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Cape Town; The Mother City, A Must For Any Vacationer

By Kyle Olsen


Cape Town. The Mother City. The Friendliest City on Earth. Call it what you want, but it is an excellent city to spend your time in! People from all over the world flock to it's sunny shores in summertime to ride the waves, soak up the sun, take pleasure in the night life or just absorb the incredible sight, sounds and smells of this wonderful city. In this post you will discover about the rich cultures of the many different individuals and places of the city of Cape Town.

Cape Town is situated at the south western point of the continent, and is referred to as the entrance to Africa. So then, exactly what does Cape Town have to offer the eager traveler, local and foreign alike? alike? This city is alive with cultures of lots of kinds, derived from lots of colonists from the Dutch to the French. It's a magnificently balanced city of sounds, cultures and sights. The oldest standing structure is the Castle of the Cape of Good Hope, built in the sixteen hundreds and is the 2nd oldest building, called the Groote Kerk, meaning the Great Church, and this is the Dutch Reformed church in South Africa, the first of its kind.|Cape Town is situated at the south western point of continent, and is known as the gateway to Africa. The earliest standing structure is the Castle of the Cape of Good Hope, built in the sixteen hundreds and is the second oldest building in Cape Town, and is called the Groote Kerk, which translates to the Great Church, and this is the Dutch Reformed church in South Africa, the first of its kind.

Old world charm meets new world efficiency. The reason Cape Town exists at all is because of the gardens, then called as the Company Gardens, much better known to the locals simply as town gardens, where you can take leisurely walks and feed the squirrels and delight in a warm summers day. It is not nearly as large as it once was, but still offers a charming park filled with gorgeous ancient trees to just enjoy your surroundings.

Cape Town Holidays are not complete unless you have actually explored the most famous part of this city; Table Mountain. It dominates the horizon and is a sight to be seen, especially when the "table cloth" is covering it. Clouds appear to drape only the top of the plateau, making it appear as if a white table cloth is covering the mountain. On clearer days, you can ride the cable cars to the top and take pleasure in some of the most incredible panoramic views worldwide, have a picnic or simply take the most stunning pictures to show off with. You can even go on walking trails up the mountain, if you are feeling fit and energetic. The mountain is part of the Table Mountain National Park which stretches all the way to the Cape Peninsula. It also has the loveliest fynbos and wild flowers around and does, in truth, boast more types of plants than the whole of Great Britain. Table Mountain is an experience that everybody, including us citizens, has to be able to brag "I've been up Table Mountain".

There is a lot to see and do in Cape Town, it is simply impossible to list it all! For those unfortunate minority of uninformed, there are no elephants or lions or zebras roaming our city roads. We are as cosmopolitan as the next city, only more exciting to explore!




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