There’s just no escaping it, Cape town is definitely one of the world’s most sensational cities for a whole bunch of reasons – her towering Table Mountain and its undulating tablecloth, her majestic peaks and imposing 12 Apostles, her icy oceans and outrageous underwater world. Her colourful population and her easy cosmopolitan attitude, her spunk, her appeal and her downright rudeness when it comes to being the sexiest city I know…
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Table mountain which dominates the skyline at all times, Capetown is South Africa’s most beautiful and most visited city. A blend of first and third worlds where the elegance of rich suburbs lies next to the sprawl of the townships. She’s a bit like good coffee.
Cape Town gets into your bloodstream, picks you up and makes you want more.
Things to do in Cape Town
CT will not cease to appeal to your sense of discovery ! The things to do in CT can be endless if you truly wish to explore this city in South Africa – from adventure sports to romantic vineyard getaways, you think it and Cape town has it. Below are the major points of interest in the city.
Top Cape Town points of interest
The major points of interest in CapeTown are:
- Table Mountain
- Lion’s head
- Simon’s Town
- Muizenberg Beach
- Two Oceans Aquarium
- Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
- CapeTown Harbour
- Sea Point Promenade
- Robben Island
- Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
- District Six Museum
- Cape of Good Hope
- Cape Peninsula
- Rhodes Memorial
Top Things to know about the City of CapeTown
Interesting facts about Cape Town
The city of Cape Town in South Africa was named as the World Design Capital for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design. In 2014, Cape Town was named the best place in the world to visit by the New York Times and the Daily Telegraph in 2014.
Cape Town population
The population of cape town is 3.74 Million and is the second most populous city in South Africa, after Johannesburg. The major ethnicities present in Cape town are South Africans who can be native as well as from Irish descent. There are also a number of South African from Indian descent here though, KwaZulu Natal is the Indian area in South Africa. You can also find Pakistanis either for work or settled here.
Cape Town Flights
There are no direct flights from India to Cape town but you can find multiple connecting flights to CT, South Africa by Air India, Jet Airways, Vistara, Finnair, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
Cape Town Hotels
There are a horde of hotel options available in Cape Town for both budget and luxury stays. But if you want to experience the glocal South Africa tourism, I would suggest staying at a backpacker hostel.
About Cape Town Crime
The crime in CT is lesser as compared to Johannesburg and nothing as compared to Kenya and other African countries but you have to be careful at night especially near the clubs. Keep your eyes open and you should be fine. Don’t venture out in dark alleys and be mindful of who you share your information with. Keep your passports and other documents locked up in your hotel.
This, pretty much sums it all up. If there’s anything else you’d like to know, ask in the comments below. I will be posting more articles about my experience and road trip through South Africa. Do subscribe to get an update. Have a great trip to South Africa!