There are many reasons to visit Cape Town, the city at the tip of Africa. But what makes it such an intriguing addition to an adventure to Royal Chundu and Victoria Falls is exactly what makes it so different from us. It compliments the remote, wild spaces of our calm upper stretches of Zambezi, with its vibrant urban intrigue.
During the day, the centre of Cape Town is designed to be walked – learn the language of the city by roaming through her streets, from coffee shop to coffee shop, beach to beach. Discover the city’s top restaurants and bars – think fine dining in converted industrial warehouses serving Nouvelle Latin cuisine, bistros on cobbled sidewalks, hole-in-the-wall coffee shops, weekend markets, pop-up food trucks, rooftop bars, rotating hotels, seaside sushi bars, live music lounges, salsa clubs…
Explore the popular V&A Waterfront shopping centre and Two Oceans Aquarium, and the fascinating history showcased on a ferry trip to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.
And then there is the exquisite natural beauty that is itself so contradictory to the city’s cosmopolitan face – with white sand beaches, forested mountain slopes, Table Mountain… and the surrounding regions, such as the Cape Winelands, South Africa’s Provence or Tuscany, and the Garden Route, South Africa’s whale watching and shark cage diving destination.