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Sightseeing in Cape Town - what to see. Complete travel guide

Cape Town Cape Town is one of the most attractive resorts of the world. Wonderful architecture, mild climate, high quality service and widest choice of entertainments – here are the main reasons why thousands of tourists choose Cape Town as their rest destination. Each year tenths of new buildings appear on the territory of the city. These are hotels, restaurants, trading centers and so on. In Cape Town you can see wonderful historical monuments just near modern buildings. The citizens of Cape Town carefully keep their history and take good care of the historical heritage of the region.
In Cape Town are located numerous famous places of interest that simply cannot be neglected if you visit this place. Start your observation of the city from the central park. Here you can see the building of parliament, the residence of the local government and one of the main religious sights of Cape Town – Saint George Cathedral. The building of the mayor’s house stores the exhibition of Art Museum. Here you can see the works of modern painters. While walking along Long Street, you can find numerous antiquity shops, real Turkish baths and magnificent mosques Noorel Nameida Msque and Pink Palm Tree Mosque. Here is also located the most popular art museum in the city – Cape Town Art Gallery that exhibits the works of modern African painters. International tourists can also find it entertaining to visit the only museum in Africa devoted to Russian art. The museum is named Marvol Museum.
You can enjoy magnificent landscapes during your excursion to Cape of Good Hope. There really many tourist routes here and each one of them is entertaining and interesting. Nightlife fans will find much pleasure in visiting various night clubs and discos. You can also visit one of restaurants and have meals on a spacious terrace under the starry sky. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In Cape Town, shoppers should pay attention not only to traditional clothing stores and shopping malls but also to interesting specialty stores. Book lovers will be impressed by Lobby Books … Open
A stunning symbol of Cape Town remains the beautiful Table Mountain. It is located in the territory of an interesting national park that is full of natural attractions. The main attraction for tourists is to climb the mountain. Its top offers a wonderful panoramic view of Cape Town. The height of Table Mountain is 1,086 meters. One can climb its summit by bus or by a special cable car.
Cape Town Stadium from the harbour Those who like to stroll through unusual historical places should go to the Robben Island. It is located near the coast of Cape Town. The entire territory of the island is a World Heritage site. To many, this island is known for being where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. At various times on the isolated island, there was a military base, a prison and a hospital. On the island there were many interesting historical buildings.
Discovering the architecture of Cape Town from bird's eye view! Cape Town City Hall, Cape Town Stadium, Castle of Good Hope, South African National Gallery, Iziko, St. George Cathedral, all those monuments are defining the image of Cape Town … Open
Among the variety of natural attractions, it is advisable to pay attention to the Valuni Beach. Despite its title, its distinctive feature is not only the huge stones. This beach is located in the territory of the Park Table Mountain. Over the past decades, it has been chosen by penguins. Today there are about 2,000 of them on the coast. Tourists are allowed to swim and sunbathe here, and all this is surrounded by incredibly interesting stone sculptures and hundreds of bustling penguins.
Table Mountain viewed from  V&A Waterfront, Cape Town One of the most colorful and interesting places for walking is the Malay’s Bo-Kaap District. There are incredibly beautiful houses that were built in the early 18th century. Their facades are painted in all colors of the rainbow. Presently, this area is multinational. On its territory, there are several mosques, one of which was founded in 1844. There is also the original Bo-Kaap Museum with a rich collection of antiquities.
Cape Town is famous for its natural and historical attractions. Recreation with children here can be incredibly fascinating. With young children, it is worth paying a visit to the Two Oceans … Open
The real historical symbol of the city is the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, which was founded in 1913. This garden is located at the very foot of Table Mountain. In its territory, there are many rare plants and flowers that are found in southern part of Africa. On the territory of the garden starts the path, which leads to the top of the mountain. Those who enjoy hiking will like to relax here. Kirstenbosch is South Africa's most famous botanical garden and one of the largest gardens in the world.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Cape Town
♥   Castle 'Castle of Good Hope' , 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Cape Town
♥   National Park 'Table Mountain National Park' , 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'West Coast National Park' , 87.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Cape Town and around
♥   Art museum 'South African National Gallery' Cape Town, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Cape Town from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Fish Hoek Beach

From the series “Dangerous and Treacherous Beaches That Can Be Lethal”
The number of attacks on the Fish Hoek coast increased significantly in 2010. The scientists combine this with climate change. Because of the climate change, the sharks became more aggressive, being typical not only for the coastal republic of South Africa, but also for the coastal waters of other continents. The scientists believe that the situation will only get worse in the coming years. And that means that one of Cape Town's most popular beaches can be fully closed. … Read further

BOS 400 Wrecks

From the series “The Surviving Remains of Shipwrecks You Can Observe Yourself”
The seahorse was 100 meters long. After the shipwreck it was shipped from Kongo to Cape Town. The tow was made by Russian ship "Tiger" but it wasn’t powerful enough to manage with the huge weight of the ark and strength of the current. Today the ship that was made in 1987 is a popular tourist place. During the shipwreck on the board there were 14 people. All of them were safe and sound, they were evacuated with helicopters. … Read further

Sightseeing in South Africa: things to see

Fans of nighttime entertainment will enjoy a short stay in Sun City that is sometimes called “the Las Vegas of South Africa”. Countless casinos, restaurants, bars and other entertainment facilities are open every night. Finally, it’s worth mentioning the beauty of Cape Town, one of the most visited cities in the country. This is a modern metropolis that has managed to keep the unique atmosphere of wild nature. … Open
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Trains with this feature will have a bicycle label. Tourists get a bike ticket for their reservation. It is possible to purchase this bike ticket in a mobile app right before departure or use the traditional counter. International trains in Switzerland will also offer this service but the price may differ. Tourists who plan to travel with their bikes a lot may be interested in purchasing an annual bike pass with 25 reservations worth CHF 50. Read this

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All about Cape Town, South Africa - sightseeings, attractions, touristic spots, architecture, history, culture and cuisine. Prepare your trip together with OrangeSmile.com - find out the 'must see' things in Cape Town, which places to visit, which excursions to take, where the breathtaking views are waiting for you. Planning your trip with this travel guide will help your to get the most out of Cape Town in few days.
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