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Cape Town Travel Guide

One of the most beautiful cities anywhere in the world and definitely the most visited in South Africa, Cape Town nestles cozily and prettily against one of the most distinctive natural formations on the continent of Africa – the flat-topped, 1,000 meter-high Table Mountain.

The area around Cape Town also contains some of the most beautiful scenery in South Africa, with vineyards, mountains trails and spectacular beaches. Cape Town is an outdoor activity enthusiast’s dream destination, but as one of South Africa’s tourist magnets, sedentary types should find enough sightseeing and activity to occupy them within its urban limits.

Did you know that Cape Town still has its oldest living tradition of firing a cannon known as the Noon Day Gun that is fired everyday barring Sundays to indicate that it is 12pm?

One of the oldest mountains in the world – the Table Mountain is situated in Cape Town.

Surfing and whale watching are two popular activities in Cape Town.

Cape Town has another name – Mother City. The derivative of the nickname apparently comes from the fact that in the 1930s Cape Town was declared a metropolis – metro coming from the Greek word meaning ‘mother’ and polis meaning ‘city’ and viola! Mother City was born!

The Port of Cape Town is considered as one of the busiest port in the world owing to its strategic position on the busiest trade routes

Cape Town was initially named the Cape of Storms by Bartolomeu Dias – a traveller who withstood severe storms on the East Coast of Cape Town

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