Cape Town – or Cape Town – is a lively administrative and commercial center and with about 3.4 million inhabitants the third largest city in South Africa. It is the capital of the Western Cape province. It is also the seat of the South African Parliament. The approximately 300-year-old “mother city” of South Africa is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world due to its magnificent location and its Victorian buildings. You will soon know why. Many buildings date from the Victorian era. Afrikaans, isiXhosa and English are commonly spoken in Cape Town. No visit to Cape Town without the famous Table Mountain. The sight of Table Mountain, often covered with a tablecloth of clouds, is simply overwhelming! A visit to Cape Town should not miss the V & A Waterfront, or a drive through the Malaysian quarter. From Cape Town you can also make wonderful trips to the region: to the Cape of Good Hope, to the wine-growing areas… Discover this wonderful city on the Atlantic Ocean with the special features of Table Mountain and Cape Town Bay.
What country is Cape Town in?
The South African Western Cape Province forms the southwestern tip of the African continent and, at 129,370 km2, is about the size of Greece. The province occupies about 11% of the land area of South Africa and is framed by the cold Atlantic Ocean in the west and the warmer Indian Ocean in the south. Not only the experts argue about the point where exactly the two oceans meet. At Cape Agulhas (Portuguese = needle), which forms the extreme southern tip of the continent, the supposed border between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans is marked with a plaque, but the two main currents actually converge only further southeast of the Cape Peninsula. The world-famous Cape of Good Hope (Engl.: Cape of Good Hope; Afrikaans: Kaap von die Goeie Hope) is located about 200 km further northwest of the southernmost tip of Africa. There are more than 4,000 km of open water between Cape Town and the ice edge of Antarctica, and another 2,000 km to the South Pole.
The Western Cape province is very diverse topographically and climatically. On the southern coastline, which is criss-crossed with mountains, the typical vegetation consists of fynbos (low, small bushes) and the climate is temperate. The north of the province extends deep into the dry, very warm Karoo Plateau, the west coast can be extremely dry. The diversity of South Africa is also reflected in the Western Cape Province: different altitudes with mountain formations, semi-desert and savannah, forests and wide areas make the country unique.
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