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Cape Town is a city of culture
Two oceans meet on the coast of the Cape
Cape Town city centre sits between Table Bay and Table Mountain in the City Bowl which also includes the area to the north of Table Mountain and east of Signal Hill.
In terms of natural attractions, Cape Town sits atop of most tourist locations. City Bowl has museums, historical places outdoor marke at Green Market square, the Bo-Kaap (Cape Malay Quarter) and the upper part of Long Street being the place for antiques, clothing, books,restaurants and the nightlife.
Often described as magical and mystical, Table Mountain is Cape Town's most prominent feature and a world famous landmark. This majestic mountain is visible from almost everywhere in Cape Town and is often used as a beacon by which to find direction.
The province is one of the country's most beautiful, attracting the lion's share of foreign tourists. It is a region of majestic mountains, colourful patchworks of farmland set in lovely valleys, long beaches and, further inland, the wide-open landscape of the semi-desert Karoo.
Two oceans meet on the coast of the Western Cape: the cold Atlantic Ocean is in the west, while the warmer Indian Ocean lies on the southern coast. The plankton-rich cold Benguela current flows along the west coast and is considered to be one of the world’s richest fishing grounds.
There are the beaches washed by currents from two different oceans - some with powerful, curling waves dotted with world champion surfers, some with beautiful crisp white sand and equally beautiful bodies, and others that reach as far as the eye can see, with just the occasional horse-back rider streaking towards the horizon to break your vision.
Each beach has its own charm, frigidity of water, and local population.
If you're a fan of cities and urban attractions, spend a day wondering the Cape Town City Bowl, stopping in at restaurants and stores that pique your interest along the way.
As one of the country's most populated and well-run city centres, there's a thriving population of locals, business people and tourists all fighting for space on its various roads, sidewalks and charming alleyways, and enough restaurants, shops and activities to cater for all.
Cape Town is a city of culture, built on a history that reflects in the architecture, cuisine, music and dance. Together with a warm summer and temperate winter climate and a friendly community, the Western Cape and the Mother City are an ideal holiday destination throughout the year.