Hot Africa: Charming Cape Town

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Cape Town is a large city in South Africa. There are many historical and architectural landmarks in the city. Every tourist can find an attraction to any taste here: fashionable bars, excursions, shopping in the luxury shops, restaurants, cosy cafes and many other interesting things.

Surfing

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Cape Town is one of the best places in the world for surfing. Beginners should visit Gary and False Bay in Muizenberg.

Experienced surfers will like reefs of Kalk Bay, Outer Kom near Kommetjie and Misty Cliffs near Scarborough.

You can also swim in Milnerton, Table View or near Big Bay. Big waves are in Dungeons, near Hout Bay.

Kiteboarding is the second popular kind of sport in the city. There is everything doing it here: good wind and waves, many trainers and necessary equipment. Dolphin Beach in Blouberg Strand, Muizenberg and Langebaan Lagoon are the most popular places for the kiteboarding.

Attractions and places of interest in Cape Town

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Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building in the city and also the most famous here. As it was said before, there are many beautiful architectural landmarks in the Cape Town. Among them are Building of Parliament, Cape Town International Convention Centre and numerous religious buildings.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is the largest and most famous garden in South Africa. The garden includes a large conservatory exhibiting plants from a number of different regions, including savanna, fynbos, karoo and others. Outdoors, the focus is on plants native to the Cape region, highlighted by the spectacular collections of proteas. Kirstenbosch enjoys great popularity with residents and visitors. From the gardens, several trails lead off along and up the mountain slopes and these are much used by walkers and mountaineers.

If you like history, you should visit the local museums: Iziko South African Museum, South African National Gallery and Bo-Kaap Museum.

Garden Route National Park is one of the most beautiful national park and excursion route in the world. It includes numerous interesting provinces, reserves, tropic forests and sandy beaches on the coast of Indian Ocean.

Except for main places of interest, there are many other attractions in Cape Town. These are water kinds of sports, golf, bike trips and hiking. You can visit Two Oceans Aquarium here or walk along the charming Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with the colourful restaurants, souvenir shops, bars and nightclubs.

Climate and weather

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The city experiences the Mediterranean climate with mild, moderately wet winters and dry, warm summers.

Summer months from December until April are not comfortable for the vacations here because the weather is very hot and dry at that time.

Winter months are pretty cold and rainy. The daily average temperature is +18 °C, at nights it lowers to +6…8°С.

October, November and May are the best months for visiting Cape Town. However, if you are not afraid of the heat, you can come during the period from December until March. At that time, there are no crowds of tourists here and hotels are almost free.

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