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Cape Town, South Africa Cruises

Cape Town, South Africa Cruises

The city of Cape Town is one of the most exciting places to begin your cruise from South Africa.The second-largest city in South Africa, Cape Town, is considered one of the world's most beautiful places. It can allow you to fly to South Africa early, explore the city, and take in the sights. A hike up Table Mountain is undoubtedly high on your list of things to do. From the Canary Islands to the Mediterranean, to Asia and beyond, a Cape Town cruise means a relaxing cruise onboard impressive ships. Take a cruise from Cape Town and explore the other South African destinations.White beaches, a harbour, and Robben Island are beyond the mountaintop.

Highlights of Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa, is known for its unique cuisine and diverse, rich, and colorful culture, which has blended to form Cape Town. Apart from offering more attractions than going on Safari, Cape Town has also broken stereotypes of what Africa should look like. Nowadays, the enchanted places not only attract tourists from around the world but also inspires and encourage more tourism across the continent. To know more about Cape Town's highlights, read below.

1. Explore the Jazz Culture

While Cape Town has a long jazz tradition, many locals are working to keep the spirit alive despite some traditions fading away. The city's passion for dancing sets the tone for upcoming jazz events on International Jazz Day on 30 April. Dancers in Cape Town enjoy jazz dancing a lot. In addition to being a great way to socialize, this dance form is also beneficial for the spirit, body, and mind. Virginia and Ivan Rhoda, a couple based in Athlone, started teaching jazz dancing to willing visitors from around the world in 2016. It is not necessary to be a professional jazz dancer to participate in jazz dancing.

2. Unique Dining Experience

There is a plethora of South African cuisine available in Cape Town.It's a place where delicious food and cocktails go hand in hand.  The experience of dining in Cape Town is rated among the top in the world. Maybe you reserved a table at Africa Café, where you can sample authentic African food from across the country for a set fee. The world-class restaurants of Cape Town can also provide you with a memorable meal if that's not your choice. A meal inspired by Cape cultures should be sampled at least once. This cuisine combines local ingredients with those from several other cultures that have influenced this part of the world - Portuguese, Dutch, French, Indian, English, Malaysian and German, among others. Expect to find something unexpected every time you go. Food Jams, Blondie Restaurant, Clay Café in the City, StarDust Theatrical Dining, and others are some of Cape Town's most famous restaurants. 

3. Shopping in Cape Town

No visit is complete without shopping here. One of the most famous shopping markets in the Cape Quarter. It offers unique shopping options on authentic African souvenirs, leather items, jewelry, and clothing can be found here. There are some famous marketplaces in Cape Town, such as Canal Walk Shopping Center, Greenmarket Square, Baraka Gifts & Décor, Old Biscuit Mill, and Cape Diamonds & African Trading Port.

Interesting Spots in Cape Town

It is also one of the most dynamic cities in South Africa. You can see the surrounding city and harbor from the top of Table Mountain. Previously, Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island.Visit the site to know where the prison once stood. A manicured lawn and forest are available at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. You can also shop and enjoy some entertainment at V&A Waterfront.Even the most adventurous travelers will find captivating adventures in Cape Town, from zip-lining to brazen wildlife. Here are some of the most exciting spots to visit in Cape Town when you cruise here.

1. Stellenbosch and Wine Tasting

A tour of the valley, its museum, and wine estates will give you an overview of the history, architecture, and flavors of Stellenbosch. We then drive to Stellenbosch along a scenic route. Simon van der Stel, a Dutch governor who discovered it in 1680, is credited with discovering this broad, fertile valley on the Eerste River. Stellenbosch, home of the University of South Africa, is known for its Cape Dutch architecture and streets lined with ancient oak trees; some of these have been declared national monuments.

2. Table Mountain National Park

One of the most iconic landmark of Cape Town is the Table Mountain National Park. There are trails, routes, and roads to explore this stunning mountain range in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Platteklip Gorge is steep yet breathtaking. Enjoy the cable car ride back down after your climb. Enjoy the views of the cape while packing a picnic and wearing layers.

3. Simonstown and Boulders Beach

Known for its historical buildings, restaurants, and hundreds of penguins at Boulders Beach, Simonstown is the southernmost town in South Africa and South Africa's primary naval base. Experience a scenic rail journey to Simonstown on the train. On your trip to Simonstown, you pass along beautiful beaches, fishing boats, and sometimes even whales. Take an onsite tour of SA Naval Museum which is open year-round. It will also take you to Boulders Beach as well as Cape Point.

Frequently Asked Questions about to Cape Town

The best time to visit Cape Town is from December to February. Booking your accommodation early for Christmas or New Year is recommended during these hot summer months. It's crisp and clear from April to June, perfect hiking weather.

The most attractive places to visit in Cape Town are Table Mountain, Wander Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Sunbathe at Clifton and Camps Bay Beaches, Shop the victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Ride the Cape Wheel, pay respect at Robben Island, cruise along Chapman’s Peak Drive, sunset at Signal Hill and the Noon Gun, Indulge at the Old Biscuit Mill, Cage Dive with Great White Sharks, City Hall, The Castle of Good Hope, the Canal Walk Shopping Center, The Heart of Cape Town Museum, Iziko Museums of South Africa, The District Six Museum, Zeitz MOCAA, Explore Bo-Kaap Museum, Surf Muizenberg, Enjoy with penguins at Boulders Bay, and more.

The most famous shopping markets in Cape Town are V&A Waterfront, Cape Quarter, Gardens Shopping Centre, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, Greenmarket Square, Woodstock, Cavendish Square, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, The Old Biscuit Mill, Milnerton Flea Market, Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market, and Access Park Kenilworth.

Here is the packing list for your Cape Town vacation – Clothing for variety of weather conditions, electronics and power supply, travel documentations, and toiletries and medical essentials.

In Cape Town, a week is a good amount of time. It will allow you to take in the big attractions as well as get under the skin of the city.
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