For centuries a victualing and refurbishment stop for those brave mariners in search of fame and fortune while playing the oceans between Europe and the East it rapidly gained a reputation as the city on the ‘Fairest Cape in all the World’.
Even today visitors can only be entranced when landing at Cape Town’s international airport. the immediate sight of the world-famous Table Mountain which almost seems to embrace the city proper in a protective hug is a sight that will live in any visitor’s memory.
Those lucky enough to arrive in the evening will be treated to a sunset that will rival any in the world. Seen over the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean the sight of vivid purples, pinks and oranges will give even the most jaded of travelers pause. This is a city that has simply been blessed with astonishing natural beauty – and the most beautiful places for those who want to explore the attractions of this city further.
those who do fall in love with Cape Town are in good company. The city features as one of the most desirable tourist destinations in the world year in and year out. In 2017 Cape Town was once again featured on Fodor’s ‘Must See’ list. In 2016 it was again part of the ‘Conde Nast Readers’ Travel Awards.’ the same awards recognized Cape Town as the number one destination for foodies.
These awards only scrape the surface of what makes Cape Town such a popular destination for international tourists. The sheer beauty of Cape Town has been recognized by among other Buzzfeed which influences the travel choices of a wide variety of different tourists from many different countries, and age groups.
the avid world explorer is presented with a huge number of reasons to visit the city where European explorers first established a permanent presence on the Southern tip of the continent.
From Victorian-inspired architectural masterpieces housing world acclaimed restaurants and a vibrant nightlife this is a city that would rival any other in the world for the accolade of being a place that simply does not sleep.
But for those who simply want to experience nature at its most wonderful Cape Town is the perfect base to start an exploitation of unique flora and fauna set amidst spectacular natural wonder. A visit to one of the many national parks or even a simple glass of champagne while gazing across unspoiled vistas is something that will not be forgotten. A visit to one of the many pristine beaches that embrace both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans will provide memories that last a lifetime.
Cape Town is South Africa’s Mother City – and as such waits with open arms to welcome visitors from all over the world. Those that visit once will no doubt return to enjoy the wonders of one of the truly great tourist destinations on the planet.