24 Hours In Cape Town
Cape Town is famous for its harbor, the second most populated city in South Africa after Johannesburg with an estimated population of 3.74 million in 2011 and located on the shore of Table Bay. Cape Town was initially developed to be a supply station for Dutch ships sailing to the Far East, India and East Africa by the Dutch East India Company. During the colonial era, it was known to be an economic and cultural hub. It is one of the most multicultural cities that is alive with sounds, creativity, colour and taste in the world. It has been named the World Design Capital for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.
Come to Cape Town and enjoy one of the most popular global tourist destinations in Africa, there are so many sightseeing centers for you to experience with its rich cultural heritage. The city has hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup, 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, 1995 Rugby World Cup, and some other World Championships in different sports.
Whale watching is something you may never forget in a hurry when you are in Cape Town, you can watch the Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales off the coast during the breeding season-August to November and Bryde's Whales and Killer Whale can be seen all through the year. There are also the Heaviside's dolphins and the Dusky dolphins for you to see in the city. You can make your destination the Cape Wine lands such as Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, if you love to taste wine accompanied with sightseeing.
Mostert’s Mill is the only complete windmill in the country, built in 1796 which can be visited by tourists. However, there a lot of popular locations that you may love to visit such as the V&A Waterfront, the City Bowl, Hout Bay, Camps Bay, Sea Point, the Constantia, Rondebosch, Newlands and Somerset West. The Table Mountain National Park is where you would find the famous Table Mountain. You can hike up or even camp here. The Atlantic Ocean can be seen around Noordhoek that is linked with Hout Bay.
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Penguins can be seen at the Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town and if you love surfing, Cape Town is where you should visit when you are in Africa. The Red Bull Big Wave Africa surfing competition is held yearly in the city.
There is the massive Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden that houses a protected natural forest and fynbos along with a variety of animals and birds and over 7,000 species in cultivation, including many rare and endangered species. In 2004 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Cape Town International Airport was once named as one of the winners of the World Travel Awards for being Africa's leading airport. The airport serves the local and international flights; it is the second largest airport in the country and has a large number of international destinations for its users. There is no time that you would lose out when you visit Cape Town.
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