The name Cape Town rings a bell for many people but truth of the matter is, many of us have only experienced the true magic of this town in our imaginations. The knowledge we have gathered through our geographical studies all point to the fact that this town is a little paradise. However, there is never a better way to find out other than visiting in person and before you do that, we have outlined the 5 Reasons to discover Cape Town, South Africa.
Robben Island is an island located in the Table Bay and at a distance of about 7km west of the Bloubergstrand coast. It is one of the marvels of Cape Town, and rightfully so. The island, which is Dutch meaning ’seal island’ is an oval 3.3km long and 1.9 km wide land stretch that rises only a few meters above the sea level. What sets it apart from the other islands? Well, this island played prison to the former South African president and a champion of democracy and civil liberty, Nelson Mandela. It is also both a national and a UNESCO heritage site.
The Boulders Beach
The Boulders Beach is not your usual beach, thanks to the many inlets of granite boulders that comprise the beach. Also commonly referred to as Boulders Bay, the beach has a lot to offer for adventurous tourists. There is a colony of penguins to see in addition to the sand and the boulders. Take a trip to this beach and discover why these penguins fell in love with this beach since they settled here in the early 1980s.
The Cape Of Good Hope
The Cape of Good Hope has such a rich geographical significance that it is one of the places that adds more reasons to discovering Cape Town. There is a widely accepted notion that the cape is the southernmost tip of Africa as many people believe it is the dividing point between the Indian and the Atlantic Oceans. For this reason, it has had such a huge importance to sailors and tourists alike.
The Table Mountains
For those who love mountaineering, hiking or simply taking in the sights from the viewpoint of a majestic mountain, then the Table Mountains would be the ideal place for you in Cape Town. Towering to 1,086m, the iconic, flat-top mountains offer a breathtaking view of the entire city of Cape Town and surrounding regions. You may access the mountain by cableway, automobile, bicycle or even on foot. It also features a park that is considered one of the world’s richest in floral varieties.
GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World
There is never a dull moment when a casino is nearby and who knows this better than Cape Town residents and tourists. With the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, the city of Cape Town never goes to sleep. The casino features thrills and excitement that befit both professional and amateur gamblers. With a round-the-clock operation, this is the best spot to go and watch the night slip away as you enjoy playing the slots.
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