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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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Insight Guides Pocket Cape Town (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Insight Pocket Guides)

By Insight Guides

Released: September 3rd, 2019
Paperback (144 pages)

Insight Guides Pocket Cape Town (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Insight Pocket Guides)
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Insight Guides Pocket Cape Town (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Insight Pocket Guides)
  • Manufacturer: Insight Guides
  • ISBN: 1789191041
  • EAN: 9781789191042
  • PartNumber: unknown
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Author: Insight Guides
  • Publication Date: September 3rd, 2019
  • Release Date: September 3rd, 2019
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  • Size: 5.5 Inches by 4.0 Inches by 0.25 Inches
  • Weight: 0.3 Pounds

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

By Lonely Planet, James Bainbridge & Lucy Corne

Lonely Planet
Released: October 16th, 2018
Paperback (304 pages)

Lonely Planet Cape Town & the Garden Route (Regional Guide)
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Lonely Planet Cape Town & the Garden Route (Regional Guide)
  • Manufacturer: Lonely Planet
  • Brand: Lonely Planet
  • ISBNs: 1786571676, 9781786571670
  • EAN: 9781786571670
  • PartNumber: 51312870
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Edition: 9
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Authors: Lonely Planet, Simon Richmond, James Bainbridge, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Lucy Corne
  • Publication Date: October 16th, 2018
  • Release Date: October 16th, 2018
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  • Size: 7.7 Inches by 5.05 Inches by 0.8 Inches
  • Weight: 0.75839018128 Pounds

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

By National Geographic Maps - Adventure

National Geographic Maps
Released: January 1st, 2004
Map (2 pages)

Cape Town and Peninsula [South Africa] (National Geographic Adventure Map)
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Cape Town and Peninsula [South Africa] (National Geographic Adventure Map)
  • Manufacturer: National Geographic Maps
  • Brand: National Geographic Maps
  • ISBN: 1566951658
  • UPCs: 749717032002, 749717000704, 749717232006
  • EANs: 0749717232006, 0749717032002, 0749717000704, 9781566951654
  • PartNumber: AD00003200
Details:
  • Product Category: Map
  • Format: Folded Map
  • Edition: 2004
  • Number of Pages: 2
  • Author: National Geographic Maps - Adventure
  • Publication Date: January 1st, 2004
  • Release Date: January 1st, 2004
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  • Size: 4.0 Inches by 9.0 Inches by 0.25 Inches
  • Weight: 0.20062065842 Pounds

Cape Town: A Place Between (Intimate Geographies)

By Henry Trotter

Released: January 14th, 2020
Paperback (140 pages)

Cape Town: A Place Between (Intimate Geographies)
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Cape Town: A Place Between (Intimate Geographies)
  • Manufacturer: Catalyst Press
  • ISBN: 1946395250
  • EAN: 9781946395252
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Number of Pages: 140
  • Author: Henry Trotter
  • Publication Date: January 14th, 2020
  • Release Date: January 14th, 2020
Physical Description:
  • Size: 7.0 Inches by 5.0 Inches by 0.5 Inches
  • Weight: 0.35 Pounds

TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL: The Quirky Tourist Guide to Cape Town (Volume 6)

By Terrance Zepke

Released: April 18th, 2018
Paperback (152 pages)

TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL: The Quirky Tourist Guide to Cape Town (Volume 6)
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TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL: The Quirky Tourist Guide to Cape Town (Volume 6)
  • Manufacturer: Safari Publishing
  • ISBN: 1942738447
  • EAN: 9781942738442
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 152
  • Author: Terrance Zepke
  • Publication Date: April 18th, 2018
  • Release Date: April 18th, 2018
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  • Size: 8.0 Inches by 5.0 Inches by 0.35 Inches


 
 
 

 
 
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