Travel Cape Town, South Africa

Touring in and around Cape Town

January 3rd, 2010

Cape Town is South Africa's second most populated town and located on the tip of the southwestern part of the country.

In Cape Town you'll find a lot of smaller townships like the old black township of Nyanga which is located 25 km south. Nyanga is one of the poorest and dangerous parts of Cape Town and walking through this township will make you realize the enormous gap between some of the richer Cape Town suburbs and the surrounding poorer townships.

The township of NyangaThe township of Nyanga

Life here is not less fascinating though and people live an everyday struggle hoping to better their conditions. There are a lot of good organisations which operate in fields like these hoping to offer the locals a better future perspective. The Red Cross Childrens Hospital and the Maitland Cottage Home are good examples.

Of course there are also very beautiful area's around Cape Town and you will be surprised by the beauty of the South African beaches, lakes, mountains and national parks.

You can't go without a visit to the Tafelberg mountain which is truly magic and once you climb it, the view is even better! You will be able to look out over Cape Town and experience this area in an unique way. Nice beaches would be Pringle Bay or Cool Bay.

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Travel Tips for Cape Town South Africa:

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What to do in Cape Town: Take a look at the top of the Tafelberg mountain, it will take your breath away!

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Travel Pictures of Cape Town, South Africa

  • The township of Nyanga The township of Nyanga
  • Goats in Nyanga looking for food Goats in Nyanga looking for food
  • Zula Bar on Long St, Cape Town Zula Bar on Long St, Cape Town
  • Live Band on Longstreet, Cape Town Live Band on Longstreet, Cape Town
  • Crystal Pool in Kogelberg, SA Crystal Pool in Kogelberg, SA
  • Cool Bay beach in South Africa Cool Bay beach in South Africa
  • Rocky beach at Pringle Bay Rocky beach at Pringle Bay
  • Cape Town, street photos Cape Town, street photos
  • Bush Fires at Tafelberg Mountain Bush Fires at Tafelberg Mountain
  • View from Tafelberg Mountain View from Tafelberg Mountain
  • Passing through South African township Passing through South African township

Weather

Cape Town Weather

Mostly Cloudy/Windy
17 °C | 62.6 °F

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Name: Hugo72
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Travel type: Solo travel

Travel Blog

Touring in and around Cape Town
Continent: Africa
Country: South Africa
City: Cape Town
Period: Jan '09-Mar '09
Lenght of stay: 2 months
Views: 3601

Travel Review

Liked: The friendly people and the kids playing in the streets
Disliked: The poverty is shocking
Trip Rating: Good

Map of Cape Town, Western Cape

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