Featuring a wonderful melting pot of cultures, cuisines and landscapes. . . there’s nowhere quite like Cape Town. The Mother City a singular beautiful metropolis crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain National Park.
With its majestic Table Mountain backdrop, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city of Cape Town watched over the significant Table Mountain is South Africa’s oldest town and one of South Africa’s most precious jewels.
Experience diverse cultures, rich historical and cultural heritage and the pristine white beaches that sweep along the coastline.
With so much more to offer our visitors, below are some reasons why you should visit Cape Town at least once in your life:
Breathtaking Natural Beauty
One of the many reasons that travellers choose to visit Cape Town is its abundance of scenic beauty and natural attractions. Being situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain, one of the world’s Seven Wonders of Nature. Thus, making Cape Town a must visit.
From the moment you arrive in Cape Town you will be treated like the VIP you are. After you have arrived and collected your luggage, a Bosch Travel and Tours representative will escort you to your accommodation to begin your Cape Town journey.
Gourment Food and World Class Wine
Capetonian’s love their food, so its little wonder that Cape Town is one of the leading culinary destinations in Africa. The city is known for its sea food, thanks to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Cape Town is also home to a rich culinary history from Cape Malay people, who came to the Cape from Malaysia bringing with them flavourful foods such as curry and chutney. For wine amateurs and experts alike, no trip to Cape Town is complete without a thorough exploration of our regions famous vintages. Situated just outside Cape Town, the Cape Winelands is home to a diverse range of wine makers that is sure to delight travellers of all tastes. Thanks to the regions climate, the region’s grape produce some of the best wines in the world. A wide variety of wines are produces in the region, including reds, whites and blends but of particular note is Pinotage a red grape that is known as South Africa’s signature variety.
Nelson Mandela’s Struggle against Apartheid
While visiting Cape Town it is essential to learn more about Nelson Mandela’s three-decade struggle to end apartheid in South Africa. Arrested in 1962 for political crimes, Nelson Mandela went on to spend 18 years of his 27 years in prison on Robben Island, located just off the coast of Cape Town. Today, you have the opportunity to visit Robben Island, now a museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will be escorted around the former prison to learn how Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners overcame extraordinary adversity to transform Robben Island into a symbol of freedom for the world.
Things You Should Know. . .
If fear is holding you back from visiting, banish it because you’re missing out on seeing a very special place. Of course, as with anywhere, you travel in the world, it’s important to observe a common sense approach to safety. Always beware of pickpockets, don’t get wasted and walk around the streets alone late at night or have expensive stuff hanging off you and your wallet precariously balancing in your back pocket.
The tap water in Cape Town is most definitely drinkable and, in fact, it’s some of the best in the world! So, cut down on single-use plastics by bringing a refillable water bottle with you and filling it up as you go. You’ll save money and the environment while staying hydrated.
There’s a lot to see and do in Cape Town so be sure to wear very comfortable footwear when getting ready for a day out. Pop on a pair of comfortable sneakers, walking shoes or sandals if you prefer. Just make sure you’ll be able to spend a whole day in them.
In Cape Town locals treat people how they want to be treated. This means they are incredibly loving, kind, respectful, welcoming and inclusive. LGBTQ+ community are loved, valued and welcome members of society. In South Africa, everyone’s welcome! Cape Town is also known as the pink city after all.
“Just now” – It isn’t an actual measure of time and doesn’t really refer to right now, this minute. More accurately, it refers to an undetermined amount of time and if someone says they’re going to come and pick you up ‘just now’ you needn’t rush to get ready.
“Now-now” – Where, ‘just now,’ is a vague indication of time, ‘now-now’ is an urgent one and means something like, ‘right now!’ So if someone tells you they’re coming to pick you up ‘now-now’ you really do need to rush.
“Robot” – No, you won’t see any actual robots rolling around the streets of Cape Town. Robot refers to a traffic light or stoplight. Awesome, right?!
“Shame!” – This is one of my favourites! It doesn’t mean ‘shame on you,’ it’s more of an expression of empathy, kind of like, ‘oh no,’ or, ‘what a shame.’
“Is it?” – I love this one too! It’s not a real question, more of a rhetorical, exclamatory phrase like, ‘really?’
“Lekker” – Another fantastic word when you hear it said in an Afrikaans accent. Lekker is an expression of positive sentiment like, ‘awesome.’
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Cape Town is undoubtedly one of the most internationally recognized cities. Cape Town receives regular accolades which are related to lifestyle, opportunities, service offerings and overall living standards. From 2011 onwards, Cape Town has received numerous accolades, including amongst others: