The ‘Mother City’

Often referred to as the The ‘Mother City’, named World Design Capital in 2014, and widely regarded one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town was established as the first permanent European settlement in South Africa. Today it is one of the most multi-cultural destinations in the world. Famous for its scenic working harbour, the iconic Table Mountain, Robben Island, the cobbled streets of the colourful and historic Cape Malay Quarter, the fabulous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, stunning beaches, dramatic scenery and of course food, innovative art and design, and music, Cape Town is on everyone’s ‘go to’ list. Take a ride to the top of Table Mountain on a clear day for spectacular views over the city and beyond, or even hike up. Board an open-top sightseeing bus around the city or while away some time exploring all that the V&A Waterfront has to offer with its choice of restaurants, markets, Watershed arts and crafts, Aquarium, museums and excellent world class shopping. Heading out of town travel down to Cape Point, the most southwesterly tip of Africa and make a stop at the naval base of Simon’s Town or Boulders Beach to visit the resident penguin colony.