Cape town, South Africa is that destination where everyone should visit at least once in their lives. From the gorgeous weather, affordability, amazing beaches, vast wildlife, delicious food and wine, and breathtaking scenery – it’s got pretty much all my favorite things huddled up into one.
Our adventure started with the most iconic landmark of South Africa, The Table Mountain. It is the country’s most photographed attraction and its famous cable car takes millions of people to its top. This mountain hides many surprises that wait to be discovered. It is much more than a place from where you can take a breathtaking photo of Cape Town. The secret is to go up there the minute the weather is clear. In the afternoon, we decided to take a short visit to Robben Island, which is where South African president Nelson Mandela was jailed for 18 of his 27 years.
The next day, we went to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront where we did a guided walking tour. Here they introduce you to the landmarks that make up the area’s history. After the tour we walked around the waterfront shopping for crafts and sampling local cuisine. We also stopped by the Diamond museum where you discover historical artifacts relating to the discovery of the first South African diamond in 1867. The two oceans aquarium is also a must visit. It displays sea creatures from all over South Africa and beyond.
No visit to South Africa is complete without visiting the Cape Wine lands. This area just outside Cape Town is home to some of South Africa’s best wine producers. It’s got a gorgeous setting with vineyards and Cape Dutch-style buildings backed by mountains.