Cape Town: The 5-minute guide to the must-see attractions
It’s one of those destinations that most of us just crave to go to, yet ask about what exactly is based there and you’ll often be prompted by blank faces. While Cape Town is regarded as one of the most stunning destinations in the world, most people only regard it as a site of beauty, safaris and fine wine (we had to add that last one in).
We were recently reading some of the work of Mack Prioleau who happened so spend some time living in this area of the world. It prompted us to put together a brief guide on Cape Town, and research some of the best things that you can do if you are lucky enough to visit.
In truth, there were countless attractions we found. We comprised the list to the following four, just so you can get a five minute lowdown on the South African capital.
A natural wonder of the world, the fact that this waterfall is over 350ft in height will probably tell you why we’re classing it as a must-visit attraction. To put this into perspective, it means around 550,000 cubic meters of water are swirling around it every single minute. To see that in the flesh is simply astonishing.
To throw in a few world firsts, Victoria Falls has a water curtain which measures 5,603 ft wide. To say that’s a perfect selfie opportunity would be an understatement.
Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump
Sure, anyone can go on a bungee jump – you don’t have to be based in South Africa for this to happen. However, when you put yourself on the Bloukrans Bridge, things suddenly take a change for the exceptional.
This is the highest commercial bungee jumping bridge in the world and to put a number on it, you’ll be over 700ft above the river.
It should go without saying that the views available from this bridge are out of this world and for the worriers out there, there hasn’t been an accident recorded there since the first jump in 1990.
From bungee jumping, we’ll now go into a completely different type of attraction. Regardless of your general thoughts on history, Robben Island is likely to be one of the more interesting things you’ll ever see with this being the location where Nelson Mandela’s prison cell was.
To make matters even more intriguing, you’ll go on a tour conducted by a former prisoner, providing insight that few similar attractions around the world can provide.
If views are your thing, let’s end this guide on Table Mountain. This mountain overlooks the whole city and coastline and the hike towards the summit is simply out of this world. You’ll be greeted by wildlife, all sorts of different plant species and it really can open your eyes to the local beauty that Cape Town has to offer. For those that don’t want to hike the journey, it’s possible to take a cable car up and still bask in the views.