Cape Town At A Glance
The establishment of Cape Town took place in 1652 with the arrival of Dutch settlers who put together a refreshment station for the Dutch East India Trading Company.
Cape Town grew exponentially in the 1800’s under British colonial rule after the discovery of diamonds and gold.
Since then, Cape Town has developed a rich history of cultural diversity dating back to the days of Apartheid South Africa which, at the time, divided the Nation. After the abolishment of apartheid, and the release of political activist and 1993 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela, South Africa became a hotspot for tourists looking for that ‘something special’ in terms of a cultural experience.
In today’s age, South Africa boasts a central business hub of Johannesburg alongside a capital state and home of South African rugby in Pretoria. The mother city, Cape Town, which holds the title of Telegraph Travel Awards Best City in the World and Conde Nasts’ Readers Choice Awards as the number one Food City in the World, plays home to FIFA World Cup stadium, Cape Town Stadium, Table Mountain, Boulders Beach, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Robben Island, Cape Point Nature Reserve, The Stellenbosch and Franschoek Winelands and many many more sites to choose from.