Where stunning skies meet the endless seas and countless cultures call home - that’s the city of Cape Town. Prepare to be amazed by the surreally beautiful nature’s bounty, a great balance of art, creativity and people, as well as a host of regional adventures. On one hand you have the wild beauty of the Macassar Dunes, while on the other you have a host of exciting urban experiences that can compare with any of the world destinations.
It’s no surprise that Cape Town tours are regarded as some of the world’s best journeys you can make.
Sharing the same latitude as Sydney and Buenos Aires, Cape Town sits on the northern side of Cape Peninsula. Its standout geographical feature is the Table Mountain, a towering 1000-meter-high plateau silently keeping watch over the city. Another prominent feature are the 70 peaks, a craggy mountainous extension into the sea going all the way up to Cape Point, sandy Cape Flats and the glistening coast.
Cape Town tours let you look forward to great Mediterranean-style climes, though regionally it falls in the temperate zone. The chances of temperatures going above 30 degrees is rare. The South Eastern winds act like a natural air purifier that keeps the air crisp. Autumn and spring are good times to visit, although winter is the peak tourist season.
Home to a harmonious blend of different communities, people who’ve come in from all over the world call it home. This makes for a great mix of cultural exchange. From sights to food, Cape Town tourism is an explosion of colours and flavours. But the best travel is in the details. Look out for quaint native interiors at local cafes, buildings that have been turned into magnificent street-art canvases and other not-so-apparent symbolism that’s inherent in all walks of life.
The Table Mountain National Park houses the incredible flat-topped namesake. With other magnificent landscapes like Company’s Garden, Green Point Urban Park and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens this forms the city’s playground for adventure and outdoors fun — from hiking to paragliding.
Then there’s Boulder Beach, a great spot to see penguins flocking and for a quick dip in the warm waters yourself. Glen Beach or Long Beach are where you can go to catch some waves and beautiful sunsets too. While there’s much to do within urban limits, the other rustic, charming and ultra-luxurious experiences of Cape Town tourism are a drive away.
Visit the Winelands for its pretty towns and sprawling plantations. Go whale watching in Hermanus, where these majestic gentle giants come for migration. You can also sign up for shark cage diving here and take your adventure to the next level.
Cape Town isn’t merely a place you visit, it’s an experience to be had — one that you can enjoy by picking a Cape Town tour from SOTC today. It is your first step to explore Cape Town tourism your way. Explore more South Africa Tour Packages by SOTC, to have a once in a lifetime experience.
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The following are some Cape Town travel tips and do's and don'ts to keep in mind during your Cape Town trip.