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Eight reasons why Cape Town is amazing

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Eight reasons why Cape Town is amazing

If you live in or are visiting Cape Town, you will have to agree that Cape Town is really the most incredible city. Not only is it filled with incredible history, diversity, flora and fauna and a cosmopolitan feeling but Cape Town is just filled with reasons why you should visit.

 

The Mother City

She will make you feel very much at home. You will be surrounded by a diverse culture, entertainment, history and activities. The Mother City is home to the famous V&A Waterfront, Bo-Kaap, Bree street and Long street. It is easy to fall in love with the city when you are surrounded by a cosmopolitan lifestyle.

Beach life

Cape Town is known to have some of the most incredible beaches. From Blouberg, Clifton, Camps Bay, Boulders Beach and Llandudno. Think of blue beaches, white sand and incredible surf spots. For daredevils, not that keen on simply lazing at the beach, Cape Town offers a host of mind-blowing activities such as kite-surfing, rock-climbing, wakeboarding, stand-up paddling, shark-cage diving, hang-gliding, sky-diving, and zip lining.

Restaurants

Cape Town is jam packed with the most incredible places to quench your thirst or bite down into a good meal. You just need to take a walk down to Green Point or take a stroll through one of the busy streets where you can find every type of restaurant or side cafe you are looking for. Cape Town is the culinary capital of South Africa. Nowhere else is there such a wide selection of restaurants and dining opportunities on offer. Explore the various fine dining options available too. You are sure to be in culinary heaven.

Places to stay

Cape Town is jam packed with the most incredible hotels and self-catering units. If you are looking for something more budget-friendly, you will find plenty of backpackers scattered around the city. If you are wanting something more glamorous, try searching for five or even four star accommodation in Cape Town. The city is just full of incredible places to stay. Book in-advance and you won’t be disappointed.

The people

Cape Town people are known to be friendly and warm-hearted. If you are here on holiday, don’t be nervous. The city's buzz will engulf you and you will have soon met a group of people who will invite you out to enjoy the city lights with them. Many say that the people you meet while on holiday in Cape Town, will become your friends for life. Expect to be invited to a braai, a sokkie or some footie on the beach.

Hikes

If you are one for the outdoors, then Cape Town will surprise you with the amount of amazing hikes available. Whether it is a sunrise Lions Head hike or a casual Silvermine stroll and picnic,there are so many incredible hiking spots in and around the Mother City. It’s a good idea to do some research on the various hiking places and find a hiking spot that suits you. The hikes around Cape Town are all very well-known and used. Some are even dog-friendly. Be sure to find a hike to tick off your list this summer.

The weather

Visiting Cape Town in summer? Be prepared for the most incredible weather. Expect hot summer days. Perfect for hours on the beach. The sun also sets much later in summer, so your days are longer and you can show off the beautiful pink sunset by snapping pics and posting all over your Instagram. Cape Town is known to have a bit of wind, so if you are into windsurfing then Cape Town is your spot. The wind also cools the city down and brings a cool but enjoyable mist.

Wine tasting

You don’t need to go far out of the Mother City to be surrounded by winelands. If you are looking for a wine farm in close proximity to the city then Constantia Glen is the place to be. If you are doing a day trip out then Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch are fantastic spots to savour  wines in a stylish setting. Cape Town is known for its spectacular wine farms. Make a trip out of it with a group of friends, it is a great form of outdoor entertainment while still getting a true Cape Town experience.

 

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