Top 5 Places to Visit for Sightseeing in Cape Town
While South Africa as a whole has so much to offer to visitors, within the Rainbow Nation, Cape Town particularly stands out as a city with a variety of attractions that only end up leaving visitors clamoring for more and that’s why sightseeing in cape town should be on top of your list!
Therefore, given the wide variety of sight seeing attractions in Cape Town, let us look at the top 5 places in the city which should be on every visitors must see list.
1) Robben Island
Robben Island is a small island in Table Bay, just 7 kilometers west of Bloubergstrand in Cape Town. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Robben Islands biggest claim to fame lays in the fact that legendary Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years behind bars, imprisoned on the island. Current President (current at the time of writing) Jacob Zuma was also imprisoned on Robben Island, as was former President Kgalema Motlanthe.
2) Table Mountain National Park
This is an absolutely immaculate park which offers breathtaking views of the city. Yes, weather can play foul at times spoiling the view thanks to clouds that set in, but late afternoons are usually a safe bet for great views. While there, if hunger pangs get the better of you, a café along with two ocean restaurants should ensure you dont remain ravenous!
3) Lions Head
If you are on the lookout for some of the most scenic and beautiful views of the city from up above, look no further than Lions Head, from where a lot of our tandem paragliding Cape Town flights take off. Views of the 12 Apostles and of Table Mountain itself are especially recommended from here!
4) Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Any visit to Cape Town really cannot be complete without hopping on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. After all if you are looking for a pure, unhindered source for 360 degree views of the city, this is really as good as things can possibly get! Yes, like in the case of Table Mountain National Park mentioned above, weather can play up so do check for clear skies in advance if you can.
5) Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
However short your trip to Cape Town may be, a visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is highly recommended, especially for the wide variety of plants and trees on offer there.
So there you go with what we at Fly Cape Town Paragliding consider to be the top 5 places to visit for sightseeing in Cape Town come paragliding in Cape Town with us and enjoy the pure adrenaline rush!
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