This is where surfing began in South Africa, though the sandy beach isn’t very long, the water is warmer to swim in than other Cape Beaches. Its biggest attraction is the waves that make it popular with surfers. Surf lessons are always readily available here. Non-beach attractions include the house that Cecil Rhodes built and where he died in 1902.
Castle of Good Hope
The Castle of Good Hope, shaped like a pentagon, is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. It is a Cape military installation today, as well as home to the Castle Military Museum, which tells the history of the cape and the Iziko Museums of Cape Town which displays historical paintings and antique furniture, popularly known as the William Fehr collection. Music lovers surely must attend a performance by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra based here.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
This is one of the world’s great botanical gardens. The garden is set against a backdrop of Table Mountain, which offers visitors pretty stunning views. Kirstenbosch is the most famous national botanical gardens in South Africa. The flowers, shrubs, and trees are arranged so that a show of blossoms and colour brightens the gardens throughout the year. It really is a stunning sight.
Cape Point has always captivated travellers with its dramatic scenery and fascinating history, Cape Point is extremely picturesque with high boulders and stunning ocean views. Cape Point is home to about 250 species of birds as well as baboons and zebras. The rugged coastline, sandy beaches, valleys, and mountains are a haven for hikers, surfers, anglers, and cyclists. If you enjoy life at a more relaxed pace, the Flying Dutchman Funicular transports are just right for you and the Two Oceans Restaurant, with its spectacular views over False Bay, is a great spot for light meals or their signature seafood platter. If you are a picture lover, Cape Point is the perfect backdrop for you.
Cape Town has some of the best city beaches in the world. Clifton is actually a series of four beaches separated by a stretch of granite boulders. All the beaches offer beautiful views and have almost pure white sand.
Bo-Kaap, also known as the Malay Quarter, is a colourful neighbourhood with brightly painted, uniquely-styled houses, some dating back to the 18th century, and cobblestone streets create marvellous photo options for visitors. Bo-Kaap is a multicultural area, home to Muslim mosques and shrines. The Bo-Kaap museum houses 19th-century furnishings found in Cape Town homes of that era.
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