Cape Town: The Marvel of Africa

The thrill that on feels on witnessing the cool, wild and blue Atlantic Ocean merging at a point with the warm, quiet and green Indian Ocean is something you experience once in a life time.

It was a windy morning and when our flight landed at the Cape Town South Africa’s oldest city, located at the northern end of the scenically beautiful cape peninsula with its splendid coast line, majestic mountains, golden sandy beaches, and legendary wine estates.

The Cape Town has a rich and a varied heritage, with numerous people from diverse culture who have made cape town their abode.

Cape town is affectionately known as the ‘Mother City’ a reflection of its status, as it is the oldest city of south Africa, however it is a warm city always welcoming visitors, and it is a well maintained, sophisticated city.

The table mountain, its premiere attraction forms an imposing backdrop to the city, and is a distinct stretched out flat topped reserve which offers a magnificent view, and a five minute ride by cable car to the top was awesome. The view can be described from the top as- a table cloth of clouds being laid out on the grand table set for the gods invited for supper. It is the national monument. This beautiful landmark makes Cape Town as one of the most scenic cities of the world.

The Victoria and the Alfred waterfront, is a place where you will finds restaurants, bistros, craft markets, cinemas, entertainment centres and above all the visitors can observe the boats at work at the busy harbour.

A trip to the long street, will take you in to the exotic world of the old charm and this oldest street of cape town is lined up with shops and businesses, book shops, coffee shops, internet cafes, and if you love haggling while your shop, you are most suited for the green square market with flea markets of countless bargains. To buy curios and fashion accessories and jewellery you may visit Adderley street.

Cape Town boasts of several pristine beaches of white sand contrasting with turquoise waters. The most celebrated beach is Muizenberg and a ideal place for swimming, surfing and you may indulge in various water sports.

False bay is a beach that begins at cape point and ends at Hangklip, a great hanging rock which towers above the sea near Hermanus with a coastline of fascinating quaint villages, beach resorts and if you are lucky whales are visible every spring or may just go for long swims and go for coastal walks or chill out over a round of drinks.

A cruise to the duiker island will make you gape at the hundreds of cape fur seals of different sizes in their natural habitat.

The good hope nature reserve is noted for its floral diversity with about 2700 species of indigenous plants and wild flowers blooming in the spring and the fauna including zebras, ostriches, baboons and a spectacular coastline with highest sea cliffs in the foreground.

The cape is famous for its wine yards and produces one of the finest wines in the world, and is well worth tasting and exploring.

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