Where in the World: Cape Town

picture3big.jpgGet aboard the Ambassador Travel express and join us today in The South African city of Cape Town. The 3rd largest city in this beautiful country just behind Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa is the southern most city on the entire African continent. Cape town has become world renowned for many things including its beautiful harbors, beaches, wine and architecture.

Settlement in the area date back to 12,000-15,0000 years ago. The first European settlers arrived in the 15th century. With the area becoming popularized in the 17th century as a stop for the Dutch East India Company on their way to Eastern Africa, India and other parts of the Middle East and Asia. Cape Town specifically is one of the most popular tourist cities in the entire continent of Africa. Guests enjoy visiting the Table Mountains as well as Table Mountain National Park. Here you can hike the trails or use the cablecar, which brings hundreds of thousands of tourists up the side of the mountain everyday.

If beach time is much more your vacation style then Cape Town will not disappoint. Visit Boulder beach to catch a glimpse of the African Penguins who call Cape Town their home. The beaches of South Africa area  surfers dream. With an the annual Red Bull Big Waves surf competition held here in the city.

Take a day away from the beach by visiting Cape Town’s number one tourist attraction–Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. This great shopping area houses restaurants, cafes as well as the National Aquarium. It is so busy tourist are encourage to avoid it during the week of Christmas because it can become so congested you can’t even receive a cell phone signal. Make sure to purchase some hand made local items because they truly are the center of the cities economy.

Calling all wine lovers! South African wines are some of the best in the world. Take a day trip to the Winelands just a short 45 minute drive from Cape Town. Here you can explore many wine trails and vineyards that are world renowned. If you can’t make the trip out of the city you’re still in luck. Wait staff at restaurants are educated in local and regional wines and are a true asset to all travelers.

For more information on Cape Town or South Africa it’s time to call Ambassador Travel Ltd. today 920.236.7777 or visit our website ambassadortravelltd.com

 

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