If you are looking for a change of scenery, why not go to South Africa and more particularly to Cape Town.
South Africa is the ideal country for a few days of holidays, few hours of flight, little time difference and well served destination from Mauritius. From Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town it is the latter that is favored by the many tourists from all over the world who visit the country.
Cape Town has everything to please, magnificent landscapes between ocean and mountains, a varied gastronomy recognized as one of the best in Africa, cultural and artistic activities throughout the year, an architecture where the Dutch style specific to the region, the Art Deco, the colonial houses, the modern buildings, the coloured houses of the famous district of Bo Kaap, the New Orleans style of Long Street which is also famous for its numerous bars, restaurants and nightclubs and its lively nightlife.
Among the many things to see and do in Cape Town, Table Mountain, which overlooks the city and whose flat top (hence its name) at 1086 meters can be reached either by hiking trails or by cable car from the Waterfront, is a must.
Another option from the Waterfront is to take a ferry to Robben Island, the prison where opponents of the Apartheid regime were incarcerated and where the most famous, Nelson Mandela, spent almost two decades. This tour provides an opportunity to delve into the country’s complex political past and learn more about the realities of Apartheid and South African history. Cette excursion permet de se plonger dans le passé politique complexe du pays et d’en apprendre davantage sur les réalités de l’Apartheid et sur l’histoire de l’Afrique du Sud.
Another option from the Waterfront is to take a ferry to Robben Island, the prison where opponents of the Apartheid regime were incarcerated and where the most famous, Nelson Mandela, spent almost two decades. This tour provides an opportunity to delve into the country’s complex political past and learn more about the realities of Apartheid and South African history. The Victoria and Albert Waterfront is the city’s most popular tourist area and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Home to over 450 local designer and international brand shops, over 80 restaurants serving cuisines from around the world, the mall is one of the country’s top shopping destinations. There are also exhibitions, cinemas and the Two Oceans Aquarium with over 3000 marine animals.
Woodstock is an area known for its flea markets, street art and the Neighbourgoods Market, one of the most famous markets in the country with its designer, artisan and street food stalls, which is held every Saturday morning in the Old Biscuit Mill.
A few kilometers from the city center, Camps Bay, also known as “Little Saint Tropez”, is the city’s most upmarket and trendy suburb and a tourist mecca with its magnificent white sandy beach lined with palm trees and along its promenade numerous internationally renowned gourmet restaurants, pubs, cocktail bars…
Cape Town is a cosmopolitan, vibrant, dynamic city and the risk of coming here is that you will want to come back.
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