Sir Francis Drake once said of the Cape Town area, “The fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the globe.” Out on a limb, at the tip of Africa, Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The Cape has one of the most beautiful settings in the world. It has Table Mountain dominating the skyline, the Cape Peninsula to the Cape of Good Hope, stunning coastal scenery, and lots of well-run hotels. You may travel through the winelands, and historic, small coastal towns.
With Table Mountain as a backdrop, and the Cape of Good Hope along the peninsula, few fail to fall in love. Relaxed and picturesque, much of its splendour comes from that backdrop: the 1,000m Table Mountain. Above, its flat top is often covered by a ‘tablecloth’ of cloud, which pours over the edge like dry ice from a stage. The ocean is always blue, the sky always crystal clear. Or at least that’s how it seems – for Cape Town is naturally enchanting!