From the sea to the top of the Table Mountain, Cape Town is a vibrant city that will capture your heart. With its gorgeous beaches and lush winelands, Cape Town is full of contrasts. Its troubled past has given way to a more harmonious co-existence of religions, cultures and nationalities. A true melting-pot – you can feel this unique multicultural vibe in every corner of the city.
Let Marco Polo show you what unique experiences Cape Town has to offer!
Go up Table Mountain
Postcard perfect and towering majestically above Cape Town is the much-photographed Table Mountain which draws its visitors like a magnet. The fit can hike up but the more obvious choice is to take the cable car. Either way the view from the top, over the city and the sea, is quite breathtaking.
The Constantia Wine Route includes a number of famous wine estates. The oldest, Groot Constantia, goes back to the 17th century. The owners are doing an excellent job in retaining its historic feel while introducing a modern atmosphere with wine tastings, good restaurants and concerts.
Nelson Mandela’s prison
Former president Nelson Mandela spent 18 of the 27 years of his incarceration on the former prison island of Robben Island. Today the ‘Sikhululekile’ ferry takes visitors across from the Waterfront – and the tours are conducted by ex-convicts.
Harbour entertainment hub
You will be spoilt for choice at the Victoria Alfred Waterfront shopping and entertainment precinct. Give yourself plenty of time to take in the harbour life with its variety of buskers, dance groups, restaurants, cinemas and so much more.
Sundowners by the sea
Cape Town is known for having some of the world’s most captivating sunsets. Capetonians celebrate this time of day with sundowners. Join in with a classic cocktail, a well chilled local beer or a Savanna cider. A good spot is at Café Caprice right by the beach in trendy Camps
During the World Cup Soccer in 2010 tens of thousands of fans regularly came out to celebrate on the fan mile. No other street in Cape Town boasts as many restaurants, shops, street vendors and clubs as Long Street. The place rocks on a hot summer’s night.
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