountain is the unmistakable centrepiece of the city of Cape Town. This mountain and the national park surrounding it provide a variety of easily accessible daytime activities for all ages. Enjoy walks through forested slopes, challenging climbs or relaxed picnics in the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens that cover the southern flank of Table Mountain. Of course an ascent of Table Mountain is an essential experience for any visitor to Cape Town, and can be accomplished by making use of the cable car system. Alternately visitors can ascend Table Mountain by routes ranging from manageable climbs to expert-level hikes. Robben Island Robben Island is a former prison located just off the shores of Cape Town. This island is best known as the site where South African struggle icon, Nelson Mandela,
was imprisoned for 27 years during the apartheid era. He later went on to become the president of South Africa. The V&A Waterfront, a popular shopping, entertainment and accommodation destination, offers a daily ferry service to Robben Island. Trips to Robben Island offer a guided tour of the prison facilities on the island, including a visit to Nelson Mandelaâ€™s prison cell. Booking Cape Town Accommodation You can browse and book a wide variety of Cape Town accommodation establishments online. Online booking portals also provide easy access to car hire, and allow you to secure favourable rates at leading establishments well in advance of a trip to Cape Town. Donâ€™t wait to discover Cape Town. Visit e-southafrica.com and book accommodation in Cape Town now! About the Author: e-southafrica.com is an online accommodation booking service that provides secure, convenient access to lodgings throughout Cape Town and the rest of South Africa. Book your South Africa accommodation quickly and simply via e-southafrica.com now.
Published on Jun 24, 2010
Explore the famous tourist attractions of Cape Town, South Africa's beautiful coastal city. Cape Town offers world-class travel attractions...