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A multi ethnic society prominent for its diversity, with a variety of cultures, languages and religions. A country that speaks and officially recognises 11 languages. A country that has a lot of history. Its South Africa.
My journey to the land of wonders would start from Cape Town, a city that rests in the shadows of the grandiose Table Mountain. I picture Cape Town as an open canvas of art, a colourful photogenic city.
How Am I Going To Explore Cape Town?
The most recommended way to explore Cape Town is by renting a self-driven car.
What Am I Going See In Cape Town?
Cape Of Good Hope one of the two prime attractions of the city is from where my journey would begin from. Cape Of Good Hope is the southern tip of the country and was discovered in 1487 by the Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias.
Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, it gained its popularity lately because of African Penguins also known as the Black Footed penguins, that had settled on the bay of the beach.
Constantia takes a prominent place in my list, its one of the oldest suburbs of Cape Town and lies 15 kms. south to the City Center. Constantia is famed for its wine (this is the reason why I mentioned that it takes a prominent place in my list).
Kogelberg is a range of mountains along the False Bay. The Kogelberg area is known for having the steepest and highest drop directly into the ocean of any southern African coastal stretch. The mountains are said to be made predominantly of Table Mountain Sandstone and is known to form some very rugged terrain, which is extremely rich in fynbos, the native Cape flora.
Duiker Island is an island off the Hout Bay.It is 77 by 95 metres in size, with an area of about 0.4 hectare. The island is renowned for its marine wildlife such as birds and fur seals. I am going to explore this on a boat via Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay harbour.
Robben Island is an island where the Nobel Laureate and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned there for 18 of the 27 years he served behind bars before the fall of apartheid. Robben Island is both a South African National Heritage Site as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Trekking The Table Mountain Table mountain the other prime attraction of Cape Town is would be where I will be finishing my 4 days trip to Cape Town. I am in the process of arranging facilities to trek the Table Mountain through some Capetonians. The weather is right now pretty cold and this certainly plays a vital role in considering the possibilities of trekking the famous Table Mountain and camping on the summit for a night or two.
My Next Stop Would Be Durban , Port Elizabeth or Tsitsikamma National Park. What would you suggest among these to be the best place to relax, unwind and catch up with some touristic features?
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