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Capetown

A city in South Africa

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • May 9, 2011
One of the most exciting, interesting and exotic cities in Africa as well as the world. I enjoyed my stay here so much so if I've got the cash, I'd buy a home here overlooking the sea! Exotic plants, animals and food are the attractions in this vibrant and colorful city. Make sure you go to the Botanical garden to see the many exotic plants where you won't find in any other parts of the world!

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I'm a traveler at heart & have been nicknamed Travel Queen by friends & colleagues alike. Traveling has been my life passion for the last decade or so. As we enter a new decade, I'm excited … more
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Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad; Xhosa: iKapa) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the metropolitan municipality of the City of Cape Town. It is the provincial capital of the Western Cape, as well as the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament and many government offices are situated. Cape Town is famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is Africa's most popular destination for tourism.

Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was originally developed by the Dutch East India Company as a victualling (supply) station for Dutch ships sailing to Eastern Africa, India, and the Far East. Jan van Riebeeck's arrival on 6 April 1652 established the first permanent European settlement in South Africa. Cape Town quickly outgrew its original purpose as the first European outpost at the Castle of Good Hope, becoming the economic and cultural hub of the Cape Colony. Until the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the development of Johannesburg, Cape Town was the largest city in South Africa.

As of 2007 the city had an estimated population of 3.5 million. Cape Town's land area of 2,455 square kilometres ...
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