I want to go to Cape Town. Like I really want to go. And apparently so does everyone else as it won the location of the week this past week in the world of my work emails.
Cape Town is located in South Africa and is Africa’s most popular tourist destination with its lovely beaches and city conveniences.
Fun facts about Cape Town:
There is no certainty as to when humans first occupied the area prior to the first visits of Europeans in the 15th century. The earliest known remnants in the region were found at Peers cave in Fish Hoek and date to between 15,000 and 12,000 years ago.
Cape Town is located in a CI Biodiversity hotspot as well as the unique Cape Floristic Region and has one of the highest levels of biodiversity of any equivalent area in the world, and is home to a total of 19 different vegetation types, of which several are completely endemic to the city and occur nowhere else in the world.
The Western Cape is an important tourist region in South Africa; the tourism industry accounts for 9.8% of the GDP of the province and employs 9.6% of the province’s workforce. In 2004, over 1.5 million international tourists visited the area.
Cape Town beaches are wildly popular with locals and tourists alike. Due to the city’s unique geography, it is possible to visit several different beaches in the same day, each with a different setting and atmosphere. Though the Cape’s water ranges from cold to mild, the difference between the two sides of the city is dramatic. While the Atlantic Seaboard averages annual water temperatures barely above that of coastal California around 55 °F, the False Bay coast is much warmer, averaging between 61 and 63 °F.
Cape Town is noted for its architectural heritage, with the highest density of Cape Dutch style buildings in the world.
Cape Town’s transport system links it to the rest of South Africa, serving as the gateway to other destinations within the province.
Here are some pics to get you even more interested in this lovely location:
Le sigh…having never been there myself there’s not much more to say except look how pretty it is! Looks like the perfect place to visit and base yourself out of to be able to explore the rest of South Africa and, from what I hear, it’s as great a location as it sounds and the people are extremely friendly. So keep your eyes peeled for flight specials and packages for this location as it is surely not to be missed!