Capetown (South Africa): France of Africa

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Cape Town is fondly known as the Mother City. A coming-together of African and French cultures, cuisines and landscapes, there's nowhere quite like Cape Town, a singularly beautiful city crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain National Park.

Cape Town has it all: from breathtaking scenery to historic architecture mixed with minimalist modern design. Its buzzing and busy harbors and streets house nightlife, its beautiful french aura, restaurants, hotels and its beaches and mountainous surroundings are a perfect place for a vacation.

The city is set against the backdrop of the iconic Table Mountain and blue Table Bay, which famous for its seal population, penguins and great white sharks.

Cape Town's rich history, modern culture, and incredible attractions make it a true metropolis on the coast. If you're making your vacation plans, it should be to Cape Town. Also generally our summers are their winters, and vice-versa

As incredible as the city of Cape Town is, the wine farms nearby are equally worthy of a day or two of your time. You have to visit the wine yards.

Cape Town may have incredible restaurants and museums, and some fascinating indoor activities, but to take full advantage of the city you'll want to spend time outdoors.

Few places to see in Cape town are:

Table Mountain: It is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city. Whether it is covered in a blanket of moody clouds or showing off against a crisp cloudless blue sky, Table Mountain is always spectacular. Try to visit at the time when you can stay by the evening - because the view of the clouds is spectacular! Cape of Good Hope: The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula in South Africa. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: The most beautiful garden in Africa, and one of the great botanical gardens in the world, a trip to Cape Town is not complete without a visit to explore it Boulders Beach: The beautiful Boulders Beach is one of Cape Town's most visited beaches and the only place in the world where you get close to African Penguins. Cape Point: Cape Point is a promontory at the southeast corner of the Cape Peninsula, which is a mountainous and scenic landform. Table Mountain National Park: Table Mountain National Park is a unique and urban Western Cape Nature Reserve stretching from Signal Hill in the city to dramatic Cape Point. Lion's Head: Looming above Cape Town and the surrounding ocean, Lion's Head is an iconic piece of the city Constantia: The Constantia Wine Route is the most spectacular wine experience in the world, offering a unique blend of centuries-old established wine homesteads V & A Waterfront: Its a paradise with an excellent selection of cultural and historical sights

Public Transportation might be a problem so better to hire a cab. Even Uber is a great option while in Cape Town.

Go ahead and plan a trip to South Africa - trust me you will not regret! And yes, do not forget to comment!