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Cape Town, South Africa. City #10 on Travel Rebel’s 12 Must-Visit Cities for 2017

Cape Town, South Africa!

Find within Cape Town the beautiful Cape of Good Hope, It will instill hope in you and humanity while spending time in South Africa

The Mother City awaits all adventurers to awaken their desires with food, nature, wild animals and incredible exploration.

Let’s review some of the top must-see destinations in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Table Mountain

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Accessible by cableway or simply hiking to the top, this flat-topped mountain is one of the most visited mountains in the Cape Town region.

Devil’s Peak is located to the east, and Lion’s Head to the west, all three of these mountains create a beautiful backdrop of Cape Town itself.

Interesting fact: A flat layer of clouds rests above the mountain, and legends states that it’s was a smoking contest between the Devil and a pirate named Van Hunks.

Check out this awesome video below regarding the history of Table Mountain:

Robben Island

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Robben Island is rich in political and cultural history. Mainly used for the isolation of political prisoners since the 17th century by the Dutch, including the infamous Prime Minister Nelson Mandela, 

It’s significance stretches over time as the Dutch captured the East Indiamen in 1871 during a battle, and held them there for some time. From the prisoners who have been held on Robben Island over the years, three have become presidents of South Africa.

Interesting fact: Robben means “seals” in Dutch.

Camp's Bay

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Camp's Bay is an affluent neighborhood of South Africa, not far from Cape Town. This area was large unsettled until the late 1800s. A road was built and completed by 1887, making it possible for settlers and travelers to get to Camp’s Bay and enjoy the scenery. Perhaps even enjoying a picnic outside.

With multiple beaches nearby, bays, and even sunken ships that can be seen at low-tide, Camp’s Bay should be a part of any travelers’s itinerary in Cape Town.

V&A Waterfront

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Support local vendors, businesses, and try local fair all in one place at the V&A Waterfront.

Live events, activities, monthly markets, and much more can be enjoyed at this special location near Cape Town.

Click here to learn more.


Delaire Graff Estate

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Enjoy wineries?

Feast your eyes on the Wineland of the Cape, in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Complete with art galleries, gardens, a winery, dining, lodging and spa, this is an inevitable place to escape to while on the Cape, especially for a romantic getaway.

Check out their website here.

Cape of Good Hope

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Originally named the “Cape of Storms”, the Cape of Good Hope has, for years, provided a direct trade route for ships coming through and going onwards to India.

It was also originally believes that the Cape divided the Indian and Atlantic Ocean, falsely of course. Most surprisingly, most people think that the Cape of Good Hope is the southern-most tip of South Africa, which is also not true.

The famous voyager Bartolomeau Dias was tasked with embarking towards this cape, and figuring out how to traverse the waterways surrounding it, and therefore called it the “Cape of Storms”. It wasn’t till later when Vasco de Gama successfully navigated these waters and called it “Cape of Good Hope”, knowing that one day, it would serve well as a direct path to India.

Baboons, ostriches, and other animals can be seen on the Cape. If you’re into whale-watching and dolphin swimming, you’re in luck!

Learn more about the activities available here.

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