Trust us when we tell you that Cape Town has been named the top city in the world for good reason. For five years in a row, the Telegraph and it’s readers have voted Cape Town as the best city in the world to visit due to it’s colourful and vibrant people, the great outdoors and all that it offers.
Despite us obviously being slightly, or incredibly, biased towards this beautiful city, we at My African Dream, feel that calling this the best city in the world is not offsides. With a rich and unique history, the once small and quaint coastal city of Cape Town has grown into a popular, trendy and adventure-filled haven drawing thousands of tourists each month to see what all the fuss is about. With Table Mountain being recently declared as one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the city of Cape Town has sprawled out around this jaw-dropping piece of nature and expanded from coast to coast, offering with it a large expanse of beautiful areas to discover and explore.
Only a short 45 minute drive outside of the city, nestled at the base of the Franschhoek and Wemmershoek Mountains, lies the quaint town of Franschhoek, a well renown wine region attracting wine-lovers and foodies from across the globe, made more popular as South Africa’s leading Methode de Cap Classique (MCC) region. Although Franschhoek is home to several award-winning vineyards and boutique hotels and restaurants, the surrounding wine regions of Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Durbanville and Constantia should not go overlooked, offering stunning views and equally delicious wine.
Our Cape Town & Winelands Highlights:
Plant your feet atop Table Mountain at either sunrise or sunset and watch as the city comes to life or starts winding down.
The Best Local Foods
Enjoy a local fish and chips experience at Kalk Bay Harbour and get up close to the local seals who call the harbour their home
Take a drive around spectacular Chapman’s Peak towards the quaint surfing town of Noordhoek, where you can enjoy a delicious meal at the Red Herring or Monkey Valley, watching as the icy Atlantic waves roll in.
Learn to Surf
Grab a board and learn to surf on the playful waves of Muizenberg beach, whilst enjoying some delicious drinks and food at the beach restaurants afterwards.
Grab a bike or hop onto the Franschhoek wine tram and spend the day doing wine tasting around the area.
If you’re limited on time and still want the safari experience, we’d recommend doing a fly-in half day, full day or overnight safari at Aquila Private Game Reserve.