Located in the south-west
of South Africa, Cape Town is the country's legislative capital. It
is dominated by the stunning flat-topped Table Mountain.
Cape Town grew up from the need to service the lucrative trade between
Europe and the Indian subcontinent in the 16th and 17th centuries (no
Suez Canal in those days). It was variously controlled by the British
and the Dutch
Nowadays, it is a very pretty
city, with modern tower blocks nestling alongside beautiful buildings
from the colonial era, together with green parks and the sea front.
We found the people to be
friendly and cheerful with a positive, forward-looking attitude. They
were happy to put themselves out to help visitors.
The Waterfront area of Cape Town is popular with tourists