About Cape Town
Cape Town is southern Africa’s most beautiful and visited city. Indeed, few urban centres anywhere can match its setting along the mountainous Cape Peninsula spine, which slides into the Atlantic Ocean. By far the most striking – and famous – of its sights is Table Mountain, frequently shrouded by clouds, and rearing up from the middle of the city.
With a population of 3.7 million people and is the second largest city in South Africa. Located on the shore of Table Bay, it was originally developed by the Dutch East India Company as a supply station for Dutch ships sailing to East Africa, India, and the Far East. It is a spectacular, fascinating and cosmopolitan metropolis with a rich and varied heritage. Its natural splendor is dominated by the awesome crags of Table Mountain and encircled by the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the emerald green vineyards of the Cape Winelands. The city is an eclectic conglomeration of striking architecture, incorporating both historical and modern sophistication, frenetic street markets, exciting entertainment venues, elegant restaurants, and splendid shopping precincts. The blend of African, Asian and European cultures contributes to Cape Town’s unique, magnetic appeal.
Few countries rival South Africa’s scenic beauty, ranging from snow white beaches, rocky coves and charming fishing villages – to majestic mountains, green forests, rolling farmlands and semi-desert plains. South Africa has much to offer visitors with its modern infrastructure and economy, pulsating cities, incomparable game reserves, varied recreational amenities, cultural diversity and pleasant climate. Along with its hospitable people, South Africa lives up to the name ‘Rainbow Nation’.
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