Cape Town is one of South Africa's largest and most important cities. It is located near the Cape of Good Hope, the southernmost point in Africa. It is surrounded by picturesque mountains, including the famous Table Mountain, and in the city, colonial buildings are mixed with modern buildings.
The city was the first in South Africa founded by Europeans. It was established in the mid-17th century and was initially held by the Dutch East India Company. Thanks to its location in the Gulf, it was a perfect port for ships sailing around Africa. Soon after the founding of the city, the Castle of Good Hope was built here, currently the oldest monument in Cape Town. It houses the Museum of Ceramics and the Military Museum.
Visiting Cape Town is a fascinating journey between colonial-era sites and new neighborhoods. To this day, the city is a significant port, and the Port of Cape Town, together with Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, are the city's showpieces. In the waters of the bay there is the island of Robben and on it the buildings of the former prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 years. Today you can visit the Robben Island Museum in Cape Town.
Cape Town's showcase is also other interesting museums, such as the South African National Gallery, the South African Museum, the Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum and the Sixth District Museum. The Zaitsa Museum is located by the port, and the classicist Rhodes Monument reminds us of Cape Town's colonial past.
The advantage and great wealth of Cape Town is its location surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges. The most famous of them is Table Mountain, one of the main attractions of Cape Town, the area of which is protected by the National Park. You can get to the top by hiking trails and a cable car to the Table Mountain. In the vicinity of the city there are also Signal Hill, Lion's Head mountain and Devil's Peak. There are also two capes in the Table Mountain National Park - the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. They are the southernmost points in Africa. You can get to the end of the peninsula with the Flying Dutchman Railway. It is home to the Old Lighthouse and the New Cape Point Lighthouse.
In Cape Town there are also many attractions related to nature and beautiful beaches. In addition to the National Park, you can visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, the Two Oceans Aquarium, and spend time on the charming Boulders Beach or Diaz Beach. A big attraction is the opportunity to see Cape Town from above from the Cape Wheel Ferris wheel.