Now the geography bit - with Table Mountain as a very obvious
focal point, South Africa's 'Mother City' has spilled out of the
so-called City Bowl to colonise the various bays around the
mountain (Clifton and Camps Bay being Cape Town's classiest
beach-burbs), creating a city of villages.
In recent years the city has become somewhat of a hub for an
eclectic mix of characters, a world away from its troubled past
you'll now find rugby mad Springboks, bearded bohemians, glamourous
celebrities and uber cool musicians happily coexisting in this
melting pot city. So what's drawn such a disparate crew to one
particular place? There's that drop-dead beautiful scenery for one,
and endless ways to explore it, but also a great cultural scene for
the less sportif inclined.
Best of all, given this is the country that gave the world the
crime against cuisine that is banana as a pizza topping, things on
the food front have moved on considerably - Cape Town and the
nearby Winelands can now justifiably claim to be Africa's finest
gourmet and fine wine destination.
Venturing out of the city to Cape Peninsula is also a must and
can be easily arranged on a self-drive day out or private tour.
From spotting penguin colonies on Boulders Beach to reaching the
most south westerly point of Africa at Cape Point, the wild flora
and fauna rich landscapes here are a world away from the city buzz
and yet within just a two hour drive - a further example of why we
love this deeply diverse city.