Living in Cape Town: Things to Do and See in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Cape Town...The Mother City of Africa

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Living in Cape Town

Incredible beaches, a plethora of wildlife, varied scenery, numerous wine farms, and a “reverse climate” best describe the mother city of Africa—Cape Town.

What Is the Geography in Cape Town?

The city is dominated by a towering table-shaped mountain and set on a peninsula of soaring rocky heights and lush valleys where two oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic, converge. Each year, between August and November, whales migrate into the coastal waters of the Western Cape to calve and nurse their young, providing unsurpassed whale-watching opportunities.

What to Do and See in Cape Town?

Two of the most notable activities around the Cape Peninsula are surfing and golf. The splendid golf courses in majestic settings are rated as some of the best in the country, including the Royal Cape Golf Course, which has hosted numerous S.A. Opens.

Gardens & Parks

Situated at the southwestern tip of Africa, the Table Mountain National Park, part of the Cape Floristic Region World Heritage Site, encompasses the incredibly scenic Peninsula mountain chain stretching from Signal Hill in the north to Cape Point in the south—a distance of approximately 60 kilometers. The narrow finger of land with its many beautiful valleys, bays, and beaches is bound by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the west and the warmer waters of False Bay in the east.

Wine & Vineyards

The superb wines produced in the Cape Town wine region have won many international acclaims and are renowned worldwide. Only a 45-minute drive from Cape Town’s city center, splendid mountains form a dramatic backdrop to lush vineyards—the Wineland region is synonymous with all the best that the Cape has to offer.

How Many People Live in Cape Town?

Population: 3,740,026

What Languages Are Spoken in Cape Town?

Language: Afrikaans, Xhosa, English widely spoken

What is the Currency in Cape Town?

Currency: Rand.

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