Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa. It is the provincial capital of the Western Cape, as well as the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament and many government offices are located. Cape Town is famous for its harbor as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom. It includes such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is one of the most popular South African destinations for tourism.
Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was originally developed by the Dutch East India Company as a supply station for Dutch ships sailing to Eastern Africa, India, and the Far East. Jan van Riebeeck‘s arrival in 1652 established the first permanent European settlement in South Africa. Cape Town quickly outgrew its original purpose as the first European outpost at the Castle of Good Hope, becoming the economic and cultural hub of the Cape Colony. Until the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the development of Johannesburg, Cape Town was the largest city in South Africa.
Cape Town has many popular tourist attractions including Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. It is a short drive from the Cape Winelands, which has some of the best wine country in the world. Visitors can also drive along the coast to Cape Point with stops along the way to look at the African penguins and enjoy the scenic views of Chapman’s Peak. The cable car to the top of Table Mountain gives visitors a panoramic view of the entire Cape Town area. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a great place for shopping and dining.
Safaris to this area:
In addition to the following safaris, we can create a customized safari for you.
Best of South Africa – Relais and Chateaux Tour
11 days – Luxury Hotels and Game Lodge
Featuring Cape Town, Winelands, Tswalu Kalahari game lodge and private game lodge next to the Kruger National Park
South Africa – Cape Town & Game Viewing (4 star)
9 Nights/10 Days – Discoverer Safari
Featuring Cape Town, Cape Winelands, and Private Game Reserves Near Kruger National Park
South Africa – Cape Town & Game Viewing (5 star)
10 days – Luxury Hotels and Game Lodges
Featuring Cape Town, the Winelands and private game reserve near Kruger National Park
South Africa Odyssey
16 days/15 nights – Overland Coach Tour
Featuring Kruger National Park, Garden Route, the Winelands and Cape Town
Classic Southern Africa
11 days/10 nights
Featuring Cape Town, Mashatu Game Reserve and Mala Mala Game Reserve