Also known as the Mother City in South Africa, Cape Town is famous for its bountiful vineyards and amazing coastal roads. You can visit the Cape Winelands to taste local wines and tour the many wineries. For a relaxing evening, you can watch movies under the stars at the Galileo Open Air Cinema. Those seeking an adventure can discover the natural wonders of the Table Mountain National Park. History buffs can visit Nelson Mandela's former cell or learn about the world’s first human heart transplant at the Heart of Cape Town Museum.
Your journey starts at Cape Town International Airport (CPT), which is 12 miles from the city center. Transportation to the city is provided by the MyCiTi bus rapid transit system as well as by private car rental agencies, taxis and shuttle companies. Scooter and bike rentals are also available.
The city has a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters. The best time to visit this region is from March to May and from September to November. As soon as you arrive, make sure you explore the continent’s unique tastes and flavors. Most restaurants offer traditional dishes like spongy injeras, marog, braaivleis, kudu fillets and pan-fried springbok. After a good meal, check out the local events, such as the popular Cape Town Jazz Festival, the Cape Town Flower and Garden Show and the City Harvest Festival.