Cape Town, regarded as the Jewel of Africa, is a picturesque city that combines old with new, urban landscapes with gorgeous countryside, and white sandy beaches with magnificent mountain terrain. Vacations in Cape Town are stupendous, and you'll always find something to do.
Table Mountain is the first feature you see as you fly into the city, and once you've settled into one of the hotels in Cape Town, if there's no cloud, or tablecloth as the locals say, over the mountain, take a ride in a cable car to the top for a gorgeous view of the city. Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years, gives you a glimpse into the darker parts of South African history. Book a car rental in Cape Town, and set off to see the wild African penguins, an endangered species, at Boulders Beach, a protected marine area. Get a scenic view of the coast between Noordhoek and Hout Bay along Chapman Peak Drive. The Constantia Valley, Stellenbosch, Helderberg, Durbanville Valley, and Franschhoek wine routes are all within easy reach of the city. Cape Point, the most south-westerly tip of Africa, is covered with fynbos, plants only found in the Cape Floral Region.
If you take advantage of one of Travelocity's Cape Town package deals in spring (August and September), visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens to see the native wild flowers, and take a trip to the small town of Darling, where they hold wild flower shows. During late March and early April, jazz fans descend on the city for the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, which showcases the best of South African and international performers. In March, cheer on runners in the Two Oceans Marathon and cyclists in the Cape Town Cycle Race.
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Looking forward to some exciting activities while you're in Cape Town? We highly recommend trying out a few of these experiences: