Cape Town South Africa has developed a reputation as one of the world’s nicest cities to visit. Filled with fantastic natural wonders such as Table Mountain and Boulder Beach as well as cosmopolitan beach lounging at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Fish Quay there are activities to suit all varieties of travelers. People come here to soak in sun and absorb that unique cultural feeling that can only come from setting foot on African soil. If a person goes to only one spot in Africa they wouldn’t be wrong going to Cape Town. A few more things to see and do in Cape Town include.
Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront Fish Quay
Built in the 19th century by Queen Victoria’s second son Alfred the Victoria & Alfred Water Front (V & A) is a constant buzz of activity. Originally the use for the V & A was to act as a stop over point for ships that were travelling between Asia and Europe. In contemporary times this waterfront area has become a major location for shopping, dining and relaxing for locals and tourists a like. The V& A boasts fantastic views over the Atlantic Ocean as well as Table Mountain and acts as a fantastic jumping off point to arrange whale watching tours and trips to Robben Island. In the day time shopping and visiting the Two Oceans Aquarium are popular options. When the sun sets the V & A becomes a chic spot for having a cocktail and people watching. Tourists have long considered this active harbor front location a place not to be missed.
Boulder Beach is famous for the African Penguins that live here. Tourists to Cape Town have long been visiting this location to meet, from a distance, these tuxedoed winter mammals. The penguins at Boulders Beach have become acquainted with people watching them and in many cases seem to covet the attention as they go about their day to day activities in their ever growing colony. Beyond just hanging with the penguins swimming at Boulder Beach is a lot more inviting than some of Cape Towns other beaches – Clifton Beach for instance – because of its warmer water. On the nearby promenade there are plenty of café and restaurants to grab a bite and still watch the penguins. Boulder Beach is a part of the Table Mountain National Park and is about 40 kilometers away from Cape Town.