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Cape Town is one of South Africa's most beautiful and most romantic cities. The city of Cape Town glistens at the southern toe of the African continent. It is a unique mix of architecture, with an indigenous Cape Dutch style, rooted in the Netherlands, that finds its apotheosis in the Constantia wine estates, which were themselves brought to new heights by French refugees in the seventeenth century; Muslim slaves, freed in the nineteenth century, added their minarets to the skyline; and the English, who invaded later, introduced Georgian and Victorian buildings to the scenery. Armed with such cosmopolitan chic, Cape Town's face-lift followed the 2010 World Cup undoubtedly served to enhance its appeal with new hotels, restaurants and clubs springing up in the city. While Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities, it's also among the most easily manageable. Although the suburbs sprawl outwards, most tourist attractions are clustered close together. You can't walk far without stumbling across colorful African crafts, eclectic restaurants, fascinating museums and world-class hotels. When visiting Cape Town we wold advice you to expect a chick and modern city, but to be prepared for tons of outdoor attractions as well, as this is the main thing that Capetonians do: they hike, picnic or sunbathe, often choose mountain bikes in preference to cars, and turn adventure activities into an obsession. Amazing sites, from Robben Island, Nelson Mandela's former prison, to tourist brochure-views at Blaauwberg Beach and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, are within easy driving distance of "The Mother City". Sun worshipers, surfers and divers flock to nearby white sand beaches and azure waters under Table Mountain. By far the most striking – and famous – of sights is Table Mountain itself, frequently shrouded by clouds, and rearing up from the middle of the city. The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve provides sweeping sea vistas, hiking trails and wildlife encounters. And don't forget - there are tons more of attractions, activities and interesting places to see in the city of Cape Town, visit them and write here at HolidayStreets.com about their beauty and mystery!