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Table Mountain, Cape TownCape Town is one of the most beautiful and popular cities in South Africa. The City is a true cultural gem and considered exceptionally precious, resulting from the combinations of French, British, Dutch, German and Indonesian settlers. It is famous for its harbour and natural setting in the unique Cape floral kingdom, including impressive Table Mountain, Cape Point, Signal Hill, magnificent countryside with winelands and abundant rivers. Beautiful white sandy beaches along a peaceful coastline frame the Cape Peninsula. It is a true paradise for sun, sean and sand lovers.

A visit to Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, which is also the "mother city", is a unique experience for every tourist. Cape Town has risen in recent years and become an increasingly popular holiday destination. Even the winter months, also known as the "Green Season ', and are enjoying growing popularity. Cape Town is located between the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Indian Ocean in the east. No matter what years and what weather you visit Cape Town, your visit will always remain an unforgettable experience.

Cape Town has often been referred as one of the most beautiful cities of the world due to its good climate and geography, and it is one of the most popular travel destinations in South Africa. The city offers multitude of recreation and entertainment, ranging from adventures, outdoor activities and natural features that attract tourists. Table Mountain is one of its most notably attractions, which forms a large part of Table Mountain National Park.

The first commander at the Cape, Jan van Riebeeck was the real founder of Cape Town in 1652. In the valley at the foot of Table Mountain, he presented a vegetable garden for the sailors suffering from deficiency of vitamin, who passed by on their way to India. At the Cape, he traded cattle with Khoi, had a hospital and a dock built and laid the foundation stones of the Castle of Good Hope.

Cape Town is an ingenious and exciting mix of Africa, Europe, Caribbean and California. In the noble, dense suburb with mighty oaks and conifers, Constantia thrive some of South Africa's world-famous wines. On the way to the Cape of Good Hope is one lonely beach.

Today, Cape Town is the mother city of South Africa. If you regard the city, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and be pleased with the possible peaceful coexistence of different cultures next to each other. If you would like to discover the Dutch and British roots, the way of life of Cape Malays, visit the townships at night and go to the Waterfront.

Some of the places to visit in Cape Town include neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Robben Island and Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. There are also some museums to visit, which include Bo-Kaap Museum, District Six Museum, Groot Constantia, South African Jewish Museum and South African Maritime Museum.

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