Beg, borrow or steal your way into a window seat if you’re flying into Cape Town. Even if you’re on the wrong side of the plane for the money-shot aerials of Table Mountain, trust me, the curves of Table Bay, the effervescent sparkle of the Atlantic and the jugged coastlines are simply too splendid to miss. South Africa’s Mother City exudes a chic Euro-vibe whilst a colourful blend of African and Cape Malay culture adds a touch of exotic into the mix.
Just a short Uber from the CBD, you’ll find Constantia knocking on Cape Town’s doorstep. It’s the closest and oldest wine district in Cape Town and produces some of the country’s most famous sweet wine varietals. Woodstock – the symbol of free love and peace in NYC - has a namesake in the trendier-than-art suburb on the outskirts of Cape Town’s CBD. Ramshackle buildings have been given the New York loft treatment and tenants have taken full advantage. Boutique breweries, art enclaves and funky cafes entice tourists to what was a gangland ghetto just a few years prior.
Victoria and Albert Harbour and Marina on South Africa’s oldest working harbour, is now THE number one tourist attraction in Cape Town. But, just a few minutes’ drive on either side lie some real gems. Signal Hill, Lion’s Head, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Green Point Lighthouse and Camps Bay showcase Mother Nature’s assets to perfection.