Cape Town is more than just a great place to visit. The Mother City offers excellent value, it's clean, safe and accessible – which are just some of the reasons it was voted the Top City in Africa in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2012.
There are exciting events taking place in Cape Town throughout the year, and many of Cape Town's major attractions can be visited for free, or at very reasonable rates. Cape Town & Western Cape is home to spectacular and unrivalled natural beauty. Branded the destination of choice for leisure, events and business, Cape Town & Western Cape represents African sophistication, flair and affordable luxury.
Cape Town & Western Cape has an adventurous, stylish and a colorful melting pot of cultures, and offers visitors an opportunity to discover unexpected gems.
Cape Town City Centre, also referred to as “the City Bowl ” lies at the foot of one of the worlds most famous mountains. This is where capetonians work and play, and where visitors can lose themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of sidewalk cafes, quirky shops, pumping nightspots and museums and parks.
Paragliding, hang-gliding and abseiling are popular off Table mountain and Lions Head.
Scuba-diving gives you the opportunity to explore reefs, caves and caverns, kelp forests, shipwrecks and rich sea life. Great white sharks are the apex predators of the oceans and Cape Town is one of the shark cage diving capitals of the world. Sharks are iconic and magnificent creatures. Experience a great white shark up close and personal with a shark diving or shark viewing tour. Visitors can scuba dive with sharks at the two ocean aquarium.
Cape Point kayaking can be enjoyed around Cape Town’s most beautiful bays and beaches including Hout Bay, Noordhoek, Kommetjie, Scarborough, Glencairn, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Beginners or advanced skill levels are welcome. Sea kayaking is a unique Cape Town activity and one of the finest things to do on the Cape Point Route especially seeing the African Penguins from the water in Simon’s Town.
There are a number of Cape Point surfing locations, so hire a surfboard and a wet suit and go surfing! Take the plunge from Muizenberg Beach known for its gentle sloping white beach and consistent waves, making it conducive to surfing, kite-surfing and land-sailing.