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Cape Town

An unexpected City of Delights

Welcome to Cape Town or the “Mother City” as we locals like to call it!

Perched between the ocean and the mountain, there is nowhere like Cape Town! It is a city that you just have to experience for yourself, a quintessential melting pot, it is a city alive with creativity, colour, sounds and tastes.

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A holiday experience in Cape Town and the Western Cape is like no other. Its spectacular beauty is unique as is the huge range of fun and varied activities on offer.

Cape Town has a vibrant business culture, notable for its innovation and world-class products and services.

Cape Town is the second-most populated city in South Africa after Johannesburg, and the provincial capital of the Western. Being the oldest city in South Africa it also has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years.

It furthermore boasts the top five national attractions in South Africa, all of which appear on most every visitor’s itinerary. These include a visit up Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Robben Island  and Cape Point and of course  the wine lands.

Top attractions in Cape Town Areas

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Table Mountain: Catch a cable car up the mountain, admire the panoramic views of the city and the peninsula then abseil back down.

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Shark cage diving: South Africa has an incredibly diverse shark population, so why not dive into shark-infested waters.

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Food: why not get the gastronomy juices flowing; from Cape Malay dishes such as bobotie to Malay curries, amangina achar, Ethiopian lamb to Xhosa fares like samp (crushed maize used in porridge) and marog (African spinach) and  of course our traditional “braai” !

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Take a history lesson: Robben Island, the Castle  and the District Six Museum are must-visits.

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Walk a Museum Mile: Running straight as an arrow down the leafy haven of Company’s Gardens  is the oak-lined pedestrian strip of Government Avenue, providing access to Adderley Street, the National Gallery.

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Long Street: Drink in the Long Street vibe the place for partying.

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Mementos: why not take home an African memento

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The African Penguin Colony at Simons Town: why not waddle down to a penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach.

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Go for a Swim: Cape town has some amazing beaches, from Camps bay to Sandy Bay to the Boulders in Simons Town. For some more secluded beaches why not try; Beta Beach Situated a convenient ten minutes’ drive from the city centre, your toes into hidden waters and Oudekraal, which lies right next door to Beta Beach. Then there is  Smitswinkelbaai and Tietiesbaai which is situated in the Cape Columbine Reserve on the West Coast.

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Toast the Cape Winelands: It’s only an hour’s drive from Cape Town – though it’s a very scenic hour – but the famous Cape Winelands feel like a different world. There are rolling vineyards, towering mountains, historic wine estates and more than enough wine to keep even the thirstiest old soak satisfied.

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Afternoon Tea: Why not sip the best afternoon tea in the world at the Mount Nelson Hotel, known by locals as the Pink Palace, boasts the best afternoon tea in the world

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Shopping: Pick up some local bling visit to the V&A Waterfront and the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock.

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The Jazz Festival: Discover the Cape Jazz rhythm with a vibrant jazz scene, a crucial part of Cape Town’s  heritage.

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Kirstenbosch: Visit this world famous botanical garden nestled at the foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town. The garden is one of nine National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa’s six different biomes.

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The Cape of Good Hope: no visit to Cape Town is complete without a visit to the place where 2 oceans meet! And if you want to see the southernmost tip of Africa then a visits to Cape Agulhas is a must

As you can see, there are so many incredible attractions in Cape Town and the Western Cape that is really is worth taking some time to explore the province. The best way to do this is by hiring a car, grabbing a map, and taking to the highways and byways of this fascinating region.

At Xtreme Car Rental Cape Town we guarantee to offer the cheapest and most affordable rates for car hire, so you’re always assured of receiving the lowest rates on your car hire.