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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