The View Over Cape Town In South Africa Pictured On A Vinyl Fridge Magnet
The colourful, sprawling panorama of South African city Cape Town is pictured on this vinyl fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts. The city lies on the shoreline of Table Bay and was the site of the first European settlement in South Africa. This was as a result of the Dutch East India Company making the area a point of construction for a supply station servicing its ships. Today Cape Town is the second most populated city in South Africa, and the most popular tourist destination in Africa as a whole. One its main features is the overlooking Table Mountain. It is also a popular area for beaches where visitors can sunbathe, surf and swim as well as participating in whale watching excursions.
The Landmarks Of Cape Town In South Africa
The major landmark of Cape Town is Table Mountain; it is the best place to view the city landscape and the bay. Although there are routes available to trek up the mountain the most popular means of ascent is cable car. For those with a sense of adventure the world's highest commercial abseil, at a rope length of 112 metres, allows for a very different form of descent. For a more historical view of the city, away from the mountain, trips to Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was interred), and the District Six museum help visitors to further understand the horrors of apartheid. After a day of nature and history a party can be had on Long Street where a multitude of drinking establishments are in existence; from glitzy cocktail bars to comfortable lounges, there is something to suit all tastes. All of these activities take place amidst the vibrant city of Cape Town as displayed on our attractive vinyl fridge magnet.