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Travel Africa: 6 Things To See And Do In Cape Town

Travel Africa: 6 Things To See And Do In Cape Town

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While travel may be the last thing on your mind right now with the Coronavirus pandemic, things will return to normal with time and we’ll all need a vacation to recover from this major scare. When that time comes, we want you to think Africa!

Why Africa? No, why not Africa? Over the years, we’ve covered a number of cities across the continent as we continue to promote African tourism. This time we turn our focus on the city of Cape Town in history-rich South Africa.

Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa and we know why. Thousands of tourists flock the city to behold its natural ambience, the waters, the mountains and especially the people. All these come together to make Cape Town a place you really should visit in your lifetime.

Need another reason why you should visit Cape Town? The South African rand is among the most valuable currencies in the world. It’s assuring to know that you get top value for most expenditure including accommodation, food and drinks. It is also amazing how low the cost of sightseeing is in Cape Town.

Wondering what exactly you’ll get to do in Cape Town?

Here are 6 things to do in Cape Town for an unforgettable experience…

 #1. Visit Table Mountain

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There’s a beautiful, large, flat-topped mountain called table mountain and there are dozens of ways to enjoy this natural feature. The adventurous ones try hiking the rugged slopes on all sides but there’s a cable car that’ll get you to the summit for the less adventurous ones. Whether you choose to explore this incredible mountain on foot, by cable car or simply watching it from the city centre, there’s no denying that it’s almost worth visiting Cape Town for this singular reason.


#2. The beaches

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Who doesn’t like a day or night at the beach? Cape Town has got you covered! Being that the city is set between two bays, each shoreline offers something different depending on what you want. From surfing to those who just want to lie around and just get the perfect tan, to watching the sunset, there’s always something to do on the beach by day or night.

#3. Awesome marine scenery

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Cape Town has a wide range of thriving marine life and is also home to the famous Marine big five namely; The Cape Fur Seal, The African Penguin, Dolphins, Whales and The Mola Mola Sunfish. Asides spotting these magnificent ocean creatures from the shoreline, there’s also a number of ocean activities for the adventure lovers. From snorkelling with Cape Fur Seals to kayaking with African Penguins, the marine life here is a sight to behold and experience. With boat-based whale watching and deep-sea diving also available, there is always something fun to do for every mood and age.


 #4. The wine!

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The wine in Cape Town is among the best and cheapest in the country and this is all thanks to the climate which is perfect for grape-growing. There are dozens of beautiful estates that are worth visiting, even if you’re not a huge fan of wine. But those who enjoy wine tasting are in for a treat: Cape Town wines punch well above their weight, and they often cost considerably less than those from other parts of the world.

#5. Binge on art

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Art lovers are not left out of this awesome city, thanks to the Zeitz Mocca, a contemporary art museum which was opened in September 2017 in the heart of the city. It has since catapulted the city onto the global art scene. While this new museum matches up to the world best standard, there are also dozens of other smaller galleries that provide an impressive yet cost-friendly foundation to the city’s creative scene.


 #6. A spectacular nightlife

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What’s a vacay without getting your groove on? No, tell me! Cape Town boasts of an unforgettable nightlife experience. The clubs and bars satisfy all classes and budgets. There are dozens of hangout spots that would merit a place in any big international city. There is also a number of fancy spots serving costly cocktails and craft beers – a few actually have truly unbeatable views and prices to match and others in between that offer a great atmosphere and reasonable prices.

Here you have a location that would not only fit any travel budget but one filled with adventures and breathtaking scenery. You’ll definitely need a good camera because the memories would be worth saving. What happens in Cape Town doesn’t have to stay in Cape Town. Geniet!

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