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Cape Town, South Africa


 In the southern most region of South Africa lies the beautiful city of Cape Town. It is located along the northern side of Cape Peninsula which runs the length of the Atlantic Ocean. The majestic Table Mountain can be observed in the background. Today Cape Town is the second most populated city in South Africa with well over 3.5 million people. Cape Town, South Africa has wet, mild winters and dry, warm summers. Winter lasts between June and August, and has cool temperatures ranging from 45 to 63 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer lasts between November and March, and has temperatures averaging 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

 Table Mountain is the most renowned and treasured landmark in Cape Town South Africa. Visitors can enjoy hiking through the scenic Table Mountain Reserve which has well over 500 trails, or taking a ride on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to enjoy the stunning view from above. While at Table Mountain, visitors can observe the amazing variety of native plant life that grow in the reserve and enjoy the breathtaking view of Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head which border Table Mountain. Visitors also have access to viewing platforms, a gift shop and a restaurant located at the summit cable station.
Cape Town Waterfront and Table Mountain South Africa

 The Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is located on the eastern side of the Table Mountain, and is the legendary botanical garden of South Africa. The botanical garden is over 1,000 acres of beautiful and breathtaking plant life native to Africa. Visitors can walk along the sidewalks and bridges viewing over 22,000 types of plant life and reading information about them on plaques along the way. In addition, there is a conservatory full of vegetation from other South African regions. The Skeleton Gorge and the Nursery Ravine are two well-liked trails available to those who enjoy a hardy hike. There is also a restaurant and a café available on the grounds.

 The biggest aquarium in South Africa is the Two Oceans Aquarium which is home to well over three hundred sea creatures. Visitors will enjoy their trip as they walk through the absolutely stunning and educational exhibits of these sea creatures. Visitors will see a huge variety of fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds as they explore the Two Oceans Aquarium. The aquarium also houses a gift shop full of books, videos, and souvenirs as well as a restaurant.


 The Greenmarket Square is a must see activity while visiting Cape Town South Africa. It is one of the oldest and well known flea markets. The Greenmarket Square has many good deals. Visitors will find a large selection of clothes, shoes and jewelry to purchase. In addition, the market has a large variety of artifacts, fabrics, arts and crafts from different African countries. The market also has a variety of entertainers performing on the streets. Some of these include musicians, singers, and dancers. Along the sides of the market, shoppers can find a large selection of cafes and restaurants offering a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the marketplace.

Visitors to Cape Town will find the Cape Town International Airport is conveniently located just 12 miles outside the city.

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