Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, Cape Town is a sprawling cosmopolitan city; aptly celebrated as the gateway into Africa and certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Equally famed are the surrounding regions that have gained an international reputation for its diverse attractions and splendour. The sweeping vineyards of the Franschhoek and Stellenbosch regions, the quant fishing villages along the West Coast and the dramatic Namaqualand wild flower colour displays during season are just some of the many sights completing the scenic tapestry. The region is not just a feast for the eyes with its white sandy beaches, towering mountain ranges, botanical gardens and ocean scenery – but also offers an array of excellent restaurants (many with sweeping ocean views), a vibrant night life, fabulous retail, interesting cultural experiences and various historic attractions, of which Robben Island is noteworthy. No visit to Southern Africa would be complete without spending time in the mother city – either from at the start or as the last port of call.