Cape Town is the parliamentary capital of South Africa. It is one of the most beautiful places on the African continent; a land of unique and impressive landscapes, mountains, beaches, vineyards, forest, gardens, harbors and spectacular views!
We spent a few days in Cape Town, eating, doing wine tasting and visiting the beautiful landmarks.
Here’s the list of places we visited in Cape Town:
Driving the Cape Peninsula, first stop:
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: This is a beautiful garden filled with plants, flowers a few sculptured pieces, and spectacular views over the bridge, with the city in the background.
Back on the road we stopped at Muizenberg a relaxed surf town, to see the iconic colorful houses on the beach.
We saw the Penguins at Boulders Beach living and chilling out, in their natural habitat.
Here is the southernmost point of the African continent, where the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean.
We took a cog train to the top. The views are mesmerizing!
Tips: Bring a jacket it can get cold up there. Tickets are available on site.
We drove down to The Cape of Good Hope, where we could see animals along the way and get close to the ocean.
Second day in Cape Town:
Visiting the Table Mountain National Park : It is a flat-topped mount, and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. You can hike up, or buy tickets on site, and take a cable car to the top. We chose the second option.
Lunch and wine tasting at Dellaire Graff State: Located in Stellenbosch, considered one of the best vineyards in the world. We had a wonderful and unique experience.
Shopping at Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront: Here there are many restaurants, stores and boat tours.
Evenings Strolls at Long Street: This is “nice place”, to have drinks and eat food.
Watching sunsets on the beach: Clifton Beach and Compass Cay are very close, there are a lot of restaurants with breathtaking sunset views!
The Cape Peninsula is a special and unique place, the mountains and beaches remind us of Rio de Janeiro, and the restaurants remind us of Europe. It is definitely a place that we would love to return, to spend more time and visit more places.
Currency: South African Rand
Official Language: There are 11 official languages in South Africa. Most people can speak more than one language, including English.