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Cape Town South Africa on Safari with Jenman Safaris
SOUTH AFRICAN SAFARIS AND CAPE TOWN
Cape Town is the most popular safari destination in South Africa and even in Africa – beating the likes of Cairo! World-renowned for its warm summers, blue skies and amazing attractions, including; Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Point and other wonderful highlights, Cape Town is the provincial capital of the Western Cape and the legislative capital of South Africa.
Cape Town was originally developed by the Dutch East India Company as a supply station for the Dutch Ships en-route to Eastern Africa and the Far East. The first official recording of the Cape was in 1652 when Jan van Riebeeck established the 1st European settlement there…. Prior to that, there was a reference to the Cape by Vasco da Gama who apparently ‘sighted’ the Cape of Good Hope in 1497 as he was sailing across the seas!
One of the best and well-known landmarks in Cape Town is Table Mountain which makes up a big portion of the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). Table Mountain is over 1000m high with Maclear’s beacon being the highest point (1086m). The summit of Table Mountain can be reached by either climbing the trails or by cable car. The Cape Town city centre lies at the northern end of the Cape Peninsula with Table Mountain directly behind it. Those that live in the city centre are lucky enough to see the massive mountain right outside their window everyday! This landmark mountain extends all the way to Cape Point and includes Lions head, Devils peak and other interesting hiking areas.
Cape Town is also famously known for the V&A (Victoria and Alfred) Waterfront situated in and around the Cape Town dock and working harbour. The ‘Waterfront’ is filled with amazing shops, fantastic restaurants and even boasts the ‘Two Oceans Aquarium’. The V&A Waterfront is also the gateway to Robben Island – where Nelson Mandela was held as a prisoner for many years.
The best beaches can be found in Cape Town – with Clifton been the firm favourite, followed by Camps Bay and Llandudno. Another great attraction is the Cape Winelands, situated just outside of Cape Town offering you an abundance of wine tasting tours and safaris in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and other Winelands areas!
The Cape boasts a Mediterranean climate with beautiful, warm summers from December to February. Cape Town is plagued with cold fronts that carry strong winds and heavy rains, with winter normally being between May and September with an average temperature of 17’C!
Have a look at our South African safaris that include Cape Town below. There are also other South African attractions beneath that you might want to visit on your South African Safari.
More Safari Attractions in South Africa:
- Kruger National Park
- Garden Route
- Addo Elephant National Park
- Greater St Lucia
- Hluhluwe-Umfolozi National Park
- Pilanesberg National Park
- West Coast
- Table Mountain
- Cango Caves
- Cape Point, Cape Agulhas
- Gods Window
- Kapama Game Reserve
- Madikwe Game Reserve
- Pilgrims Rest
- Robben Island
- Sun City
- Karoo South Africa
- Wild Coast
- V&A Waterfront
- Valley of a 1000 Hills
- Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
- The Battlefields
Safaris that pass through Cape Town:
Experience a Cape Nature Garden Route Safari while staying in a quality Guest House in and around Cape Town, Albertinia, Oudtshoorn, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Read more…
Experience the Garden Route on a Self-Drive Family tour with Jenman African Safaris, this self-drive family tour will take you from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. Read more…
Priced from: EUR 1295 / US$ 1750: Explore the best of Southern Africa on this 9 day Southern African Safari with Jenman Safaris, which includes; Cape Town & Table Mountain, Cape Point, Big Five Game Viewing in Kruger National Park, Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls. Read more…