South Africa's Cape Town Gains Notice As Africa's Most Beautiful and Diverse City - a Favorite Destination for Tourists.

February 06, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Cape Town, South Africa — Thanks to more affordable travel, improving political conditions, and widening media coverage, South Africa Africa is becoming the new "hot spot" for tourists from North America, Europe, and Asia. Chief among South Africa's most popular vacation destinations is South Africa's Cape Town.

"Cape Town has breathtaking views as towering mountain ranges reach down to the sea. You can ride a cable car to the top of famous Table Mountain, then stroll down to the ocean to watch whales, all while taking in the vast historical and cultural influences that range from Indonesian to French, Dutch, British, German, and indigenous Bushman and Hottentot tribes," said Stefani Searle of .

The site is one of South Africa's leading information resources for anyone planning a trip to South Africa. Visitors can search directories of hotels, holiday rentals and other accommodations. South Africa accommodation ranges from world-renowned 5 star hotels to exciting African game lodges. Both International and local South African car rental companies are represented on the site and visitors can book safaris, day trips, and more.

A favorite Cape Town attraction is Robben Island. The island is steeped in recent history, the site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for decades during Apartheid. Former inmates take visitors on an insightful tour of what is now a World Heritage Site and proclaimed nature conservation area.

Another day in Cape Town often takes visitors to the nearby Winelands. The lush landscape is dotted with restored Cape Dutch farmsteads with their distinctive gables and thatched roofs. "The Cape Winelands are some of the most scenic in the world and wine tourism is one of South Africa's fastest growing industries," Searle said.

Of course, no family vacation is complete without a trip to Cape Town's beaches. "The Mother City" has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world earning Europe's coveted blue flag status for outstanding beaches. "Two oceans blend with two very different styles of beach, divided by a 1000m high peninsula. That's the cape the city is named for," Searle pointed out.

Cape Town is also a short journey from Africa's renowned Kruger Park and the popular private game reserves bordering the Kruger Park. South African Airways offers regularly-scheduled flights between the major centers, as do many international airlines.

Primarily a travel information provider, SA-Venues does not take commissions when booking travel plans. This gives tourists lower prices than they get elsewhere. Visitors can use the site's features to communicate directly with hotels and other facilities to get lower prices and the widest choice of accommodations.