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Cape Town


Capetown, South Africa
Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad; Xhosa: iKapa) is the third most populous city South Africa, capital of the province of the Western Cape, and the country's Legislative Capital - including being home to the National Parliament. As of 2001, the city had an estimated population of 2,893,251.

Cape Town is located on the coast, at the northern end of the Cape Peninsula. There are over 70 peaks over 1,000 feet (305 meters) tall within the city limits, but most dramatically, the city is overlooked by Table Mountain, which is a flat-topped mountain (approximately 2 miles (3 kilometers) from side to side, and surrounded by steep cliffs) rising to 3,563 feet (1,086 meters). Because the plateau is often topped with a thin layer of cloud, it is locals often affectionately call it "the tablecloth". To the West and East of the plateau, two other dramatic features stand out - Lion's Head and Devil's Peak. Visitors to Table Mountain can ascend it on a cable car system (the Table Mountain Cableway) or by one of several hiking trails - and are rewarded by some truly spectacular views from the summit. There are also facilities for rock climbing, and for caving - unusually for a sandstone feature, Table Mountain contains some large cave systems.

There are many other places to see in Cape Town, including several excellent beaches, many cultural and nightlife activities, and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, which is a premier shopping venue as well as being home to the impressive Two Oceans Aquarium. You can also take a ferry from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront to one of the nearby seal colonies, or to Robben Island (Afrikaans: Robben Eiland) where Nelson Mandela and many other anti-apartheid activists were imprisoned for many years.

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Lonely Planet Cape Town & the Garden Route (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Lucy Corne

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Cape Town & the Garden Route is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Summit Table Mountain for panoramic views, take a boat to Robben Island, or shop and sight-see on the V&A Waterfront; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cape Town & the Garden Route and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Cape Town & the Garden Route:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - wildlife, wine, history, arts, architecture
  • Free, convenient pull-out Cape Town map (included in print version), plus over 30 colour maps
  • Covers City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap, De Waterkant, Gardens, Green Point, Waterfront, Sea Point, Hourt Bay, Simon's Town, Cape Flat, the Garden Route and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Cape Town & the Garden Route, our most comprehensive guide to Cape Town, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Simon Richmond & Lucy Corne.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Cape Town and Peninsula [South Africa] (National Geographic Adventure Map)

By National Geographic Maps - Adventure

National Geographic Maps
Map (2 pages)

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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

Recreation activities abound in South Africa's Cape Peninsula. National Geographic's Cape Town and Peninsula Adventure Map is an invaluable tool for exploring this exciting destination. The front side of the print map covers both Cape Town and Table Mountain in two separate maps. The street map of Cape Town includes a variety of helpful resources for travelers from lodging, food services, and markets to places of worship, embassies, and information centers. The recreation map of Table Mountain focuses on hiking, equestrian, and mountain bike trails, and paragliding and climbing areas. Parking areas, restaurants, and picnic areas are also clearly indicated.

The reverse side details the whole Cape Peninsula and is loaded with helpful information to assist travelers in making the most of the many recreation activities available. These include an adventure activity contacts list as well as safety hints for sea activities. Areas for Hobie sailing, surfskiing, wind surfing, kite surfing, swimming, and surfing are noted. For those who like to recreate on land, paragliding and climbing areas, hiking trails, scenic viewpoints, visitor centers, and many cultural points of interest are indicated. Information on dive sites, nature watching, day trips, sea kayak routes, and more will help you choose the activity that's right for your interest, schedule, and skill level.

Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:55,000
  • Sheet Size = 37.75" x 25.5"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: South Africa

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-11-21
Paperback (464 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: South Africa
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From the wilds of Kruger National Park, to cosmopolitan Cape Town, to the lush western cape winelands, to the stunning beaches along the Garden Route, this guide leads you straight to the greatest attractions this fascinating and varied country has to offer. Get insider tips on everything from the best shopping, restaurants, and hotels, to outdoor activities such as whale-watching, surfing, and hiking, as well as practical information on how to get around. As a bonus, a comprehensive field guide—which includes the birds of South Africa—helps you get the most out of your time on safari.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: South Africa.

   • Hotel and restaurant listings and recommendations.
   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected site and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: South Africa truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.



 
 
 

 
 
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