Exploring South Africa: Cape Town

November 03, 2008
by findingDulcinea Staff
Not only is Cape Town the third largest city in South Africa, it is also a place of great natural beauty and geographic diversity. Cape Town is located at the tip of Cape Peninsula. Its harbor faces forward to the Atlantic Ocean while the city's backdrop is Table Mountain, rising to more than 3,000 feet. Two almost vertical peaks surround the city while the suburbs are on the Cape Flats, a plain that connects the peninsula to the mainland.

City of Many Faces

A tourist has several excursions to choose from in Cape Town, each one distinctly different from the other. Maybe you'd like to try whale watching, or perhaps you'd prefer a wine tour. Get a glimpse of the opportunities that await at the Guide Me Cape Town image gallery.

Zooming in

You can have the experience of one of Cape Town's great tourist attractions right from your own chair. Does the idea of getting to the top of 3,000-foot Table Mountain appeal to you? Perhaps you'd like to skip the hike and travel up in a cable car. When you get there, peer into the valley below, or enjoy the flora and fauna that populate the peak. These adventures are all captured in Travelistic's Table Mountain video.
Cape Town isn't all mountains and cliffs. Just on the other side of the city is Cape Town's harbor. For a long time, it's been one of the most importantl, and frequented, ports in the world. As traffic increased, expansion became necessary and as a result, the historic harbors of Victoria and Albert basins have been turned into commercial spots of a different nature. The basins still promise natural beauty and stunning vistas, but now they also boast shopping centers, restaurants, an aquarium, luxury hotels and other attractions. View the harbor on the V&A Waterfront Web site.

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