When it comes to travel to the continent, one destination that’s always at the top of visitors’ list is South Africa. The iconic country has a distinct place in history and is home to transformational leaders like former South African President and anti-apartheid revolutionary, Nelson Mandela.
The city of Johannesburg is best known for its cool urban vibes, but if you want to experience a more picturesque side of the country, the coastal city of Cape Town is where you need to be. From the views of Table Mountain and sobering history of Robben Island to caged shark tours and wine experiences in the countryside, Cape Town will blow you away.
Travelista Angelique James (@angeliqueadventures_) recently visited the “Mother City” and the adventure went beyond her wildest dreams. If you’re looking for a little help in planning your first or next South Africa adventure, here are a few tips from our exclusive guide that will help you get started on the journey of a lifetime.
Welcome to Cape Town
Located on South Africa's southwest coast, Cape Town is a stunning city and home to a melting pot of cultures and beautiful natural landscapes like the iconic Table Mountain. The best times to visit are March to May and from September to November when the weather is perfect and crowds are at a minimum. 1 South African Rand equals 0.06743992 USD so expect your money to go far.
There are tons of amazing accommodations available around Cape Town. One fave that won't leave your wallet screaming is the chic, boutique Sugar Hotel. Your sleep will be so sweet that you won't even remember that you're in the middle of a bustling city.
One thing many travelers planning trips to South Africa don't realize is that the country is home to penguins. Visit Cape Town during the summer months and head to Boulders Beach to hang out with the cool kids.