1001 Places I’d like to visit before I die #10 – Cape TownOn March 15, 2012 by Marie Gizelle
Named the World Design Capital for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, Cape Town should be rightfully listed as one of the places one should see. Cape Town is the largest city in South Africa, so it follows that in its vastness, there’d be a lot of things to do, enjoy and see. Cape Town is also a multicultural city so there’s be so many interesting things representing different cultures. There are many cheap flights to Cape town that are offered online, such deals make Cape town much nearer than one could imagine. So what to do in this lovely South African city? Check these out:
Ride the Table Mountain Cableway. Get a view of Cape Town going high up the flat-topped Table mountain and be mesmerized with the experience.
Visit Robben Island. Particularly the prison buildings were Nelson Mandela, Nobel laureate and former South Africa president was imprisoned for 27 years. There are more to see in this Dutch founded Island.
Relax at Two Oceans Aquarium. Who would say no to a wondrous display of underwater creatures and beasts? I say relax because I feel at ease when watching fish swim about.
Stroll around Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. And perhaps get the chance to identify plants that are in danger of extinction? Another thing to see would be the exhibits of Zimbabwean stone sculptures in the gardens.
Beaches. Soak in the sun and enjoy the white sand beaches or simply sit there and enjoy the view…Cape Town has top class beaches around it!
Tour the Castle of Good Hope. The Castle is the oldest colonial building in South Africa which was built by the East India Company some time in 1666 and 1679. If you’re a history buff, the Castle is a must.
Shop and drop at the V&A Waterfront. No vacation is complete without shopping and dining. V&A Harbour is the place for you to do both. Dine Japanese, Malay, Thai, Italian, French and a lot more other cuisines of your choice. Get your gear and other items from over a 100 stores of branded and local designs. You can also enjoy music, movies and other entertainment from this picturesque harbor or board a boat to bring you to any of the other spots listed above.
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