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    Cape Town is Africa's most popular tourist destination and the second-most populous city in South Africa. It is the provincial and legislative capital of South Africa, with National Parliament and government offices situated here. The city is famous for its harbour and well-known landmarks Table Mountain and Cape Point. It is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and a major destination for immigrants and expatriates to South Africa.

    In 2007 the city had an estimated population of 3.5 million. Cape Town's land area of 2,455 square kilometres (948 sq mi) is larger than other South African cities, resulting in a lower population density of 1,425 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,690 /sq mi).

    Cape Town Airport, recently renovated to bring it into line with international standards offers an excellent entry point into South Africa. In South Africa it is advisable to hire a car as the public transport system is not so good or suited to the holidaymaker and not always reliable after hours. From Cape Town it is convenient to travel to surrounding places of interest or travel into the city for the day. Self-drive tours are a popular holiday choice with the visiting tourist. Cape Town has something for everyone. From the landmark beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay to accommodation that covers everything from backpackers, B&B’s and self-catering cottages to five-star hotels and private nature reserves close to Cape Town.

    Adventure activities include abseiling, shark cage diving, helicopter flights, zip slides, forest canopy tours, safaris, wine tasting, vintage World War II motorcycle with sidecar tours and more! 

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    Photo Opportunities in Cape Town

    Place of Interest Groot Constantia Estate
    Groot Constantia Estate is South Africa's oldest and best known wine estate and a national monument. Tourist attractions, including restaurants and museums makes a visit an unforgettable experience. A wine estate with open... more
    Morning, in Groot Constantia
    Place of Interest View of Kirstenbosch Garden
    Notice how with the focus in the foreground, the mountain in the background still draws attention. Composition is important but also watch the exposure settings carefully. Lots of shadow and also bright light depending&nbs... more
    Anytime, in Kirstenbosch
     
    Cityscape Adderley Street Fountain
    Combination of fountain and palm trees surrounded by high-rise buildings silhouetted against a clear blue sky. Taking pictures from a moving bus needs the camera focus set to continuous and a faster shutter speed. Early mo... more
    Morning, in Open Air Bus Tour
    Place of Interest St Georges Cathedral
    St George's Cathedral is the Anglican Cathedral in Cape Town. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cape Town and situated at the bottom end of Wale Street and top end of Adderley Street. A historical and impressive building... more
    Anytime, in City Centre
     
    Cityscape Dock Road Roundabout
    This view from the Waterfront show how Table Mountain watches over the city. Taking pictures from a moving bus needs the camera focus set to continuous and a faster shutter speed. Good light and the sun from behind the cam... more
    Morning, in Open Air Bus Tour
    Cityscape Coen Steytler Ave
    Close up of flags in the foreground, the city buildings inbetween Table Mountain in the background and the blue of the sky in contrast. Taking pictures from a moving bus needs the camera focus set to continuous and a ... more
    Morning, in Open Air Bus Tour
     
    Historical War Memorial
    This brightly light War Memorial stands out against the dark shadows of the building in the background. On the Open Air Bus Tour it is important where the sun is to the subject and the time of day. Early morning and l... more
    Morning, in Open Air Bus Tour
    Cityscape Roeland Street
    Capture detail and the moments' movement in this city street scene. Taking pictures from a moving bus needs the camera focus set to continuous and a faster shutter speed. Early morning and late afternoon light is soft... more
    Morning or late afternoon, in Open Air Bus Tour
     
    Cityscape Keizersgracht Street
    Old and modern architecture with park in the foreground and always Table Mountain in the background. Taking pictures from a moving bus needs the camera focus set to continuous and a faster shutter speed. Early morning... more
    Morning, in Open Air Bus Tour
    Cityscape The Grand Parade
    The parade in the foreground and buildings in sharp contrast with the skyline in the background. Taking pictures from a moving bus needs the camera focus set to continuous and a faster shutter speed. Early morning and... more
    Morning, in Open Air Bus Tour
     
    These are just 10 of 129 Photo Opportunities in Cape Town. Show more.




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