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Hike or take the cableway to the top of Table Mountain on one of Cape Town’s perfect-weather days, look out over the confluence of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans at the very southern tip of the African continent, and you’ll see why Cape Town and the surrounding area is South Africa’s most popular destination. Take your pick of beach activities, from lounging on languid Camps Bay to penguin-spotting on Boulders Beach in Simon's Town. Going back to 1666, the Castle of Good Hope is South Africa's oldest building, covering the nation's Dutch history. Robbins Island held political prisoners starting in the 17th century, but most visitors know it as Nelson Mandela's home for 18 years. (Ex-prisoners often give the tours, answering questions about life on the island.) Over the past decade, wine-tasting in the romantic Cape Winelands has become a popular day trip for adults, while kids enjoy the brightly painted Bo-Kaap Muslim quarter or the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Every possible budget is catered to in Cape Town, from central boutique hostels to luxurious ocean view hotels.

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Cape of Good Hope
419 Reviews
Nature Reserve
Previously the Cape of Good Hope was also called the Cape of the Storm. It is a famous cape in the southwestern part of Africa and is a landmark of Cape Town. It is also the intersection of the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. There is a black and white monument in the scenic area. The monument is to commemorate the Portuguese navigator Da Gama, who pioneered the navigation route from Europe to India.
Table Mountain
381 Reviews
Table Mountain is a landmark in Cape Town. The top of the mountain is as flat as a table. It seems to be flattened with a knife, so it is also called the dining table of God. On the right side of Table Mountain is Lion's Head Mountain and Signal Hill, and on the left is the Devil's Peak. Every year, a large amount of water vapor rises to the top of the mountain after encountering Table Mountain, and then forms a spectacular cloud under the action of cold air. It is like a whole piece of tablecloth covering the entire Table Mountain, and the scenery is very beautiful.
Boulders Penguin Colony
326 Reviews
There is no question that the 3,000 African penguins who hang out here own this piece of Simon’s Town; you just get to visit. Walkways along this seashore keep you from disturbing the nesting sites but you still get very close to these bold and captivating birds. Few things are more adorable than a penguin. A whole colony of them can overwhelm the brain’s cuteness receptor but Boulder’s Beach is worth the risk.
Duiker Island
211 Reviews
Boat Tour
Seal Island is a small island on the Hout Bay, famous for its numerous seals and seagulls. The Cape Fur Seal is a native species of southern Africa that breeds on the coastlines of South Africa and Namibia. Explore the Seal Island on a cruise on the island and watch the ecological activities of thousands of seals, seagulls and other seabirds.

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Africa's Cape of Good Hope, what a poetic name for a place, before arriving here, I remember seeing it in my geography textbook when I was a child. I never thought that one day I would really come to such a distant place. It is the dividing point between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. The wind flow is constantly converging, and it is one of the most dangerous maritime areas in the world. It is also gorgeous, and it is also one of the places on the earth with no pollution. You can enjoy the purest air, blue sky, white clouds and ocean.
Posted: 8 Apr 2019
I watched a lot of videos about the Cape of Good Hope. Most of them were sunny and showing good weather. The seawater hit the rocks with great enthusiasm. In the distant sea and the sky, seriously, you may be able to see the shadow of the Antarctic continent. I landed on the Cape of Good Hope with an incomparable heart. I did not expect it to be in vain. The clouds started to cluster. The underground abyss only appeared for a second. The air was filled with a thin layer of water vapor. The weather was cold and trembling. Is there really an invisible land in front of me? Is it really a Cape of Good Hope? In such a dense foggy and turbulent situation, I suddenly thought that the foggy front has been unchanged for a hundred years. When the former explorer Dias passed by, it might be such foggy, and the abrupt cape was covered up. When I returned back, it was sunny, and the long-awaited Cape of Good Hope really appeared. If you look at the Cape of Good Hope on the Antarctic continent, will you realize that this is a mirage?
Posted: 17 Dec 2018
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