One of the Most Beautiful Cities in the World
Cape Town, South Africa is the provincial capital of the Western Cape as well as the seat for South Africa’s National Parliament. It ranks only second in population to Johannesburg, the biggest city in South Africa. One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town provides tourists with scenic vistas as well as a variety of things to do.
1. Hike or Ride up to the Top of Table Mountain
One of the major draws to visiting South Africa and Cape Town, in particular, is Table Mountain. Trekking up the incline rewards you with amazing views of the surrounding landscape. If you’re less energetic, you can also get up to the top by cable care too.
2. Take a Safari through Kruger National Park or Spend the Day Seeing the Sights in the Nature Reserve
You certainly don’t want to travel to South Africa and not go on Safari. You can enjoy the activity by signing up for one of the adventures that go through Kruger National Park. Or, you might reserve a day for hiking or biking through the nature reserve.
3. Play Golf to Your Heart’s Content
If you’re a golfer, you won’t want to miss playing on one of the world class, Capetown links. One of the favorite links is the Steenberg Golf course, whose greens wind around forests of pine and vineyards. Plan a golf outing on the course and stay at the nearby Steenberg Country Hotel. Or, you may opt to go on a golfing safari by train. A nine-day golfing adventure by locomotive takes visitors to a number of courses, some of which include the Hans Merensky golf course and the Gary Player golf links.
4. Visit South Africa’s Wine Country
If you’re not a golfer, there are still plenty of things to do and attractions to see. Wine connoisseurs will enjoy visiting the surrounding vineyards and wineries. Nearby towns such as Robertson or Stellenbosch allow you to take a closer look at South Africa’s wine country.
Speaking of which, you might also think about visiting Oudtshoorn, which is a town that is connected to the village of Prince Albert on the Western Cape. The Swartberg Pass, which connects the two locales, is a part of the Klein Karoo Wine Route, notably the lengthiest wine highway in the world.
5. Visit the Ostrich Farms and Cango Wildlife Ranch in the Oudtshoorn Area
While you’re in the area around Oudtshoorn, you’ll want to visit the ostrich farms that showcase the large birds and the Cango Wildlife Ranch, where you can see African wildlife up-close.
6. See Aquatic Animals Up-close
For intrepid visitors, shark cage diving is an unforgettable activity. This type of wildlife viewing may be a little too up-close for some. However, for more courageous souls, it proves to be an incredible experience. Or, take a day cruise and view such aquatic wildlife as seals and dolphins and whales.