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Cape Town Travel Guide  

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Info about Cape Town

Area:
2454 km2
Overview

Known as Kaapstad in Afrikaans, Cape Town is South Africa’s legislative capital, Pretoria being the executive capital and Bloemfontein the judicial capital, and oldest city.
The city lies at the foot of Table Mt. (c.3,570 ft/1,090 m) and on the shore of Table Bay.
An efficient port, Cape Town exports mainly gold, diamonds, and fruits and, with one of the world's largest dry-docks, ship repairing is an important industry.
Cape Town was founded in 1652 by Governor Jan van Riebeeck as a supply station on the Dutch East India Company's sea route to the East. The location was chosen for its sheltered bay which formed a natural harbour and protected ships from strong wind. When the Union of South Africa was formed in 1910, Cape Town became its legislative capital and Pretoria its administrative capital.
Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on an island very near the city, Robben Island, until his transfer to another prison.
Today, Cape Town is a picturesque city and a very popular tourist destination. It has a relaxed atmosphere and offers visitors a wide range of activities such as water sports, including diving, surfing and sailing, angling, wine-tasting, shopping, scenic drives, mountaineering, hiking, bird and whale-watching and much more.

Area code:
0+27 (0)21
Time zone:
UTC+2
Demonym:
capetoniani
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Overall rating

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Aged Tourists
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Alfred Efekele
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : A very good place to stay and beautiful place to be in holiday. A lot of attractions for tourists to be visited. It is also safe to walk without any problems.
Elsie Lombard
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Amazing place, every one should visit Cape town. Table Mountain is out of this world not to mention the wine farms, so much to do and see.
duane
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : It's usefull, nice, fun, exiting and fast living, full of stuff to do and a lot of opportunities such as carreer
justina adonis
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Cape town has been my home town for the past 21 years. Its either you love it or you dont
Devina
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Vineyards, Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope, Canal Walk Shopping Mall, City Centre, Simon Town, Grand Casino.
Not to be missed Table Mountain
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