Cape Town’s tourism is one of it’s most prominent industries. The annual film festival is one of the many events that draw visitors and tourists from across the world. This festival involves overseas film crews who come to the city to shoot scenes for their next movies. It is a city of festivals, art, music and culture. Accommodation is plentiful and ranges from cheap backpackers to upmarket guesthouses and five-star boutique hotels.
It is a city of four seasons in one day and thus when packing for a holiday in Cape Town, tourists should include something for the cold, wet, windy and hot. Restaurants contribute to the growth in the tourism industry and with some of the best restaurants in the country in the City of Good Hope, one can easily focus on dining only.
A trip through the Bo-Kaap will bring you to romantic brightly coloured homes built on the street. The area has a uniquely Malay culture and atmosphere. The architecture tells the story of the beautiful nation.
No trip to Cape Town can be complete without going up Table Mountain which also forms the centre point of the city. The Twelve Apostles is another famous landmark. It is also worth taking a scenic drive over Chapman’s Peak to the Noordhoek farm village will get you in a relaxed mood.
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is one of the most popular tourist hotspots. Harbour cruises can be booked and should you wish to visit the Oceanarium simply hop on a harbour taxi. Bloubergstrand, Melkbosstrand, Gordon’s Bay, and Camp’s Bay are among the popular tourist beaches. The city is noted for its clean streets, Blue Flag beaches and range of interesting activities including the Circus School.
Cape town is the oldest city in the nation, offering visitors rich history and deep culture.
The Cape Town tourism industry has also benefited from the historical Robben Island, which today is a museum in remembrance of the political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela who imprisoned on the island. One can book a ferry-boat trip to the island.