Culture, History and Beauty Offered on an All-Inclusive Cape Town Holiday

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Named best place in the world to visit in 2014 by The New York Times and Britain’s Daily Telegraph, Cape Town has so much to offer. Travellers to South Africa may find an all-inclusive Cape Town holiday a great way to maximize time and value in this "Mother City”.


Culture

 

Quickly gaining the world over for its international five-star cuisine, Cape Town offers sustenance for the stomach a well as the soul. South Africa itself sports 11 official languages -- English included -- so you can imagine the breadth of cultural diversity in this city with an estimated population of 3.75 million, the second largest city after Johannesburg.

 

Not to forget those oenophiles, the magical transformation of grapes to wine can be explored in the beautiful vineyards of Stellenbosch where its Mediterranean-like fertile soil and climate have for centuries lovingly crafted award-winning offerings available to taste and savour.

 

Cape Town abounds with music, dance, film and literature and its progressive view includes one of the few areas of Africa that recognizes the rights of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender) community and same-sex marriages.

 

History

 

No visit to Cape Town is complete without acknowledgement of the triumphant spirit of Nobel Prize-winner and past President of South Africa, the late Mr. Nelson Mandela. For 18 years, Mandela was imprisoned at the maximum security Robben Island. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Robben Island is a ferry ride from the Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront, Cape Town’s first (and still operational) harbour and an integral part of the historic trade routes for the Dutch East India Company in the mid-17th Century.


A visit to a suburb of Cape Town, Langa Township shows how history comes from not just events, but also its people. Langa Township, Cape Town’s first township established in 1923, and the largest, is where many key figures of the anti-Apartheid movement emerged. "Langa” is in the isiXhosa language for "sun”. The township name is also taken from Langalibalele, a chief of the Hlubi tribe, one of the first black activists to be incarcerated on Robben Island in the 1870s, almost a hundred years before Mandela.

 

Beauty

 

Cape Town is a port city, bordered by oceans and mountains. No visit is complete without a visit to Table Mountain. Over 35,000 feet above sea level, Table Mountain gets its name for its flat-topped summit which is reached by a cable car ride that affords a singularly stunning opportunity to view the great panorama that is Cape Town.


Cape Town is one of the few places in the world where two oceans actually meet. At its east is the warmer Indian Ocean; at its west, the cooler temperature Atlantic Ocean. Time spent at Two Oceans Aquarium is time spent watching marine animals from both, such as stingrays, seahorses and the fearsome Great White Shark.


All-In-One


Whatever your interests and objectives in travelling, from food to photography, history to the natural world, an all-inclusive Cape Town holiday is truly the "Mother City” for all this and more.

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