Cape Town Sights

Cape Town has grown as a city in a way that few others in the world have. Take a good look at the street names. Strand and Waterkant streets (meaning "beach" and "waterside," respectively) are now far from the sea. However, when they were named, they were right on the beach. An enormous program of dumping rubble into the ocean extended the city by a good few square miles (thanks to the Dutch obsession

with reclaiming land from the sea). Almost all the city on the seaward side of Strand and Waterkant is part of the reclaimed area of the city known as the Foreshore. If you look at old paintings of the city, you will see that originally waves lapped at the very walls of the castle, now more than half a mile from the ocean.

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South African Museum

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This museum has some excellent examples of rock art that will give you insight into the ancient Khoisan culture. The museum also has...

South African National Gallery

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This museum houses a good collection of 19th- and 20th-century European art, but its most interesting exhibits are the South African...

St. George's Cathedral

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This stunning cathedral was once the religious seat of one of the most recognizable faces—and voices—in the fight against apartheid,...

St. George's Mall

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This promenade stretches from St. George's Cathedral through the city center to the financial district, which isn't that far. Shops and...

Table Mountain

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Table Mountain truly is one of southern Africa's most beautiful and impressive natural wonders. The views from its summit are awe inspiring...

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

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This is a slick operation. Two large, wheelchair-friendly revolving cars that provide spectacular views take three to five minutes to...

Tafelberg Road

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This is a very popular walking road for locals, especially when the weather is fine and windless, as it's perfectly flat with fabulous...

Tokai Arboretum

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This gorgeous and tranquil national forest is planted with hundreds of tree species from all over the world, including Californian redwoods...

Two Oceans Aquarium

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This aquarium is widely considered one of the finest in the world. Stunning displays reveal the marine life of the warm Indian Ocean...

World of Birds

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Here you can walk through aviaries housing 450 species of indigenous and exotic birds, including eagles, vultures, penguins, and flamingos.