Cape TownThe first recorded discovery of the Cape of Good Hope was by Bartholomew Diaz in 1488. Table Mountain could be seen by approaching ships from 150 km away. The first white man to land in Table Bay in 1503 was Antonio de Saldanha. Cape Town came into being when Jan van Riebeeck from the Dutch East India Company in Netherlands landed in the Cape in 1652 to establish a stop-over for ships sailing around the Cape from Europe to India. Slaves were imported from Madagascar and Java in 1657. Descendants of the slaves, now known as the Cape Malays, have retained their culture against all odds. They have maintained their Muslim identity and have made a rich contribution to the Cape in many ways. As the settlement grew into a colony, the colonists spread into the interior as farmers, by then speaking their own vernacular, Afrikaans, which had developed in the Cape from Dutch roots.
Cape Town has been called the Mother City for centuries - a favourite destination of South Africans and tourists alike - whether you're looking for the excitement of street life or the quiet of nature at its undisturbed best, a holiday in Cape Town has it all. With our help you can travel Cape Town and the Western Cape on a self drive holiday with confidence.
Visit Table Mountain, the Bo-Kaap Malay Quarter, the exceptional Aquarium and Robben Island. The V&A Waterfront is the most popular spot for shopping, pubs and restaurants in a highly picturesque setting. Drive yourself to the beautiful white beach of Camps Bay or take a boat cruise from Hout Bay Harbour to Seal Island. Visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point and the African Penguins at Boulders Beach, and on your way back, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Join the Hop-on, Hop-off bus on one of its routes to visit the Castle of Good Hope and Greenmarket Square. Let us arrange a Township Tour, a full day guided tour to the Wine Estates for wine tasting, and for the adventurous, a trip to go Shark Cage Diving.
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