Updated: Mar 9
This week we are traveling to the southern hemisphere to Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Town is known for its beautiful landscapes, an outstanding variety of beaches and it is chocked full of history. It is a destination that cannot be missed, even if it's only for a few days. In this email, we cover some of the top sights in Cape Town.
One of the best places to take in the sunrise is Table Mountain. It is the backdrop of Cape Town, and hiking to the summit in the morning will allow you to beat the brutal wind, but you get stunning views all to yourself. To get there, the climb is a bit strenuous and suited for the more adventurous hiker. If you aren't prepared for such an experience, you don't have to miss out on the beauty of the summit. You can travel to the top of the mountain on a fantastic cable car with 360-degree views.
The three beaches at Boulders Beach are not to be missed. This beach is unique because it is home to one of the last land-based colonies of African penguins. There are viewing boardwalks that give you an up-close and personal view and protect visitors and the penguins from unwanted contact. In addition to the penguins, Boulder Beach offers a calm swimming beach, delicious restaurants, and a perfect picnic spot. Visiting and supporting this beach helps protect the diminishing population of penguins and raises awareness of the causes behind the population loss.
The party beach of Cape Town, Camps Bay, is a lively location that will keep you busy long into the night. During the day, you can soak up some sun on the beautiful beaches or hop from shop to shop if you are looking for that perfect gift to take back. My favorite part of Camps Bay are the sunsets. There are many beautiful restaurants to watch the sun sink into the ocean. And if you are so inclined after sunset, there are many lively spots to dance the night away.
Taking the ferry to Robben Island is an experience you won't want to miss in Cape Town. Robben Island has served as a prison off and on from the early 1600 until 1991. It was used to house criminals, political opponents and apartheid adversaries, including Nelson Mandela. Today you can walk through the halls of the former prison, learn about its troubled and varied history and see the transition it has made since.
Now that you have hit the highlights of Cape Town schedule a consultation today to start planning your trip!