Cape Town is the oldest and undoubtedly the most beautiful city in South Africa. The place encompasses a diverse blend of the various architectural styles that are reminiscent of its glorious past. Cape Town attractions are broad and diverse. Popular among these include Blaawberg, Cape Helderberg, Namaqualand Flower Route, and much more.
This region is one of the fastest growing areas in Cape Town, and encompasses 48 kilometers of pristine white beaches that offer views of Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain, and Lion’s Head. It is also popular for Robben Islands, the place where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners spent a large part of their prison sentence. There are plenty of accommodation options available to cater to tourists looking to enjoy the beautiful beaches, shopping malls, restaurants, and other entertainment options. And if you love beaches, Big Bay is a great option. The place is about 20 minutes away from central Cape Town and is a popular spot for wind surfing and kite surfing.
The place is popular for its sandy white beaches and the view provided by the magnificent Hottentots Holland and the Helderberg mountain range in the backdrop. The place is also home to Gordon’s Bay- a beach that is popular with the locals, who come here for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing. Cape Helderberg encompasses the towns of Sir Lowry’s Pass, Somerset West, Strand, and Macassar. And there’s also the Helderberg Nature Reserve where tourists can undertake hiking trails and enjoy the nature around them.
Namaqualand Flower Route
Every year from July to September, more than 5000 species of wildflowers bloom to form an explosion of colors that transform the landscape of this arid place. The Flower Route stretches from Garies in the south to the Orange River in the north and includes the town of Pofadder in the east. Popular towns in the route include Games, Kamieskroon, Springbok, Port Nolloth, and Pofadder. To preserve this natural wonder, the government has set up The Namaqua National Park. Accommodation can be found in the many small towns that dot the route. Here is a video of the blooms so you can experience the beauty.
The place is popular not only for tourists but also for locals and expats, who look forward to enjoying the beauty of the Table Mountains in the backdrop. There’s plenty of activity as well, with plenty of shopping malls and restaurants. Designer wear, rare South African artifacts, art galleries, and other collectibles can be found in the many shopping malls. You can also enjoy street theater, jazz music, and marimba bands in the amphitheater at the Victoria Wharf Shopping Center.