Cape Town City Scape

The photo of the week this time around is of the beautiful city scape of Cape Town, South Africa where sea meets city meets mountains.

Cape Town is the second most populated city in South Africa (Johannesburg is the largest) and it is one of the most visited in the country, especially as a kickoff point to the interior of the country for exciting outdoor activities like family holidays with

Cape Town was originally founded by the Dutch East India trading company in 1652 and you can still visit the Castle of Good Hope which was a fortification they built to help shelter those living there and traders en route to east Africa and the Far East.

Today, Cape Town is a very modern city and is on par with any American and European City, with all the infrastructure and amenities westerners are accustomed to.

One of the main reasons people chose to visit Cape Town is its amazing array of outdoor activities available within just a few minutes from the city center including world class surfing, hiking, mountain biking, vineyard tours and mountain climbing. Cape Town is definitely not a lazy person’s city, so make sure to bring your active wear and prepare to soak up a little sun in South Africa’s seaside gem.