Welcome to the 'Tavern of the Seas'! Well, you don't need to scratch your head on hearing this, as we are describing the South African coastal city, Cape Town. The city got this nickname from the fact that it has been welcoming weary sailors seeking some refreshment with its bars, restaurants, hotels and shops since its establishment in the 17th century. So, you can be assured of having a great time in this city as well. One of the most impressive aspects of this place is that it is a pleasing mix of cultures, scenic landscapes, and some mouth-watering delicacies. Considering this, you can have plenty of things to explore during your time spent in this part of South Africa:
The gorgeous beaches
It's a coastal city. So, there's one thing you'd surely come across - beaches. The city along with the Cape Peninsula provides two charming coastlines with an abundance of beaches. There are beaches for all kinds of visitors. There are ones that provide some romantic spots for honeymooners, while others provide safe waters for swimmers. A 10-minute drive from the city centre would take you to the four Clifton beaches. They have coves of powdery white sands that are separated by huge boulders. Other popular beaches in the city are Camps Bay, Boulders, and Llandudno.
The fascinating natural landscapes
Cape Town also delights you with its scenic landscapes and one of the best places to explore them is Table Mountain National Park. Named after the flat-topped Table Mountain, it has a significant variety of flora and fauna. You'd be mesmerised upon visiting its Cape Floristic Region, which has many indigenous plant species. Don't forget to explore the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, which covers five of six different biomes in South Africa and has numerous plant exhibits from different regions in its Botanical Society Conservatory.
The places of historical significance
You can have a good insight into the history of this city with the structures and monuments built during different times in the past. Among them is Castle of Good Hope, which was built by the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. It is South Africa's oldest colonial building that exists today. Located on the Devil's Peak is Rhodes Memorial. It is a memorial to Cecil John Rhodes, who was Cape Colony's Prime Minister from 1890 to 1896. Another historical attraction is the St George's Cathedral, which was designed by a prominent English architect, Sir Herbert Baker.
The mouth-watering delights
The multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment in Cape Town gives you a wide range of choices in delicious dishes. Among them is the national snack of South Africa called 'Biltong'. It comprises of dried meat treated with vinegar and spices, beef being the common choice for meat. The national sausage or 'Boerewors' is quite similar to the German sausage, Bratwurst. The only difference is the inclusion of cloves, coriander, and nutmeg in Boerewors. Another dish worth trying is 'Fish and Chips' available at any of the 'chipperies' in the city.
These are just a few glimpses of this fantastic South African city. There’s a lot more to explore in this exciting destination where people belonging to different religious beliefs, ethnic backgrounds, and cultures live together in harmony. The cape town holidays of Lowest2 not only include the best offerings of the city but also give you the chance to enjoy a sizeable amount of savings.