Exploring the Jewel of South Africa – Cape town
Home to exotic vineyards, white-sandy beaches, beautiful natural reserves, stunning landscapes and scenic beachfronts, Capetown is a mesmerizing experience for any visitor. With the FIFA World Cup drawing near, the city has acquired a facelift and is now ready to handle the huge influx of visitors expected during the tournament. Begin your sightseeing tour of Capetown by ascending the top of Table Mountain in a cable car. The magnificent views of the city you get from this point are simply amazing. Climb down the Table Mountain in a cable car and visit the beautiful Rhodes Memorial that is a part of the Table Mountain National Park and offers unique insights into South Africa's history.
Take a trip down the memory lane by visiting Robben Island on a boat from the V&A Waterfront. This place is infamous for being the home to Nelson Mandela who spent 18 out of 27 years of imprisonment on this barren island. Continue your tour and explore the cobble-stoned Green Market Square in CapeTown that is famous for handcrafted items like African Carvings, masks, drums, beadwork etc. Red Shed Craft Workshop & Waterfront Craft Markets are places that offer reasonably priced jewellery, art and craft items. For getting bargain deals head to the Green Point Market on Sundays where you can steal exciting deals on everything from sun glasses to compact disks. However, if it is lifestyle related merchandise that you are looking for like home décor, art and artefacts then a trip to Cape Quarters is a must.
Head to Gugulethu where you get to sample authentic Xhosa Cuisine in the famous Radebe restaurant. Other places that you can try out are the Bing Bang Club in Loop Street, Tiger's Place and Lalapha in Langa Township. Before you end your tour do make a trip to the captivating Cape Peninsula that boasts of some of the finest beachfronts and is just great for some undersea adventure.
Try if you can to book your air tickets to Capetown during the Cape Town Carnival when the entire city is steeped in an atmosphere of festivity. Or if you are the sporty kind, you can book your tickets to coincide with the dates of FIFA World Cup when you can combine the best of sightseeing with some thrilling soccer action.