One of the most important cities in Africa, Cape Town is an amazing destination for tourists from all over the world. A national symbol, this wonderful city is extremely famous for its natural reserves, the wide range of animals that can be seen in most of the parks, the fabulous beaches and the iconic vineyards.
Situated in the middle of the Century City, to the east of Cape Town’s Centre, the Intaka Island is one of the numerous artificial islands in the city, especially designed for the endangered bird species. The island is an Eden of relaxation and calm, giving every visitor the feeling that he is far away from the busy city centre, when in fact, this magnificent place is in the heart of the city. The island hosts tens of colourful birds, admired by millions of visitors every year.
An incredibly beautiful landmark, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden hosts over 22.000 indigenous plants and it offers an outstanding view of the Devil Peak and the Table Mountain. This amazing place stands as a proof for Africa’s unbelievable floral wealth and delights its visitors with unique species of plants that can only be seen in this great country.
Hosting 3000 African penguins, the Boulders Penguin Colony is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see so many adorable penguins in their natural habitat. The best thing about this place is the fact that the visitors don’t only get to closely observe these fascinating birds, but also swim next to them. Children are among the happiest visitors around here, but don’t worry, because adults get pretty excited as well.
Dating back to 1685, Constantia Vineyards is the oldest and most popular vineyard in Africa. With its amazing historical heritage, this marvellous place holds the ground for some of the most exquisite wines in the whole world. If you are passionate about wine, than you will most probably recognize at least one of these great names: Buitenverwachting, Constantia Uitsig, Klein Constantia, Steenberg Vineyards, Groot Constantia, High Constantia and Eagle’s Nest Wines.
Speaking of wine, Gordon’s Bay, a harbor town located only 45 minutes’ drive away from the Cape Town, hosts around 25 cellars and wineries. However, there is more to this gorgeous place than just wine. Gordon’s Bay hides some of the most exotic beaches in Africa. An enjoyable place for people who want to take advantage of the beautiful beaches and the sunny weather, Gordon’s Bay also hosts a myriad of fabulous nightclubs, pubs, cafes and restaurants serving delicious food.
If you have already seen all these magnificent places and you still have a couple of days to spend in Cape Town, make sure you don’t miss Milnerton’s incredible scenery and its picturesque lagoon. Llandudno is a must see among the beaches in Cape Town, as it not only close to the city centre, but also popular for its fine white sand. Finally, visit the Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve and enjoy the breathtaking views that this picturesque place has to offer.