Cape Town is an excellent place to start your travels around South Africa. I arrived after a tour of amazing Namibia, and it proved to be a tonic after that country’s unrelenting climate and vast desert terrain.
It’s a city that has it all, sitting by the ocean and bounded by a rugged mountain backdrop dotted with breathtaking viewpoints.
There are also little coastal towns on the Cape Peninsula, beautiful botanical gardens and the irresistibly photogenic neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap. And don’t forget the cute Boulders penguins.
Cape Town is geared up for tourists but it’s plain to see why visitors flock here. It’s well worth following the herd.