Host City of Cape Town

  • Cape Town – Host City partner

    In the heart of South Africa, boasting award-winning beaches and World Heritage Sites such as Table Mountain and Robben Island, Cape Town forms the ideal destination for tourists and is the Official Host City partner for World Travel Market Africa.

    Cape Town is a premier urban tourism destination with much to offer local and international visitors. Always busy and constantly on the cutting edge, this diverse city offers something for everyone.

  • Table Mountain

    Table Mountain

    One of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, it is an eternal presence. It also offers some of the most majestic views of Cape Town and her surrounds.

    Cape Point

    Cape Point

    Located at the south-western tip of Africa, this truly feels like lands-end as open oceans and mountainous coastline meet.

    Robben Island

    Robben Island

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the infamous former prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years behind bars.

  • Kirstenbosch Gardens

    Kirstenbosch Gardens

    One of the great botanical gardens of the world, Kirstenbosch is home to more than 22 000 indigenous plants and is an exceptional place to walk, picnic and relax in.

    Boulders

    Boulders

    Boulders Beach forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and is home to a breeding colony of more than 2000 endangered African Penguins.

    Groot Constantia

    Groot Constantia

    The first wine farm in South Africa, Groot Constantia is now a National Monument but it is still a working wine farm just half an hours journey from the city centre.

  • V&A Waterfront

    V&A Waterfront

    Situated in the heart of a Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront showcases some of the city’s best restaurants, entertainment and shopping options, with regular live entertainment and people watching.

    City Sightseeing Bus Tours

    City Sightseeing Bus Tours

    One of the best ways to explore Cape Town at your own pace is by hopping on and off one of City Sightseeing’s red busses.

    Beluga of Cape Town

    Beluga of Cape Town

    The people of Beluga love what they do! For them, Beluga is so much more than just a restaurant; it’s a lifestyle. Their only goal is to do better than the previous day, as they search for perfection and strive to exceed every expectation. Whether it is sushi, dim sum or their a la carte offerings, washed down with wine or cocktails from the bar, Beluga has it all.

  • Cape Town's Top 10

    Cape Town offers a tremendous range of experiences from arts and culture to mountains and sea.
    Click here to explore the Top Ten and plan to make the most of your visit to Cape Town!

    Top Facts

    • Cape Town is twinned with London, Buenos Aires, Nice, San Francisco and several other international cities
    • Table Mountain was formed about 600 million years ago under the sea, and the movement of glaciers produced the flat tabletop
    • South Africa has 11 official languages, though most people can speak English. Afrikaans and Xhosa are also widely spoken in Cape Town and the Western Cape.
    • About 3.5-million people live in Cape Town, South Africa's second most-populated city
    • Cape Town was officially founded in 1652 when Jan van Riebeeck of the Dutch East India Company based in The Netherlands arrived to set up a halfway point for ships travelling to the East.
    • The world’s first heart transplant was performed by Dr Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town in 1967
    • Cape Town is sometimes called the “Tavern of the seas". The Port of Cape Town is deemed to be one of the busiest shipping corridors in the world.
    • Cape Town was originally named by Bartolomeu Dias as the Cape of Storms
    • The Table Mountain National Park alone has more plant species within its 22 000 hectares than the whole British Isles or New Zealand
    • Three of the five fastest land animals live in South Africa - the cheetah, the wildebeest, and the lion.

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