City Overview: Cape Town has been the legislative capital of South Africa since 1910. The Houses of Parliament, still in use today, were built in 1885. Cape Town offers a wide variety of activities for travelers. Known in South Africa as the “Mother City,” Cape Town is well known for its beaches and unique mountain landscape.
Robben Island: It was here that future South African President and Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela and future South African President Kgatema Motlanthe, alongside many other political prisoners spent decades imprisoned during the apartheid era. Robben Island is one of South Africa’s most visited tourist attractions. Many people consider the island to be a highlight of their trip to Cape Town. The island-museum is situated five and a half miles offshore from Cape Town. Robben Island was declared a World Heritage Site on Dec. 1, 1997. More Information
LLandudno and Sandy Bay: Only 11 miles from the Cape Town city center, LLandudno is one of Cape Town’s most beautiful beaches. From the access road, there’s a bird’s-eye view of the ocean below. The beach is open to the public every day. Parking is limited on the steep access roads and an alternative form of transportation may be the best way to get there. Due to this lack of parking, LLandudno is an ideal place to avoid crowds. More Information
Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve: The Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve is a wetland, river and estuary system that also contains native wildlife. The reserve encompasses close to 500 acres of land near Muizenberg on the False Bay Coast. The reserve, which was formally proclaimed in 2006, represents the last functional estuary on the False Bay coastline. As such, it functions as a fish hatchery, nursery and habitat for many animals, especially birds. Many endangered species also call the reserve their home. More Information
Cape Point: Cape Point falls within the Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site and is the most southerly point within the Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park. Cape Point is a natural habitat for native plant and floral species. The narrow piece of land at Cape Point is home to picturesque bays, beaches, hills and valleys. The Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world – it is home to nearly 20 percent of Africa’s flora. More Information
Table Mountain: http://tablemountain.net