A Natural Beauty
It would be hard to find a modern city that offers as much natural beauty and conserved nature areas as Cape Town. For nature and outdoor lovers, adventure and sports enthusiasts it offers an incredible variety of activities that bring you close to nature.
Within its city limits, Cape Town protects its unique natural heritage through the extensive Table Mountain National Park and the Cape Point Nature Reserve. It is rare to have such access to Nature’s beauty and bounty in a 21st Century city. Cape Town is part of the fynbos biome, one of the six Floral Kingdoms of the World. It is the only Floral Kingdom that falls within the borders of one continent and one region.
Though the smallest, it is the most diverse in terms of botanical species per hectare in the world. Various species of dolphins and sharks are residents of the surrounding oceans, and Southern Right Whales visit the protected bays to calve and breed along the course of their annual migration from July to November.
• Table Mountain, a New7Wonder of the World – the summit can be reached via the cableway or hiking trails
• Other popular mountain hiking trails include Lion’s Head and Devil’s Peak
• Popular beaches include Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno, Blouberg, Noordhoek, Boulder’s Beach, St James and Muizenberg
• Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens preserves some of the last remaining montane forest and showcases the unique indigenous Cape flora
• Marine cruises offer whale-watching in season; dolphin and shark sightings; visits to Seal Island, a breeding colony of Cape Fur Seals and pelagic bird-watching
• Visitors can learn more about the life of the southern oceans at the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V & A Waterfront
• The unique biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom is conserved at the Cape Point Nature Reserve
• Visits to the rare African Penguin breeding colony at Boulder’s Beach
Our professionally guided Cape Town Day Tours, Cape Town Experiences, Cape Town Adventures and Cape Town Getaways will help you make the most of your visit.