Present-day Cape Town,
with a population of nearly 1.5 million, is one of the most important
ports in the southern hemisphere. It is the oldest city in South Africa,
and is situated right on the Southern tip of the African Continent in
beautiful scenery between the ocean and the mountains.
comprises a series of capes and bays. Table Bay itself is overlooked
by towering sandstone cliffs topped by Table Mountain and the city around
Table Bay is built on land reclaimed from the sea.
which forms part of the Cape floral kingdom, has more indigenous plant
species per square metre than anywhere else on earth. The plant species
include proteas, ericas, lilies, irises and orchids.
easy driving distance from Cape Town, nature reserves, game parks and
bird sanctuaries attract those who appreciate wildlife in all its many
Mountain (alt: 1086 m) offers some of the best climbing in the world,
or alternatively the spectacular view from the top can be admired after
a leisurely ride up in the cable car.
Waterfront offers extensive shopping facilities in a scenic working
Island, the former home of Nelson Mandela, can be visited by boat (you
may see whales and penguins) and there are also the Cape Town Wine Routes
to discover, where some of the world's best wines are produced.
Botanical Gardens are internationally acclaimed as one of the great
botanical gardens of the world.
Canal Walk or the Waterfront all offer great shopping possibilities.
And to relax at any time of the day or evening, enjoy live music, art
exhibitions, museums, plays and even opera, ballet or symphony concerts
all year round.
web sites give extensive practical information about Cape Town:
Discover Cape Town, the Sheraton Hotel and surrounding country with
Google Earth is
a FREE satellite photo program for Windows which lets you zoom right
in from a view of the whole planet, often to as close as a single house
just with a simple click of a mouse.
We have identified several landmarks in Cape Town. If you wish to install
Google Earth on your PC, click here to download the program (about 13
Download Google Earth here
Next, install the program on your PC and launch the application.
file to your computer's desktop then double click on it. This will
take you directly to Cape Town.
if your PC is not powerful enough or if you do not have enough computer
resources, you can visit the following web pages which do not require
you to download or install Google Earth:
Arabella Sheraton Hotel
City Lodge Waterfront
Cape Town Fountains Hotel
Castle of Good Hope