Cape Town is situated in the South African province ofWestern Cape and thus it is in one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Immigrants have been coming here for centuries in order to start a new life at the Table Mountain. Surrounded by picturesque wine regions such as Franschhoek or Stellenbosch, you can simply live well here. However, even more people come here for shopping: the imposing "Victoria & Alfred" Waterfront is different to any other shopping street in the world.
Cape Town International Airport, the second largest airport in South Africa, is frequented by large German airports such as Frankfurt or Munich with direct flights almost on a daily basis. From there you can continue your journey with a rental car or with one of the many available taxis.
Even for those who first sailed around the Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain was considered to be the landmark of Cape Town. The national park is situated directly at the city-centre. You have to travel a bit out of the city if you want to visit the wine region of Cape Town. You can sample the excellent wine with olives and cheese at the first-class wine farms in Constantia or Stellenbosch.
In Cape Town there is a very lively cultural scene which is apparent above all in the context of musical events. In April, for example, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival turns Cape Town into a meeting point for prominent jazz musicians from around the world. Whereas, with the impressive South African starry sky, you can familiarise yourself with the Planetarium, which you will find in the South African Museum.
The colourful mix of food in Cape Town owes to its long history as a maritime city. You can dine a bit like a pirate in the restaurant Strandloper under genuine fishing nets and a unique view of the Langebaan-Lagune. You will find something a bit more classical and expensive in the restaurant Harvey’s at the Mansions, where “Euro-African” specialties await you.