Cape Town or the “Mother City” has long been celebrated as one of the best places in the world to live and play but its popularity has steadily increased year by year since the turn of the century. In 2013 we’re going to see thousands of tourists unpacking their luggage at hotels and B&B’s across the region and throwing on their beach gear to hit the surf or just lounge in the revitalising sunlight by the water.
Cape Town has it all which is why it’s amassed so many accolades over the years (some of which can be found here) but more than relatively unknown tourism boards telling people why the city is so great, its success has been more due to simple word of mouth. The best proof that this is the place to be is simply because people who have been before keep coming back for more when they could be trying new places. Let’s take a look at some of the primary reasons for this:
Table Mountain: Always first on any related list, the mountain got its name from its unique physical appearance and has become one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World recently. People flock from around the globe to glance up its green and rocky spires and chose to either climb it themselves or take the famed cable car ride up its slopes for one of the most breathtaking views in the world.
The Beaches: Beaches like Camps Bay and Clifton have set new expectations for international tourists. The clear, pristine waters stretch calmly from the shore, seemingly reaching out into infinity and calling to adventurous water sport sorts with a siren like song. Whether you’re into sailing, surfing or just floating out on a pool noodle you can’t go wrong.
The Winelands: Cape Town’s Garden route is home to the much lauded Winelands where some of the most renowned and certainly some of the most delicious wines in the world are produced. Massive expanses of green vines stretch out under the summer sun and tours and wine tasting sessions are common place during the tourist season.
The Nightlife: Cape Town isn’t just the Mother City, it’s also party central in the evenings. Known for its boutique stores and restaurants, and the famed lane called Long Street is also celebrated for its active nightclubs and bars which have locals and international guests partying together until the early hours of the morning. Fortunately for most, their hotels are only a block away from the action anyway.
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