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Welcome to Cape Town
Cape Town is situated on the far South Western tip of Africa, about 1600 km from Johannesburg. Tourism in Cape Town peaks between November and March when the city lazes through mid summer. The Mother City has a bustling nightlife that includes restaurants of all kinds, and many clubs and pubs spread around the city.
Cape Town is unique. It has an architecture and lifestyle which are broadly cosmopolitan yet quintessentially Capetonian. But that's just the physical base. The city has grown a soul and an adventurous spirit. With a diversity of people and landscapes - from the mountains, lush indigenous gardens to sandy beaches, the Mother City is the perfect place for the adventurous spirit to live out its wildest fancies. Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate. In summer it is usually pleasantly warm.
The hottest days are often cooled by pleasant breezes or strong winds. The winters are cool and wet, but the temperature hardly ever falls below 10° C. Some of the cities more famous attractions include Table Mountain, which is also considered to be one the worlds most well-known landmarks, named by by Jan van Riebeeck on 6 April 1652 as he sailed toward what was to become Cape Town, the mountain is now a national monument and provides visitors with great entertainment and unforgettable Cable Car Rides to the top.
Another of the popular attractions are the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - a legacy from Cecil John Rhodes, who wanted to preserve Devils Peak and the eastern slopes of Table Mountain as a national Park. The 528-hectare park includes 6000 species of indigenous plants. Other attractions include many historical buildings still standing among the new skyscrapers, the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Point - the place of the Meeting of Two Oceans and Robben Island - which houses the old prison for political prisoners convicted during the apartheid era.
Cape Town also boasts a magnificent night life, with a variety of restaurants of various cultures throughout the city as well as pubs and other night spots. It is also a great place for sporting enthusiasts, with some of the best diving sites in Kalk Bay and bathing spots along the many and beautiful beaches surrounding the area as well as sporting facilities of every kind throughout the city and suburbs - you'll never want for something to do.
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