Cape Town is the site of the first European settlement in South Africa – founded in 1652. It has a spectacular setting, cradled by the steep slopes of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill. Today it is a major port, industrial hub, and a center of culture and tourism. Explore and enjoy this beautiful city with its Mediterranean climate. Experience a scenic drive through Sea Point, the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay to Hout Bay where an optional trip to Seal Island can be arranged. The spectacular Chapman’s Peak drive is breathtaking and will lead us to Cape Point – The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, undoubtedly one of the Cape’s biggest attractions. Situated at the most southern point of the Cape Peninsula, and flanked by the cold Atlantic ocean on the west and the warm Indian ocean on the east, it is noted for its abundant floral diversity.
The reserve has a spectacular coastline, with Cape Point boasting the highest sea cliffs in South Africa. A funicular takes visitors up to the highest vantage point – or you may decide to walk. A visit to a penguin colony at Boulders and lunch at the Fish Hoek Galley Restaurant is optional. Then proceed to Simons Town, the Constantia wine valley and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Table Mountain has become over the centuries one of South Africa’s best known landmarks. The famous flat top is approximately 3 km wide and its highest point 1 086m above sea level. The summit can be reached by a cable car with a revolving floor for panoramic views.
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