Located almost at the foot of the African continent is the South African city of Cape Town, the nation’s second city and legislative capital. As a beautiful city with a rich history, a natural setting that could only be described as stunningly beautiful, and a savvy, electrifying culture, Cape Town has long been a fixture high up on travellers to the South African nation’s lists. There’s an enormous variety of things to do in Cape Town, and what follows are some of the most exciting and interesting activities one can pursue in what was once known as the ‘Tavern of the Seas’!
The history of Cape Town is an aspect of visiting that many attest to. At Robben Island you can follow in the footsteps of South Africa’s hero, Nelson Mandela, whilst also learning about the life experienced by South Africans during apartheid. Alongside this, the District Six Museum, located in the heart of the city, is a must-see; a sobering memorial to the once-bustling district that was vacated by the apartheid regime.
A city break would be nothing without an ounce of culture and nightlife, however. For those that enjoy a little shopping the V&A Waterfront is a must-visit, and for those that enjoy a little art and design the suburb of Woodstock is a similarly great bet. Speaking of bets, lovers of excitement and glamour should surely visit the GrandWest Casino. 79 table games, over 2,500 slots and a huge number of restaurants and bars populate this destination, however just make sure you get logged in to springbokcasino.co.za first; you wouldn’t want to get caught out not knowing the rules during a tense game, would you?
Cape Town, understandably for a city of its size, also has an excellent music scene. At the end of November, music festival SynergyLive comes to the coastal city, featuring Bombay Bicycle Club, Jeremy Loops and Desmond And The Tutus, to name but a few. The aforementioned V&A Waterfront is bursting with live acts, and for those that adore jazz and cocktails, The Piano Bar is a a great experience.
The city’s surrounding area is also not to be missed. The gigantic Table Mountain towers over the city, but don’t let its size fool you- the natural landmark is great walking destination, and budding explorers can choose to either test their mettle in a hike to the top, or alternatively rope in the assistance of the much-adored cable car that straddles the peak. The beaches surrounding Cape Town are also exceedingly beautiful, and visitors are always greeted by soft sands, azure seas and enigmatic surfers to boot!The Entertainer