Snap Guide: Cape Town

Getting around Cape Town, Cape Town hotels, Cape Town restaurants, Cape Town attractions

Cape Town has a warm climate, gorgeous untouched beaches, and steep hills that overlook a busy bay and streets lined with Victoriana. The dazzling city is made even more dramatic with the massive flat-topped Table Mountain as a backdrop. It's the most European of African cities, although over the course of its troubled history, the Old World blended first with indigenous Khoisan and imported Malay slaves, then more recently Xhosa (pronounced ko-za) culture. It's crammed with sites of great historic and moral importance. And, as if that isn't enough, its fruitful vineyards have inspired a fledgling culinary revolution. Re-energized since democracy came to South Africa in 1994, and soaking in its newfound status as a favorite tourist destination, Cape Town is riding high.



  • Cape Town International Airport


  • Way 2 Go Shuttle Service


  • Cape Town Tourism

  • Cape Town Webcam

  • Table Mountain National Park

  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

  • Winelands Tourism


  • Cape Town Minstrel Carnival January 1

  • Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour mid-March

  • Two Oceans Marathon mid-April

  • International Dragon Boat Festival November

  • Mother City Queer Project Annual Party December

  • Cape Town Snap Guide
    Download our seven-page mini-guide to all things Cape Town. Just print, fold, and go—it's a snap! If you don't already have it, you will need Adobe Acrobat, a free (and easy!) plug-in, to read the guide
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