Cape Town Kitesurfing Views of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand Beach Atlantic Ocean South Africa
Cape Town Kitesurfing and Kitesurfers - Views of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand Beach Atlantic Ocean South Africa. http://www.travellinksdirectory.com/links/cape_town.htm Cape Town. Population - 827,218. Currency - South African rand (ZAR). Language - 11 Official Languages, but most spoken are Zulu, Xhosa, and Afrikaans. Main Airport - Cape Town International Airport CPT. Time Zone - GMT + 2 Hours. Cape Town is the 2nd largest city in South Africa after Johannesburg, and is the legislative capital of the country due to it being home to the National Parliament. The city has developed around its strategic harbour with the Dutch East India Company establishing a supply station for Dutch ships sailing to Eastern Africa, India, and the Far East at Table Bay in the 17th century. Along with the harbour Cape Town has the landmarks of Table Mountain and Cape Point which contribute to making the city the most popular tourist destination in Africa. The city is also close to South Africa's world-famous Cape Winelands around Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. Other important sites within and near the city include - Bo-Kaap (Home to colourful buildings, quaint streets, and mosques), The Castle of Good Hope (South Africa's oldest surviving building), South African Parliament, Two Oceans Aquarium, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, and Rhodes Memorial. A very significant site is Robben Island (Where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned) -- the island is now an UNESCO World Heritage Site. For the more energetic visitor Cape Town offers a range of physical activities including - Climbing Table Mountain, Swimming, Surfing, Kite Surfing, Seal Snorkeling, and Diving. For visitors looking to learn something significant about South Africa's history, join a Township Tour organised by one of the many agencies in Cape Town.