Cape Town

Cape Town

On a par with the mild climates of Los Angeles and Casablanca, Cape Town, South Africa attracts tourists from all over the world. The two videos I’ve shared below are well-worth viewing. Each will give you an overview of this beautiful place with crystal blue waters, the famous Table Mountain which sees nearly a million visitors each year, and even a colony of penguins. Take a look at Cape Town, South Africa and see if this belongs on your bucket list.

Here’s a 2-minute video that gives a real feel for the geography of Cape Town. Gorgeous. This exquisite 10-minute video will give you a tremendous sense of the city as well as the beautiful environs. 

FunFacts about Cape Town: (Source) (Source)  

  • Basic info, quote: Cape Town is a coastal city in South Africa. It is the second-most populous urban area in South Africa after Johannesburg. It is also the capital and primate city of the Western Cape province. As the seat of the Parliament of South Africa, it is also the legislative capital of the country. It forms part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality. The city is famous for its harbor, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, and for such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. (Source)
  • 3 ½ million people live in Cape Town.
  • Cape Town, founded in 1652 by Jan van Riebeeck of the Dutch East India Company, had a primary purpose: The town was created to serve as a mid-point for ships traveling to the Far East.
  • Cape Town’s climate is similar to California in the USA as well as the Mediterranean.
  • The most visited location in Cape Town is the Victoria and Albert Waterfront.
  • In this region is the unique Cape Floral Kingdom, where there are 7000 plants found nowhere else in the world. To learn more about floral kingdoms, go here.
  • The African Penguin thrives in Cape Town in a place called Simon’s Town.
  • In 2014, the New York Times named Cape Town the best place to visit.
  • Cape Town is one of the most multicultural cities in the world.
  • On February 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela made his first speech following his release from prison from the balcony of Cape Town City Hall.
  • A strip of clouds, sometimes referred to as the Table Cloth, often forms on Table Mountain.
  • The nearby Cape of Good Hope, quote: The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. (Source) The Cape of Good Hope is situated 60 km south-west of Cape Town. Here’s a blog by one of the locals for more awesome info and gorgeous photos.

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32 thoughts on “Cape Town

  1. Cape Town seems like a great place to visit since the weather is similar to my own area. It’d be interesting to see some penguins, and the landscape looks beautiful as well.

  2. I always wanted to go to Cape Town to see the floral kingdoms besides the penguinsame that are there nearby. I love the landscape pictures beside the one of the penguin.

  3. Very pretty place. I loved the video. You know how beach obsessed I am so I found the fly over and the photos wonderful. There are so many beautiful and fascinating things you show us. Most the the places I’ll never be able to go to but I can arm chair travel with you!. Thank you for your blogs Caris. You have given me many things to think about and dream about through them. Everyone have a wonderful week and weekend 🙂 🙂

    • Marie,
      I’ve been fortunate to do some traveling, not tons, but enough to feel satisfied. I honestly don’t know how much leaving-the-States is ahead of me. But like you, I find these jaunts with photos, just a bit of research and a few videos great armchair traveling. Glad we can do it together!

      Buckeye Arizona USA

  4. What a lovely, lovely place. It would be neet to sit on the rocks and have penguins walking all around you. I would like to fly around and look at it from above.

  5. Cape Town looks like a marvelous place to go! Since it’s very similar to what I already live in, I could focus on the people, sights and foods, without having to deal with an entirely different climate. What a joy that would be!

  6. Enjoyed all the pictures and after seeing them wouldn’t mind making a visit there. Gorgeous country and loved the picture with the different colored homes! Would love to see the penguins too! AZ

  7. After reading about Cape Town, I’m adding it to my bucket list.
    My list has increased like a wild fire because of your blogs Caris.
    Now, as soon as I win Powerball I can chip away at that list.

  8. I have never been here, but my nephew was there for a conference. He said it is the most glorious place he has ever been and would love to return. What lovely photos, Caris. I look forward to your blogs every day. Thank you ever so much for all the time you put into the beautiful information you send us. You are a total love!!

    • Connie,
      Thanks! That’s so sweet of you to say so. I have to say I love doing these blogs. I’m reminded first just how much I don’t know then second, how many amazing places and things and animals there are in this world of ours!

      Buckeye Arizona USA

  9. I have to admit it is absolutely beautiful and if I visited I would probably purchase nearly one of everything. Unfortunately my fears would keep me from ever going there. Too many African horror stories and probably none of them anywhere nearby Cape Town. My imagination is entirely too crazy.

  10. As beautiful as the images are, its a big city type place and that wouldn’t interest me

    Andrea – South-central Arizona

  11. Looks beautiful!! We are actually going to Kenya next year to see the wildlife. There are very few people allowed to go to this particular area. It’s so we do not upset the balance of nature. I’m so excited to go. The photos are stunning!!

  12. Never been. Really nice photos but I love the penguin ;). It would be nice to see the animals around there but not the sharks ;). NE Ohio

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