Cape Town City Guide

Cape Town, or “Mother City”, is the place where South Africa, as we know it today, was founded by the Dutchman Jan van Riebeek in 1652. First used as a refreshment station for the Dutch East India Company, Cape Town grew quite quickly and became a small settlement of the first European settlers.

In the following years Cape Town got a fort (the Castle of Good Hope) as well as the Company Gardens which were established at the foot of Table Mountain.
Today's Cape Town is the major tourist attraction in South Africa. The magnificent Table Mountain, the two oceans (Indian Ocean & Atlantic), the diversity of people, the long history and the natural beauty of the area are attracking thousands and thousands of tourists year by year.

Public Transport in Cape Town

You definitely don't need a car in Cape Town. You can do almost everything with public transport. Click here for some information about the public transport in Cape Town!

Beaches in Cape Town

Cape Town has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The more chilly beaches along the Atlantic coastline and the warmer ones along the Indian Ocean coastline. Read more »»

Whale watching in Cape Town

The best area for whale watching in Cape Town is the warmer False Bay side of the Cape Peninsula. The most frequently seen whale is the Southern Right Whale, which are using the area as calving and nursery grounds and may be seen just metres from the shore. Peak season for whale watching are the months from mid-August to mid-October. Other whales that can be seen in the False Bay (although less frequently than Southern Right Whales) include Humpback Whales, Killer Whales and Bryde's Whales. Dolphin species in the region include Bottlenose Dolphins on the east side and Dusky Dolphins on the west side.



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