Cape Town is one of Southern Africa’s most cosmopolitan cities, retaining a strong European flavour with its historic colonial buildings, beautiful public gardens, eclectic cuisine and Mediterranean climate. The scenery is superb and the views from Table Mountain over the rugged coastline of the cape and the historic waterfront are truly spectacular.
From the city it’s easy to explore the surrounding countryside, renowned for its distinctive Cape Dutch architecture and elegant wine estates. The beaches are dramatic and the sea invigorating, though swimming on the Atlantic coast is not for the faint-hearted. Cape Town is the perfect base for anyone wishing to explore this part of South Africa, for those in search of a little modern African luxury – and for fabulous food and wine.