Cape Town, the legislative capital of South Africa. The other two capitals are Pretoria, the administrative capital and Bloemfontein, the judicial capital. Cape Town was the first non-European city to receive a Blue Flag status. This is an indication of the high environmental and quality standards of its marine areas. Afrikaans is the most common language spoken in the Western Cape but across Cape Town you will hear a diverse range of languages, it is a vibrant and truly cosmopolitan city.
The name Cape Town means the ‘Mother City’. One of its famous landmarks, the Castle of Good Hope, is the oldest colonial building in South Africa, built between 1666-1679. The climate in Cape Town is similar to California or the Mediterranean with the winter season running from May to September and their summer from November to March.
You can’t visit Cape Town without making a trip to Table Mountain, one of the seven new wonders of nature. You can climb Table Mountain by foot or take the lift. An average of at least two couples per month get engaged on the top of this flat mountain that is also home to the Dassie, a rock hyrax, a small furry animal related to the elephant that resembles a rabbit. Another must is the Cape Floral Kingdom which has 7000 plants found nowhere else in the world and it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.