The Beauty of South Africa: Cape Town and the Cape Winelands
South Africa is a stunningly beautiful and fascinating country to visit with world-renowned wildlife and cosmopolitan cities such as Cape Town and
Johannesburg. The country has a huge number of national parks which offer all those who visit a broad range of things to do and see with diverse
fauna and botanical sights, alternative climates and a landscape that lends itself to a wide variety of outdoor activities.
With a population of over 40,000,000 speaking more than 10 languages, South Africa is thankfully past its previous problems with racial segregation.
And with an ever-improving infrastructure, the country is fast becoming one of the more popular tourist destinations. Its landscape varies from arid
deserts to tropical beaches and impressive mountain backdrops.
As the oldest town of Southern Africa, Cape Town is definitely one of the must-see cities in the world. Located 40km from the Cape of Good Hope, the
city boasts a spectacular setting. The impressive Table Mountain dominates Cape Town, while a couple of minutes away stunning white beaches line
the cliff-hugging coast. The city centre, spread around the foot of Table Mountain, includes the historic centre, residential districts, the Waterfront and
the modern harbor. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a main hub, an old harbour that has been redeveloped and provides a large variety of shops,
restaurants and entertainment.
The notorious Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent much of his incarceration, the Cape Malay quarter, Bo-Kaap and the superb and exclusive
beach of Camps Bay are just some of the additional â€˜not to be missed' attractions that Cape Town offers. With its energy and cosmopolitan
ambience, this is a unique city that is perfectly situated to allow visitors to explore the greater Cape region.
Those who do should seek out the Cape Winelands, a picturesque and quaint region that is home to some of the best wines in the world. Known as
â€˜The Winelands', the valleys of Paarl,