What is it in South Africa that makes so special to you? That was the question most of my friends ask me when I had a chance to visit it.
South Africa specifically Capetown, simply captivates my heart. From the 25 countries I have visited and still counting, it is so far my favorite destination and the number one place for me to live in. Not only blessed with wild animals but also blessed with lovely nature that took my breath away, wonderful mountains with spectacular views at the top that completely made me fall in love, friendly weather, and amazing people.
Most people do not know that Capetown has so much more to offer. Here is why I think it’s the greatest…
1. TABLE MOUNTAIN
As we all know, Table Mountain is the city’s biggest icon and it is one of the most iconic mountains in the world. Your trip will not be complete if you did not climb and reach the top of it. You can either take a cable car to the top or simply enjoy hiking it for around two hours.
Interesting Fact: Table Mountain is over 300 million years old and at least two couples get married on top of it every month.
2. LION’S HEAD
Aside from Table Mountain, Lion’s Head is renowned for its enviable views of the city center, Table Bay, Table Mountain and the Atlantic seaboard. Not like Table Mountain, it is just about an hour up with ropes and chains at the top for the steep areas. Full moon hikes along this mountain are now gaining in popularity and well worth doing while you’re in town especially for locals, and you will also experience a sunrise like no other here.
3. WORLD’S HIGHEST BUNGEE BRIDGE
Located in Western Capetown, Bloukran’s Bridge is the highest bungee bridge in the world. Sincerely, bungee jumping on this bridge is one of the best and most rewarding moments of my life. I would highly recommend it to everyone who loves extreme sports. You get such a rush of pride, adrenalin, accomplishment and energy that you wouldn’t get in another way.
The City has an abundance of surf spots along its coast, from coves with small, gentle swells, to expansive beaches boasting big, bone-crunching waves. Imagine surfing a wave the same height as a seven-storey building at The Dungeons near Hout Bay.
Before you bound off to find a killer wave, it’s important to keep a keen eye on weather forecasts, wind direction and swell size predictions – these elements all affect how you choose your surf spot.
5. AQUILA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
It offers a safari experience with views of the Ceres Mountains and landscape. The reserve is a 10,000 hectare conservancy in the southern Karoo, and home to the big 5 legends of the wilderness.
6. CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
The Cape of Good Hope is a peninsula just outside the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a rocky promontory at the tip of the Cape peninsula and in the past marked the point where a ship traveling south from Europe turned east. One of the eight protected areas in the region, jointly designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for the richness of its plant life. also rich in wildlife, particularly birds. The shore of the peninsula is home to the cape gannet, the African black oyster catcher and four species of cormorant, but the most famous feathered residents are the colony of jackass penguins at Boulders Beach.